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Move it around

Rearrange your furniture to bring in good luck, says feng shui consultant Raman Dutta.

india Updated: Jan 08, 2009 13:16 IST
Raman Dutta

The ch’i energy in our house is influenced by how furniture and objects are arranged in different rooms. Ideally, furniture should be placed parallel to the walls. In a large room, they can be positioned diagonally to create a feeling of roundness.

Living room
The largest pieces in this room are usually the sofa, chairs and cabinet for books and music. Placing these items in the southwest prevents prana from escaping. If possible, place your big chair or 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.

Bedroom
It is best to place bulky items in the south, west or southwest. Remember neither the head nor the sides of the bed should make contact with the wall. A safe distance of 10 cms is recommended for the free flow of prana.

Guest room
Keep the bed and other heavy furniture along the south and west walls. The visitor’s head, while sleeping, should be positioned towards the east, south or west but definitely not to the north. Photographs of loved ones should be placed in this room.

Dining room
Avoid placing the dining table in the exact centre of the room. Instead shift it slightly to the east or west of the central point depending on your preference. To the east a more stimulating and conversational atmosphere will be created while the west is quieter.

Raman Datta is a Delhi-based feng shui and vaastu consultant. Call +91-9810155835