4 Simple Steps To Create A Home Yoga Room (It’s Easier Than You Think)

When you walk into your home yoga room, you want to instantly feel more balanced and at peace, right? You're in the right place. In this article, I suggest some zen-inducing home yoga room ideas that you can incorporate into your home yoga space design.

Just like it can be challenging to read a book in a crowded or loud room, mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation are almost impossible to do in a room full of distractions and clutter.

The design ideas I suggest below will work for you whether you have a small home yoga room or a big at home yoga studio to play with.

Let's look at how creating a yoga space might be easier than you might have thought!


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The 4 steps to create your yoga space at home

1. Create a peaceful & decluttered area

I personally love natural light, and it has many health benefits. If you have an area with natural light available to you, like in the photo above, I would envision that area for this use!

If your yoga space is large enough, adding a quiet sitting area is ideal for creating an environment where you can focus on the present or sit in peace and reflect.

In home yoga room with a window and a lot of natural light, plants, yoga block, yoga mat, and candles.

2. Gather items of meaning and significance in your life for a spiritual altar

Gather meaningful items that remind you why you are getting on your mat to practice and things that remind you of why you're committed to yourself and your health.

  • journal
  • mala beads
  • crystals
  • candles
  • sage
  • palo santo
  • feathers
  • photos
Spiritual altar with buddha statues, candles, incense, and plants.
Healing crystals and candles for yoga room.
Sage, palo santo, feather and healing crystals for in home yoga space.

3. Add plants to purifier the air

Consider adding a plant shelf with a purifying  ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas)or a hanging Pothos (Epipremnum aureum), which is also air-purifying. Consider adding some bamboo into the mix, and perhaps a small bowl rock garden too.

Pothos plant arrangement and zz plant. Plant design ideas for a yoga room.
Plant for yoga room.

4. Have the essential yoga room props

Necessary items to add into an in-home yoga space including bolter pillow, yoga blanket, yoga strap, yoga block, yoga mat, and meditation pillow.

Having a well-equipped home yoga space with all of the ideal props is ideal for serious yogis who've been searching for how to create a yoga space at home. I have found that the more I get into the practice, the more yoga props I want!

5 yoga props that are yoga room essentials

1. Yoga blocks

I suggest having two yoga blocks (sometimes called yoga bricks). If you’ve ever tried practicing yoga without blocks, you likely wished you had them when you were straining in reverse triangle or revolved half-moon.

Yoga blocks can be used to deepen a pose and to support you in a pose. In either case, blocks are beneficial.

2. Yoga mat

A yoga mat goes without saying. And by the way, why not treat yourself to one that is high-quality and eco-friendly? When thinking back on all of the mats I've gone through, I wish I had invested in something long-lasting long ago.

3. Yoga towel

A yoga towel is absolutely ideal, especially if you live in a tropical climate like I do or you practice hot yoga. A micro-thin towel does the trick to help me get a good grip. No more slipping!

4. Bolster pillow

A bolster pillow…ahhhh, so often overlooked but so appreciated by the body. If you haven’t done Yin yoga or Restorative yoga give them a go. Have a bolster pillow on hand for the ultimate Yin experience.

5. Meditation pillow

A mellow yoga room is the best place to meditate or practice mindfulness. A meditation pillow should be comfortable and inviting, but not too big, and not too small, but just right (just like Goldilocks said!). And why not add some extra pillows in to enjoy the space comfortably even when you’re not meditating?

What is the best color for your yoga room?

Choosing a color for a yoga room isn’t as easy as it sounds. Certain colors subconsciously trigger senses, which could be another way of distracting you from what you’re doing – yoga. 

Various shades of purple and light pink are popular shades for a yoga room. These are also emotionally neutral colors to use, which is recommended by yoga experts all over the world. But really, whatever colors soothe you the most are the most ideal for you.

How big should your yoga space be?

While your yoga room is meant to be quiet and clear of clutter and distracting objects, it doesn't need to be that big. Even if you don't have a lot of extra space, you can still make a yoga space at home that comfortably fits one or two people.

Woman meditating in her home in beautiful in-home yoga nook.

If you're really tight on space, you can just dedicate a small area in a room to your yoga space.

For small home yoga room ideas, I suggest you create an altar and fill it with meaningful mementos. Add some candles and incense, and viola!

Takeaway on how to create a home yoga room

I hope this has helped to answer your question about how to create a yoga space at home. Like I mentioned, it's really pretty simple! Some grounding elements, a soothing color, a few props, and some plants and you're set! If you're serious about creating a yoga room at home I also suggest cruising Pinterest for visual inspiration!

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FAQ about how to create a home yoga room

What to put in a home yoga room?

An ideal in-home yoga room includes special mementos like photos and malas, grounding and earth elements like crystals and sage, purifying plants, meditation pillows, yoga mats, yoga blocks, and other yoga accessories.

What is the best floor to do yoga on?

The best floor to do yoga on is a hardwood floor or a different type of flooring that is firm but not as hard as concrete. It is not advised to do yoga on carpet because it can be difficult to balance on carpet or floors that are too soft.

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Heather

Heather is a Certified Yoga Teacher the visionary behind The Yogatique, her passion project. She created The Yogatique to help yogis & other growth-oriented individuals discover premium high quality trainings and classes in the yoga & wellness space. Heather is a RYT-200 and a practicing yogi of more than 15 years. She is also a global citizen who has been living abroad for 10 years. Her passions include health & fitness, studying healthspan & longevity, exploring the road less traveled, & SEO. Heather can be reached at heatherj@theyogatique.com, or you can connect with Heather on LinkedIn.

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