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21 Vastu Tips for Your Living Room

Updated on January 17, 2020
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Shaloo Walia is an astrologer and tarot reader. She is an Art of Living teacher and also an ardent Krishna devotee and a follower of ISKCON.

This science is complete in itself.

Happiness to the whole world it can bring

All the four benefits it bestows on you

Rightful living, money, fulfillment of desires and bliss

Are all available in this world itself.

— Viswakarma in Vastu Shastra

Vastu Shastra is the traditional Hindu system of architecture that describe principles of design, layout, measurements, ground preparation, space arrangement and spatial geometry. It takes into account all the five elements of nature (Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Space) to create congenial settings for home or workplace.

Living room is an important part of every home. Living room is the place where you socialize and entertain guests. It is also a place where you spend some private time with family by watching television or having a conversation over a cup of tea. A Vastu compliant living room attracts positive vibes which in turn attract wealth, happiness and prosperity in your home. In this hub, I am presenting some simple and easy vastu tips which you should follow to make your living room Vastu compliant.

21 Vastu tips for living room

  1. Living room should be in North which is the best suited direction as it brings wealth and prosperity in home. For a North or East facing house, living room can be in the North-East direction and in the North-West for a West facing house. One should settle for a South-East living room if the house is facing South.
  2. Exposed beams in the living room are not good as they may cause discord, disharmony and difference of opinions among the family members. Important decisions should be avoided while sitting under exposed beams as it causes stress. It's better to conceal the exposed beams using a false ceiling.
  3. Within the living room, keep heavy furniture in West or South side. Furniture arrangement should be such that it gives allowance for free movement from the living room into other rooms. Avoid cluttering the living room.
  4. White, blue or green are ideal colors for the walls and tiles of the living room. Avoid using red or black.
  5. Avoid fixing a chandelier right in the center of the living room because it's not advisable according to Vastu Shastra. Chandelier can be slightly towards the West side.
  6. The TV should be placed in South-East corner and not in North-East corner. TV in South-West corner will increase the chances of it's breakdown often. The family will waste a lot of precious time watching TV if it is in North-West corner.
  7. The sitting arrangement of the head of the family should be facing the east or in the north direction so that he remains in command and the others are not able to dominate him.
  8. The telephone should not be placed in the South-West or the North-West corners.The East or the South-East or the North directions are advisable for keeping the telephone.
  9. Do not hang any portrait depicting negative energies e.g. war, crime, weeping women/children, wild animals etc in the living room. In fact, avoid them anywhere in the home.
  10. Square or rectangular furniture should be used in the living room. Avoid circular, triangular, egg shaped, hexagonal or odd shaped furniture.
  11. North-East corner of the living room should be kept neat and empty if possible. Some healthy plants in this corner are advisable.
  12. Artificial flowers, dried flowers, cactus/cacti or bonsai plants should not be kept in the living room as they are considered inauspicious.
  13. Living area should be lit brightly with soothing lights.
  14. Aquariums are beneficial to place in the North, East and North-East of living room as aquarium is considered to be a powerful remedy to nullify many vastu defects.
  15. Never keep an aquarium in South direction as it will draw all positive energy out of the home.
  16. The living room should be near the entrance and should reflect positive energy.
  17. Ensure that the main door is visible to the guests while sitting in the living room.
  18. Placement of air cooler or air conditioner should be in West, North-West or East direction and not in South-East.
  19. A water fountain can be placed in the North direction which is good for the flow of finances.
  20. Pictures or idols of God should not be displayed in the living room.
  21. Spend good time in the living room as it is the center of the house.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Shaloo Walia

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    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      18 months ago from India

      Thank you Lorna.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      18 months ago from India

      Thank you Donna.

    • Lorna Lamon profile image

      Lorna Lamon 

      18 months ago

      I always learn something new and of interest in your articles Shaloo. I like the fact Vastu takes into account the five elements to create a peaceful setting. An interesting thought on where the TV is placed and I will now move my bonsai plant. An enjoyable and enlightening read.

    • Donna-Rayne profile image

      Donna Rayne 

      18 months ago from Greenwood, Indiana

      Wow! Great article with lots of information. I would get confused with the directions in which way things go. If I did this, I would need a compass.

      Thank you for sharing this, Shaloo. Great job!

      Blessings always,

      Donna Rayne

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      18 months ago from India

      Thank you Bill for always taking out time to read my hubs.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      18 months ago from India

      @manatita Pictures of deities shouldn't be used for decorative purposes. Also living room is for entertaining guests and socializing. Therefore, pictures of deities should be avoided in living room.

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      Bill Holland 

      18 months ago from Olympia, WA

      We will be moving to a smaller home within the year. I'm going to remember your words of counsel.

    • manatita44 profile image

      manatita44 

      18 months ago from london

      Well, I always display pictures of Guruji, India, Sri Krishna, The Christ and so forth, in my living room. I'm amazed that by your number 20. Overall it continues to be great advice and all three colours are favourites of mines for different reasons. Blue is the colour of Sri Krishna and my Guru as well.

      These rooms are so beautiful! Next life, perhaps.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      18 months ago from India

      Thank you Patricia.

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      Patricia Scott 

      18 months ago from North Central Florida

      A.very interesting article to me

      I was unfamiliat with vastu and now am intrigued to discover mote. Thank you for sharing. Angels are headed your way this morning. ps

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