Vastu For Home
Vastu Tips For A Healthy And Wealthy Home

This article will give you ideas and information on Vastu for home and interiors.

The term Vastu is a Sanskrit word. 'Vas' means 'to dwell'. Vastu means a dwelling place.

According to Vastu, every material or habitation in the Universe radiates either positive or negative energy.

Purpose of Vastu for home is to maximize the positive energy and minimize the negative energy in a residential setting. This is done by ensuring the abundance and proper distribution of Light, Air and Water there.

Vastu for home - best placements
Vastu For Home - Best Placements

Below are some of the general guidelines on Vastu for home design -

  • East or north entrance is preferable.
  • The center of the house should be empty.
  • There should be minimum number of doors and windows in the southwest side. Most of the windows should be in the northeast side.
  • The place of worship should be such that the person faces east or north while worshiping.
  • West is good for studying and dining.
  • Southeast corner is good for preparing food or using electronic appliances.
  • The toilets should be in the southwest corner of the house.
  • While sleeping, the head should be towards south or east.

Each area in a house has the specific guidelines on Vastu for home and interior design. Let us go through each one by one.


  • While selecting a plot, it is advisable to choose a rectangular or square shaped plot.
  • If the plot is rectangular, it is better that the longer sides run north to south rather than west to east.
  • In the sloping sites, the slope should be towards north, east or northeast sides.
  • The land should not be squeezed between two larger pieces of land.
  • It is preferable if tall buildings or hills do not obstruct the north, northeast, and east sides.
  • Having those same obstructions blocking the west or south sides is beneficial, however.
  • The boundary walls should be higher in the west & south and lower in the north & east sides.


  • It is preferable to have equal open space on all four sides. The levels of open spaces should be higher in south & west and lower in north & east sides.
  • Rainwater outlets should be provided in northeast or north side.

Entrance Door

  • The most beneficial entrances in the house are those in northeast, east or north side.
  • The main door of the house should be larger than the other doors. It should open towards inside the building.
  • There should not be a wall in front of the entrance door.

Living Room

  • Living Room should be in east, north or northeast side.
  • The central area of the living room should be free from any kind of obstructions.
  • Furniture should be square or rectangular, not round or oval. The air-conditioner should be in the west side. Furniture should mainly be in the west and south section of the room.
  • The walls should be painted white, yellow, green, or blue, never red or black. Depressing paintings should not be placed on the walls.

Dining Room

  • It should be on the west, east or north side.
  • It should be near the kitchen on the same level.
  • Its door should not face the main entrance door.
  • It is best to face east or west while eating.
  • The dining table should not be round or oval but either square or rectangular. It should not fold from the wall or be attached to the wall.
  • The washbasin can be located in the northeast corner of the dining room, or on the north or east sides of the room.
  • No toilets should be attached to the dining room.


  • The bedrooms should be in southwest, south or west direction.
  • The beds should be placed such that the head is towards south or east while sleeping.
  • If there is an upper story, the master bedroom should be located there, in the southwest corner.
  • The children¬ís bedroom should be in the northwest or west direction.
  • The guest room should be in the northwest or northeast direction.


  • The kitchen should ideally be in the southeast corner of the house. The windows should be on the east and south sides.
  • There should not be a toilet next to it.
  • It should not be directly in front of the main door.


  • Bathrooms should be in northwest, west or south sides.
  • It should also not be in the center of the building.
  • The windows should be in the north or east sides of the bathroom.
  • Sinks should be placed on the northeast, north, or east sides of the room. Bathtubs should be located on the northeast, west, or east sides.


  • Furniture should be placed in the southeast, south, or west sides of a room.
  • The seating should be such that the house owners sit facing north or east and the guests sit facing west or south.
  • The northeast corner of each room should be left empty. If the furniture has to be placed there, it should be at least six inches away from the wall.

I hope this information on Vastu for home will give some direction to your planning ideas.

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