Vastu for Mirror Position and Placement : Everything You Ever Wanted To Know

Vastu for mirrors attracts a lot of attention from avid followers of Vastu Shastra. And this is for a good reason.

Mirrors play a very important role when it comes to the overall Vastu of house. They have the power to bring in a lot of positive energies in the house. Not only this, by placing mirrors in appropriate positions in your house, you can keep negative energies at bay.

In general, mirrors in the home have a utility as a looking glass. However, these days they are also used to enhance the aesthetic value of a space. Placing mirrors in appropriate positions in the house can add a touch of elegance and class to the overall Vastu of the house.

Importance of Mirrors as per Vastu Shastra

Vastu for mirrors has increasingly gained importance because of the value they bring in terms of harnessing and reflecting back positive energies in the house.

Mirrors are used in Vastu Shastra to increase a space or direction that is cut in the house. Since mirrors have a quality of reflecting what is visible in them, they give an impression of doubling a cut area when placed appropriately.

Thus mirrors in your house if placed as per Vastu can symbolically double your wealth, health and prosperity.

The mirror position as per Vastu in your home can definitely increase the flow and circulation of positive energies and keep away negative energies.

Vastu for Mirrors: Ideal Mirror Positions & Placement

Traditional texts on Vastu Shastra have no mention of mirrors per say. However, if we closely look at their qualities, the one that stands out is their ability to reflect back.

Now if we have to associate mirrors to one of the five elements of nature or Pancha Mahabhutas, it has to be the water element.
This is simply because among the five elements, water element is the one which also has the quality of reflection. When you look into water, you can see yourself to some extent.

Thus, Vastu categorizes mirrors as water element.

This is important to know because Vastu Shastra suggests placing different objects in the house depending upon the element they represent.

And you must choose the right Vastu direction to place a mirror.

Let’s understand the ideal placement of mirrors in different directions and walls of the house:

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Mirror Placement on North & East walls 

Since mirrors represent the water element, you can hang  them on the North or East walls of the house. This is because both North and East direction fully support the water element. An important point to note is that while choosing mirrors, you should avoid square shape mirrors for North walls and round shape mirrors for East walls. A rectangular mirror is ideal for both these directions.

Mirror Placement on North-East wall

The North East direction also has a dominance of water element. Therefore, mirrors can easily be placed on the North East walls also. In fact; mirrors are extensively used in Vastu to rectify cuts or defects in the North East of the house. Round or rectangular shape mirrors are ideal for North East.

Mirror Placement on West wall

In situations where there is a cut in the West zone of the house, mirror placement can also be done on the West walls as per Vastu. This will enhance the overall zonal strength of the West walls or direction. A round or even a square shape mirror would be good for West walls.

Mirror Placement on South-East wall

The placement of mirrors on the South-East walls or south-east direction is a strict no. The South-East zone is governed by the fire element which is anti to the water element. Thus, placing mirrors in the south-east is like putting water into fire. Both the water and fire will be thrown out of balance leading to serious problems in the house. Mirrors in South-East can cause sudden accidents, financial losses and serious digestive health problems.

Mirror Placement on South wall

South also represents the fire element and placing a mirror here can completely ruin the energies of this zone. A mirror on south walls can attract court cases, legal problems and even jeopardize the social reputation of the residents. If there is no option, the best remedy for mirror on south wall is to either cover it with a brown/green cloth or keep it enclosed inside a wardrobe or closet.

Mirror Placement on South West walls

The dominance of earth element in South West prohibits the placement of mirrors here. A mirror placed in the South West can cause disharmony among family members and can lead to frequent quarrels. Since this direction also controls the safe keeping of money, mirrors here can double your expenses, mostly wasteful expenses.

Placement of Mirror in Bedroom as per Vastu

A lot of people wanted us to write about the right place for mirrors in bedroom as per Vastu. So here are some mirror Vastu tips for bedroom:

When it comes to deciding the right place for mirrors in bedroom, the first recommendation would be to completely avoid placing mirrors in the bedroom. This is because mirrors reflect back energies, both positive and negative. In fact, if you’re not able to sleep well and feel restless, mirrors in the bedroom could be the reason.

Mirrors actually bounce energies around the bedroom. Other than the wrong direction of sleeping in bedroom, wrong placement of mirrors can create restlessness and enhance mental worries.  Both of these are a sign of high water element in your bedroom. Therefore, think twice before hanging mirror in your bedroom, especially on the wall opposite the bed.

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There is a popular Vastu myth that none of your body parts should reflect in the mirror while sleeping and doing so can cause quarrels and fights. This is certainly not true.

The actual logic behind this is that a lot of people are not able to handle the bouncing energies reflected by the mirrors in the bedroom.

Better Solution – If You have no Option 

In fact, if you have a dressing table with mirror in your bedroom, do make sure it does not face your bed directly. The ideal placement of a dressing table with mirror as per Vastu is somewhere it lies hidden and is not visible from the bed.

Thus, if you really ask us the right place for mirror in bedroom, it has to be some place from where it is not visible when you’re on the bed. Alternatively, you can place the mirror in living rooms instead of bedrooms.

If you have no other choice and you must actually place a mirror in bedroom, keep in mind the right directions for placement of mirrors – North, East, North East and West walls.

If you still can’t follow these Vastu rules for mirror placement, you must keep the mirrors covered with a cloth or blinds or better still you must place them inside your wardrobe or almirah.

Placement of Mirror in Living room as per Vastu

Placing mirrors in living room can boost up the style quotient of your space. With excellent and modern deigns available, placing mirrors in living room has become a top choice for interior designers.

While deciding the placement of mirrors in living room, you must keep in mind the Vastu rules as mentioned above.

In addition to that, make sure that the mirrors are placed in such a way that they reflect positive things, surroundings etc. A mirror facing Mother Nature or green surroundings can boost the circulation of positive energies in your living room. A reflection of food and beautiful flowers gives a sense of abundance in the house.

On the contrary, mirrors reflecting clutter, dirty drains outside or unpleasant objects can increase the flow of negative energies.
Do remember to keep in mind the directions as mentioned above while placing mirrors in the living room.

Placement of Mirror in Bathroom as Per Vastu

When placing mirrors in the bathroom, there are certain mirror Vastu tips that you should take care of. First and foremost, the

mirrors in bathroom should not reflect the toilet seat or WC.vastu-mirror-placement-bathroom

If they do, they are actually doubling up the negative energies of the toilet seat.

Secondly, you should not place mirrors in a dark corner lest they will double up the darkness quotient.

It is best to use a small sized mirror (not larger than 2 feet X 3 feet) in the bathroom.

Never place a mirror on the bathroom door or else they will reflect back the energies into your room or living area.

Vastu Tips for almirah with mirror

The ideal placement of an almirah with mirror as per Vastu is the West direction. Since the almirah has weight, it is ideal to place it in the South West. However, an almirah with mirror also has the element of water with it (in the form of mirror).
Thus, both water and weight together are ideal for the West walls in the house.

Smaller almirah or cupboards with mirror can also be placed in the North and East walls.


Vastu for Mirrors: Do’s and Don’ts

Mirror Vastu – Do’s

  1.  Keep all mirrors and glass objects clean all the time. Accumulated dust on them is not a good sign
  2. Use full length mirrors in which your whole body is visible and no body part appears to be cut. This will give you a sense of completeness when you look into them.
  3. Place mirrors in such a way that they reflect well lit areas. This will make the adjoining areas of your house look bigger and brighter.
  4. Mirrors should always reflect beautiful views of nature, beautiful objects or pleasant scenery. This will bring in the required positive energies in the house.
  5. Use mirror judiciously to enhance a cut area in the house or when you need to increase the water element in the house.
  6. Always use mirrors with wooden frames of appropriate colors depending on the direction of placement.
  7. The dining area is an ideal place for mirrors as they will reflect food which represents abundance.
  8. Strictly avoid placing mirrors of triangular shapes as it is the shape of the fire element.
  9. Avoid placing mirrors opposite the study table or workstations as they may cause distractions while working and can double the workload.
  10. A small mirror placed in the cash box or safe is a good idea as it creates a doubling effect on the cash and valuables.

Mirror Vastu – Don’ts

  1. Avoid hanging mirrors in your bedroom. Mirrors enhance energies in the bedroom and can cause restlessness and anxiety.
  2. People with excess Kapha and Vata dosha as per Ayurveda should generally avoid the use of too many mirrors as this aggravates their doshas.
  3. A mirror facing a fireplace or kitchen stove is a strict no as it amplifies the fire energy.
  4. Avoid mirrors facing the toilet as they can amplify the negative energies of toilet.
  5. Avoid placing mirrors in the zones of your house which are already extended as this may increase the zonal strength further creating an imbalance.
  6. Don’t hang odd shaped or distorted mirrors as you may not feel good looking yourself into them.
  7. Broken or chipped mirrors should never be kept in the house.
  8. Don’t hang mirrors at odd heights – too high or too low since this may cause some part of your body to be visibly cut.
  9. Avoid placing mirrors in the kitchen because kitchen signifies fire element  as per Vastu and mirrors represent water.
  10. Never hang mirrors in a dark corner of a room or else it will reflect and amplify darkness, something we don’t want.
  11. Avoid placing mirrors opposite the main entrance since they may bounce out the energy that is about to enter the house.

FAQs for Mirror Vastu and their answers

Where to put mirror in bedroom?

A mirror in the bedroom can be placed on the North, East or West wall. Avoid placing a mirror on the South wall.

Where should we place mirror as per Vastu?

You can place a mirror in the North and East directions of your house. You must avoid placing a mirror in the South direction.

Can we place mirror on west wall?

Yes you can place a mirror on the West wall. Do keep in mind that the shape of the mirror should be circular and not rectangular.

Can we keep mirror facing south?

Yes you can keep a mirror on the North wall of your house which faces South. However, avoid hanging a mirror on the South wall.


It is difficult to emphasize enough the importance of mirror placement as per Vastu . If well placed, mirrors can amplify the positive energies and create abundance in the house.

On the contrary, if ill placed, they can even multiply your bills and expenses due to their quality of doubling what is reflected in them.

Thus, it is very important to place mirrors in the house by following Vastu Shastra guidelines. The above guide is fairly comprehensive and covers almost everything you would ever want to know about placement of mirrors as per Vastu Shastra.

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  1. Can mirror be placed on east wall of the dressing room attached to the bathroom? Problem here is the east wall is facing bathroom door.. So can a mirror be placed on east wall facing bathroom door??

    1. Hi there – I’m planning to hang a rectangular mirror by the left side of the entrance door. The door faces south. Is it a good idea to place a mirror by the side of the entrance door? Thanks

  2. I placed mirrors in east and south directions in my dance class because there is no option to keep mirrors in the other two sides. South , south east and south west are not supposed to keep mirrors. What should I do now? Please tell me the remedy?

    1. The mirror in East is ok. For the mirror in South, I suggest you cover it with a brown cloth/paper. If you still need to use it, get it framed in brown wooden frame and keep a green plant on the floor near the mirror

  3. I’m confused about directions. When you say north wall, east wall etc, does that mean that if the mirror is on the north wall it faces south and when it is on east wall it faces west? I currently have a mirror that faces northeast (he n I stand with my back in front of the mirror with a compass, it points to northeast) and also a mirror that faces north (when I stand with my back in front of the mirror with compass, it points north). Is this okay?


    1. Ideally the mirrors should be on the North and Eastern direction of the house. And yes, when you face the mirror and point the compass towards the mirror, it should indicate North or East.

  4. I am confused about the direction of wall. When you say north wall and east wall, does that mean that mirrors on these walls will face south and west? I currently have a mirror FACING north east and another FACING north. Is this okay?

  5. Can I have a mirror placed in the west wall of the living room near North entrance door. The mirror will face East Direction. Is that ok

  6. Dear Sir,

    My Master bedroom has attached bathroom. I’m planning to put mirror in South Wall in bathroom as there is no opition. Shall I put mirror in the cabinet.
    When in use to open door of cabinet.
    While not using close the cabinet door.

  7. My advocate office cum Xerox shop – North-East is the main entrance. Can I place a mirror in the west wall which is facing in the main entrance (north-east)?

  8. Can I put the mirror facing to West because I don’t have choice where to put and my partner wanted to put the mirror where he wanted. Please tell me what to do

  9. Dear Sir,
    As I have my dinning area in South area and I have only one wall in ESE and SE to place mirror.
    In that case what to do.

  10. Hi,
    Bought a floor, there is a 3 ft x 9 ft wall just opposite to the main enterance door. The wall is in centre of house, but in South direction. I want to have designer mirror on that wall, white and black color designer looking mirror. Should I go for it or not.
    Kindly reply soon.

  11. Hello Sir,

    Is it ok to buy multiple pieces of rectangular shape mirror and arrange it in different heights? Please let me know, your reply/advise would be appreciated.



    1. Can I place a 2ft x4ft mirror in the west wall of the guest bathroom , which is also the west wall of the house?

  12. Sir , in my bedroom my bed is placed as east – west . Head is in East side . I have a Dresser with rectangular mirror in west wall . is that ok

  13. We have a huge mirror from east to south wall of my it ok?. If it needs to change, can we place then on the same wall but inside the cloth cabinet.
    I cannot change the direction but can place them inside the cabinet.

  14. Sir, can i place a mirror which is kind of oval shape (curved rectangle) in the corners in the west facing fall opposite the east entrance.

  15. My house block is a corner block,house is facing East.
    What sort of mirror and where should I put it to rectify the cut in the block.

  16. Hi, I’m not sure if it’s going to be best to cover this mirror with a curtain until it’s needed and then cover it back up. The mirror is in my home office. Standing with my back to the mirror I’m facing south east and when I look at the mirror I’m facing west. Part of the mirror is also directly opposite a window. Is this position okay or do you think I need to cover up the mirror until it’s needed? Thanks in advance

    1. It really depends in which direction the mirror is placed from the center of your house. You mentioned you’re facing West. But is the mirror also in the West direction of your house ? If it is, you may not need to cover it.

  17. Thanks for the reply Abhishek. I’m terrible with working out the position of things hence yesterday’s question. The front door of the house is south east facing and the mirror is in a room above where the front door is. Does that help explain things better? Thanks

  18. Hi there – I’m planning to hang a rectangular mirror on the left side of the entrance door. The door faces south zone. Wanted to understand if it’s a good idea or not. Thanks.

  19. A rectangular mirror is placed next to our South East entrance of the house towards East. As their is no other space in our studio apartment. On the opposite side at about 25 feet there’s a window in West. Will this create any problem? Thanks!

  20. hi

    i need to know how to place the mirror in a living room where there is a water fall and a fish tank in northeast,?and also a must know the almira with many long mirrors where to be placed

  21. can i place a 6 ft mirror on the northeast wall facing west in my lobby? but there is entrance two entrances north and west,

  22. Sir in my my bedroom my bed is placed east side wall and legs are west side so I want to hang a mirror in west wall facing the east wall is that okay??

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