Vastu for Posters and Paintings


Posters and Paintings Vastu – Principles You Must Follow

Posters and paintings plays a vital role in enhancing the beauty of any room but using them according to Vastu shall further boost the positive vibes in the house. It is a fact that every single object around, has its own energy, aura and vibes – paintings thus would play a prominent role, since it invokes feelings (positive and negative), connected to the inhabitants culture, personal life and likes, wishes and desires too.

Artwork add an extra spark of elegance to your house  & provides  you the vibrant energy that you need to have a great day. Although painting preferences may vary from home to home, there are still some basic rules to kept in mind while choosing an painting:

Posters and Paintings Vastu

  • Try to place a painting depicting water on the northern wall of your living room whereas the poster of rising sun shall help in getting the wisdom waves from the eastern direction of sun, the symbol of knowledge and wisdom.
  • The southern wall of a living room can be decorated with family photograph, scenes of high-rise buildings and mountains etc. These indicate the support and stability. The western wall is advised to be used for the paintings showing landscape and posters of children. This helps inviting opportunities for the family growth, as believed in Vastu.
  • Before you purchase paintings for your home you must keep in mind that these paintings should always be purchased for creating a pleasant and peaceful ambiance at home. You can purchase posters of floral patterns, birds, river, flower vases. Avoid putting pictures of crying girl, war or tragedy in your home. This can create negative vibrations in your home.
  • Paintings and posters showing grief, sorrow, pain, poverty etc. should not be used in a house. The abstract paintings are also not appreciated in Vastu. Scenes of devastated castles, drowning ships, burning buildings etc. have a strong negative impact on the sanctity of the environment inside the building. So they should be kept at the bay.
  • The correct position and direction of the paintings are two very important aspects that you must surely keep in mind. The direction and the location for the instillation of different paintings are different.
  • The direction from east to south is considered to be very auspicious and pure as it is considered to be the place of solar energy. At this location you can install pictures of flowers, women and other creative things.
  • If you like clicking photographs and decorating your home with them then you can click pictures of high mountains, flying birds, rocks, aircraft and moving train as they are considered to be great for decorating your interiors.
  • You must also place pictures and posters of various Hindu God and Goddesses in your home. The picture of Lord Krishna eating curd or with Radha is surely lucky for your home. These paintings can also be installed in your puja room.
  • There are several ways to improve the relationship energy in your bed room. Painting of hearts , birds, flowers etc. in pair and pictures of romantic holidays, happy couple are highly recommended in the bed room of any married couple.


  1. I have a basement apartment. And the ceiling height of my bedroom is about 7′. I have a large picture that is approximately 3′-0″ x 3′-6″. To make the room (and the ceiling height) look larger, should I hang it near the top of the wall, or in the middle? What is a good height to hang the pictures?

  2. The best placement of pictures is to hang it in a way so that the middle is at eye level. If you’re hanging a group of pictures, make sure the middle of the group is at eye level. Good Luck!!!

  3. Well it depends on the style of your room. It will be most suitable if you place the pics in the middle because you wont have to crane your head too much in order to catch a glimpse of them.

  4. I think it will be a better idea if you place the pictures in the middle since it will be more convenient for you. After all you`ll have to do dusting and it won`t be possible if the pictures will be placed too high.

    • Yes you can. A picture with group of horses is very auspicious in the living room and entrance. But make sure the picture is such that the horses seems to be coming inside the house not going out of the house.

  5. We have a picture of temples on holy mountain with a picture of IDOL in the inset. Which direction is correct to place this frame?


  6. Dear sir,
    I want to hang a picture or painting on the south wall as well as on north wall so please suggest for the same.

    Sujit Shaw.

    • Horses, specifically 7 white galloping horses with rising sun in the background, have a great significance in Vaastu. Horses, in Vaastu, represent success and power. The direction of the galloping horses is very important. While hanging the painting, one should make sure that it faces one’s home i.e. the horses coming towards your home and not away from your home. You can place a sculpture of a pair of white horses in the north-west zone of your home.

  7. sapna gadkari on

    I want to buy painting for my south wall and southwest door.please suggest which and where to buy according to vastu or fein shui

    • Pictures of serene Mountain without water/snow can be displayed on south wall. Avoid placing pictures that are too bright.

      South walls can also be decorated with things that remind one of their or their family’s achievements. Trophies, certificates and awards can be used here.

  8. shaifali gupta on

    I have pasted 7 running horses poster in the north wall of my room.. Which is both sleeping and studying room. Is this is right or not to do so? Please reply..

    • Horse Posters signify energy, power, success and authority so they are good to have in study room. However the same principles make it not good to hang in bedrooms or the rooms used to sleep.

      One should avoid horse paintings in bedroom, this energy will upset the serene environment required for relaxation.

    • Well actually it depends on which room are you talking about however in general green is considered a harmonious color for east. So its good for walls facing this direction to have an element of green.

    • Family photographs of dead are best suited for South wall in the South-west direction of the home however for living family members hang their pictures on the West Wall.

  9. I have a Painting of two Galloping Red Horses…. when i hanged this painting in my office on South
    Wall (Which is right Behind my Seat) horges seems to Run from South to North and slidly left to Right
    but on same time they seems to run out from office…….
    what should i do ???? should i keep this painting or not ????

    • Red being a symbol of aggressiveness and horse being a symbol of power, improves your business aggressively in terms of cash flow, reputation and fame. Prefer horse coming from left side or from front. When placed in the South, a Pair of Red Horses provides a steady flow of money. They should be placed facing the North direction. The horse should be placed such that it is coming in and not going out of the house.

    • Galloping horses paintings are considered very good for the living room as this brings lots of yang energy inside your home. Hanging horse paintings near the entrance will help in bringing good luck, wealth and prosperity. It is also advisable to select happy galloping horses and not angry emotions expressed in the horse painting. The direction of the galloping horses is very important and this must always be facing inside the direction of your home, that is the horses coming towards your home and not away from your home.

  10. Hi, can one place a picture of self (living) and father (deceased) on a south wall in the living room? This is a picture from my childhood and brings back great memories….

    • Displaying pictures that remind you of loved ones and happy memories will bring good energy to a room but do not hang both (living and deceased) together. Pictures of living are better if placed in East or North direction. Also don’t keep pics of late family members in Temple or place of worship.Pictures of late family members and ancestors should be hanged on South wall or the South-West corner. If south wall is not available then on west wall. Ensure that they are facing towards north or east.

  11. I have a painting of Lion, Lioness and their 2 cubs sitting together in jungle, depicting a family. Is it suitable to put this painting in Living room or guest room of my house and on which direction of wall should I hang?

  12. Hi,
    Can you please tell me where to place the endless road or pathway picture in a studio apartment . Coz where I stay that there is no much wall space on the north side . Any best alternate region to keep such a picture.

  13. Sir,
    Is a tree design on wall with light brown base and the tree with its trunk and red cherry a sign of bad vastu? It is on the west and in bed room

  14. Dear Sir,

    In a high rise apartment how would you identify directions to hang paintings. Would you take each room in particular? I wish to hang paintings which depict krishna and his life. Is it fine to put it on a southern wall of a living room that is in the north east part of the flat?

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