Designing a staircase may not always get much attention as compared to the rest of the house. However, a badly placed staircase can invite negative energies and can repel the positive vibes of any other Vastu principles you applied in the rest of your home. On the other hand, a correctly designed staircase can bring in wealth, health and peace of mind in your home.
You may have several doubts in your mind regarding the positioning, direction, the number of steps, and so on. In this post, we share all the top tips that will address any query you may have in designing a staircase based on Vastu principles.
The Direction of Stairs According to Vastu
- Build your staircase in the south-west, west or south part of the house. Avoid constructing it in anywhere else, especially the northeast side, as that is believed to cause financial losses to the owner.
- Remember to begin your staircase from north to south or east to west. You can incorporate a turn to other sides if you don’t have enough space. It is also believed that circular or spiral staircases and staircases circling the house can lead to adverse health or calamites. Square or rectangular stairs that bend at an angle are ideal. Their risers should not be too high or too steep.
- Vastu principles recommend that staircases should be designed in a way that you climb them from north to south or from east to west. Any other direction is considered to be negative.
- If the staircase is positioned right before the entrance of the house, it is considered an imbalance. Nevertheless, this can be offset by positioning indoor plants in front of the staircase.
Can Stairs be Anticlockwise?
Vastu says that staircases are spaces of flowing energies. So, they should always turn clockwise as you go up.
Where to Construct The StaircaseDon’t build staircases in such a way that stairs are completely visible to outsiders or guests, especially not in the centre of the house. If they are fully visible, it is considered to be inauspicious. Build it on the side of your house to let the energy flow.If the staircase is positioned right before the entrance of the house, it is considered as an imbalance. Nevertheless, this can be offset by positioning indoor plants in front of the staircase.It is also advisable to design a roof that slopes towards the north or east at the top of the staircase.
Number of Steps in Staircase according to Vastu
Vastu guidelines suggest that the number of stairs must be an odd number. Also, the number shouldn’t end with a zero. This is mainly because most people are right-handed and start with their right foot while climbing a staircase, and also end the climb on the same foot.