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How to Make the Right Meditation Space for You

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It’s easiest to integrate meditative practices into your schedule when you have a clear meditation area in your house that is free of distractions and tension. Redesigning a room can be a daunting task, but there are plenty of easy and inexpensive ways to turn ordinary areas of your house into a welcoming meditation space.

As the pandemic has pushed people to meditate in the confines of their own homes, we wrote this post about the importance of designing a mini meditation sanctuary for yourself. Regardless of what you choose, you will still be prioritizing your mindfulness through making a dedicated space for meditation.

Maximize Your Space

Your meditation area should rely on wide-open space and stay relatively organized at all times. Remember to keep your meditation relatively minimalist so it doesn’t feel cluttered and chaotic. The ultimate goal of a meditation room is to build an oasis for you to mentally recharge. This will make it easier to destress since you won’t have to worry about any major messes that would interfere with a calm state of mind.

Play Around With Lighting

The second step to establishing the foundation for your meditation room is lighting. Many people think that to create a relaxing “zen den” you need dim lighting; this is not necessarily the case! You don’t need to stick to blackout curtains and amber light bulbs. Adjustable lighting is the optimal option for those who prefer a range of brightness in their meditation space.

Figure Out Your Preferred Soundscape

Your preference for what your meditation room should sound like may differ: do you prefer an echo chamber where you can follow sounds until they disappear? You might consider investing in some sound bowls, too. Or do you prefer complete silence when meditation? Or, would you enjoy calming music during your practice? These are all questions to consider when setting up your meditation room.

Select Your Ideal Seating Set-Up

Choose relaxing seating options like down floor pillows, poufs or a meditation chair with ergonomic support. Daybed cushions or fluffy rugs are perfect for floors, too. Adding fun accent pieces like the palm leaf pillow or a soothing place are great options when it comes to adding some personality to your meditation room. Or, keep it simple if you prefer a hard wooden surface — sometimes less is more.

Make the Right Meditation Space for You

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Use Scents Wisely

Aromatherapy fragrances from essential oils or incense have extremely relaxing effects, especially during meditation. Picking a signature scent can help you gain a sense of familiarity and ritual for your daily practice. Essential oils like eucalyptus, peppermint, or lavender are among the most popular aromatherapy fragrances used in essential oil diffusers. Note that peppermint is more of an invigorating scent while lavender and eucalyptus have a calming nature.

Create a Cozy Corner for Your Furry Friend

Meditation is all about finding peace in the present moment and taking a step away from any hectic aspects of our lives. Pets are sometimes the most therapeutic helpers when it comes to destressing! Why not give them a comfortable place to snuggle up alongside you while you’re meditating? After all, the quality time you’re spending relaxing with your furry friend could benefit your cat or dog’s health and well-being, too.

Spruce Up With Fun Colors

Did you know colors can profoundly impact how we feel on a subconscious level? For an energizing meditation space, opt for colors like a muted yellow pictured above. Or, if you prefer a soothing practice, opt for muted blues, greys or any other relaxing color that comes to mind. Look into the psychology of calming colors before you commit to make sure that you’re picking the right color for your meditation goals. And make sure not pick a loud, bright color that may not work for you down the road.

If you take all of these things into consideration, you’ll be well on your way to curating the ideal meditation room. For even more tips on designing a peaceful meditation space in your own home, HomeAdvisor has put together the following comprehensive guide.

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