As you can see above, my space is tiny. Right now, I live in a micro studio loft in Seattle; however, there's always space for my cushions wherever I live. I keep my meditation space in my loft, so my dog can't get to me while I'm meditating. Reducing distraction is key when setting up your space.
First thing to think about is your seating arrangement. Whether you have a bolster or a chair, put it in a spot where you're less likely to be disturbed by others, even if that's in a closet away from your kids. Be sure you have room for however you like to sit. Your location should doesn't have to be an area that you love, but it does have to be one that doesn't stress you out just by being there.
Now we'll talk about the senses. When doing a grounding meditation, it's important to get as many of the five senses involved as you can: smell, touch, taste, sight, and sound. For smell, I have a room mist from Saje that I absolutely love. I spritz my area a little before I start and it's magic. You can also use a candle for smell and sight! Watching a small flame is a great way to focus meditate if you have trouble keeping your eyes closed. As for touch, wear pants that are soft or place a blanket nearby in your space. My bed is right beside me, so I touch my sheets when I'm grounding. Taste is a funny one to think about, but having a cup of tea or infused water nearby is a great way to taste a simple, light stimulus. Sound is by preference, but for grounding, I recommend Insight Timer's music section in their app. It's free and they have great relaxing music to offer.
Time for decorations! This is where you want to keep it as minimal as you can. Decorations can be fun and pretty, but the more you have, the more your mind-space will be cluttered while you meditate. I have a plant and firefly lights because I love opening my eyes to them. Think about what you love looking at, simply for the aesthetic. You don't have to go out and buy anything, but it does need to bring you joy.
Click below to see how I make the most of my tiny studio space!