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From Vastu Living: Creating a Home for the Soul

The Vastu Living Home

A Vastu Living home should bring us pleasure when your eyes gaze over each space, including the kitchen and the bathroom. And this pleasure should be deep and internal, creating a sense of well-being whenever we are inside the home or walking around the property if we live in a home that has land. 

How do we achieve this level of pleasure? When we start the process of turning a house or apartment or loft into a vastu living home, we make the entire space cohesive, and express the concept of interconnectedness. Whether we live in a studio apartment in the city or in a house in the country with lots of property, each area within a space and the collection of spaces should feel interlinked and part of the whole. This connection should also extend to the land that immediately surrounds the home. We establish this connection by 1) honoring the five elements, and 2) honoring our personality and the personalities of the occupants, and establishing their identities in our space.

Harmony in Themes and Patterns

From a small apartment room to a home with multiple floors, it is important to establish themes or subtle patterns that move through the space. Choose two or three of your favorite colors and let them flow through the decor of the home. Use them in different ways -- sometimes as a dominant color painted on the walls of a room or incorporated into the wallpaper; sometimes as a secondary color in cushions, in a rug, in the table linen, or in the window treatment. You may, of course, use more than three colors in your home. The idea is to have your favorite two or three colors reappear in different ways throughout the interior. This recurrence creates an appealing rhythm and unites the many spaces or rooms into one cohesive whole that is identified with you. 

You might take family heirlooms or a favorite collection and display treasured items in your various rooms. The relatedness again creates cohesion and harmony. This conscientious and deliberate continuation binds you personality to the home and makes you feel that the home is a part of you.

Over time, as your personality gets incorporated into your home, you will find this harmony and rhythm wash over you and slowly remove your tension.
              
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