Meditation Room Décor that Replenishes Your Mind, Body, and Soul
Take a moment to visualize a space in your home that nurtures and replenishes your mind, body, and soul. A personal sanctuary that will serve as a reminder that the daily stresses of life are to be set aside to make room for your daily meditation practices. A practice that will recharge and reset you physically and emotionally to create more balance in your life.
“I have witnessed an indescribable energy that my design clients experience when they step into a room customized to suit their style”Gigi Day
You will find that taking time to explore the best setting for you is such an important part of your mindfulness journey. I have found over the years that we are far more influenced by our surroundings than we realize. As a designer, I have witnessed indescribable energy that elevates design clients when a room is in complete harmony with our vision. And it is also true that successful room transformations address the five senses one hundred percent of the time.
If You Are Reading This Post, it is Time Create Your Space to Meditate
In this article, we will explore how to create a meditation space in your home. Taking care of ourselves is incredibly necessary for our health and well-being. It is the very act of tending to our bodies, our minds, and emotions that replenishes us for our partners, kids, parents, and friends. Especially now, perhaps it is time to consider shifting your focus to self-care by designing a cozy corner or room devoted to clearing your mind and bringing a smile to your face.
And if you find that you are on the fence about creating a meditation room, scroll down to the bottom of this post because we dive deeper into the research you may need to read.
Here’s Your List of 10 Stress Relief Ideas to Improve your Meditation Practices at Home
- Begin with Your Favorite Memories
- Vision Board Planning – Develop Your Meditation Room Concept
- Choose a Space that Feels Great
- Connection to the Outdoors
- Remove Clutter
- Select an Irresistible Color Palette
- Choose Furnishings and Accessories
- Natural Light
- Sound Therapy (Minimal technology when possible)
- Aromatherapy & Tea Meditation
1. Begin with Your Favorite Memories
Imagine your three most cherished memories. Which of your senses is most heightened? What time of day? What are the color palettes that come to mind? Are the days sun-kissed or snow-filled? What natural elements surround you? Which scents surround you? Envelope you? For some of us, recreating the spirit-soothing tranquility of your favorite spa setting comes to mind. If you like the idea of journaling, write down the highlights of those special moments in a Mediation Planner (a simple notebook or Google docs is all you need).
2. Vision Board Planning – Develop Your Meditation Room Concept
Place inspirational photos and images that connect with your Meditation Planner on your private Pinterest Vision Board. And sound advice from Melissa Cummings, Realtor in California, “Really enjoy the exploration process but give yourself a time limit to keep creativity overwhelm at bay. Let’s say no more than a week. Pin images that extend a sense of calm and serenity, or opt for more energizing imagery.”
Really enjoy the exploration process but give yourself a limit to keep creativity overwhelm at bay.Melissa Cummings, Realtor, California
3. Choose a Space that Feels Great
It makes sense to have a dedicated meditation space, and it is easy to turn any room in your home into a haven of self-care to soothe your soul and calm your mind. Your sanctuary is as personal as you are. Your designated meditation area does not have to be an entire room – convert a corner, alcove, closet, or your bedroom. What’s important is to create a meditation space where you can shut out the rest of the world, even for a short while, and enter into a nurturing realm of tranquility.
Make it Comfortable and Cozy
Your bedroom can be a great place to meditate, although many experts caution against lying down on your bed; lest you get so relaxed, you fall asleep. A plush blanket at the ready can be used to cover a hard floor or keep you warm if your room is cool. A fluffy pillow makes an ideal accessory. If you prefer to meditate in a chair, or sofa choose a comfortable one that supports your back.
4. Connection to the Outdoors
If you are lucky enough to have a backyard, deck, terrace, or balcony, here are a few tips for designing an ideal space to meditate:
- Make it private
- Use soft lighting, such as candles (consider flameless), lanterns, and fairy lights
- Fill it with flowers and plants, particularly aromatic ones such as lavender, lilac, and honeysuckle
- Make it comfortable with a meditation mat, pillows, blankets, and rugs
- Add soothing sounds with wind chimes, running water, or a white noise machine
5. Remove Clutter
In a Headspace post, “Does a Clear Space Really Mean a Clear Mind?” Laura Vrcek writes, The more clutter you can see, the more quickly you’ll find yourself distracted.” As part of your mindfulness journey, view decluttering as a cleansing ritual rather than a chore.
Another way to reduce sensory overload is to minimize distractions by turning off your devices and the TV. And, if you choose to meditate with your eyes open, you may wish to gaze at something soft and soothing, such as a statue or piece of artwork.
“Successful room transformations address the five senses one hundred percent of the time.”Gigi Day
6. Select an Irresistible Aesthetic and Color Palette
It’s time to move to the next phase: select your aesthetic and color palette for your meditation room. Begin with the inspirational images from your favorite memories practice (discussed in step one), or watch for our new vision board releases.
The Mod Daily debuts the first in a series of Meditation Rooms at Home
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7. Choose Furnishings and Accessories
If you have space, a comfy sofa or beautifully upholstered chair may be a lovely addition. Or, keep it very simple, with layers of mats, rugs, cushions, Moroccan poufs, and blankets. Frequently used accessories include shoji screens, bamboo mats, and lantern lighting.
Consider creating a table to display your favorite items, such as a sculpture or singing bowl. It’s a great way to focus your attention when you’re meditating.
8. Natural Light
You don’t have to meditate in the dark. Bright, natural light is ideal, so place your meditation nook near a window and consider sheer curtains to soften the light. If you do meditate at night, a simple dimmer switch can be used to create the right ambiance, or turn the lights off altogether and add some candles.
9. Sound Therapy
There are so many exciting products in the marketplace today. I’ll include just one option for this post. I chose it because it does not rely on a phone app for operation, allowing you to spend time unplugged.
- Adaptive Sound Technologies Sound + Sleep High Fidelity Sleep Sound Machine with Real Non-Looping Natural Sounds
10. Aromatherapy & Tea Meditation Ritual
Add touches of nature, such as a plant or a vase of fresh roses. Use scented candles or an aromatherapy diffuser filled with your favorite essential oils, such as lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, or jasmine. The important thing is to feel good. Try:
- Moooi’s Indigo Hooto Room Fragrance – with notes of mystical oriental flowers infused with boozy spices, woody notes, and soft green leaves
- Michelle Pfeiffer’s Henry Rose warming candle called Jake’s House, with notes of watery freshness, honeyed neroli, and soft musk.
- Urpower 1,000 ml ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser
Create Your Tea Ritual: De-Stress with a Simple Tea Meditation
The Art of Tea Company offers hand-blended and custom-crafted fine organic teas and botanicals to support your simple tea meditation. The company’s website provides a variety of recipes and collections like:
- The Wellness gut health tea bundle
- At Home Matcha Kit
- Earl Grey Creme Tin Gift Box Set
- Tetsubin Cast Iron Tea Pot
The Ritual of Comfort
And don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes. A few brands with lovely loungewear:
- Palm Angels
- Le17 Septembre for Women
- Anna Quan Misha Ribbed-Knit Cotton Vesna Dress (Silence)
Why a Meditation Space is So Important
According to Jon Kabat-Zin, Ph.D., author of Mindfulness Meditation: Health Benefits of an Ancient Buddhist Practice, mindfulness is a practice that offers a unique way to help people cope with stress. It can help induce deep states of relaxation, control high blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, and even help insomniacs fall asleep within 20 minutes of going to bed.
In his eight-week program, The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program, he advocates a formal practice of focused meditation, including a sitting meditation, supine body scan, or various hatha yoga sequences. This practice can easily be done at home in a dedicated meditation space.
There are many other forms of meditation, including zen, mantra, transcendental, yoga, and chakra, to name a few. While different practices work for different people, everyone agrees that a daily meditation practice can have significant mental and physical health benefits.
Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation through its app, www.headspace.com, is a strong advocate of establishing a daily meditation routine, claiming that frequency is even more important than duration. Having a meditation space or room in your home can help meditation become part of your daily routine. No matter which form you choose or how long you meditate, the good news is it is a practice that can be done anywhere in your home, indoors, or outside.
According to Sharon Salzburg, the author of Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection, “You can do it anywhere — even the subway. But the meditation space you create at home is the most delightful of places.”
|A List of Possible Benefits from Meditation|
|Decreased Anxiety Tension & Stress|
|Increased Emotional Balance|
|Improved Sleep Benefits|
|Decreased Mood Swings|
|Reduction in Bone Pain|
|Cholesterol Level reduction|
|Muscle Pain Relief|
|Reduced Blood Pressure|
|Reduction in PMS Symptoms|
“the meditation space you create at home is the most delightful of places.”Sharon Salzburg