In an increasingly busy and fast-paced world, more and more homeowners are dedicating a space inside their homes to create a meditation room where they can relax both their minds and bodies and quietly reflect some aspects of their lives without having the need to deal with life’s daily grind.
If you have a spare room inside your home, why not transform it into a meditation room as well? Having your own tranquil space where you can take refuge when you want to achieve peace and silence will offer you the opportunity to enjoy a long list of physical, mental and emotional benefits that will definitely prepare you for the days ahead.
While creating a meditation room may seem like an expensive undertaking, it is actually easy and affordable to make one for yourself. Perhaps, the only challenging part of designing a meditation room is that you need to come up with a clear and unified space that does not look empty.
Below are some essential points and elements you can consider when you design a space dedicated for your meditation.
Energize the room with the right color
One of the most essential elements you need to incorporate in your meditation room is color. White serves as an ideal “color” for a meditation room since it is natural, reflects clarity and it can help purify thoughts. However, when picking a white tone, consider going for a shade that exudes a warm undertone such as off-whites to achieve a calming effect.
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Of course, you can also pick a color that positively resonates with you. There’s nothing wrong with defying color conventions as long as you feel relaxed with the tones that you pick. Still, if you’re having difficulty with the color selection, go for something that is light and close to nature. This way, you will be able to have a sense of harmony with the environment.
Finding serenity in the midst of emptiness
To further encourage a calm and peaceful atmosphere, you can actually incorporate nature into your meditation room using natural finishes. For instance, you can create a focal wall using natural stones, or use a solid wood flooring. The natural texture of these materials will harness the power of nature and at the same time will add character to an empty space. If these are too expensive of a choice for you, an earth-colored carpet is an accessible alternative you can try.
Path to illumination
To bring an empty room to life, consider painting it with light. When designing a meditation room, it is best that you settle with warm lighting that can mimic natural light. An overhead light would be an excellent addition as long as it has a dimming function. You can also integrate lamps to emphasize certain areas around the room. Or, better yet, to cast a vibrant and colored glow to your space, you can place candles inside stained glass votive.
Integrating accents that relaxes the body, and, spirit
Your meditation room doesn’t have to be bare of accents or decorative elements. You may choose to add some intricate pieces, but always keep them at a minimum. Some furniture can be useful to accommodate other meditative activities. For instance, a wooden bench by the window may serve as a good place for a reflection. A corner chair partnered with a side table and lamp will serve as a comfy spot for writing a journal. A couple of pillows on the floor will make for a comfortable seating option. If you want to listen to soft music while you relax, integrating built-in speakers will also be an excellent addition.
Other ideal decorative elements you can add that will enhance the tranquil and sensual mood of your meditation room may include a pot of plant, a bowl of fragrant flowers and a water feature just to name a few.
Written by Ericka who writes content for Aqua Protection a wall & roof coatings company based in Scotland, UK. The provide a wide range of home improvement services to clients throughout the UK.