A mirror facing the bed directly depletes your personal energy when you need it the most: at nighttime when your body does its repair work. A mirror facing your bed is also said to bring the energy of the third party into your intimate relationship.
What a "Mirror Facing the Bed" Means in Feng Shui
A mirror facing the bed means a mirror that reflects your body while you are in bed.
How to Remedy the Situation With a Mirror Facing Your Bed
If a free-standing mirror is reflecting your bed, then it is easy - just find a different spot for it. Watch the short video tip on the feng shui use of mirrors; it has some good ideas on how to use mirrors to improve the feng shui in your home.
If you have mirrored closet doors, the best solution we have seen with many clients is to do a good job with draperies/curtains that can be closed at night. It can look as if you create a window covering for another window. In the daytime, you get all the light and freshness for the bedroom that mirrors can provide, and at nighttime, you close the curtains that cover the mirrored closet doors.
Another solution is to just remove the mirrors by replacing the closet doors. We have seen that done many times with homeowners, but this solution is certainly not worth exploring when you are renting.
If you have a piece of furniture that has a mirror built into it and you just cannot reposition it, look at creative solutions. If the mirror can be angled in different ways, then just angle the mirror so that it does not reflect the bed at night, and you are done! If the mirror is fixed, you will just have to play and be creative. Find what can help you the most, as well as look the best with your bedroom decor.
This can be a beautiful flower arrangement (real or high-quality silk), a small stack of books with appropriate titles for the bedroom, or a free-standing piece of bedroom art covering the mirror. It is up to you to define what can cover the mirror the best way so that you do not see yourself in it at night.
More Thoughts About Mirrors in the Bedroom
A couple more thoughts about mirrors in the bedroom. Generally, big mirrors are not recommended, feng shui-wise, in the bedroom, as they bring the energy of the feng shui element of water, and a strong feng shui water element in the bedroom can attract and create the energy of sorrow.
Now, this does not mean that you cannot have a mirror in the bedroom. If the mirror is not reflecting the bed, and it is not too big for the room, then, feng shui-wise, the mirror should be OK for your bedroom. It is also OK to have very small mirrors in the design of your headboard (notice we say "very small"), but definitely not good feng shui to have a mirrored headboard or a mirror above your headboard.
Have you read all 3 parts of this article with tips and solutions for a good feng shui bedroom? From the best positioning of the bed to the most practical feng shui solutions for your bedroom, it is all here for you.
Part 1: The Bed: Feng Shui Guidelines for Your Bed
Part 2: Bed Placement: Position Your Bed With Feng Shui
Part 3: Feng Shui Solutions for Your Bed & Bedroom Challenges