Vastu and mirror: Know the Do's and Dont's

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Vastu and mirror: Know the Do's and Dont's

Ruqaiyya Hussain Ruqaiyya Hussain
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The main reason why mirrors are considered to be a powerful tool in Vastu Shastra is very simple. In Vastu, mirrors are believed to repel positive energy, suck all the negative energies and attract prosperity. Thus, placing a mirror in your home or any other place has the capability of:

Doubling up the Prosperity

Sending Positive Energies

Sucking the Negative Energies

In order to comply with the rules and regulations of mirror establishment and placement at your home, here is a quick guide on what you should do and what you must not. No, you don't need to be a designer to follow them Continue reading to know Vastu tips and guidelines for using mirrors.

1. Opposite Placements

 Bedroom by Baker & Baker
Baker & Baker

Dressing room—Fitted walnut wood cabinetry

Baker & Baker

Never place 2 mirrors opposite to each other as it causes impatience and also increases restless energies in home.

2. Right Shape Matters

 Bathroom by Lionidas Design GmbH
Lionidas Design GmbH

Spiegelmöbel mit Ablage Forma

Lionidas Design GmbH

Choose rectangular or square shaped mirror for your home as they are considered to be auspicious under Vastu.

3. Placement and Height

 Exhibition centres by MULTIFORME® lighting

Ensure that the mirror has been placed at a height of around 4 to 5 feets above the ground. 

4. Bedside Mirror Placements

 Exhibition centres by MULTIFORME® lighting
MULTIFORME® lighting

Big Dandy chandelier and table lamps

MULTIFORME® lighting

Keeping a large side table or dressing table alongside bed is considered to be auspicious. But make sure that none of the body parts are reflected into the mirror while sleeping as it is believed that the body part might develop some serious medical conditions.

5. Reflect the Beautiful Sceneries

 Bathroom by ArchitectureLIVE

The Family Bathroom


If there is any beautiful landscape outside your window then placing a mirror opposite to that window in such a way that the scenery is being reflected in the mirror ensures that the positive energy and the beauty of the landscape is replicated inside home. This helps to bring more bliss and positive energies. 

6. Against the Dining Table

​Luxurious Living:  Dining room by Interface

​Luxurious Living


Place your mirror reflecting the dining table as it symbolizes doubling of food and attracts wealth.

7. Never in the Dark

If you have mirrors in the bathroom then make sure they are never in dark.

8. Mirror in front of Cash Lockers

mirror bathroom:  Houses by ZERO9

mirror bathroom


Place your mirror in front of cash corners and it will bring more wwealth to your home.

9. Round Mirrors

 Walls by bilune studio
bilune studio

round mirror

bilune studio

Round and Oval Mirrors are not considered to be a good thing in Vastu Shastra.

10. Window panes made of Glass

If the window panes or door of your home are made of glass then it is better not to have them sheer transparent.

11. No Mirrors in Study Area

Place no mirror in study area as it distracts concentration from studies. 

12. Passage or Gallery

Master bedroom:  Bedroom by Ansari Architects
Ansari Architects

Master bedroom

Ansari Architects

Installing mirrors in narrow galleries as it tends to attract negative energies. 

13. Right Location

Place the mirror, wall clocks or glass show pieces and other decorative items made of glass or reflect on the North or East walls of your home.

14. Vastu Defect

A common Vastu defect is having a wall in the center of a home and to eliminate this defect, you can place a mirror. If your home is having a cut in any corner, another significant Vastu defect then place mirrors in that direction.  Place two mirrors in opposite arrangement, touching the floor.

15. No mirrors at Entrance

 Corridor & hallway by LA Hally Architect
LA Hally Architect

House in Chandlers Ford II

LA Hally Architect

Never place a mirror, glass or other shining objects at the entrance door as it will send out all the positive energies out of home. Your entrance must comply with the rules of Vastu to attract happiness, wealth and energy.

Follow these simple principles and see the change. To know more ideas to bring wealth to your home, read this guide.

We are sure these tips of Vastu will help you. Send us your feedbacks and comments. 
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