There’s no denying that we live pretty busy lives. There are so many things vying for our attention. If stress and tension leave you feeling worried and anxious, consider adding a few minutes of meditation to your daily routine. Meditation could be the key to finding some reprieve and tuning out the noise of the world around you.
Technically speaking, meditation can be practiced almost anywhere, however, there is something to be said for creating an intentional space that promotes a sense of calm, and one where you can nurture your spiritual health. As you embark on this journey, be sure to consider items that will have a direct impact on the ambiance of the room and your sense of well-being. Take care to eliminate distractions and only bring items into the space that will improve your focus and help you achieve the desired results.
It is important to note that everyone is different and what works for me may not work for you. So while there’s no real checklist for creating a meditation space, here are a few items you may want to consider as you get started. Remember to choose items that will stimulate your senses and those that encourage mindfulness and relaxation, and don’t be afraid to keep experimenting until you’ve created a space that feels right for you.
HoMedics Silver Springs Indoor Relaxation Fountain
Bring the soothing sounds of a running stream into your meditation space with this decorative tabletop water fountain by Homedics. A built-in pump circulates the water down the three-tier waterfall and across a bed of river rocks to create natural water sounds that helps users unwind and relax. This water fountain is also equipped with a convenient on/off switch, and its small size makes it ideal for desktops or nightstands.
Helpful review: “ I’ve tried several fountains so far. This one is awesome, the pump is quiet, as is the water, it simply provides a really nice environmental impact on my workspace. I run it up to 8 hours in a day, use distilled water only and clean it periodically, and it’s running just like new after several weeks. Not all of the fountains that I’ve tried work quite so well, I’m impressed and happy with this purchase.”
Urpower Essential Oil Diffuser
Because they promote a sense of calm, essential oil diffusers are an excellent addition to any meditation space. This essential oil diffuser, by Urpower, further stimulates the senses with 7 mood lights, and you can choose between two mist settings, intermittent or continuous. This diffuser has a programmable on/off cycle and works continuously for up to six hours when filled. A convenient auto shut off function turns the unit off to protect the device when the water runs out, and the whisper-quiet operation makes it ideal for bedrooms, offices, and nurseries.
Helpful review: “Super IMPRESSED!!!!!! I bought two…so glad I did. I like that I can choose which option that I can run it at either the mist or intermittent mist or continuous mist.. it automatically turns off once it is out of water. I really like that feature. It is so easy to use, and it shows you where to fill it up inside the plastic area. It comes with a nice clear plastic container as well to store the chords and also tell you how much to fill it up and as well. I think that I made a good choice in buying these. I am going to buy more for the other rooms in my home:)”
Himalayan Glow Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp
By releasing negative ions into the air, it is believed that Himalayan salt lamps can improve air quality, enhance one’s mood, and promote good quality sleep. This Himalayan salt lamp bathes your room in a relaxing amber glow to create a calm and relaxing environment. The built-in dimmer switch lets users adjust the brightness of the light to their mood and preference, and this lamp is small enough for nightstand or desktop placement.
Helpful review: “I love this! It’s beautiful and [helps] me sleep better at night. I like the dimmer switch because it allows me to turn it very low at night time because I like to sleep in a very dark room, so it does not affect my ability to fall asleep. I feel that in my home, I’m breathing so much better. I work out in my home and I put a lamp in that room, and I noticed that I breathe easier while exercising. I am going to have one of these in every room in my home, and I recommend you do the same. It was also delivered quickly, packaged great, and it looked even better than I thought it would look for the price. Great product, will order more!”
Startonight Canvas Wall Art – Landscape Road in The Forest
Startonight’s canvas wall art has a unique dual-view feature where it absorbs light during the day, glows in the dark for up to 8 hours, and recharges from any light source (natural or artificial) in just 25 minutes. The latex print photos are in high-definition resolution and stretched and stapled on to a pinewood frame. Pictures for Startonight’s canvas wall art are made by contemporary artists in the U.S., and each order comes with its own hanging kit.
Helpful review: “This is the first Startonight picture I bought, and I fell in love with it as soon as I pulled it out of the box. It’s really breathtaking!! The colors are so vivid it makes you want to just walk down that path into the forest. I put this one in my dining room, and it blends in so well. I love the way the sky glows at night when the room is dark. I’m so glad I ordered this because it’s an amazing picture.”
HoMedics White Noise Sound Machine
Designed to mimic ambient environmental noise, this white noise sound machine by HoMedics encourages deep relaxation to help users get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer. Opting for continuous play or setting the auto-off timer for 15, 30, or 60 minutes, users can choose from 6 soothing sounds, (white noise, thunder, ocean, rain, summer night, or a brook). While many people use white noise machines to improve sleep quality, this machine can also be used to tune out distractions, aid in meditation, and improve focus while you work. This white noise machine by HoMedics is compact and portable, making it ideal for travel, and the unit can be plugged into a wall outlet or battery powered.
Helpful review: “ I suffer from insomnia, and this has made an incredible difference in the amount of time it takes me to fall asleep (it was about an hour and after a week of use I’m down to about 20 minutes). I also don’t wake up as many times during the night. I love how the volume is adjustable and how the machine offers more than just white noise. My favorite sounds are ‘rain’ and ‘summer night.’ High-quality sound that doesn’t sound overly digitized. I’ve yet to utilize the portability option, but I love how that’s an added feature! I highly recommend this product even if you’re just considering it or if you have doubts. It’s changing my sleep schedule for the better!”
Toysmith Zen Garden
This elegant zen garden relieves stress and encourages relaxation making it the perfect addition to any desktop. With sand that sits in an 11.5-inch by a 7-inch wood frame, this zen garden set also includes two natural finish rakes, assorted polished stones, and a 64-page book of meditations as well as instructions for shaping the garden.
Helpful review: “Got this for my hubby, he needed something to help him chill and to take his mind off of things when he got antsy. He loves it and really does use it and messes the sand up and makes designs etc. It helps to clear the mind. The best part about it is you can design it any way YOU want! We added different rocks and every now and then a figure will get put in there.”
Lightshare Cherry Blossom Bonsai Tree
This cherry blossom bonsai tree stands 17.7 inches tall, and it’s equipped with 48 LED lights that emit a warm white light. The cherry blossoms are made of rubber and remain cool to the touch, and the branches of the tree are fully adjustable so users can bend and twist them into any shape they desire. Users can choose between warm white light or a multi-color option that comes with a remote control.
Helpful review: “Love it. Absolutely beautiful. The only thing I’d change is to have the option of battery or plug, but otherwise, it’s perfect. The light is very soft and the branches are easily manipulated so you can make the tree look however you want. I get so many compliments on it. I got it for my office but will probably get another one for home because I love it so much. Highly recommend.”
Regal Flame Black Eden Ventless Indoor Outdoor Fire Pit
This tabletop fireplace by Regal Flame burns with Regal Flame’s ventless ethanol fuel to create a warm glowing flame and elegant ambiance, indoors or out. The flame produced by this unit is 8 -12 inches high, and the burn time is approximately 45-60 minutes. This particular unit comes with a dual-layer cup burner made of stainless steel that’s finished in black, an ethanol burner insert, a damper tool, and pebbles. The manufacturer recommends using Regal Flame Ethanol fuel, which is sold separately.
Helpful review: “I seriously can’t tell you how much I love this Regal Flame! Yes, we have a fireplace but we use this little Regal immeasurably more. It’s much larger than I anticipated, easy to assemble and clean, and it’s crazy how much warmth it emits!! My children are constantly asking me to light it, and I adore how stylish it is.”
Douni Sleep Sound Machine
With this sound machine by Douni, users can choose from a total of 24 non-looping sounds, (7 fan sounds, 7 white noise, and 10 classical nature sounds) to encourage deep relaxation and enhance meditation. This sound machine can play continuously, or users can set the sleep timer that automatically shuts the unit off after 30, 60, or 90 minutes. A convenient built-in memory function saves your timer, sound, and volume preferences eliminating the need to reset the machine each time you turn it on, and the stylish wood grain this sound machine slips seamlessly into any decor.
Helpful review: “Finally a sound machine that looks cute in my home. Not only that but it’s super user friendly, and I love that it has a bunch of different options. For example, you can choose the duration of the sound, or just have it go all night. It has three different types of sound options and over 20 different sounds. It is super easy to just throw in a purse or suitcase for travel.”
VicTsing Essential Oil Diffuser with Oils
This 130 ml essential oil diffuser gift set by VicTsing comes with 8 bottles of pure essential oils including lemongrass, sweet orange, lavender, geranium, peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus, rosemary. Users can choose between two mist modes, and the unit conveniently shuts off to protect the device when the water level gets too low. This essential oil diffuser operates quietly, making it ideal for bedrooms, offices, and meditative spaces. Users can choose between two colors, dark brown, or light yellow.
Helpful review: “ Works as advertised. I absolutely cannot hear it, and it’s perfect for my office–does not permeate the hallways, which is what I wanted to avoid. It is my personal diffuser and has been super helpful with clearing my morning congestion this winter. I add in an oil mix of Eucalyptus and Peppermint. Do not hesitate, it is also the perfect size, and aesthetically pleasing.”