Vastu for Interiors
JUST AS A BEAUTIFUL PERSON of peaceful, harmonious nature attracts others and makes them feel happy, a home decorated according to Vastu principles will naturally make both inhabitants and guests feel an overall sense of well-being. When the principles of Vastu—such as height and weight and the locations of the five basic elements, planets, and deities—are applied to interior design, a house becomes like the expression of the divine nature itself. The incorporation of Vastu in the decoration of your home is fun and offers a rewarding process of becoming more aware of yourself and your surroundings. An individual is like a piezoelectric crystal in a radio. When the radio is properly tuned to a particular station, the crystal vibrates with the same frequency as the broadcasting frequency. The ancient sages tuned themselves to the harmony of the universe and derived the science of Vastu. Similarly, when you use the principles of Vastu to start observing nature more closely, you will become more aware of the effects of the subtle energies operating within and around you. Using Vastu in decorating your home will enable you to enhance the flow of natural harmony in your house, bringing positive energy to yourself and your guests.
Using Vastu to guide your choices of colors, materials, textures, furniture, and arrangements will enable you to decorate your house very tastefully. The five basic elements—ether, air, fire, water, and earth—and their governing locations form the background for your design. The various planets and deities that govern different directions also guide the selection of colors and combinations of colors.
- The main entrance of the building should face east or north and be made from high-quality wood. It should also open in a clockwise manner and be bigger than any other door the building has. Finally, don’t paint it black or any other dark color or place garbage cans near it because this repels positive energy.
- If the building has a pooja or meditation room, use green and yellow for the walls and add incense sticks to repel negative energy. Avoid red because it indicates anger. Ideally, this room should face northeast or east.
- If a room includes electric appliances, they should be kept in the southwestern or western portion.
- Avoid including irregularly shaped furniture in any area, as it increases the flow of negative energy.
- Always keep the premises well-lit.
- Make sure that you’re not facing any mirrors for extended periods. This entails removing mirrors placed in front of beds or couches. Mirrors are usually used to attract and lock in negative energy, protecting the place’s residents from stumbling upon it. Although, staring too long in a mirror can make this energy reflect onto you. Also, avoid sitting with your back facing reflective surfaces.
- Remove any graffiti on the outside walls of the building, as it can bring chaos into your life if not tended to.
- Rooms where people congregate, such as living and meeting rooms, should be painted in yellow, white, blue, or green. Black and dark tones should generally be avoided.