Vastu Shastra Bedroom Design Tips
7 min read
Last Modified 18 May 2022 First Added 28 September 2021
Vastu shastra definition:
Vastu Shastra is a Sanskrit term that translates to the “science of architecture.” It incorporates many architectural design ideas, such as space, arrangement, layout and measurements.
The layout of your bedroom is important when you’re creating a relaxing room for sleep. If you’re looking for ideas to help make your bedroom, guest room or child’s bedroom a restful sleep space, why not try the principles of Vastu Shastra?
The practice of Vastu Shastra is based around powerful cosmic energies. It recommends best practices on the placement of objects – always with the goal of improving energy flow within a room or space. The philosophy of Shastra is based around the flow of Prana (life) in Hindu culture.
North bedroom: a bedroom in the north of the house is generally a good choice for anyone. This direction is especially good for young students who have completed their studies and are now looking for a job, or those that are looking for business opportunities.
East bedroom: a bedroom in the east is ruled by the Lord Surya (Sun) and is a good choice for those that are currently studying. In Vastu beliefs, a bedroom facing east will help with intellect and therefore your studies.
Northwest bedroom: this direction is a great option for a guest bedroom or a children’s bedroom. A northwest bedroom is especially good for guests, as the direction is best for people looking to change their location, so it could stop your guests from overstaying their welcome!
Southeast and northeast: neither of these directions are suited to bedrooms. Having a bedroom facing the southeast can cause quarrels between a couple, whereas the northeast can supposedly cause health issues.
On the contrary, never sleep with your head in the north, as the electromagnetic currents can cause dizziness and headaches. If you can’t have your head to the south, east is also a good direction.
West is not a good option (although it can be fine for a guest bedroom). If the choice is between north or west, go with west. Vastu states that your head should never face north when you sleep.
When you’re deciding on your bed’s positioning, avoid placing your bed too close to the wall, as there must be enough space to access the bed from both sides. Try not to place the bed under a beam – if you can’t avoid this you could get a false ceiling to mitigate the negative effects. Another consideration is not putting the bed in the corner of the room, as this stops positive energy from flowing freely.
If you can’t avoid a mirror facing the bed, Vastu principles recommend placing a cloth over it when you’re not using it.
Vastu recommends that electronics like TVs are kept out of the bedroom, as they send out energies that can disturb your sleep.
If you can’t avoid keeping TVs or other electronic devices in the bedroom, make sure they’re in the southeast of the room, and at a reasonable distance from the bed. If a TV screen faces the bed, cover it with a cloth as it can also act as a mirror.
The direction of your room should also inform your colour choice:
Avoid excess pillows on the bed as they signal there’s no room for anyone to join.
So, there you have it, our Vastu Shastra tips for the bedroom. With these tips you can create a relaxing bedroom for yourself or others.
If you’d like more ideas on how to make a perfect sleep space, check out our Bedroom Design articles