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Old 08-07-2017, 07:45 AM   #1
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Should I hang Mirror in front entryway facing door?

I was thinking of hanging a large (almost full-length) oblong mirror with a hand-painted frame in our foyer, on the wall facing the front door.

Just wondered how people feel about walking in someone's front door and immediately facing themselves in the mirror. Positive? Negative? or "Huh, there was a mirror? I didn't notice."

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Personally I wouldn't do it in my home. I think the last thing I would want to see when I enter someone's home is myself. It wouldn't feel welcoming.
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Seems a bit odd to me, but presumably you'll be standing between them and the mirror so they probably won't see much of themselves. If you have someone coming to your house to care for pets or otherwise watch your house it may startle them. On the other hand it could scare off an intruder!

I'll bet the feng shui experts would say this is bad.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:24 AM   #4
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Get one of the mirrors, that they have in the fun house. The ones that make you look tall and slim.
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We have mirrors in the dining room to double check how we look before heading out. Guests get an improved view of the mountains and the sea if they get a seat facing the mirror.
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I'd do it, but that doesn't mean it's a great idea.
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I think a mirror there is great.
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:18 AM   #9
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I wouldn't do that. We have a mirror in our entry hall but it doesn't face the front door.
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Common sense and intuition tells me this is all wrong. I would not like that! Feng shui experts (I don't really follow but there is common sense in a lot of it) I think agree. They would probably say all the positive energy would shoot right back out the door or something. I say, does it feel right being there? I don't think you see many people hanging mirrors on the wall opposite the door. The fact that you asked here means you doubt it too!
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Oh I meant to add. We used to have a mirror in the entry way. But it was on the wall behind the door. Very good there.
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Read a book on Feng Shui. There are situations where the mirror is needed, and there are the ones that don't.
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Thanks for all the feng shui, but I don't pay much attention to that. I was really looking for how it makes you, personally, feel when you confront a mirror in the entrance. I doubt many guests are feng shui analysts. But people know how they feel about things.
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I don't think I'd like it. Can't put my finger on what, but I think it'd make me uncomfortable.
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Large mirrors belong in bathrooms and not the public areas of one's house. They're okay in dining rooms sometimes, but no where else.
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Do you want it there for a "last quick check" before leaving?

I'd never put one there.
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Basically I want it there because it is pretty, fits the area well, and I need something on that bare facing wall. But based on this feedback, the mirror will definitely go somewhere else. Thanks!

P.S. FB friends mostly said ix-nay on the irror-may, too.
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Should I hang Mirror in front entryway facing door?

Paint it or turn it into a chalkboard (depending on your style).. turn the mirror glass into something else..Pintrest is your friend ( or so my DW says)
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Tell people it's not a mirror, just a painting of Dorian Gray.
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I was hanging art work, mirrors, etc at a friends house and I suggested that the mirror be hung on the wall in the foyer facing the front door. DW and her friend both said "no way". I never questioned why, but I got the impression that they didn't think seeing oneself on their way into the house was a good thing.
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