A home should always be a place of calm, soothing feelings, an oasis in the middle of a hectic world. You surround yourself with objects you love, colors that make you feel blissful and family photos that bring back happy memories.
But what if you set aside a special corner or even a room of your home that was completely devoted to banishing stressful emotions? Meditation is a great way to do just that, through focusing, breathing and clearing your mind. Your meditation practice can be improved through comforting surroundings and thoughtful design details, which you can achieve in your own home without having to go to a studio.
Here are 10 meditation spaces that will have you saying namaste in no time.
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Embrace Minimal Décor
When it comes to a meditation space, oftentimes less is more, proven through this nook featured on interior stylist Jason Grant’s website. For your own space, incorporate simple cushions, a small stool, and textured area rug, and you’re ready to meditate in a no-frills, yet chic, space.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Spotlight Your Personality
For a meditation space to feel good, it has to feel like you, right? You can get truly comfortable when you’ve woven in pieces that have meaning to you, like a joyful Buddha statue, a warm throw blanket, and a colorful rug, which is what space and lifestyle design coach Kelly Anderson did here. She also inventively transformed a spot at the top of the stairs into a meditation corner, and she shares her tips in a blog post.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Choose Soft Colors
While bright, bold colors can be fun, there’s something about whispery, pastel hues that’s oh-so-soothing. Even though your eyes will likely be closed while you meditate, it’s important to feel comforted in the space as soon as you sit down. Sofia of @sofiaparapluie no doubt feels at ease when she meditates in this delightful corner of her home. Keep your eyes out for pastel meditation cushions and other accessories when designing your own space.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Take Your Meditation Space Outdoors
It makes perfect sense to take a meditation practice outside, where you can soak up the sounds of the birds chirping and the wind blowing through the trees. You can design it however you like (just be sure to include waterproof, outdoor-friendly pieces and materials), or you can go all-out for an afternoon of meditating with a space that’s outfitted with dreamy textiles, candles and vintage pieces, like this one created by Sian of Sian Loves.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Make It Light and Bright
When you’re meditating, it can feel good to have some sunlight on your skin and a breeze coming in through a window. When crafting your meditation corner, try to place it next to a window, which is what Alexandra of To Vogue or Bust did in her own home. She styled this corner using a faux fur rug, woven pouf, a small ladder and meditation must-haves, like essential oil and a diffuser.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Mimic a Professional Studio
If you have a favorite studio where you like to meditate, you can borrow the design aspects of that studio and bring them into your space. This professional studio, captured by Giulia of @guiliawrites, showcases pink Himalayan salt lamps, a myriad of meditation cushions and natural wood flooring, things that could be easily emulated at home.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Rethink a Room
You probably have that one room of your house that you don’t know how to decorate or simply isn’t used enough as a den or office. Consider transforming it into a full-scale meditation space, like the one that Jessica Robinson of @jessicalouisephotos__ created. It’s sweet and soothing in light colors, cushions that are ready to be pulled out at any time and meaningful objects on floating shelves.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Go All-Out Bohemian
Bohemian décor naturally lends itself to meditation spaces. You can pull together your best bohemian pieces to construct your free-spirited meditation corner, including an eye-catching chair, tribal textiles and patterned pillows. Get inspired by this bohemian wonderland styled by The Wicked Boheme.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Cozy It Up
You should be at your most comfortable in your meditation space—after all, sometimes sitting cross-legged doesn’t exactly feel as relaxed as you’d think. Offer yourself a soft place to land by placing plush pillows, cushions, and blankets in your space. Your couch can even double as your meditation headquarters, seen here through this heartwarming corner belonging to Alanna Rose.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Create a Laid-Back Feel
A meditation space can be as simple as setting out a cushion (or more for your friends) in a favorite room of your home where you always feel peaceful. The whole point of meditation is to remove stress from your life, so don’t create extra stress by trying to perfect your meditation space. These cushions, created by X Via Verano, sit casually in a rustic room.