A daily meditation practice is something many of us value. If you’ve practiced meditation for awhile, you know that the first requirement is a little privacy – a safe and quiet place where you won’t be disturbed.

For a lot of folks, this can be done in any part of their home, but if you’ve got kids, house mates, or share your boudoir with a partner or spouse, then creating a meditation room may not be a luxury but a necessity. Here are a few tips on how you can simply and affordably create a meditation room no matter what kind of space you’re in.

1. Keep it Simple

You don’t need to decorate your space with elaborate art and sculpture. The basics will do just fine: a clean, quiet space that’s uncluttered and has a cushion or chair that suits you best.

2. Beauty and Meaning

With number 1 (above) in mind, you can still make your meditation room look nice. Find objects, fabrics and symbols you may have in other parts of the house and re-assign them to your new space. They should have meaning to you and not be too energetically ‘noisy’ to be distracting.

3. Smells Good

Some incense, potpourri or an essential oil candle with meditative scents are perfect for your contemplative time.

4. Sounds Good

You can add a small sound system, though it’s not necessary. Some people like to meditate to soft, soothing music or chants. Others prefer silence or the sounds of nature outside there window (assuming there is nature outside their window). But especially if you live in a noisy city, southing sounds played at low volume can really help you get into that tranquil, meditative state. Another option is a set of small chimes by an open window, or blown by a small fan.

5. When there’s no more Room at the Inn

Maybe you simply don’t have a separate room you can dedicate solely to meditation. Fear not! There’s still a way … Using fabric or an old fashioned dressing screen in the corner of a room will do. The important thing is to make it your space, and a dedicated space that remains undisturbed and unused except for meditation. Ask anyone else you share your home with to honor that space and stay out unless invited.

Do you have a meditation room? Would it be a challenge for you to make one? Leave us a comment and let us know.

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14 Comments

  • Anna Barlowe says:

    I could probably meditate in a hurricane by now, but I agree that a peaceful space is super helpful for bringing on the meditative feeling. Incense is great (I prefer Shoyeido), and tea and cozy blankets are indispensible too. I often just meditate sitting on the couch in my studio, feet on the coffee table (don't tell anyone), listening to Monroe Hemi-Sync CDs with headphones (that's the only way they really work). I recommend them – they make it much easier to reach a deep meditative state, and they improve the condition of your mind over time. Plus they just sound pretty. :)
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  • Anna Barlowe says:

    I could probably meditate in a hurricane by now, but I agree that a peaceful space is super helpful for bringing on the meditative feeling. Incense is great (I prefer Shoyeido), and tea and cozy blankets are indispensible too. I often just meditate sitting on the couch in my studio, feet on the coffee table (don't tell anyone), listening to Monroe Hemi-Sync CDs with headphones (that's the only way they really work). I recommend them – they make it much easier to reach a deep meditative state, and they improve the condition of your mind over time. Plus they just sound pretty. :)
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  • Danielle says:

    When I have my own home I will have one :D

    I'm still brainstorming ideas for decorating it.

  • Danielle says:

    When I have my own home I will have one :D

    I'm still brainstorming ideas for decorating it.

  • Thanks for the informative post! Where I live can be quite noisy with sounds of traffic, car horns and commercial activities all mixed together. When the noises are really bad, I like to play some music or nature sounds in the background to drown out the noises. It's quite effective!
    My recent post Wild Sounds of Nature

  • Thanks for the informative post! Where I live can be quite noisy with sounds of traffic, car horns and commercial activities all mixed together. When the noises are really bad, I like to play some music or nature sounds in the background to drown out the noises. It's quite effective!
    My recent post Wild Sounds of Nature

  • margo says:

    I dedicated a room in my house when I moved in 24 years ago. It's never been used for anything else.

  • Archana.G says:

    Lighting of the room , the pictures or posters which we put around, the sounds………. all this together should create an ambiance which automatically calms mind and makes it easy for meditation. the subject on which u meditate is equally important. there are many ways of meditation mentioned in Bhagavadgitha by Lord Krishna n one can choose according to his comfort……..

  • Svetlana says:

    My bedroom is my sanctuary :). I have it all to myself and I just realized that indeed, people only enter there by my invitation ! Scents, candles and inspirational posters are on the walls, and I always have a tiny iPod with a meditative set at my bed – indispensable when I want to meditate when my son is already asleep. And that is the best time of the day, BTW. All routines are done, phone is off, it is quiet inside and outside, and it is a good time to "unload" and review the events and emotions of the day and set myself up for tomorrow.

  • Svetlana says:

    My bedroom is my sanctuary :). I have it all to myself and I just realized that indeed, people only enter there by my invitation ! Scents, candles and inspirational posters are on the walls, and I always have a tiny iPod with a meditative set at my bed – indispensable when I want to meditate when my son is already asleep. And that is the best time of the day, BTW. All routines are done, phone is off, it is quiet inside and outside, and it is a good time to “unload” and review the events and emotions of the day and set myself up for tomorrow.

  • Charles Douglas says:

    I don’t have a separate room but use the living room that I am quite comfortable in when everyone else is asleep.

  • Pia says:

    I don’t have the opportunity to have a room only for this, but as long as I have a candle, some organic incense or flowers and somewhere comfortable to lay down alone for a little while (or sit) I don’t need more :) also I’ve “feng shuied” my apartment so the energy-flow is good anywhere I choose to meditate.

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