The Study room, as the name suggests is used for studying or as a library or as a Home Office. Sometimes it is also used for Sleeping. It is normally located in the UPPER FLOORS, where there is peace and privacy. The Study room should have a lot of natural light and quiet.
Here, I have explained the Vastu Guidelines for a Study room. Since Vastu is a science, every guideline is based on logic and reasoning. As an Architect, I have attempted to explain these guidelines rationally and scientifically, so that you can decide what you want to follow and what you don’t, instead of blindly following them.
The Study room should be in the West of the House: As it is believed that Mercury, which increases brain power, Jupiter which increases ambition and curiosity, Moon which helps in the generation of new thoughts and ideas and Venus which helps in the growth of talent have a better effect if the Study room is in the West. The Scientific Reasoning – Rooms on the West side have the advantage of being well lit and bright in the evenings due to the evening sunrays. Hence it is a good location for a Study room as the children can use it for their studies in the evenings after school and play.
A Study room used only for studying and not sleeping, can be pyramidal shaped as it gives fantastic benefits: The Scientific Reasoning – It is scientifically known that the pyramid shape has a positive effect on the brain and mental health of a person. So if one can create a pyramid within a room, why not?
The door to the Study room can be in the North-East or North: The Logic – Since the Study room is located in the West, the door can open from the North.
The larger windows in a study can be in the East wall and the smaller one in the West wall: The Logic – It is necessary to have windows in the East side to enable the student to study in the early hours of the morning, as well as to have windows in the West to enable him to study in the evenings after school. Also, the morning sunlight falling on the student has a lot of beneficial effects on his health.
The study table should face North, East or North-East: The Logic – It is generally recommended that students start studying early morning as their brain and body are fresh after a well rested sleep. At dawn, the morning sunlight enters a house from the North-East and as the morning progresses, it enters from the East. This morning sunlight is very useful to the human body (synthesis of vitamin D) and by exposure to it, the student can derive a lot of health benefits. Also it lights up the room and allows him to see and read better.
Avoid cabinets or tables in the centre of the Study room: The Logic – It is always advisable to leave the centre of the room empty so that movement is easy. Also while sitting at a study table facing the wall, if there is some furniture or objects standing out behind you, it can make you feel a bit restless as your peripheral vision is constantly aware of that object.
Colour of the Study room walls: They should be green, light green, blue, cream, and white. Light colors are preferred over dark ones. The Logic – It is very important to have a well lit study room without too much glare, and this can be achieved by using light colours. Light colours make a room appear bigger and brighter as the light colours reflect and re-reflect the light.