The ch’i energy in our house is influenced by how we arrange furniture and objects in different areas of our house. The furniture should ideally be placed parallel to the walls. This creates the feeling of agreement and simplicity. In a large room, you can also position pieces of furniture diagonally to create a feeling of roundness.
The largest pieces of furniture in this area are likely to be the sofa and chairs and cabinet for books and music. Placing these items in the southwest of the room can serve as a block that prevents prana from escaping. If possible, place your chair/sofa along the south wall, so that while sitting one is facing the north. In vaastu, this direction is known as kuberasthana and bestows wealth and power on those facing it.
Keep large, bulky items of furniture in the southwest, west or the southern sector. Remember neither the head nor the side of the bed should make contact with the wall. A safe distance of 10 cms is recommended for a free flow of prana.
Keep the bed and other heavy furniture along the south and the west walls. The visitor’s head, while sleeping, can be positioned towards east, south or west. Photographs of loved ones should be placed in the guest room.
Avoid placing the dining table in the exact centre of the room, instead position the table either to the east or the west of the central point, depending on your preference. If it’s to the east, a more stimulating, conversational atmosphere will be created and if to the west, it translates into a quieter atmosphere.
Raman Datta is a Delhi-based feng shui and vaastu consultant. Call +91-9810155835