BEDROOM According to Vastushastra

1)  If the plot is big and spacious, leaving the north-west part of the north side and adjacent to the living room the bed room should be located.

2) Due the northern bedroom the morning sunrays are available to some extent.

3)  If in the north side bedroom, you sleep with your head towards the east or the south, you can enjoy a sound sleep.

4)  The bed rooms of the head of the family should be in the west side. If there is more than one floor, the head of the family should have a bed room on the upper storey in the south-west corner of the west direction. This room is also good for adult married children. But under no condition it should be a bed room of the younger children. There are clashes and unnecessary quarrels in the house. A bed room in the south direction can also be tolerated.

5)  A west side bed room is best for children. An eastern bed room can also be used for unmarried children or the guests. But under any condition a newly wed couple should not be allow to use this room.

6)  If the bedroom is in the south-east direction of the main building, it results in unnecessary quarrels between the husband and the wife. Wasteful expenditure increases and one has to face one kind of trouble or the other.

7)  The north-east is the direction of the deities therefore no bedroom should be in this direction. Otherwise, one has to face many calamities, sickness increases.

8)  Nobody’s bedroom should be exactly in the middle of the building. There should be no slope to the roof. The shape should not be pyramidal. The color of the walls should be light rose, gray, dark blue, chocolate, dark green etc. Marble stones (white and yellow colored) should not be used in the bedroom. White marble is used for maintaining the austerity of the temple.

9)  In the main south-west corner of the south-west side bedroom, heavy articles should be kept. The bed in this room should be to the south or the west of the south-west corner of this room.

10)  Sleeping with legs towards the east gives name, fame & prosperity. Sleeping with legs towards the west get mantle peace and increases a liking for spiritualism. Sleeping with the legs towards north, increases wealth and prosperity. However, if you sleep with legs towards the south, you will not have a sound sleep. There are dreams and bad thoughts crop up in the mind. Heaviness in the chest is felt sometimes. The south is known as the Yamasthan (place of Yama). Dead body’s legs kept towards the south. Mental sickness increases and there is a likelihood of reduction in the life span.

11)  Some buildings do not get proper east-west and north-south directions. They get the corners only. In bed rooms of such buildings, for getting the proper direction, one should not put his bed in an oblique position.

12)  The dressing table in the bed room should be to the east of the north direction. The reading and writing work should be done in the west of the bedroom. It can also be done in the east.

13)  T.V., heater and electrical appliances should be in the south-east corner of the bedroom. The wardrobe should be in the north-west or the south-west of the room.

14)  The door of the bed room should be of one shutter as far as possible. It should be in the east, the west or the north. There is no harm in having small windows in the east and the north. Almirahs, showcases etc. should be in the south or the west walls. A mezzanine on this side is tolerable.

15)  The south-west corner should never be kept vacant.

16)  If bathroom, tub bath, toilet, change room etc. are to be attached to the bed room, they should be in the west or the north side.

17) As far as possible, the safe should not be in the bed room. If it is, it should be placed in a way leaving the south-east, the north-east, the south-west and the north-west corners as well as the east and the north directions. If the safe is kept in the south and opens in the north, it is very auspicious. But safe should not be kept towards the north in any room because it opens towards the south, leading to unnecessary expenditure and loss of wealth.


1) Compared to the south side rooms the northern rooms should be bigger and shorter in height by 1” to 3”. This is an important rule of Vastushastra.
2) Living room should be in the east (leaving the south-east corner) or in the north.However, it is more beneficial in the north.
3)  The slope of the flooring of the living room should be in the east or in the north.
4) The door of the living room should not be in the south-east or the south-west direction. The eastern and the western doors are very auspicious for the living room.
5) The internal furniture, show cases and other heavy articles should be facing the east or in the north direction.
6)  The sitting arrangement of the head of the family should be facing the east or in the north direction.
7)   As far as possible T.V. should not be in the north-east or the south-west corner. It should be in the south-east corner. If it is in the north-west corner it is on for a long time, there by a lot of precious time is lost. If the T.V. is in the south-west corner frequent breakdown are expected.
8)    The telephone should not be in the south-west or north-west corners. It should be in the east or in the south-east or in the north.
9)    The Indian style sitting arrangement should be in the east, the west or the north
10)  It is better if the portraits of the God or the water falls are hung in the north-east corner. Stuffed animals should be in the north-west corner.
11) The colour of the walls and the tiles used in this room should be white, yellow, blue or green. As far as possible it should not be red or black.
12) The fancy chandelier should not be at centre of the room. It should be slightly towards the west. The idea is that heavy gravitational force due to the heavy weight of the chandelier should not fall at Brahma’s place.
13) Portraits of birds, animals, women, weeping children, scenes from the wars etc. should not be displayed in the room.
14) Above any of the entrance doors on the inside of the room no photographs of any God should be displayed. Only the photograph or tile painting of the Lord Ganesh should be displayed above the entrance door on the outside.

15) Furniture of this room should not be circular, triangular, egg shaped, hexagonal or odd shapes. It should be square or rectangular.
16) Due to paucity of land, if the furniture is to be kept in the east or in the north direction, it should not be in direct contact with the flooring. It should be light and hollow and place on base 1 to 3 inches above the floor.
17) The ceiling of this room if slanting towards the east or the north is good (it is not essential).
18) There should be no outlet in the middle of the room.
19) The cooler should be in the west and not in the south-east section.
20) In the modern architecture the height of the living room is more up to double than that of the other rooms. There is no harm in doing so. However, the staircase should be in the south, the west or the south-west corner of the room. It should be rising up towards the south or the west direction.

Vastu Tips1

  1. Your head should be towards the east or south while sleeping.
  2.  The rooms in the south should never have ceiling low as compared to ceiling of the rooms in east and north side.
  3. Shoes and slippers should not be scattered all over the house, as this leads to feud.
  4. Don't keep dirty clothes with the washed clothes.
  5. One should never sleep under exposed beam as it brings ill fortune.
  6. Don't a keep jug or jar of water near the telephone. The electric rays produced from telephone leave bad effect on the water. Your face should be towards the east while cooking food. The cupboard containing food articles should be towards your right.
  7. The ceiling of the poojaroom should be lower than the ceiling of all the other rooms in the house.
  8. There should be no noise while opening the doors and windows especially the entrance door from hinges etc.To remove the noise keep the hinges well oiled.
  9. A picture of Lord Ganesha and Saraswati is good in study room.
  10. Place vegetables in a dish after cutting them. If they are kept on floor their nourishing substance will be adsorbed by the floor.
  11. The house should always be kept need and clean and all the wastage etc., should be dumped or stored in west of the house.
  12. To prevent the house from evil-eyes, seven green chillies and lemon should be hung at the main entrance of the house, shop etc.
  13. Change the bed-sheets during day time.
  14. Comb and other beauty aids should be kept neatly at the right place.
  15. A cut-out in the roof should be provided in the northeast to ensure proper ventilation of the house. This factor works as a natural air-conditioner for the house.
  16. There should be a separate towel for every member of the family and for guests.
  17. One should never provide three doors on a single wall, especially in the front of the house.
  18. One should never construct circular stairs in the house.
  19. It is very auspicious to view rising sun after taking bath in the morning.
  20. A blue bedsheets should never be used in the house.
  21. One should always wear neat and clean clothes while working.
  22. All the things should be properly placed and well organized in the house, to ensure good luck.
  23. Keep cash and jewelry in the safe or locker which opens in the north.