Your home is not simply the place in which you live, but rather an extension of you and your family and how you seek to live your life. Your home design should reflect—and make room for—those things that are important to you. If daily meditation and worship help shape your everyday life, incorporating plans for a prayer or meditation room into your new home design provides the assurance that a tranquil space will always be nearby.
Whether your desire for a dedicated prayer or meditation room is rooted in a deep faith or a need for an escape from the chaos of modern life, such a space can bring balance to your whole family. What your ideal prayer or meditation room looks like is personal, but there are some common features found in these dedicated spaces.
Purposeful and SacredMeditation or prayer spaces can serve a variety of purposes, and understanding how you will use it is essential. Is it a private place for meditation or prayer, or a space to be shared with others? Do you want it to create a serene feeling throughout your home, or is it a space for you to seek calm and clarity? Answers to these questions will help you to determine where the space is located in your house—be it an entire room, a nook, or a dedicated section of a shared living space. Wherever you choose, it should be treated as a sacred space rather than a commonly used area of the home, and ask family, friends and visitors to respect the personal nature of the space.
Comforting and IntentionalOnce the space is created, the items you place in the room should have meaning. This area should be associated with stillness, not clutter. Keep items in this space sacred and free from common use items found throughout the rest of the home. The color and decor of your room will impact how you feel when you enter. Neutral tones on the walls create a sense of calm and peace, while vibrant colors inspire an energized feeling. And how you use the room will guide what type of furnishings you need. You may want a comfortable chair and pillow, floor or yoga mats, rugs, or a combination of seating options if the room will be a shared space. Incorporating natural elements into the room also helps to create a calm environment, including rocks, plants, candles, incense, essential oils, and salt lamps.
Creatively DesignedA custom builder is able to incorporate your cultural, religious, and spiritual needs into the building of your home. Floor plans and home designs are created with flexibility in mind to allow you to build a home that reflects your personality and meets your lifestyle needs. Whether you dedicate a small nook or corner to your prayer or meditation, or an entire room, Homewood Homes can customize your home to help you to live with intention and purpose.
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