How to Create Your Peaceful Space

How to Create a Meditation Room —Your Space of Peace

I love having a meditation room. This is my own sacred space which allows me to go a place of peace. Do you want to have this little piece of heaven on Earth? Let me show you the way! Below we’ll see how to create a meditation room, which will allow your mind to be calm and relaxed.

1. Get the Perfect Location for Your Meditation Space

how to create a meditation roomFind a place in your home that you can completely dedicate for your meditation room. Ideally this room will only be used for meditation and not for any other purposes.

Having your own space for meditation is really important since it will automatically signal to your brain that this is the place where you come to relax and find inner peace.

Not only will you be able to escape from the madness of the world, but it will allow you to meditate at a deeper level.

If you are in the process of buying a house, consider a meditation room on your wish-list when selecting a new home. When we bought our house, this was definitely something we were looking for. We found the right house for us with a spare room that had the ideal space we were looking for.

You can consider the following:

Is this room comfortable?

-Does it have enough natural light coming in?

-Will it be located next to a room where there might be too much noise? (for example, next to a living room where the kids will be playing video games?)

-Does it have a/c or heat?

 

2. Find the Right Temperature

find the right temperatureTemperature can affect your meditation. This is something that we may not think about, but you want to be in a place that’s comfortable for your body. The more comfortable you are, the longer you’ll want to stay there.

If you live in place that has a very hot climate, then you’ll want to make sure that your room will have the proper air conditioning so you are not melting as you are trying to meditate. This can be a little tricky, since depending on how deep you are in your meditation practice, the a/c unit itself can be a distraction with its noise.

A solution for this can be the use of fans. We don’t have a/c at my house and in the summer it can get quite hot. I have a standing rotating fan which works really well. I don’t like having the fan completely facing me, since I feel that this dries my eyes, but when it rotates then the air is distributed evenly.

Blinds work well for blocking the sun when the heat gets too intense. If needed, use some white curtains to reflect the heat back outside your home.

If it gets too cold, then you’ll be more concentrated on your chattering teeth rather than your breathing. To stay warm do the following:

-Use a personal heater. By having it by your side, you can control the temperature. This is a great solution for those meditation rooms which do not have access to the centralized heat.

-At night time, use really thick curtains to shield the cold from coming through the windows.

-Use a window insulator kit. This is a clear film that is placed over the window, which will allow the light to come in, but it will block some of the cold weather.

-Replace old windows with double pane windows. This investment not only will keep you warm, but it will save money on your heating bill.

-Use a nice comfortable blanket or a meditation cloak.

3. How to Reduce the Noise in Your Meditation Space

Depending on the location of your meditation room, it can be quiet or the noise may cause some distraction. If you can have this room in the mountains far away from civilization go for it. However, if you are in a city you are bound to have some sort of noise one way or the other.

-You can place your meditation room at the back of your house, that way you won’t be able to hear passing cars or people walking their dogs.

-If you have the laundry room next to your meditation room, make sure to only wash and dry when you are not meditating.

-Fans or space heaters create a subtle sound, which actually almost works like white noise. Not only will these devices help your stay cool or warm, but it will help shield some noise.

-Hang some sound blocking curtains.

-Play some calming relaxing music as you meditate.

-Wear ear plugs.

 

4. Choose the Right Colors For Your Meditation Room

choose the right colors for your meditation roomUsing the right colors can help you set the right mood for a relaxing atmosphere. Remember, you want your meditation room to feel welcoming and peaceful.

Stay away from really strong colors such as red. It’s no surprise that when you go to the gym there might even be a big wall painted in red. This is because the color red has a psychological effect which can cause the body to feel very energized. This is great when exercising since you’ll want to be moving faster, but not so great when you are trying to sit still to calm your mind.

 

The following colors are a good choice since they will help you relax:

-White – it represents purify and peace

-Lavender- it helps the mind feel calm

-Light green- it has a tranquility and calming effect on the body

 

5. Meditation Room Lighting

Meditation Room LightingLight is really important when trying to determine how to create a meditation room. Besides colors, light will also help set the mood for a good meditation practice.

The best type of light is natural light. There is nothing more beautiful than doing a meditation in the morning while having the warm light of a new day coming in through your windows. This helps you get in tune with nature and it has a very relaxing effect

Not everyone will be able to meditate in the morning, so having the proper types of lamps can help.

If you mediate in the evening in a room that is too dark, this may signal the brain that it’s time to sleep. Although this is great to help you fall sleep faster, it may not be the best effect if you want your mind to be alert and focused when trying to meditate.

You can have dimmers in the room; this will help with choosing how bright you want your room to be. If dimmers are not an option, having different lamps can help. You can turn on as many lamps as you want.

 

6. Create Your Meditation Room With Unique Decorations

Create-Your-Meditation-Room-With-Unique-DecorationsThis is your mediation room, so you want the decor to represent your personality. This is definitely the most fun part when creating your meditation room. Think about the things that you value the most and what you would like your meditation space to have such as:

-Paintings

-Statues

-Plants

-Furniture

-Book shelves

-Wall Art

-Picture frames

-Posters

-Candles

How to Create a Meditation Room

However you decide to create your meditation room, let it be a place that allows you to go deep within yourself. This space in your home will help you have peace inside. When you are able to meditate peacefully, it will make you a happier person.

When you meditate, you can let go of all the worries in the world, and just focus on the present moment. As you become a more peaceful person, it will affect the way you react to people and situations. With a calm mind we can make better decisions and treat others better. May you have lots of love and peace in your meditation room.

Please share below in the comments. What are some essential items that you have in your meditation room or meditation space?

 

Check out these other posts:

Relaxation Room Ideas — How to Let Go of Stress at Home

Meditation Tips and Tricks — Your Guide Finding True Peace

 

 

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12 Comments

  • KD Forsman

    Thanks for this useful information. I see you mention about the room having natural light as well as thick curtains? I haven’t tried meditation before, but is it best to do it in a darkened room or in daylight? Thanks for your help, Cheers, Karen https://writingforcash.com

    • Carmen

      Hi Karen,

      From experience, I prefer to meditate with daylight since that way I won’t fall asleep. Being in a dark room can signal your brain that it’s time to sleep…at least that has been my case. If unable to mediate with daylight, you can also use lamps. I hope you can give mediation a try. This is not only a gift that you give to yourself, but you can also give it to others. If your mind is peaceful, you send that good vibe energy to the people around you. Soon I’ll create an article for meditation for beginners. Please come again to check it out. 🙂

  • Sanders Whitley

    Carmen,
    Very interesting article. I have never succeeded in getting a meditation room set up. For a lot of years, I was in the US Navy, too many moves. Now, we have teenagers in the house and no extra room. Such is life. For Peace, I use a lot of relaxing and soothing music, and on nice days I try to spend outside, just listening to Mother Nature… and the dogs, horses, chickens, ducks…
    I do plan on moving the kids out someday. Then we can set up a dedicated room. The ideas and insights you gave me will be very useful. Bookmarked you and look forward to reading more.
    Sanders

    • Carmen

      Hi Sanders,

      Thanks for your comment. I know that not everyone can have an extra room to fully dedicate for a meditation room. You just inspired me to create an article regarding this subject. I’m happy that on nice days you can go outside to listen to mother nature. By being in tune with nature we can be reminded that we are not separate from it. Have a great day 🙂

  • Roberto Mendonça

    I am a beginner in meditation and the place really is of paramount importance. My apartment is small, but it is facing the sea, so the noise of the waves makes the environment almost perfect. Thank you for the tips.

  • Jordan

    So many helpful and practical tips for getting a meditation room started! For someone getting started in meditation, this article makes it clear and straightforward as to what you need for success. Thanks!

  • Jordan

    It’s so true that having the right space for meditation will make your practice so much easier! It’s very motivating to have a particular place where you know there is only the practice of peace. This article has great tips on how to get you meditation space going. I’m sure many people will benefit from this information.

  • Garen

    Hey Carmen,

    I have tried meditating some in the last couple years. Its’ really something I need to start doing more. It has so many health benefits and can really help you a lot during hard times. However, for me I almost have to listen to something to relax me. Almost like a guided meditation. I get distracted very easily. Do you have any recommendation on what to listen to when meditating, though?

    Also, how long do you recommend meditating for newbies? Is 10-15 minutes fine for starters? Should I do it in the morning? I really believe making it part of your routine is a great way to meditate. I have heard it takes 21 days before something becomes a habit, though.

    Looking forward to your response.

    • Carmen

      Hi Garen,

      Meditation just like everything else in life, takes time to master. If you are brand new to meditating, 10 minutes is more than enough to start your practice. What’s important here is not how long it lasts, but that you truly enjoy it. Also, you want to make it a daily habit. So if you are extremely busy, even if you said to yourself “I’m going to give me at least 5 minutes everyday to meditate”, then it will become a habit; and over time you can extend the duration of the time you expend meditating. It will become second nature, like brushing your teeth.

      I recommend meditating first thing in the morning for 3 reasons:

      1. There is less noise, so you won’t be as distracted.
      2. Your mind is fresh and it can focused more easily.
      3. You haven’t had time to read e-mails, drive though bad traffic, go to work, deal with people or work issues, etc. So your mind is not as “busy” thinking about other things.

      It’s good to listen to guided meditations when first starting out. This way you can just sit there and you can let someone else guide you (which help you not get as distracted). I highly recommend Meditation for Relaxation. It consists of 3 guided meditations and the shortest one is only 12 minutes long. I have done this meditations for many years and they have really helped me relax. If you are interested you can check it out at: https://tharpa.com/us/catalogsearch/result/?cat=0&q=meditations+for+relaxation

      Also, since you have already tried meditation in the past, you might be interested in the True Meditation. My husband actually wrote an article about it giving more details:

      http://meditationroomsupplies.com/true-meditation-a-fresh-approach-as-taught-by-adyashanti

      I would love to hear back from you. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’ll also be writing a new article about how to start a meditation practice, so make sure to come back soon. I wish you the best of luck in your meditation practice. May you have peace and love in your heart. 🙂

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