INDIAN VASTU SCIENCE FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015

A new year calls for new resolutions, remembering the memories of the past year and making plans for the success for the upcoming year. However for a better and brighter year ahead, it is very essential to tune into Vastu principles, Abide by them and implement them for better life. In this blog today we would be proving you with some tips for the same.

REMOVING THE NEGATIVITY FROM HOUSE AND OFFICE

Cracks on the plaster of the walls, both in the interiors as well as exterior of the house is a major vastu defect, which may bring about continuous downfall in one’s business and hence should be filled urgently.

Spider webs should be cleared of the house or office, as they are considered highly inauspicious for the growth and prosperity

GETTING HAPPINES

•Placing a beautiful rose quartz crystal in the south east corner of your living room can ensure the steaming in of positive energy
•Hanging a picture of yourself in a happy mood on the south east wall of your bedroom also ensure happiness.
•Never put abstract pictures in the house, as they bring about unwanted sadness.

GETTING RICHER

•Avoid placing heat related elements in the north of your house as it is the direction responsible for bringing about growth and prosperity
•Place your safe or locker in the southwest of your house, with its door opening towards the north. This would ensure you easy and long lasting money.

AUSPICIOUS RITUALS

•One should buy a new broom and a mop for the house on the first day of the new year, as this lays down the foundation for new opportunities for the entire year.
•Make sweets in your kitchen on new years eve and distribute it to family and friends as it would mark the start of a year of sweetness in relationships.
•Draw a swastika symbol on both the side walls of the main entrance door, along with the words RIDHI-SIDDHI and SHUBH LABH on them as it is lucky.
•Decorate the temple in your house and light a lamp of clarified butter on the first day of the New year to make a pure beginning.

Living Room Design Décor & Interior Aspects

A living room has two important aspects, it is generally regarded as the most public or sociable place in a home because it is where strangers as well as family & friends will be greeted and entertained, but it is also a place for rest and relaxation when you are on your own.

IN living room, it is useful to combine fixed and flexible furniture pieces. There could be large sofa that would be difficult to move, but provides seating for several people or a place for a couple to lounge, as well as a couple of light weight individual chairs that can be arranged against a wall when not needed but brought in to the room when required.

The area where you watch TV or films could be located away from the windows, in the darker inner area of the room because sunlight will reflect off the screen and make it more difficult to watch. But a comfortable seat for reading, or a study area or desk will benefit from being by window where there will be direct access to natural light.

Purpose & Function of Interior Designing

One of the first rules of design is to make a room fits for its purpose, so begin by evaluating the space you have and work out how it can be used.
When looking at a room, whether large or small, it is important to decide exactly what it needs to do. Ask yourself some basic questions, for example will it be a primary function space with one task, or a dual function space with two tasks such as kitchen and dining room.
Part of this analysis involves looking at your lifestyle-if you don’t enjoy cooking and entertaining at home then you don’t need a large kitchen so you may be able to free up space to accommodate another task such as laundry, or if you have a lot of possessions or equipment, additional storage.
Conversely, if the kitchen is small but you want to use it for dining, entertaining and cooking, could use functions such as the storage required for a pantry /washing machine/dryer be relocated to another area therefore freeing up space to accommodate chairs/table? Would a folding table be an option, so that it can be stored away neatly when not required?
If you have a busy family home with adults and teenagers rushing to get out of the house at the same time, an additional shower room could relieve the pressure on the main bathroom. The shower could be installed in an unused or under-used space such as beneath the sloping rise of a staircase or in a bedroom where an enclosure could be constructed or a bath slotted in behind a low or half wall or an opaque glass screen.
The direction a room faces will affect the penetration and quality of natural light and may also influence your choice of function you place there. For example a bedroom that faces in the direction of the sunrise will be light and bright in the mornings making it easier to wake up and get out of bed, whereas a room that faces in the opposite direction will be cool and dark, and make you stay under the bed for longer time.
This sort of analysis and overview will make you think about each room in turn and explore the options and possibilities available.

Introduction to the basic principles of Interiors & Decor for beginners

Deciding how to decorate your home can be a daunting task, some people look for inspiration in the pages of interior & decor magazines, or the colours of a favourite painting & artworks, even the pattern of a carpet or curtain fabric. Then there are tricky questions of how to find an overall style? What shapes of furniture to chose and how to arrange it to so that the layout of a room is cosy and comfortable but still spacious and easy to more around? All these things make it difficult to know where to start with your interior journey?

There are tricks of the design trade and all sorts of information available on interior websites and through interior designers and decorators, but the aim of our blog “The Interior Directory” is to simplify and structure the basic principles of design so that they are easy to follow, whether you are starting a scheme from scratch or reinventing an existing space of your own office or home.

As you gather design ideas it is helpful to put them in a file or folder, especially pages taken from interior magazines showing the particular drape of a curtain or piece of bedroom or living room furniture you like, plus swatches of wall paint colours or fabric that might work for your decoration ideas. Also carry the specific note pad in which to keep useful phone numbers, colour references and lists that you can tick or amend as you progress

Good design achieves a sense of place, somewhere with an interesting and memorable appearance. This can be done by highlighting features, using colour effectively and careful arrangement of furnishing and accessories. As with fashionable clothing the most successful “looks” are achieved by mixing and matching brands and labels, as well as things that are old and new.

A complete, head to toe designer outfit will be memorable for the designer label rather than person wearing it, but if you customise the outfit with your own accessories and mix in a different shirt or belt, then the outfit will take on your look rather than that of a designer. The same rule applies when decorating a room, it is how you interpret and adapt a scheme that makes it unique to you.

Don’t be intimidated by the vast array of choices and the mass of information available. It is the matter of editing it down until you find what suits you, and remember you don’t need to be wildly bold to make an impact, subtle shades, simple furnishings and few well placed accessories can be effective when creating a comfortable and relaxing home.

Introduction to the basic principles of Interiors & Decor for beginners

Deciding how to decorate your home can be a daunting task, some people look for inspiration in the pages of interior & decor magazines, or the colours of a favourite painting & artworks, even the pattern of a carpet or curtain fabric. Then there are tricky questions of how to find an overall style? What shapes of furniture to chose and how to arrange it to so that the layout of a room is cosy and comfortable but still spacious and easy to more around? All these things make it difficult to know where to start with your interior journey?

There are tricks of the design trade and all sorts of information available on interior websites and through interior designers and decorators, but the aim of our blog “The Interior Directory” is to simplify and structure the basic principles of design so that they are easy to follow, whether you are starting a scheme from scratch or reinventing an existing space of your own office or home.

As you gather design ideas it is helpful to put them in a file or folder, especially pages taken from interior magazines showing the particular drape of a curtain or piece of bedroom or living room furniture you like, plus swatches of wall paint colours or fabric that might work for your decoration ideas. Also carry the specific note pad in which to keep useful phone numbers, colour references and lists that you can tick or amend as you progress

Good design achieves a sense of place, somewhere with an interesting and memorable appearance. This can be done by highlighting features, using colour effectively and careful arrangement of furnishing and accessories. As with fashionable clothing the most successful “looks” are achieved by mixing and matching brands and labels, as well as things that are old and new.

A complete, head to toe designer outfit will be memorable for the designer label rather than person wearing it, but if you customise the outfit with your own accessories and mix in a different shirt or belt, then the outfit will take on your look rather than that of a designer. The same rule applies when decorating a room, it is how you interpret and adapt a scheme that makes it unique to you.

Don’t be intimidated by the vast array of choices and the mass of information available. It is the matter of editing it down until you find what suits you, and remember you don’t need to be wildly bold to make an impact, subtle shades, simple furnishings and few well placed accessories can be effective when creating a comfortable and relaxing home.