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7 unique ways to decorate your place with Buddhist arts

By Gaurav Manandhar at
decoration of a room with buddha statue

If we look at the history, the purpose to create and showcase Buddhist arts was to spread Buddhism and teaching of the Buddha. This objective didn’t linger in due course of time. The purpose turned to maintain peace and harmony and also to spread positivity in the surrounding environment. Hence the people started to put the Buddhist arts, mainly Buddha statue, in the prayer room. Later the people put the Buddha statues in other rooms according to Feng Shui, and Vastu Shastra. But now with the initiation of new concepts on interior designing, people began to decorate their places with Buddhist arts. These are mainly Thangka Painting, Mandala Painting, murals, acrylic painting, oil painting, etc.

Let's observe seven unique ways to decorate the places with the help of Buddhist arts and hidden benefits as well.

1. Buddha Statues in the living room

We can put the Buddha statue on the drawer or closet, in front of the entrance of the room. It is the best idea to accompany the statue with indoor plants on a flowerpot and singing bowls. This arrangement helps to generate a feeling of positivity and calmness.

2. Large sized Buddhist murals in the living room

Interior designers suggest that murals at the rear side of the couch or sofa are the best place to paint. Another option for the mural painting is left-side of the couch and sofa. This position of the mural helps in proper and effective communication.

3. Mandala painting in the Bedroom

The best place to put the mandala painting is on the sides of the bed. It is also great idea to hang at the back side of the bed. This arrangement helps to renew the positivity in our body.

4. Buddha statue in the Kitchen

According to Vastu and Feng shui, north eastern side of the room is the best place to showcase. This place helps to provide spiritual and cosmic energy which enhances the well-being. Alternatively, we can use the place where everybody can see while they are sitting together to have meals or lunch.

5. Acrylic and an oil painting of Buddha along the corridor.

Normally, people focus more on the living room and bed rooms and they tend to forget to decorate the corridors. But if the people decorate the corridors with Buddha paintings along with the lighting, it can bring whole new feelings. It can also energize the place with positive vibrations.

6. Thangka painting in the prayer rooms

People decorate their prayer room with different icons, from pictures to the statue, which portray religious beliefs. But if included Thangka painting, it makes us realize about the nature of life and the whole universe, visually. There is no specific place to hang Thangka painting in the room. It depends upon the house owner's comfortableness.

7. Buddha statue in the study room

The best place is on the study table itself if the table is near the wall. Another best option is above the drawer or closet which is in front of the study table. It is believed that the presence of Buddha icon in the study room will make the environment calm. It also helps to reduce the level of anxiety of the person.