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  • Vastu for Home Interiors- 5 Best Ways to Boost Positivity in your Home


    Vastu Shastra plays a vital role in your life and home. Homes designed according to Vastu have been center of happiness and prosperous. The Vastu includes, directions in which your home and all the rooms are built and some do’s and don’ts that you need to follow to keep all the negative elements at bay. Below we have curated some tips and tricks to infuse positivity in your home through Vastu.

     1. Vastu for the Main Entrance

    Your main door or entrance gate is not only a door to welcome your guest, it’s also a path to welcome good fortune and energy. To boost positive energy in your home, it’s important to take care of certain things while renovating or constructing your doorway. The primary thing that need to be consider is, make sure your entrance door is located in North-east direction. Secondly, the wood used in constructing the doorway should be of good quality. Things that you need to avoid are- Do not place a dustbin, fountain or shoe rack on the entrance as it leads to negativity. On the hand, you should decorate your entrance with Torans, aka. Bandanwar and your nameplate.

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    2. Vastu for Living Room

    Often known as Drawing room, or a place where we generally welcome our guest, living room serves so many functions. The space should be clutter-free and face north-east or north west. Sofas and other heavy furniture should be placed in either west or south-west direction. You can utilize the south-east direction to place your appliances and electronics. Adding a mirror in your living room is an ideal way to make it look bigger, however, keep it on the north wall to welcome your luck.

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    3. Vastu for your Bedroom

    Your bed room reflects your personality and a positive personality is a way to good luck! The bedroom should be constructed in south-west direction; it is believed to be an ideal direction for your personal space. To avoid quarrels with your partner, place your bed in the south-west corner and your head should face west or south as these are considered most comfortable directions in the room. Make sure you do not place a mirror or TV unit in front of your bed since reflections leads to fights between couple and negative energy in the room. To enhance the aura of your room, paint your bedroom with earthy colors and use mood lightnings to maintain happy environment.

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    4. Vastu for Pooja Room

    A Pooja room, or a space devoted to god is very pious and auspicious, thus, it should be away from all the clutter. North, East or Northeast side are ideal directions for a Pooja room. If you can’t build a separate Pooja room due to space constrains or other reasons, you can plan for a storage unit that can be designed like a mini Pooja room. Do not place your mini temple on the wall, you can place it on the pedestal or roof top. Marble and wood are considered as holy materials, on the contrary acrylic and glass are big NO, when it comes to designing a mini temple. Another Tip-Avoid Pooja space adjacent or below toilet.

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    5. Vastu for Kitchen

    After Pooja Room, kitchen is the most sacred space in the home. In order to keep all the tensions and negativity at bay, plan your kitchen in the South-west corner or North-West Corner. Gas and burners must be placed in the south direction, where as a pot of drinking water or water dispenser should be placed in north-east. Moreover, your kitchen should not be close to your bedroom.

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  • Vastu Shastra Tips for your Wardrobe


    The wardrobe is one of the largest pieces of furniture within the bedroom. Ensuring its placement can impact the vibes or energy within a room. Applying Vastu Shastra to the home is believed to bring positive and peaceful energy within a space. In a previous blog, we have mentioned the ideal layout for the kitchen in accordance to Vastu Shastra, along with a blog post for the most suitable colors.   For the bedroom, different Vastu Shastra rules apply. Below, are some Vastu Shastra Tips for placing the Wardrobe within the bedroom.

     

    • Wardrobe Location: For starters, the ideal placement of a wardrobe within the bedroom is in the southwest direction of the room. An alternative direction for the wardrobe is the northwest. Ideally, the wardrobe shutters should open towards the east or south to be used as a buffer against the hot evening sun.
      Wardrobe Location Image Credit: YouTube
    • Wardrobe Appearance: The colors of the wardrobe should be subtle and soft. Neutral tones such as white, grey, or beige are ideal color options for any wardrobe. They follow the Vastu Shastra rules, and they can be placed with any bedroom color scheme. Vastu Shastra also states that a bedroom wardrobe should be constructed from wood or iron. At ModSpace.in we use wood in making our wardrobes. Using mirrors as a part of the wardrobe shutters is discouraged. It is believed that mirrors in the bedroom or facing the bed lead to arguments within the home.
      Wardrobe Appearance Image Credit: Houzz
    • Wardrobe Storage: Vastu Shastra  states that valuables and cash that are stored inside of the wardrobe should be kept on the west or the south side, in a wardrobe that is standing on a leveled floor. Ideally, a drawer or safety locker should be dedicated to those valuables to ensure safe storage.
      Wardrobe Storage Image Credit: Edmonton Locksmiths

    Adhere to these Vastu Shastra tips within your home to ensure prosperity, wealth, and happiness!

  • Vastu-Friendly Colors for your Kitchen


    Colors inspire our moods and emotions. According to Vastu Shastra, colors greatly impact the overall energy of a given space. In an earlier blog, the general direction and orientation was discussed in accordance to Vastu Shastra. For reference to this blog, click here. Different colors have different energies and cause varied vibrations in certain spaces. In the kitchen, there are certain colors that create a positive energy more than others.

     

    Vastu Shastra states that the ideal placement of your home spaces is a matter of direction and colors, where certain colors are ideal in certain directions. In the case of a kitchen, the first direction to start with is the Southeast. The kitchen itself, should be in the Southeast most section of your home, and the prime kitchen activity (cooking) should also face southeast. The best color for the southeast direction is silver/white. However, as an alternative direction, or the placement of many of your kitchen appliances, the next-best direction is the northwest, and the best color for the northwest corner is white, making the best color for your kitchen be white. Other Vastu-friendly colors to be used in your kitchen are given below.

     

    White: White color is the color of purity and cleanliness, and it is ideal for the for the kitchen floor or wall. This color is an elegant, and can easily be combined with other colors, and it goes very will in both the southeast and northwest directions.

    Image Credit: Divandi

    Red, Orange, Yellow: A dash of these warm colors go very well with white, and they symbolize the fire element of the kitchen. The warm colors bring energy, happiness, and increase appetite. However, according to Vastu, these colors should be used in smaller amounts, such as in the form of utensils, decorations, or accent cabinets in your kitchen. 

    White kitchen w/red accents

    Rose Pink: Pink is another tone that sends positive vibes in the southeast direction, primarily in the south. As a color, it represents joy and happiness, and can greatly be complimented with white/silver!!

    Rose Pink wall complementing a White kitchen. Image Credit: Bethesda Magazine

    Chocolate: Another shade we don't think about very often is your chocolate brown. According to Vastu, brown tones are perfect in the southwest direction or your kitchen, and they add a classic element to a modern white space. Brown is a color of contentment and comfort, which adds to a cozy kitchen environment! 

    Image Credit: Decorpad

    Overall, the kitchen should be a happy place with great joy, energy, and purity. The warm colors complemented with white will create the the ideal vastu-friendly kitchen! For more Vastu advice be sure to check out our previous blog or have a conversation with our Space Planning Consultants!!

  • Vastu Shastra for your Kitchen


    Vastu Shastra is the ancient science of art and construction. Vastu is a Sanskrit word that means dwelling or housing on a plot of land. Therefore, Vastu Shastra is the science of housing. This science helps in creating a pleasant setting within a home or office by taking the benefits of nature and using the five elements: Sky, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth to enhance wealth, health, and prosperity.

    Vastu Shastra is applied to every room within a home. Each room has its own energy, and can be planned independently to create a pleasant environment. The kitchen is one of the most active rooms in a home. It contributes to the general health and overall wellbeing of the occupants within the home. To ensure that positive energies flow through the kitchen, there are some essential tips that should be considered for the Vastu of a kitchen. The tips are given below:

    Ideal location of your kitchen: The kitchen should be placed in the southeast direction of your home. The southeast direction is governed by the element Fire, which makes it suitable for all fire and heat-related elements.

    • Alternative Direction: However, if your kitchen is NOT placed in the southeast direction of your home, then it can be placed in the northwest direction. The northwest direction is governed by air, which allows for ease in movement and change. The kitchen is an area in the house that requires constant movement. Therefore, placing the kitchen in northwest will allow for easier movement within your kitchen.

    Heating and cooking location: The cooking range or stove, which is the main platform of your kitchen, should be placed in the southeast direction of your kitchen, which is the most suitable direction for all fire-related elements. However, the person using the cooking range should always be facing the east. The east direction is recognized to bring good luck and health, which is creates a pleasant cooking environment for the user. Other heat-related appliances, such as your generator, gas cylinder, or geyser should also be placed in the southeast location of your kitchen.

    Kitchen Exhaust: Your exhaust should be placed in the northwest direction of your kitchen. Due to the element Air governing the northwest, the exhaust will ease the movement of the heavy aromas flowing through your kitchen.

    Kitchen Sink: The kitchen sink and other water storage taps should be placed in the northeast direction of your kitchen because the element Water rules this direction.

    • Alternative Direction: Your kitchen sink can also be placed in the north direction. The north is the most cardinal direction in Vastu Shastra. It is a highly charged direction that instills positive vibes through all of the surroundings.

    Electronic Appliances: Your electronic appliances, including your microwave, oven, or refrigerator should be placed in the southwest direction of your kitchen. Vastu views the southwest direction as an area that is dominated by demons. As a result, there is great negative energy. Therefore, the heavier appliances should be placed to balance and reduce the negative energy that comes from the southwest direction.

    However, your dishwasher should be placed in the northwest direction of your kitchen. The northwest direction is governed by the element Air, which allows for free movement, which makes allows for easy movement in loading and unloading of dishes, and

    • Alternative Directions: According to Vastu, the refrigerator also can be placed in the southeast or south directions. The southeast direction is ideal for any type of electrical equipment. Governed by the element fire, the southeast direction is seen as a place where food can easily be preserved. The south direction is governed by the Lord of death, and viewed of as inauspicious. Therefore, heavier appliances can be placed to nullify the inauspicious vibes from this direction.

    Dining Area: If your kitchen includes a dining table or a breakfast nook, it is best to be placed in the northwest direction of your kitchen. The element Air governs the northwest direction, and Vastu believes that air includes attributes of change and movement. The dining area is a place of great movement, as members will be using the space to socialize and enjoy their meal. As a result, placing the dining table in the northwest direction will allow for positive energy to move through the air easily.

    Storage: ModSpace.in kitchens include both wall and floor storage units. Vastu believes that storage specifically for food grains and utensils should be placed on the southern and western walls, instead of the northern and eastern walls. The south direction is known to be a source of wealth, crops, and abundance, which makes it an ideal space to store food items in your kitchen. The west is governed by the element Water, making it a vital direction for survival. Both the south and west directions increase the duration of your food and food-related utensils in your kitchen.

    Windows: If your kitchen has windows, the larger windows should be in the east to allow for sunlight, and smaller windows should be in the south to allow for evil forces to pass through. The south direction is known to destroy any evil forces within a given space.

    Vastu Shastra is essential in designing your home. In order to positively balance the elements and appropriate placement of your kitchen, it is ideal to follow this Vastu advice to create a pleasant kitchen environment!

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