Many people believe that Vastu Shastra only pertains to the design and construction aspects of a property. However, the truth is that it is as much applicable to the interior décor of homes. Even if your home is constructed as per Vastu norms, but you have ignored Vastu for interiors, then, it could create imbalance in the overall Vastu of that property.
“Vastu plays a key role in the interiors of a home. It is believed that the arrangement of the interiors, will have an impact on the people living in the house. Based on the arrangements, positive and negative energies are developed, affecting the inhabitants. In today’s cramped urban scenarios, it is not always possible to decorate the interiors according to Vastu. Therefore, small changes can be made with the accessories, colours and furniture of the house, to make it Vastu compliant,” says Sandesh Dhanraj, founder and CEO of Noah interiors.
So, while planning, one should ideally consult a Vastu expert, who can chart out the positioning of various elements, to bring health, prosperity and harmony.
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Impact of interior arrangement on Vastu
Experts point out that interior décor elements, like the colour of the wall, entrance of the house, positioning of the furniture and placement of the temple, are some of the prime considerations. Vikash Sethi, promoter and CEO of A2ZVastu.com explains that, “The interior arrangement of a house, impacts the Vastu of a property in the following ways:
- The position of the kitchen, is related to health and wealth of the family.
- Interiors of a bedroom impacts the health, career and personal life, of people who live in it.
- The position of the pooja room, impacts prosperity and peace in the house.
- Placement of mirrors at various places in the house, may impact health and happiness.
- The position of furniture can impact the balance of energy, thus, affecting the health and mental peace.
- Correct placement of water is very important, to maintain good health and hygiene.
- The choice of various colours for various sections in the house, can also have specific impact.”
How to comply with Vastu norms, when setting the interiors
The interior design comprises everything inside a house – from the windows, entrance and walls, to colours and texture. Vastu principles aim to establish harmony by using the five basic elements – earth, water, fire, air and space. It is believed that if the furniture, accessories and interiors are arranged according to Vastu Shastra, then, it will usher prosperity, health and welfare into the household. Each room has eight directions. So, one must be aware of designing the interiors in such a way that they follow the rules of Vastu, in order to sync with the elements. One such norm is that the entrance of the house should be in the east. This is because the sun rises in the east and hence, opens the door for light and positivity in the household. Also, according to Vastu every colour has a negative and positive effect.
Here are a few other important interior-related Vastu tips, for home occupiers:
- Avoid using black colour furniture and tiles in the kitchen
- Let the reading / studying direction be east-facing.
- One can sleep in any direction, except north.
- Avoid dim lights anywhere in the home.
- Keep the north-east corner clean and tidy.
- Avoid facing a mirror while sleeping or sitting.