Mirrors in the Open Plan Living Room are used to reflect the various aspects of the room. The use of mirrors only apply to the auspicious zone (Living and Dining Areas).
The Living Area:
The most frequent use of mirrors is the placement above the fireplace in the Living Area.
The mirror is the water element and it is over the fire. To minimise the excess of fire in the property
The other use of the mirror is to expand the apparent size of the room to brighten up the room by reflecting the lights.
The Dining Area:
This is an important feature of Chinese Culture. The placement of a mirror to reflect the table. The mirror’s reflection doubles the image of the food, which symbolises the doubling of wealth.
Mirrors in the Kitchen Area (Inauspicious Zone)
Mirrors should not be used for Feng Shui purposes in the Kitchen. The kitchen area has the Fire element, and the mirror has the water element. There is a clash.
Secondly, the mirror doubles the “objects” it reflects. A mirror reflects the flame of the stove. It is doubling the Fire element in the kitchen. Why create an additional risk factor – the clash of fire and water elements.
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