A Feng Shui Expert Would Never Put a Mirror Here—See Why

Whether you believe in feng shui or not, there's no denying the benefits of a great room layout or a space that just seems to "flow" well. Not every interior designer actively practices the ancient Chinese art, but most probably unwittingly abide by its principles, at least in part. That's because oftentimes, feng shui is common sense as it pertains to your home's layout and natural flow. After all, making sure that where you live isn't cluttered and that what you own reflects what you want to attract in your life isn't too far off from having a well-organized, clutter-free, and nicely decorated home.

But there is one item in particular that mystifies feng shui experts everywhere—and not all agree on its best use. Said mystery, mirrors, are seen as having the property of reflecting (and effectively multiplying) things in your home—they can expand a space, but they can also multiply a stack of bills. They can also speed up or slow down the flow of energy in your space. So, how do you know if you're using mirrors correctly in your home? Follow these feng shui mirrors placement rules and you just might feel all the bad vibes leave the building.

This story was originally published on September 24, 2017, and has since been updated. Next, learn about the three household items a feng shui expert wants you to toss ASAP.