Meditating can increase your productivity, energy, and concentration, while organizing thoughts and helping to kick bad habits.
Your home should be a place of peace; it's your safe space and a personal oasis in the middle of a hectic world. But that doesn't mean chaos can't take over some of the more high-traffic areas: So for those moments when you need to find your zen, dedicate a soothing space. Let's use 5 tips below to get an inspiration for your home decor.
Dedicate your space
Your meditation space doesn't have to be large: It just has to be a place that lets you relax. It doesn't have to be an entire room—it's really about carving out a small, simple, quiet, inspiring space for yourself. Even an armchair by a window works.
2. Take it to the floor
Finding a comfortable floor cushion to help you settle into your meditation. If you're working with limited space, opting for smaller coffee tables (or going without them altogether) can help make room on the floor. Open areas feel light, breezy, and clean, and by styling your space to include them all the time, you won't find yourself moving furniture each time you sit down to meditate.
Since many people practice meditation on the floor, styling your furniture low can keep the same vibe without the necessity to sit on the rug. Plush floor chairs make room for an extra-comfortable meditation session in this room, while soft fabrics and textures throughout the space keep it cozy.
3. Incorporate plants and natural materials
Like spending time in nature, using the natural materials of the earth in your meditation room can help stage a calming space. If you're not able to meditate outside, bring the outdoors in. Accents like rustic wood, soft textiles, and woven décor can make your room feel inviting and calming to ponder your thoughts.
An air purifier or plants can be an amazing element to clear the air in your space. Options for indoor plant species that absorb toxins in the air, and don't be afraid to go maximal: Plants make a space feel more inviting in addition to helping you breathe.
4. Glow with candles - make it cozy
Speaking of breathing, a diffuser or scented candle with calming scents like lavender and eucalyptus can work wonders for your mood. Style an arrangement in your meditation room for multiple candles, or choose one special scent that calms your spirit. Sticks of incense are another great option for using scents to relax—incorporate the one that you personally enjoy the most.
If you have a fireplace, you can style it as a place for meditation for a seriously-cozy design. Additionally, simple floor pillows and an oversized cushion make for the perfect calming space in this living room.
5. Soak in sunlight
There's nothing like a little Vitamin D to warm up your body and relax your mind. If possible, choose a location for your meditation area that allows plenty of sunlight to enter the room. Soft flooring or seating makes for an inviting space to sit down and find your peace, while rays from the sun can naturally improve your mood for an extra-calming boost.
Finding the right meditation room design and décor for your home doesn't just make for an attractive escape, but also lets you clear your mind, focus on your breathing, and leave the stresses of the world behind.