Vastu tips for the bedroom

Sometimes, the smallest things can turn your fortunes around. Vastu Shastra shows you how tweaking your bedroom can enhance positive energy and even bring couples closer to each other

You would have come across a lot of people who follow Vastu Shastra principles. They say, Vastu can help you optimise your living space and life and help you stay positive. Even those who are not firm believers of the principles of Vastu Shastra, tend to follow it, once they understand the kind of organisation and utility of spaces that Vastu helps them implement.

One of the most important personal spaces in your house is your bedroom. Let us see how Vastu can convert it into a place of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.

“Vastu Shatra is the Indian cosmic science of architecture and it helps create a harmonious environment to set up one’s life for wealth, happiness and harmony. It’s all about creating a rhythm and balance to ensure a better life,” reveals Mumbai-based Nitien Parmar, a Vastu consultant and author of books on the subject.


Direction of bedroom as per Vastu

“Ideally, the bedroom at south-west brings good health and prosperity for the home owner and enhances longevity. Avoid a bedroom in the north-east or south-east zone of the house. In the south-east, it may result in quarrels among the couple. The bedroom in the north-east may cause a health issue. The children‘s bedroom is best in the east or north-west zone of the house,” says Parmar.

Also, a bedroom in the north is considered lucky for everyone. It is especially very fortunate for young students who are looking for job or business opportunities. Similarly, a bedroom in the east will give them a sharp intellect and will help them excel in studies.

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Who should sleep in the master bedroom as per Vastu?

As per Vastu, only married couples should occupy the master bedroom, if it is a family that consists of married couples and other members who are unmarried. A regular-shaped bedroom is better than one with cuts and shapes made to beautify the look of the room.


Vastu for bedroom


Best bedroom direction for every member of the family

Best direction to sleep


Bed placement as per Vastu

According to Vastu, your bed should be placed with the head towards the east or south.

The bed placement according to Vastu in the master bedroom is important as it influences the sleep quality and health of the family. As per Vastu experts, the sleeping position in the master bedroom is either the south or the west. The bed should be placed against the wall in the south or the west so that your legs point towards the north or the east when you lie down.

The bed in the guest room can have its head towards the west. Also, it is best if your bed is made of wood. Metal can create negative vibrations.  To encourage togetherness, a couple should sleep on one single mattress and not join two separate mattresses.

Avoid bed placement in the corner of the room as this prevents positive energy from flowing freely.  According to the Vastu, the bed position should be along the central part of the wall so that there’s enough space to move around.

bedroom vastu


Sleeping direction as per Vastu

The best sleeping direction as per Vastu is south as it is considered the ideal sleep position if you want to have long, quality sleep. Also, sleeping with your feet to the north attracts good luck and fortune. Alternatively, you can pick a sleeping position with feet pointing to the east as it results in increase in wealth and recognition.

Sleeping direction vastu








Remember the following:

Direction of legs while sleepingBenefit 
EastReputation and wealth
WestHarmony and spiritualism
NorthProsperity and opulence


Avoid sleeping with your legs in the south direction, because it will prevent you from getting sound sleep. Southern direction is for the Lord of death and should be avoided. It may also lead to illnesses of the mind.


Mirror placement in the bedroom as per Vastu

Mirrors are thought to bounce energy around the bedroom, which may result in restlessness and amplify worries. It is especially important not to hang a mirror on the wall opposite your bed. Also be careful where you fix your dressing table, assuming it has a mirror.

According to Vastu, avoid a mirror in front of your bed as the reflection of one’s sleeping body in a mirror is inauspicious.

You can just cover the mirror facing your bed with a cloth, so that it does not reflect you and your bed.

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Vastu and pregnancy

A couple that sleeps in the north-east bedroom, may find it difficult to conceive or if they do eventually, it may end up in a miscarriage. It is also believed that once a woman conceives, the couple should not inhabit the south-east bedroom, because there is too much heat in this room.

Banish devices from the bedroom

Anything that disturbs the calm of the bedroom has no place here. Hence, no television. If you must have one, make sure it is placed at a reasonable distance from your bed. “The TV screen should not work as a mirror opposite the bed.

“Avoid a computer in the bedroom, or at least distance it with a partition. Computers and mobile phones are high electro stress instruments and the frequencies from cell phones, computers and TVs emit harmful radiation, advises Parmar.


What colour paint to use in the bedroom

Colours don’t just brighten our world; they also affect our mood, health and happiness.

Ideally, paint your bedroom off-white, baby pink or cream. Avoid dark colours. The room should be well-organised. Keep your bedroom clean and clutter-free, says Snehal Deshpande, an expert in Classical Vastu and Feng Shui.


Bedroom colours as per vastu


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Clear clutter in the bedroom

Also, do not keep things that have not been used for years such as clocks, watches, electronic equipment, broken artefacts or machinery, in your bedroom. Clutter disturbs the energy flow and creates disharmony in the house, she explains. “In the bedroom, avoid water fountains, aquariums and paintings of war scenes and single women.”

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Smells and aromas can be very powerful and can uplift the mood and spirit. So, make sure your room smells fresh; keep aromatic candles, diffusers or potpourri in your bedroom. Use refreshing jasmine or lavender fragrances.

Courtesy Desphande, couples might want to heed this advice – keep two rose quartz hearts in the south-west corner of your bedroom. It will add happy energy to your life.


Bed and bedding according to Vastu

Your bed should always have a headrest. Avoid a bed that is irregular in shape or even round or oval-shaped. A square or rectangular-shaped bed is always good in this regard.


Vastu for couples

Your bed in the master bedroom should be in the south region or south-west but never between the two. This causes failures in relationships. For a smooth relationship, the wife must sleep on the left side of her husband. Also, note that the north-east side of your room must not be cluttered.

If you are interested in keeping showpieces or art, make sure that you do not keep solitary items, such as a single animal or a lone bird. Always keep them in pairs, such as a pair of doves or even ideal couples like Goddess Lakshmi and Narayana.


Things to avoid in your bedroom as per Vastu


Refrain from hanging photographs of deceased ancestors on the wall.


Do not place the temple in the bedroom.

Broken items

Remove all broken or chipped items.

Iron beds

Wooden beds are the best, avoid wrought iron beds, as much as possible.

Overhead beams

Avoid a round ceiling above the bed and do not sleep under an overhead beam.

See also: How to improve the Vastu of a house without making structural changes?


Follow these Vastu tips for the bedroom


Never keep a window open behind your head, when sleeping.


Keep the door of the attached toilet shut, when not in use. Bedrooms should not have doors that creak – fix it as soon as possible.

Let out negative energy

Mop the floor at least once a week with sea salt added to the water as it removes negative energy.

Kind of mattress

Use a single mattress even on a double bed in your bedroom, especially if it is the couple’s bed.

Almirah placement

If you have an almirah, it should be placed in the south/west wall.

Placement of bed

South/west walls are the best to place your bed. If you are unable to do that, ensure a four-inch distance between the wall and the bed.

Bedroom for kids

As per Vastu, the kid’s room must be constructed in the west zone of the home, with the door facing east, to welcome positive energies and happiness in the bedroom. Remember, the door of the bedroom should open clockwise. Also, avoid hanging signs on the door as they foster negative energy like aggression and fights between children and their parents.

Colours for the bedroom

Earthy colours such as almond shades are good for the bedroom walls.


Vastu tips for a good night’s sleep

  • Do not sleep with your head facing the door as this may cause you to have nightmares.
  • If the bed is under a beam, this may lead to you having disturbed sleep.
  • Do not place the water jug placed in the South-East direction as this may cause sleeplessness.
  • Dark-coloured furniture in the bedroom is not recommended.
  • Never leave the door of a wash space/attached bathroom open during the night.


Best plants for bedroom as per Vastu

If you want to add some greenery to your bedroom, Vastu suggests the following plants as ideal:

  • Money plant: Place the money plant at sharp corners, to induce a stress-free aura. However, make sure it gets some indirect sunlight. This creeper is one of the best air-purifying house plants. So, make sure it has some support to grow.
  • Bamboo plant: Bamboo plants are seen as one of the luckiest plants as per Vastu Shastra, as well as Feng Shui. It requires minimal care and can be placed anywhere in the bedroom. However, the south-east corner is the most preferred area.
  • Lily plant: Lily plant is a symbol of happiness, peace and harmony. Lilies also bring positive vibes and keep nightmares at bay.
  • Lavender plant: The relaxing scent of lavender is known for promoting inner peace. You can place it near your bedside table to get the best of its aroma.


Does Vastu really work?

Sunaina Mehta, a homemaker from Mumbai says that siding with Vastu remedies has been beneficial. Mehta says that for long, there were fights at home on trivial issues and very often they ballooned into heated arguments. Then Sunaina did something unusual – she rearranged their bedroom and tossed out a stack of broken CDs and a DVD player she had stored in the bed box. Mehta shares how marital bliss soon returned to their home.

Sunaina’s house cleaning was no random act. She had followed the laws of Vastu Shastra while rearranging their bedroom. “I even got rid of an oil painting of a weeping woman on the wall,” she says.



Which colour is best for bedroom according to Vastu?

Paint your bedroom off-white, baby pink or cream. Avoid dark colours. The room should be well-organised. Keep your bedroom clean and clutter-free

Which is the best sleeping direction as per Vastu?

South is the best direction for sleeping as per Vastu, with one's feet towards the north, if you want to have good quality sleep. More detailed info is available in this article.

What should be the ideal bed position according to Vastu?

According to Vastu, your bed should be placed with the head towards the east or south.


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