We’ve started meditating this year and seriously far out we’ve noticed some amazing changes to our lives! Best of all, it’s helped us to live in the present, you can read more about this here. Or if you want to start meditating with us, sign up to your free trial of MerryBody online Yoga, Pilates and Meditation. The meditations are all guided and will take you a journey inward to help you let go of external blocks.
We love meditation so much that we wanted to create a meditation space in our home (also our lounge room was fairly empty and unused since getting rid of the TV!). But how to create a meditation room?
We wanted to create a space to remind us why we love meditating and to entice us to stick to our daily meditations. Just like when you look at a beautiful bed and you kinda want to have a nap, we wanted to create a meditation space that when we walked by we’d want to meditate! Genius really!
Now our space is complete, we thought you might like some tips on creating your very own special meditation room. The most important thing to remember is that it doesn’t need to be an entire room! It could be a corner or even just a special chair.
Tips to Create a Meditation Room or Space
Paint the walls in a calming colour. It’s amazing what the effects of wall colour has on a space! After a few trips to the paint store and many colour swatches later (merrymaker mum painted them… thank you!) our walls are now a beautiful pale blue/grey colour. This colour creates a calming feel to the room.
Lighting. This is important.
We prefer natural, soft lighting and use shutter blinds. This creates dappled lighting and allows the sun to stream in to the room, creating positive energy. If it’s dark outside we use a corner Himalayan pink salt lamp.
Furniture, a necessity for us.
Since we made our whole lounge room into our meditation room we needed some form of furniture! We went with a cute couch and two stunning Chillout Chairs. These definitely steal the show for our meditation room! They’re known as the seat for the soul. They are perfect for meditation practice but also just beautiful to sit on, read or drink tea and eat paleo sweet treats!
An abundance of cushions for your meditation room.
This is a great idea, especially when friends come over for impromptu meditation practice! We have collected many cushions throughout our lives and now they all live in a special corner in our meditation space.
Add something that reminds you of love, inspiration or both!
This could be an inspirational quote, a beautiful art piece or something more personal. We have a special ‘follow your bliss’ frame that hangs on our wall.
Add a touch of nature.
Think succulents, vines, or even just a fresh flower arrangement. If you really are a brown thumb, go for Mother In Laws Tongue.
Crystals are always a good idea (if you’re into them).
We have a plate of our favourites… clear and rose quartz, amethyst and citrine. Every crystal provides different energy and healing effects, plus they’re really pretty.
Burn some delicious oils.
Right now we use InEssence, and our favourite at the moment is juniper berry but we also LOVE lavender.
It’s really simple to create a beautiful, relaxing and meaningful space. Take your time and enjoy the process!
Here’s a corner of our meditation room. Do you like it? We do! Do you have any other tips? Oh and feel free to share your pics of your meditation space! We’d love to hear from you, use #themerrymakersisters on social media and we will share our favourites!
And don’t forget to check out our online guided meditations. They’re inside MerryBody along with blissful Yoga and fun Pilates classes! Sign up HERE and try it out for 7 days.
Emma + Carla
p.s. like this post? You might also like our post on Mindful Eating or How to Stop Negative Self Talk or what about Primary Foods!