For many people, creating a meditation space at home isn’t just about having the best equipment; it’s also about matching your style to the room that you choose to use. Whether you’re looking to relax after work or give yourself an afternoon break from studying, meditation can help you relieve stress and quiet your mind if you meditate in an atmosphere that aligns with who you are. If you're looking for ways to relax at home and achieve peace of mind, consider creating a meditation space that fits your personality.
Types of relaxing environments
Finding your focus type
To find your focus type, ask yourself what kind of environment would help you feel most relaxed and comfortable. When it comes to finding peace and serenity, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The type of space that works for you depends on your personality. Some people prefer complete silence, while others find a gentle background noise helps them relax. Some people like being surrounded by nature, while others find a minimalist space more calming. The key is to experiment until you find what works for you.
Finding a space
It's important to find a dedicated space in your home, away from any distractions. It should promote feelings of peace and relaxation. For some people, this may mean setting up a small altar with candles and religious objects. Others may prefer a simple corner with a comfortable chair and some plants.
There are many different types of meditation rooms, so take some time to explore what works best for you. Here are some different types of meditation rooms to help you get started:
A meditation room – This is ideal for people who prefer complete silence when meditating. Make sure the room is dark and has comfortable seating.
An exercise space – This can be your yoga room, a place for your Peloton™ workouts, an indoor or outdoor resistance pool... This is an opportunity to find a type of movement you deeply enjoy and could do often every week.
A prayer closet – Create a small private corner or closet space that holds meaningful reminders of your faith. You might include an altar. Here you can make conscious effort to focus on your intentions and spiritual growth.
A creation space – Consider a personally developed studio for writing, crafting, composing, drafting, drawing, recording, painting, singing, and/or dancing. A room infused with inspiration to help you get lost in your art of choice.
A nature escape – Perhaps a solarium, a sunroom, a garden, an aquarium, an aviary..., whatever piece of the earth that makes you feel grounded and purposeful is a great place to get lost in yourself and your thoughts.
Creating a focal point
A main component of many meditation practices is the creation of a focal point. This can be done in a number of ways, but some common ways to create focus are by staring at a certain object, focusing on your breath, or repeating a mantra. It's important to find what works for you and helps you relax and focus.
Ways to create focus:
- Choose an object to stare at. This could be a candle flame, a picture, or anything that isn't too stimulating.
- Incorporate a sound guide like a metronome or guided meditation audio recording.
- Connect with a movement. Create a Zen walking path or practice free writing.
Remember that you are looking for a slightly mindless task.
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Decorating your meditation room
Your meditation space should be personal and peaceful, a place where you can relax and de-stress. It can be difficult to find the time and space to meditate at home, but with a little bit of creativity, you can create a serene oasis right in your own home.
Here are some tips on how to decorate your meditation room:
Choose a calming color scheme. Stick to light, natural colors that will help create a peaceful atmosphere.
Incorporate nature. Bring the outdoors inside by adding plants or flowers, or by hanging art with nature scenes.
Keep it simple. Less is more when it comes to creating a relaxing space. The goal is to focus on yourself (or maybe to focus on nothing).
Invite your happy place. Think on the one place, real or imaginary, that you find pure joy in. Perhaps you love Harry Potter, or miss chatting with your grandmother, or long to go to Egypt. Find a symbol of that joyous thought, and display it within your new meditation space.
Make it you
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Designing the perfect meditation room
Creating a personal meditation space can be daunting. But with a little bit of thought and some planning, you can easily design a room that promotes peace and relaxation.
The key is to hone in on your own personal happy triggers so that your new meditation space fits your personality and brings you ultimate joy and rejuvenation.
Remember, there are many different types of meditation rooms, from simple corners to more elaborate spaces. Once you know what type of room you want, you can start planning the design that helps you focus and smile.
There are no right or wrong ways to do this, but if you want help, you can always hire and interior designer like me to help you out.
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