Last week, we showed you how to design your main door according to the principles of Vastu Shastra. “Moving one step further, the decor of your living room determines your social life in good times, and the allies your family will attract in times of trouble,” Vastukar Neeta Sinha, from Mumbai-based AstroArchitecture reveals.
“Your living room is also your landing pad after you reach home from a long day at work. A hall that is shabby and cluttered can leave you drained,” Sinha says. “To attain happiness and harmony, your living room must be aesthetically pleasing to anyone who enters, just like a flower attracts butterflies,” she advises. Spruce up the ambience of your living room with these pointers that Sinha has to share.
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Minimalism or Maximalism
Keep the north-east of the living room as minimalistic as possible, as cluttering this direction makes it accident prone. The north-east is the abode of Shiva the destroyer, and in Vedic astrology is governed by Guru or Jupiter, the planet of growth and expansion. “Both of these cosmic forces need a lot of legroom if you want them to act in your favour,” Sinha says.
On the other hand, create balance by placing heavy furniture and displaying your decor on the south-west, ruled by Rahu, who symbolizes materialism. “Sustaining this fine balance between creating detachment and attachment between both directions is a solid formula for success,” the Vastukar says.
Vastu-compliant Wall Colours
Avoid single-tone living rooms to keep feelings of dullness and low energy at bay. “You may opt for monotone walls but create contrasts of bright hues either by hanging paintings, cushions or rugs, as this will invigorate the aura of this versatile space,” Sinha says.
Living Room Lighting
“Oversized chandeliers that form the focal point in a tiny room may seem chic, but they aren’t Vastu compliant at all,” Sinha says, mentioning that they will always make anyone sitting under them feel jittery and high strung. Vastu recommends a chandelier in accordance with the size of the room, accentuated by side lights to create mental equilibrium.