The living room of any house gives the
first impression about the people who live in it. It
is the center of the house, which is purposefully
decorated, as it serves to welcome the guests. Living
room is not just about décor and style; it’s about
a warm reception, greetings and promoting healthy
interaction in the future. Vastu can help in creating
an ambience of elegance, comfort and compatibility in
the room. The article comes up with some valuable
Vasthu guidelines for planning a living room, just for
Vaastu Tips For Living Room
The location of living room, as per Vastu Shastra, depends on the
particular direction that the house faces. For a north or
east-facing house, the living room can be on the northeast
direction. Similarly, for a west facing house, it can be located
on the northwest side. If the house faces the south, then the
living room can be on the southeast side.
Sofa sets can be kept against the south and west walls, but should
not touch them. The furniture should be placed in such a way that
it allows free movement from the living room into other rooms, but
avoid cluttering. It is a good idea to have a floor level or a
table mounted podium lamp, with red or orange light, in the area
between the items that relate to southeast (energy).
Water Fountains & Fish Aquarium
Water is best kept in the north of the living room. This can be in
the form of a small water fountain that runs throughout the day.
Fountains that are made of natural materials, like copper, stone,
glass, clay, stainless steel, and bamboo, are good for living
room. They can be wall, floor or tabletop mounted. You can have a
small fish aquarium with seven fishes of one family (red and gold)
and two fishes of a different family (black) in the north of the
Protruding & Abrasive Corners
The furniture should not face protruding or sharp corners of
columns or pillars. Such protrusions and corners can imbalance the
primary elements. To minimize the imbalance, they can be
aesthetically camouflaged with indoor plants that are not thorny.
Such corners or edges can also be softened with cascading,
crawling, or tree-like plants.
Paintings And Pictures
Paintings can be used to generate positive energy in the living
room. The north wall of the living room can have
paintings/pictures of long distance waters, to stimulate the
positive effects of water. Avoid paintings that depict death,
violence, or other negative aspects of life.
If you want to keep television in the living room, place it in
such a way that you have to face the east or north corner, while
watching it. Power can be drawn from sockets placed in the east of
southeast of the living room. Other electronic gadgets, like air
conditioners, air coolers, and audio systems, can also be kept in
the living room with power being drawn from the east of southeast.