Wouldn't it be nice if you had a spot in your home that had the one and only purpose of making you feel ... great? Sure, we all technically curate our decor in ways that make us feel good, but these days, it's important to have a little corner all to yourself. A place where you can meditate and focus. (Of course, a meditation nook doesn't have to just be for meditating — it can be your zen work-from-home spot, your reading room, or your Zoom-with-friends zone.) Check out our tips for getting started on your at-home meditation corner:
Tip #1: Make your seating enjoyable.
The first step in setting up a meditation nook is to figure out a seating arrangement. Our recommendation: Have several cushions you can maneuver to adjust your bottom and your back. To give your spot some extra warmth, add a flat rug made from a natural fiber. Having a blanket close by is handy both in case you get cold or if you need added support (if you choose to lie down, try rolling a quilt up to create a makeshift bolster to place under your knees).
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- VHC Brands Coastal Farmhouse Flooring Celeste Round Jute Rug, $83.95
- Better Homes & Gardens Tufted Square Floor Cushion, $29.99
- Drew Barrymore Flower Home Velvet Decorative Throw Pillow with Tassels, $28
- Safavieh Marlit Radiant Lines Round Mirror, $63.33
- Drew Barrymore Flower Home Jungle Leopard Quilt Set (Queen), $39.99
Tip #2: Bring in elements — both natural and man-made — to help you focus.
Meditation shouldn't be a chore: You should find ways to make it an easy and sensory-expanding practice. Can't quite find the concentration? Start by lighting a candle and setting an intention. Having a fur-like rug near your fingertips can help give your meditation a bit more texture. Of course, if you can't quite find your rhythm, simply try some intention-driven reading.
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Tip #3: Dedicate a corner to wellness-focused items and decor.
The great thing about a meditation corner? The wellness-inspired decor you bring in also looks great all day long. Try creating a shelfie with a mix of natural elements (think: air plants, crystals) and decor made from natural materials (terra cotta, wood). Add some LED candles (safety first!), some minimalist art, and you're good to go.
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- Owl Framed Art Print Wall Art By Pablo Picasso, $68.99
- Foreside Home & Garden Natural Terracotta Stamped Pattern Pillar Candle Holder, $20
- Foreside Home & Garden Large Natural Terracotta Decorative Vase with Metal Handle, $28
- Lavish Home Flameless Candles (8 pack), $14.97
- Himalayan Rock Salt Cylinder Lamp, $49.95
- Woodstock Zenergy Chime, $17.75
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