10 Meditation Spaces That Will Inspire You To Create Your Own
A home should always be a place of calm, soothing feelings, an oasis in the middle of a hectic world. You surround yourself with objects you love, colors that make you feel blissful and family photos that bring back happy memories.
But what if you set aside a special corner or even a room of your home that was completely devoted to banishing stressful emotions? Meditation is a great way to do just that, through focusing, breathing and clearing your mind. Your meditation practice can be improved through comforting surroundings and thoughtful design details, which you can achieve in your own home without having to go to a studio.
Here are 10 spaces that will have you saying namaste in no time.
Embrace Minimal Décor
When it comes to a meditation space, oftentimes less is more. For your own space, incorporate simple cushions, a small stool and textured area rug, and you’re ready to meditate in a no-frills, yet chic, space.
Spotlight Your Personality
For a meditation space to feel good, it has to feel like you, right? You can get truly comfortable when you’ve woven in pieces that have meaning to you, like a joyful Buddha statue, a warm throw blanket and a colorful rug.
Choose Soft Colors
While bright, bold colors can be fun, there’s something about whispery, pastel hues that’s oh-so-soothing. Even though your eyes will likely be closed while you meditate, it’s important to feel comforted in the space as soon as you sit down.
Take Your Meditation Space Outdoors
It makes perfect sense to take a meditation practice outside, where you can soak up the sounds of the birds chirping and the wind blowing through the trees. You can design it however you like (just be sure to include waterproof, outdoor-friendly pieces and materials), or you can go all-out for an afternoon of meditating with a space that’s outfitted with dreamy textiles, candles and vintage pieces.
Make It Light and Bright
When you’re meditating, it can feel good to have some sunlight on your skin and a breeze coming in through a window. When crafting your meditation corner, try to place it next to a window.
Mimic a Professional Studio
If you have a favorite studio where you like to meditate, you can borrow design aspects of that studio and bring them into your space.
Rethink a Room
You probably have that one room of your house that you don’t know how to decorate or simply isn’t used enough as a den or office. Consider transforming it into a full-scale meditation space.
Go All-Out Bohemian
Bohemian décor naturally lends itself to meditation spaces. You can pull together your best bohemian pieces to construct your own free-spirited meditation corner, including an eye-catching chair, tribal textiles and patterned pillows.
Cozy It Up
You should be at your most comfortable in your meditation space—after all, sometimes sitting cross-legged doesn’t exactly feel as relaxed as you’d think. Offer yourself a soft place to land by placing plush pillows, cushions and blankets in your space.
Create a Laid-Back Feel
A meditation space can be as simple as setting out a cushion (or more for your friends) in a favorite room of your home where you always feel peaceful. The whole point of meditation is to remove stress from your life, so don’t create extra stress by trying to perfect your meditation space.