Staircase Vastu

Most houses consist of multiple floors and require structures to bridge the vertical distance between them. Normally, the medium used are stairways available in plethora of shapes (such as round, straight, etc) and materials (concrete, wooden, etc).However, before choosing any character, size or direction you should make sure the blue print of your stairway confirms with vastu for staircase. This room should be designed carefully because when you do meditation, you should gain the positive energies and then you can feel charged. If it is in wrong direction, then no matter how much meditation you do, you will not feel charged. There are certain rules which one must follow before the commencement of designing a pooja room.

Correct Direction

A staircase must always be built in the western or southern part of the house. Make sure it’s not constructed in the northeast corner, as that could lead to financial losses for the owner. In fact, staircase in any corner except west or south brings losses.

Tips According to Vastu for Staircase

An external staircase can be built in the southeast direction facing east, southwest direction facing west, northwest direction facing north, and southwest direction facing south.Always begin your stairs from north to south or east to west. A turn can also be taken to other sides, in case there is a lack of space.Stairs must always have an odd number and the number must never end with a zero.While worshipping, the legs of the idol should be at the chest level of the person worshipping depending on the position, whether standing or sitting.The vertical set of stairs should also have an odd number and when divided by three their remnant must be two.Never make circular staircases as they have the ability to cause bad health. Also, a staircase encircling the building can lead to severe calamites.The room which has a staircase in the southwest corner of a basement is not auspicious. As per vastu, people living in a room such as this experience high blood pressure, undiagnosed diseases, anemia and the likeConstruct doors at the end and beginning of each staircase. Also, it’s important to make sure the stairs don’t touch the northern or eastern walls.Try constructing staircases in such a way that stairs are not openly visible to the visitors. Directly visible stairs are thought to be inauspicious.Broken stairs must be repaired instantly, as they may lead to tensions and accidents.Rooms such as bathroom, kitchen, or pooja room should never be built under a staircase. This area can only be used for creating a storage room.If a linear staircase is constructed, it must begin from north to south or east to west (inside or outside the house). Later, it can take any direction.

Colors According To Vastu For Staircase

Staircases must always be painted in light colors and shades such as red and black should be avoided completely.

A badly placed staircase increases negative energy forces. The wrong design of the staircase can undo all the positive vibes of other Vastu principles applied on various floors and interiors. Here are some Vastu guidelines for the internal staircase to bring in wealth, health and peace of mind in your home and family.


 According to Vastu, all staircases must be built in such a way that the person climbing them moves from north to south direction or from eastern to the western direction. Any other movement is considered to be negative and against the principles of Vastu Shastra. This directional connectivity of the staircase is applicable to both internal as well as external steps including commercial and residential centers. Staircases are considered as spaces of flowing energies according to Vastu principles. So, they should be always turning clockwise as we go up.

Number of Steps: 

For the internal staircase to be Vastu compliant, it is essential to have an odd number of steps. For example 15, 17, 19 are good. This is mainly because most people are right-handed and they generally put their right foot first while climbing a staircase. So while they culminate the climb, they prefer to end on the right foot. This is possible only when there are odd numbers of steps. It is simply for this reason that the right foot is equated with gain, the left with a loss.


 The difference between two steps of a staircase must not be too high or too low while the walls adjoining the staircase must be decorated with small pots with vibrant and colorful flowers or wallpaper. The vibrant color décor around the staircase offers a positive vibe between the floor connectivity, making the house more prone to peace and prosperity.


According to Vastu principles, staircases should not be built in the North-East corner of the building irrespective of whether it is located inside the house or outside the house. It is said that this positioning is likely to drain the wealth of the house. Also, it has to be noted that other rooms like the bathroom or pooja room should not be positioned under the staircase. However, using the space below the staircase as storage space is not a problem.

Moreover, 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.

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