Creating a dedicated space at home for your meditation practice can be helpful in avoiding distractions and setting yourself up for a wonderful practice! You don't need to spend a lot of time or money creating a space at home, and you can literally practice anywhere and anytime. But having a space can add to having a positive meditative experience, here are a few ideas below to get you started!
There are no special tools you need to practice meditation however there are tons of props available to make you more comfortable for a seated meditation. You may choose to use something soft to sit on such as a bolster, blanket, or pillow (even a couch cushion will work). Or something more firm such as a yoga block or stack of large books to sit on, allowing the hips to open easier with a tall straight spine.
Aromatherapy and scents are another element to consider while creating your meditation space at home. Most popular and accessible being candles, essential oils, sage, or incense. Depending on the time of day and your mood, have a variety of calming/ soothing scents such as lavender or bright/ spirit lifting aromas like citrus.
Utilizing sense of sound is another well-loved element to meditation practices. If you're at home try looking up a "Meditation Playlist" on your laptop or iPhone and then putting it on airplane mode or "Do Not Disturb" so the music doesn't get interrupted. I've Included one of my favorite Meditation playlists below from Spotify.
And lastly, don't forget to personalize your space, make it your own! Add in a few things that are calming and soothing to you without adding too much clutter. For example I've added a few crystals, stones, and my favorite plants to make my space feel cozy, safe, and relaxing. Look inward, then reflect this onto the space that will support and nourish your body and mind.
Thanks for reading and hope this helps, happy meditating!