More and more people are starting to have the mindset of creating a space that is just their own; others have been going on and on about how they just want to get away and move to a space where they can be themselves, recollect and connect to their inner beings. The world is shifting into more and more awareness of self and what we need to grow as sane humans unshackling the bondage of generational curses. Mental health has become an important aspect of our lives, and having a space of your own can go a long way in keeping it healthy. It is a place where you can relax and unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of life. Having your own space also allows you to express yourself without judgment or criticism. It gives you the freedom to be yourself and explore new ideas without fear or inhibition. This allows us to meditate and recenter ourselves.
“The heart and the mind can find peace and harmony by contemplating the transcendental nature of the true self as the supreme effulgent life.”
- Maharishi Patanjali
Meditation in 2023 has become a practice that involves focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. It is often used to reduce stress, improve overall well-being, and promote a sense of inner peace. Decorating a room for meditation is more than just finding the right furniture and paint color. It's about creating a space that is conducive to relaxation, focus and spiritual connection. With the help of the right decorating techniques, you can transform any room into an oasis of peace and tranquility.
Meditation has been shown to have a variety of benefits for both physical and mental health. Some of the benefits include reducing stress and anxiety, improving focus and concentration, and increasing feelings of well-being. It can also improve sleep, lower blood pressure, and boost the immune system. As we face uncertainty and stress in the world, meditation can be an effective tool for maintaining a sense of calm and balance. African style decorating is an ancient art form that has been practiced for centuries. It is a way to create a peaceful and calming atmosphere in any room. By incorporating elements of African culture, such as colors, textures, and patterns, you can bring a unique energy to your space.
Meditation is also an important part of African culture and by decorating your room appropriately with African-style elements, you can create an environment conducive to relaxation and contemplation. With the right decorations and meditation techniques, you can transform any room into a tranquil oasis that encourages mindfulness and inner peace. Keep it simple: A meditation room should be free from clutter and distraction. Stick to a minimalistic design with neutral colors and natural materials. These tips will help you along the way. Remember, we are not creating a shrine. Just an inspired theme, as little as a trinket. It goes a long way.
- Incorporate nature: Bring the outdoors in by incorporating plants, natural fibers, and natural light. To bring nature into your meditation room, you can try to incorporate plants and flowers into the space, as they can add a sense of calm and tranquility, use natural materials such as wood (senufo stools) and stone in the décor, open windows and doors to let in natural light and fresh air, play nature sounds or recordings of birds singing or water flowing, hang nature-inspired art or photographs on the walls, or create a Zen garden. You can use those little cute scissors to slowly clip overgrown leaves or stems. Trust me it is so calming!
- Use soft lighting: Soft lighting such as candles or dimmer lights create a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Using a wave pendant light for example helps tone down the intensity of light, while bringing an amazing pattern into the room of shadows and streaks. The lattice openings that are intentional allow light to escape beautifully without causing any harsh or bright appearance. This can be found in our shop.
- Add comfortable seating: A comfortable seating area such as a cushion or a yoga mat is essential for a meditation room. The Kuba cloth tapestry or the mud cloth pillow covers are comfortable while adding style and uniqueness into the space.
- Incorporate a focal point: A focal point such as a statue, painting or a piece of artwork can help to anchor the space and provide a focal point for meditation. Hotels are popular for using figurnes, masks and African wall décor like bolga fans and wall baskets to create this look.
- Personalize it: Add personal touches such as a favorite piece of artwork or a special object that holds personal significance to make the space feel more intimate. This can be an item that symbolizes great meaning, like for example, one can add a Namji doll, the most beautiful dolls in Africa, symbolizing protection and fertility.
- Keep it clean and organized: A clean and organized space will make it easier to relax and focus on your meditation practice. Cleanliness is next to godliness.
With the right decorations, you can create an environment that will help you focus on your meditation practice and reap the benefits of relaxation and clarity. Let’s meditate. Let’s realign. Let’s decorate.