Meditation is a great way to relieve stress and achieve inner peace. In order to get the most out of your meditation practice, it’s helpful to have a designated space for it.
Creating the perfect meditation space is not as hard as it may seem. You don’t need to have an elaborate setup with all the bells and whistles.
You can create a simple, yet effective, meditation area in your home with just a few items. Choose a space that is quiet and tidy with a comfortable place to sit or lay down. Then consider any accessories that will aid your meditation practice like candles, crystals, pillows, lighting, and a journal to record any insights from your meditation.
You can use as few or as many of the items I recommend, and there will be plenty of meditation room ideas on a budget. If all you have is a very small space there are ways to create a calming space for your practice.
Let’s look at a few tips on how to set up a meditation space.
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How to create a meditation space at home that is perfect for you
Choose a quiet spot in your home where you can relax and won’t be disturbed, whether this is a whole room or just a small corner of your bedroom or home office. Consider what kind of atmosphere you want to create.
Factors such as noise and privacy can determine if you’ll be able to focus without distractions. Background noise or music can help relax and block outside noises.
It’s great to experiment and see what works for you. There are many apps with a multitude of meditation music you can try. One I personally really like is the Calm app, which has both guided meditations as well as simple background music or ambience.
Another source I like is simple rain or ocean ambience videos on Youtube.
The most important thing is to make your meditation space perfect for you.
Add personal touches that will make you feel comfortable and at ease. You might want your space to make you feel very peaceful when you’re in it and so you may like the room to be free of clutter and distractions.
If you want a meditation space to make you feel creative and inspired having accessories, crystals, and art could invoke those feelings.
Your priority could be having a space that feels like a retreat, so you might create a spa like atmosphere with calming colors.
Generally, these are essential elements of a meditation space:
- The space is quiet and private for the time you’ll be meditating.
- The area is clean and uncluttered.
- You have a comfortable spot to sit or lay down.
- You have easy access to any tools you like to use.
- There is soothing lighting and music if desired.
Let’s explore some items to include in your meditation space.
Meditation Room Essentials
Candles carry the energy of light, the illumination of truth, as well as relaxation, and warmth.
You can use candles not only to create a relaxing space, but you can use them as a meditation and intention setting tool.
To use them in meditation simply focus your gaze on the flame as you allow your mind to quiet and relax. When you notice chatter in your mind come back to the flame as well as your breath.
When setting an intention you can light a candle and visualize your desire as if it’s done for you and when you’re done let blowing out the candle represent giving your desire to the Universe and allowing it to take care of the how and when.
Etsy has tons of beautiful candles to set the mood for your space, here is a beautiful spiritual candle collection for you.
Crystals can be tools to help you focus your energy.
Palm stones in particular are great to hold while you meditate and along with deep breathing they can help you calm your nervous system.
Good beginner crystals to use in your meditation practice are clear quartz, amethysts, and selenite, but you can use any crystal that makes you feel good!
I’ve made collection of the best crystals on Etsy that you can easily browse, which is where I’ve bought all my own favorite crystals.
3. Meditation Cushion
If you are siting on the ground during your meditation practice, a good floor cushion can be really helpful.
If you want a meditation space in a small apartment, you can just use a specific chair or a spot on the sofa.
A bolster is a wonderful tool for meditation as well as relaxing yoga poses. If you like to meditate while laying on the ground, outside in the grass, or on a yoga mat, a bolster can help you elevate parts of the body such as your chest or feet.
Here an affordable bolster, but for an even more budget friendly option, you can fold up a blanket and put it inside a pillow case.
5. Mood Lighting
Your choice of lighting depends on how you want to feel. Natural light can energize and invigorate you if you want to set the tone for the day or you want a mid-day boost of energy.
If you’re meditating before bed and want to help your body relax, a darker room with some string lights or a single lamp can give your mind the signal that it’s time slow down and get ready for sleep.
6. Essential Oil Diffuser
Essential oils can help set the mood for your meditation practice.
This beautiful oil diffuser not only will add some aroma therapy, it also provides dreamy lighting that can make you more relaxed.
7. Tarot Cards
Tarot cards can be great to keep in your meditation space because they are great for helping you ask yourself questions, reflect, and receive wisdom. They can direct you towards what to meditate on.
Meditation can often bring new ideas, creativity, inspiration, wisdom, revelations, and other important knowledge that you might want to record and reflect on.
Having a journal nearby will allow you to write it down before you forget, and then later you can look back and see how following or not following your intuition has served you.
Free Guided Meditations
Guided meditations are great for focusing on specific issues and achieving a certain feeling.
Don’t overthink your space, it doesn’t have to be like anyone else’s space and you can always change things that aren’t working for you!
Other meditation room essentials you might consider are a soft blanket, an eye mask, and plants. Enjoy playing around and seeing what you like!