The ancient science of architecture and buildings, Vastu Shastra contains ancient mystic wisdom that aligns the spaces in your home with positive energy fields. When the guidelines of Vastu are followed, it is believed that the residents of the house will be bestowed with an abundance of health, wealth, and happiness.
Vastu lays down a set of design guidelines for every room in the house, and there are detailed rules for the balcony as well. Read on to know what they are!
What is the Ideal Balcony Direction as per Vastu?
All open spaces, such as balconies, terraces, and decks, should be located in the North, East, or North-East of your house. It is not considered wise to locate a balcony in the opposite corner, the South-West. Ideally, the level of the balcony in the North-East should be one step lower than the rest of the house.
Vastu Colours for the Balcony
Dark colors absorb energy and do not allow it to pass through, while white or light colors reflect and bounce the light around, sending it into the far corners of your home. For this reason, you should choose to paint your balcony walls in shades of white, cream, or soft blue.
Balcony as an Extension
If the balcony is extending out beyond the walls of the building, make sure that the extension is only in the North or East directions. Any extension beyond the external walls in the South or West is considered extremely inauspicious, and you could lose money, attract litigations, and fall sick.
Balcony Grill Designs
Any grill that allows the free flow of air, while following safety norms, is preferred by Vastu. A well-designed grill is preferred over a brick wall that will block the sunlight. If the balcony grill is made of metal, ensure that it is well maintained and does not rust.
Location of Water Outlet in the Floor
The North-East corner of the balcony is the ideal location for the rainwater outlet. The slope of the balcony floor should be lowest at the North-East corner. Water should always flow from the South to the East, or the West toward the North.
Placing Balcony Furniture
If you’re lucky enough to have a large balcony where you can sit down and enjoy the fresh air, you could place some casual seating and a centre table for outdoor dining. Vastu mandates that any heavy furniture should be placed in the South or West sides of the balcony, and you should sit facing the North and East.
In Which Direction Should the Balcony Roof Slope?
While the highest point of a pitched roof should be located in the South West quadrant, the roof should slope down toward the North or East according to Vastu.
Plants always radiate positive energy and infuse the home with the right vibes. When creating a balcony garden, avoid covering the North and East with plants that will block the entry of sunlight and fresh air to your home.
You can create a vertical garden on the South or West walls, and place pots in these two directions. Try not to block any windows or doors with tall plants in large, heavy pots. Smaller pots with flowering plants are preferred.
Vastu Accessories for the Balcony
Your balcony is a place where you can relax and unwind. Plan to use accessories that transform it into an oasis of calm. The sound of cascading water can be very soothing. If you are planning to have a water body on the balcony, locate it in the North-East for an abundance of positive energy.
A Buddha statue toward the North East will attract high energy vibrations to this corner. This quadrant is ruled by the water element, and you can place the statue right next to the water fountain to harness positive vibes.
If you’d like to put up a swing or a hammock on the terrace, always plan to place it in the North-West, in such a way that when you sit on it you will be facing the North or the East.
Can the Balcony be Circular or Have Angled Edges?
As per Vastu, only square or rectangular balconies are acceptable. Any other polygonal or circular shape is not advised as it will not have the right definition. The edges should be at ninety degrees and should not be chamfered or curved.
The balconies and terraces in your home connect the indoors to the outdoors and play a very critical role in creating a balance of energy between all the spaces. To fill your home with boundless energy and design a Vastu-compliant home interior, do connect with the HomeLane team!