What if the secret to your happiness, health, and wealth lies in the placement of your home’s interior design? For followers of Vastu Shastra, an ancient Indian system of architecture and design, this is exactly the case. Similar to Feng Shui, Vastu Shastra is believed to encourage positive energy, wellbeing, and prosperity throughout your home by balancing the five elements. While many practitioners apply the principles of Vastu Shastra to the overall construction of a home, Vastu can also be used in the interior space to fully envelop the home’s inhabitants in harmonious energy. 

What Is Vastu Shastra?

Vastu Shastra elegantly merges science, artful design, and astrology to create an environment that radiates positive energy and flow. The five elements of nature serve as guidelines for the design, designating anything from which colours and materials to use to how much light and ventilation there should be. It is believed that when the elements of water, earth, air, fire, and space are perfectly aligned, the home will result in improved finances, health, relationships, and personal satisfaction.

Utilizing Vastu Shastra In Interior Design

Even if you aren’t a believer in the power of Vastu Shastra, the science still offers a practical way of creating an open, bright, and liveable space. Much of Vastu Shastra relies on the 8 directions, so carefully selecting your floor plan is essential. If your home is already completed, applying these Vastu principles to the interior design will still bring benefits:

  • Have A Designated Pooja Room

A pooja room is a dedicated space for your rituals – whether you pray, meditate, or do yoga. This space is used to energise your environment and raise the vibrations. The color palette should consist of whites, lemons, and lighter blues, and copper vessels or candles can be used to decorate the altar.

  • Keep Your Space Clutter Free

Clutter obstructs the flow of energy, which can diminish your sense of wellbeing as well as your productivity. These days there are plenty of clever storage options to keep your home neat and tidy.

  • Plants, Plants, Plants 

Indoor plants will invigorate your home’s natural energy and aid in detoxification of the air, so place as many of them in your home as you like. The more, the better. Plants to explore could be bamboo, orchids, money plants, and jasmine.

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