Meditation rooms are fantastic; they allow you to enter a deep state of thought while ensuring an overflow of serenity so you can completely relax and focus on what’s important; you and your life, something that not many people have time for during their busy work and family life schedules. While images deceive us with picture perfect portraits of what a meditation room should or could look like, it’s important to remember that it’s a room for you and you should make a conscious effort to ensure that it’s personal and individual to your needs.
So, let’s take a look at how to create a meditation room and a few bits and bobs that you can pop in the room to enhance the visual appeal and overall experience.
Wallpaper is a great start as there are so many different options meaning that you don’t have to go for just one style. You can paint 3 walls and wallpaper one, wallpaper all 4 walls or even have two similar styles and paint the two remaining walls. With so much choice, however, it can often be difficult to make a set decision, especially if you’re someone who loves to chop and change décor so below we have listed a few interior suggestions:
Forest wallpaper with cream or brown paint
Botanical wallpaper with pastel yellow or pink paint
Scenic wallpaper with matching colour schemes
White modern geometric wallpaper with matching colour schemes
Animal wallpaper with cream or brown paint
While most opt for wooden flooring, unless you have a few beanbags or sofa cushions to sit on, it isn’t the comfiest of floorings to meditate on. As an idea, artificial grassis ideal for meditation rooms as it helps to enhance the feeling of nature and the great outdoors while being comfortable enough to sit on during your time alone. In addition, it can also make a fantastic centre-piece rug if you don’t fancy it covering the length of your floor and it’s very easy to cut down to size as and when you need it. The left over pieces of fake grass can be used for little details like teacup coasters or a doormat where you can wipe and leave your shoes before you start meditating.
When it comes to furniture, it’s down to you what you actually want in the room, however, we have made a few suggestions to help you get inspired:
A shoe cubby if you are planning to have friends over or lead a class
A bookshelf or bookcase to keep all of your meditation books in
Sheer curtains if you want to enhance the visual appeal of the room as well as enhancing the privacy factor
Coffee table so you can enjoy breaks in-between practices
Large seated cushions if you want to enhance the comfort factor of the room
A sofa or a few chairs in case you’re expecting company
Lanterns to keep lit, scented candles in if you’re opting for an ultimate relaxation session
As well as furniture, you could have a few items in the room that are personal to you and help you to feel relaxed and ready for your meditation practice. Below we have listed a few little details that you could add to the room to improve tranquillity:
Decorative Stones (you could even use both candles and stones and pop them in a box that has been divided up. If you wanted to, you could even use other items for the remaining section like sand or more stones.)
Yoga Mats (for comfort or for practice)
A dimmer switch for lighting
Scenic canvases or photographs that help you feel relaxed
Statues and sculptures
Artificial flowers or flower petals
So, this is just a short guide on how to create your very own meditation room! Do you have any other ideas that you’d like to share with our readers?