A vastu home has to be aligned with the cardinal directions thereby reflecting the Vedic concept of the universe. Don’t place disturbing works of art such as those depicting war and misery as they may bring about negative energy. The bedroom is best placed in the Southwest of the house. The bed should be placed in middle of the room or southwest corner of the room. Beds should not touch Northern or Eastern walls. The best location for the kitchen is the southeast corner of the house.
The Brahmastan occupies pride of place in any house designed according to the principles of Vastu. This is the central courtyard and is the energy center of the house. It is best left open to the sky if possible. This allows energetic space surrounding the Earth into the house. Since the basic tenet of Vastu sastra is that space has a powerful impact on us, we must connect the spaces to have a positive effect on us. Different spaces have varied effects on us – gardens, crowded railway platforms, beaches.