This room is commonly addressed as the sitting room or lounge and is generally used by the house owner and his family members for relaxation, entertainment and recreation. The living room is a versatile room and is also used for other activities such as watching television, reading books, gossiping with family members, spending time with children, drinking, eating and many more casual activities. Thus it is many-a-times combined with drawing room, puja room or dining room as per planning and requirements.
The principles laid down by vastu shastras can be cleverly incorporated in creating and designing beautiful modern-day living rooms which can make our lives healthier and more meaningful.
Location of the living room:
- North-west location: The north-west quadrant, belonging to the element of air, is an ideal location for the living room, that is, if you want to avoid late night parties, get-togethers, etc. This quadrant indicates movement and makes guests restless, encouraging them to leave.
- North-east location: This makes the living room a storehouse of positive energy and bestows the users with serenity and mental peace.
- Northern location: This quadrant of wealth and health adds a congenial ambience to the room and infuses it with positive vibrations.
- South-west location: This direction is for stability, so is never recommended for spaces shared by guests. However, this quadrant is favourable for the occupants.
Living rooms are quite quite similar to drawing rooms as per vastu as there is a very fine difference between the two. When drawing room is generally used specially for guests the living room is more exclusively for family.