A Guide to Interior Décor based on the Vaastu Shastra

There exists a huge misconception that Vaastu Shastra is nothing but an archaic superstition. However, this isn’t entirely true. Scientifically speaking, Vaastu Shastra takes into account the direction of wind, sunlight, rainfall, etc. to develop a placement order that will bring in positive energies. It simply aligns and balances the elements of nature with the lifestyle of man to create harmony between both.

Increasing modernisation is enabling people to step out of the conventional arena and opt for interesting ideas to decorate their homes and spaces. An entire field of work called Interior Designing caters to this very need.

However, a well-planned and decorated house can still feel chaotic, disconnected and uncomfortable. One reason for this could be that the décor is not done complying to the rules of Vaastu Shastra. Let’s look at how and why Vaastu is important in interior decoration.

For instance, Vastu Shastra states that one must opt for soft colours such as cream, baby pink and white for the walls. It asks to avoid dark colours such as red and black. The reason for this is that such deep colours can create a sense of darkness and negativity as opposed to the calm and soothing environment that should be maintained in a house. Similarly, the furniture of the house is suggested to be made of wood or some natural material so that one can always stay close to nature.

Here are a few guidelines you can follow to incorporate Vaastu Shastra into your interior décor:

  1. Curtains:

Curtains are not only useful in maintaining your privacy and to separate one area from another; they can instantly spice up your space.

Try and use plain and light-coloured curtains in bedrooms and more textured and bright ones in your living room.

Using loud, elaborate curtains in bedrooms can create a sense of chaos as bedrooms are closed spaces.

  1. Paintings and Artefacts:

Avoid purchasing paintings that depict violence or disturbance such as those of wars, scenes of hunting or of wild animals.

Instead, opt for more calming ones like portraits of Lord Buddha, scenes from mythology or even of beautiful landscapes.

  1. Mirrors:

Mirrors are considered very powerful as they can absorb and reflect energies. Avoid placing your beds in a way that you will have to face a mirror while sleeping. Also, placing mirrors in your living room is not a very good idea as energies of all those who walk in or visit you can be absorbed. 

  1. Furniture:

Place your beds in a way that your head is towards the south or east. Never purchase beds or sofas with a metal base.

Your study table should be placed where there is abundance of sunlight.

Avoid placing your computer table in your bedroom. Electronic devices can have high radiation that will affect the energy of the room.

Following the aforementioned guidelines can bring in good luck, happiness and prosperity and will also ward off negative and evil energies. For more effective guidance, contact a proper Vaastu specialist and consult your interior designer so you and your space are always well-protected and happy!