Here’s Everything You Need to Set Up a Meditation Corner in Your House

Our homes should be oases of calm where we can retreat to from the hectic world we live in. But that’s easier said that done, especially since every corner of the house stands as a reminder of something we didn’t quite get to yet; whenever we walk past our desk, we’re being reminded that there’s work left to be done and bills to be paid; when we enter the kitchen, we may be reminded that we forgot to cook dinner so we should probably order some takeout… again!

But what if you had a place in your house completely devoted to chasing away stressful emotions? A space with comforting surroundings where you can clear your mind – a meditation corner.

There are no specific rules for creating one, but first, choose a space that simply feels good. You need to make sure that it’s constantly clean and uncluttered, and you may also want to account for lighting, depending on what time of the day you want to meditate.

Once you’ve decided on it, all that remains is for you to decorate and personalize your meditation corner. And we’ve got you covered here! Check out the following meditation items and choose the ones that’ll help you transition into a quiet mindset. Namaste!

Meditation pillow

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What’s best about creating a meditation corner is that you don’t need expensive stuff, but you do need comfort. This meditation zafu will allow you to maintain perfect posture during your practice, by propping your hips up higher than your knees. If you don’t feel comfortable enough, you can easily remove some of the pillow’s filling.  

If you already have an old meditation pillow, consider making it brand new by changing its cover. We personally love this one.

Tibetan singing bowls

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Tibetan singing bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. When played, the sonic waves help induce deep meditative and peaceful states.

Handcrafted by artisans in Nepal, the Ohuhu singing bowl is as beautiful to look at as it is to hear, producing a profound sound healing experience. Besides, it’s easy to carry around, so you can take your bowl wherever your practice takes you.

Meditation bench

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Another item that you can add to your peaceful corner is a meditation bench. For those of you who find it difficult to meditate using a zafu cushion, a bamboo bench will offer ergonomic support and comfort.

Because proper posture is key to in the meditation practice, this bench is ideal for the traditional Japanese kneeling posture, called “seiza” position.

Small bamboo coffee table

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Create a stylish and tranquil space for your meditation practice with this small coffee table.

Made from eco-friendly natural bamboo, this piece is highly versatile and ideal for accompanying your session with a nice cup of tea, or you can simply use it to place other meditation items.

Wall tapestry

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Some people like to keep their meditation space simple, but others like to go all the way and decorate their walls as well.

If you think that a drawing of different yoga elements will help induce a deeper meditative state, then you should probably consider this Indian mandala tapestry. Made out of lightweight polyester fiber, the material is soft and you can also use it as a meditation mat.

Citrine & amethyst crystal tree

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You don’t need a special place when it comes to beautiful ornaments, but a replica of the traditional Chinese “Wishing Tree” would definitely fit better in your meditation corner.

Made out of natural titanium, coated rock crystal cluster base with crystal quartz leaves, this wishing tree is considered by many to be a symbol of good luck, wealth and prosperity.

Empowering question cards

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We all need to start an inner conversation every once in a while. Gaining deeper insight into who we really are takes some work — and requires that we ask ourselves the right questions.

These adorable Empowering Questions cards contain all the right questions that’ll trigger positive answers. They’re an easy way to bring mindfulness to your life by getting to know yourself and start working on the aspects that matter to you the most.

Tealight candle holders

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Everyone loves candles. They lighten up the space and create an enchanting and intimate ambiance.

These beautiful antique wooden candle holders will add coziness and a warm touch to your relaxation space. They go very well with both modern and rustic decor and they would also make a great gift for your friends.

Lotus back-flow incense holder

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Surround yourself with a soothing scent as you focus on your meditation practice with this back-flow incense holder. The aromas will help you relax and let your imagination run free.

The Lotus back-flow incense holder is also great for welcoming your guests. It will create a pleasant atmosphere and why not, reflect your elegant taste.

Japanese Zen garden

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Japanese Zen gardens are a great way to quiet your mind, improve your focus, and develop an overall sense of well-being.

Japanese Zen gardens are places of quiet contemplation and reflection so these tiny versions of them are designed accordingly. You can place one within reach in your meditation corner for tension relief and to help increase mindfulness.

Relaxation fountain

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Another item that will turn your meditation corner into a haven is a tabletop relaxation fountain that will bring the serenity of nature indoors.

With a design that would look great in any setting, this relaxation fountain will instantly put you at ease. Get ready to enjoy the soothing natural water sounds, accompanied by a unique lighting feature for added ambiance.

Folding screen

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If you want more privacy and less distraction for your meditation corner, you should consider breaking off the area from the rest of the house. And no, you don’t have to build a wall for this, you just need a folding screen.

This black & white four-panel screen is made out of pine and fabric and it would nicely fit in any décor.

So that’s about it — now you’ve got everything you need to create your own meditation corner. We’re sure that there are many other things that you can use to bring serenity into your home and we’d love to hear your ideas.

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Here’s Why a Womb Chair is the Perfect Addition to Your Interiors

Regardless of the direction you plan on taking with your overall home design, the color scheme, furniture and accents will all play a major role in creating that spotless look you’re going for.

One element that can help you bring everything together is a carefully picked accent chair — which is one of the quickest ways to create a focal point. A beautiful piece of furniture will draw your eye as soon as you walk into the room or complement the space in a way that highlights the rest of its features.

And when it comes to nice chairs, both modern and traditional styles offer plenty of options. Over the years, we’ve seen trends go from club chairs to Chesterfields, then back to tufted armchairs, and on to minimalist chairs. So choosing one style — that’s also likely to stick around and not fade in popularity — isn’t the easiest choice.

But one style that doesn’t seem to lose appeal and can easily complement many types of interiors is mid-century modern. One particular piece that traces its roots to this timeless design — and has been growing in popularity within the past years, for all the right reasons — is the womb chair.

The womb chair is an iconic mid century modern masterpiece designed by architect Eero Saarinen. Its designer status can hamper many homeowners from buying it due to their limited budgets. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should furnish your homes with the womb chair:

A stylish addition to any home

One of the top reasons to go for a Saarinen womb chair is that it’s the epitome of stylish. It’s understated, brimming with elegance, and yet still highly fun and quirky thanks to its unique shape. It’ll definitely ramp up the ambiance of your home.

Works as a standalone piece

One of the best things about the womb chair is that it can be used as a standalone furniture piece. You can use it in a freestanding capacity in any place in your home – be it next to a planter, next to a bookcase, next to a beautiful gallery wall or even a zen corner of your home.

Also works as an accent piece

The womb chair along with all of its replicas is designed to be an exemplary accent piece. It’s classy, sophisticated, and yet unique enough that it’d be a great accent to many interior design styles.

With plain upholstery, it can bring tasteful contrast in modern, minimal, and contemporary spaces. With patterned upholstery, it can make a statement in eclectic, vintage, and retro interior designs.

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Very comfortable

The body and anthropometry of the womb chair have been designed in a way that makes it the pinnacle of comfort.

It’s stylish and trendy by default, but once you sit on it, you’ll realize that it’s also highly comfortable to boot. Therefore, you can set it up in spaces designed for you to relax – e.g. next to a fireplace, in your personal book nook, or even in front of a picture window.

Matches the rest of the furniture nicely

The design of the womb chair is as understated as they come. It’s simple in its complexity.

Its molded plywood design is simply upholstered in padding and fabric, and looks really beautiful with all sorts of furniture pieces. You can use yours to complement your living room sofa, your bedroom furniture, and even your desks in the office. 

Iconic mid-century design

The idea of the womb chair is totally inspired and is one of Eero Saarinen’s best works. To this day, it remains truly iconic. The Eero Saarinen womb chair has been designed to bring that iconic vibe in your spaces at an affordable price.

It’s a great piece for making a statement in your home – though admittedly, it works just as well in commercial spaces such as hotels, offices, air-port resting lounges, and more, which just stands to show how versatile it is.

A great chair for relaxing

A womb chair is perfect for spending a relaxing day on. You can place one in your study rooms – preferably next to you bookshelf or cabinet – so you can simply lean back and enjoy some great books from your to-read pile.

You can even add a small back-pillow to make the leaning experience all the more relaxing while you’re at it. Also, placing a floor lamp right next to it would look pretty good.

A statement piece

The womb chair is a true icon, so it’s a statement-worthy furniture piece. If you’re going for an instant visual impact, a womb chair replica is a great choice.

You can place it as a free-standing object in front of a plain or continuous backdrop as in this image. It would contrast with the background and make your ambiance feel all the more eye-catching.

Customize your fabric

The great thing about going for a womb chair is that you can always customize its upholstery. If you want to emulate pattern contrast in your home interiors, you can choose one that has a very unique pattern. If you want to emulate simple high-contrast in your spaces, then you’ll have a lot of options with simple or textured fabrics as well.

 Creates contrast

A good womb chair will imitate the classic high-contrast aura of its predecessors. This means that just these chairs will have a great high-contrast aesthetic that will make your homes pop with color, vibrancy, and uniqueness. You can place them at a focal point in your rooms so that they immediately catch the eye of anyone who enters the room.

There are a lot of reasons why you should furnish your home with a womb chair. You won’t just be investing in a typical furniture object – you’ll be investing in long-lasting comfort and timeless style.

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Small Utah Home Has Hand-Built Replica Ghost Town in the Backyard

A new owner of this small house in Springville, UT, won’t have to venture far to knock back a beverage in an Old West saloon.

The 758-square-foot home on East 100 North comes complete with its own ghost town in the backyard. It’s now on the market for $349,900.

The father of the listing agent, Angie Brandt, built the ghost town over the 27 years he owned the property. She had the full scoop on how the replica of the Old West came to be, and on her dad’s role in creating this throwback town.

“[The home] was just a little old cottage built in 1947, and it had a five-bay garage storage unit in the backyard,” she says. “The garage was just plain cinderblock.”

With reclaimed barn wood and salvaged buildings that were about to be demolished, he built facades on the front of the storage unit.

Mike Patrick passed away in August, and Brandt says he would be smiling at the interest in his creation.

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The hub of the ghost town is the saloon.

There’s a player piano and pool table and a bar, Brandt explains. The refrigerator is behind wood doors, with the modern appliances hidden out of the way.

“We used it for entertaining for many, many years, and had Halloween parties and Christmas parties,” she says. “For any family get-togethers, we were always at my Dad’s to use the saloon area.”

Like any responsible saloon owner, Patrick also had sleeping spaces for anyone who wanted to stay overnight. All the furnishings are part of the sale.

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The last two bays of the garage are currently configured for woodworking or automotive restoration, two other passions of Brandt’s father.

“He was always a creative person. He could look at junk from thrift stores and he would change it into something amazing,” Brandt says.

He used his time, she says, to create fun places for people to be.

“People would come and take graduation photos or wedding photos,” she says. “He was always kind and sweet, and would allow those people to come in and just make themselves at home and pose for pictures.”

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Aside from the replica town, the main house offers two bedrooms and one bathroom.

Even though the house is small, Brandt says, her father found ways of utilizing space, with ample storage.

“He tried to retain the antique vibe and refinish the wood floors,” she says. “He has a vintage stove in there. He just tried to maintain the antique look, while upgrading.”

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The property, at a half-acre, is larger than others in the area. Brandt says its yard, with an additional lawn and a garden with an outdoor kitchen and mountain views, is very quiet and visited by deer.

“You would think that you were in the middle of nowhere,” she says, “but you’re actually right in the middle of town.”

A sale on the property is pending, and Brandt says she has high hopes for its future.

“A perfect buyer for this property would be someone that wants to enjoy what my dad created and maybe add to it,” she says.

She hopes that the buyers will call one day and report that they’ve made some new additions.

“There’s so much potential for the property,” she says. “It’s already awesome the way it is, but there’s great potential to add more.”

Ghost town
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