Vaastu is an important concept that people take a good care of, while constructing their living room. The living room or drawing room is always the center of attraction of the house as this is the room where most people spend the maximum hours of time and and each one of us wants to decorate it in the best possible way. A living room should give a warm and comfort feel. Vastu Shastra ensures that every room of the house emits comfort and warmth, besides enhancing decor and style. In this section of Vastu tips for the living room or drawing room. let us consider the various aspects to make the room Vastu friendly.
Living Room Location
Since the living room is always in the center of the house, its location broadly depends on the direction in which the house faces. For a west facing house the room should be located on the northwest side. For a north or east-facing house, the living room can be on the northeast direction. If the house faces the south then the living room can be on the southeast side. The living room can be in the central east, central west, central north or central south of a house. Each location has its specific effects. The living room should face east, north or north-east. Alternatively, a north-west-facing living room is also favourable. The best location is in the North of the house. The best location of a living room is seen in the following diagram:
Living Room Furniture
Selection of furniture is very important for the living room to make stylish, comfortable and Vastu friendly.
- The most important furniture of the living room the sofa set which can be put against the south or west walls.
- The sofa set can also be put on the east sides without touching the walls.
- Also placing heavy indoor plants with small rocks and stones to give an attractive look can strengthen the southwest side.
- While arranging the furniture for the living room, the most important thing to look into is there should not be any obstruction in the free movement in the room.
- Avoid cluttering the living room with things that are not used.
- For center and side tables southeast corner is very effective.
- Place a lamp in this direction giving a red or orange light.
- Also if possible, place the furniture in a way that the head of the family and other senior family members should face north or east while sitting and the guests should face west or south.
Fountains and Fish Aquariums
According to Vastu, the water element can do wonders for your living room . The main water source for the room should be placed in the central north of the living room. For this you can have fountains or aquarium. Keep an aquarium that has seven small fishes of one family and two fishes from another family. Even Feng Shui lays emphasis on the significance of the water element in the house.
Pictures and Paintings for Living Room
The north wall is where the paintings and pictures in the living room should be placed. Vastu suggests putting pictures of long distance waters to bring in the positive water element in the room. If you want to adorn the east wall then a painting of the rising sun will do nicely. The south and west walls of the living room can have pictures of mountains, animals or any other image that displays strength of any kind. Avoid paintings of death and violence.
Exposed beams can be very negative for the living room. It can lead to conflicts and discords in the family. To avoid this, try to conceal the beams and avoid sitting directly below these beams as well. Sitting below the beam can lead to the stress level of the individual. One can even try putting a light on the beam to balance the energies.
Electronic Appliances in Living Room
You can also keep the entertainment system or television in your living room. The best place to put your tv or music system is on the east or north side. Other electric gadgets like the AC, room cooler can be on southeast corner of the room. Vastu shastra also suggests that fireplaces should always be on the southeast or northwest corners of the living room. If you are planning to have heavy chandeliers then put them on the southern and western part of the room and not exactly in the center of the room.
Colors of the Living Room
The living room wall colors should always be in pastel shades like blue, yellow, green, white etc. Avoid using dark colors. However if you are fond of the color break concept then one small wall on the east or south can be in a darker shade. Let your rooms breathe style and comfort.
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