According to statistics, since 2012, the number of people in the U.S. practicing meditation has tripled. As life becomes more demanding, especially under our current circumstances, people are turning toward meditation as a way to manage stress levels and keep their sanity during these trying times.
If you’re one of these people, or you’re considering embarking on a new meditation practice of your own, you should have a space that’s conducive to finding your zen. In this month’s design trends blog, we’re highlighting home meditation rooms that speak to us on a higher level.
Simple, serene space
There are no rules when it comes to creating a meditation space in your home. It’s your space, so it should make you feel peaceful the moment you enter. An uncluttered, open space with colors you like is a great way to set the stage for your meditative moments. Add a comfortable cushion, your favorite artwork, and you’re ready to decompress.
Meditating in nature
Sometimes the quietest place to meditate is outside. Bring a rug and a cushion to your deck, patio, or porch and face outward to the scenery as you reflect inward. Meditating outside is truly an escape from the office—even if you’re working from home these days. Step outside and relax in a warm breeze, birds chipping, and the living greenery that surrounds you.
Transform an attic
Do you have an unfinished attic or another room in your home you don’t know what to do with? Transform that space into your custom meditation room and watch how it transforms your day!
Your totally dedicated meditation room could very well be the first place you go before you begin your day, or the first room you visit after a long day of work or caring for your family. This attic space uses a monochromatic color scheme of soft, soothing whites and creams, to produce a nature-like effect. Even the floor makes it look like you’re walking on swirling sand. Natural light and plants complete the experience.
As your meditation practice becomes an essential part of your life, you may want to consider a room in your home with custom screens like these that redirect natural light from a window. The gold tones in this room add warmth, and the screens can be opened or closed, depending on your desire in the moment. You don’t have to sit on the floor to meditate, either. A comfortable chair works just as well to help you focus your attention inward.
Multifunctional meditation space
Need a room that lets you enjoy several of your favorite pastimes? Welcome to your library, meditation, relax-with-the-dog room. This bright space offers several options for meditation – a swing, a chaise, a bench by the window, and a soft rug on the floor. Let your mood lead you where you need to be each time you enter. Natural wood flooring, white walls, and plenty of different textures appeal to your senses. Can you hear the soft music in the background?