Building a Modern Retreat

How lucky we would all be to be able to turn our homes into truly calming sanctuaries – full of beautiful daylight, clean lines and natural elements, and free of clutter. We scoured the web to find the most soothing modern retreats, coming across everything from lantern-inspired glass-walled floating rooms, to simple and sleek meditation rooms. The idea of incorporating a room specifically for unplugging seems to have been catching on in popularity. We can certainly get behind this trend, as a much more realistic way to incorporate this design style we love so much into our homes and apartments. At least ONE room would always be clean!

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Are you interested in creating a space like this in your own home? See below for some products we feel are essential elements in any meditation room.

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Clockwise from top left

Aroma diffuser from Gaiam

Satya Jewelry mala beads and ganesha statue

Pillows and throws from Karma Living

Singing bowls from Donna Karan

Candle from Nest Fragrances

Meditation bench from Snob Stuff

Meditation cushions from Canvas

Buddha statue from Satya Jewelry

Vases from Anthropologie

Would you create a space like this in your home? What products would you add?