If you struggle to find a moment of peace and quiet in your busy life, you’re not alone. One of the keys to becoming a little more Zen is creating an environment where you can let go of your stresses, welcome positive energy, and meditate without distraction. In the spirit of March Mindfulness, we’re here to share some unique ways to bring more serenity into your home with these corner meditation space ideas for your apartment.
Meditation Space Essentials
While there’s no right or wrong way to rejuvenate, stocking up on some of these essentials can help you create the perfect meditation space at home:
- Comfortable furniture is an integral part of your meditation practice. Try floor pillows, soft blankets, or yoga mats.
- Plants help us feel closer to nature. They also boast other benefits like air filtering and releasing calming scents into your surroundings. Examples include snake plants, lucky bamboo, mint, lavender, and aloe vera.
- Aromas can promote relaxation and cleansing. Try essential oils, diffusers, candles, or scented wax melts.
- Crystals have spiritual significance and are known to ward off bad energy, supercharge the power of your intentions, and encourage safe and positive healing. Examples include clear quartz, amethyst, selenite, and rose quartz.
Apartment Corner Meditation Space Ideas
Journalling is one of the most effective mindfulness methods. Creating this meditation space at home is all about promoting an environment that allows creativity. For example, neutral colours and minimalist styles can remove distractions. Regarding artistry, consider hanging your favourite inspirational words on the wall. Aromas like peppermint essential oil can help you feel awakened, and crystals like citrine are excellent for positivity, focus, and a clear mind.
This corner meditation space idea will help you mindfully move and stretch your body to recharge after a long day or week. First, clean and declutter your apartment. The most popular decorations and colours for yoga spaces have earthy tones to promote grounding. For example, you can use plants like snake plants, lucky bamboo, and jade plants, and colours like sage green, neutral beiges, and browns. You can also enhance your surroundings with these items:
- Mirrors: Makes your retreat feel more open while allowing you to see what you’re doing. They can help you feel more aligned and in tune with your body.
- Blue Light: Known to promote post-stress relaxation.
- Pink Light: A soft colour with calming effects, often symbolizing love, healing, and peace.
- White Light: Perfect for alertness and mood-boosting during a morning yoga session.
The “Inner Child” Haven
Creating a meditation space in your home doesn’t always mean it has to be total tranquillity. Getting in tune with your inner child means acknowledging and validating your subconscious childhood self influenced by the world around you. This part of you holds emotions, memories, beliefs, hopes and dreams. An inner child haven is an area that allows you to process some of the patterns you learned over time and heal unresolved wounds.
When creating this meditation corner, listening to your needs is essential. While calm, Zen vibes can bring you closer to healing and self-awareness, tapping into that subconscious part of yourself might also include:
- Decorating with bold colours you used to love
- Hanging images that remind you of happy memories
- Nostalgic or playful items that help you express yourself and relive deep emotions with positive energy
- Allowing yourself to engage in the joys of childhood, like colouring and playing games.
The key to creating the perfect safe haven for your inner child is to make it your own and allow yourself permission to take up this space in whatever way serves you best.
Balcony Meditation Space
Taking your practice outside during the warmer months is an excellent way to connect with yourself. Nature is meditation’s best friend, after all! Decorate your balcony with rugs, outdoor furniture, and cushions for comfort. A few outdoor plants can also help you feel closer to the world around you. Keep in mind that these items may need to come back inside during heavy rain or extreme storms.
While you’re out there, don’t forget to observe the surrounding sounds, like gentle breezes, birds chirping, and leaves rustling. If you live in an Accora Village apartment or townhome, you can also marvel at the spectacular views of the Ottawa River.
Find Your Zen at Accora Village
At Accora Village, we want your apartment to feel like your safe haven. Use these tips to create a meditation space at home to practice mindfulness and stay in tune with your mind, body, and spirit. For more ways to improve your health and wellness, check out our yoga and meditation classes at the Accora Centre! If you have more questions or are searching for a new place to put these mindfulness arrangements to the test, reach out to us today.