What are Mandalas? Use them to Decorate your House

If you want to decorate your house with items that have meaning and at the same time create a relaxing environment, mandalas could be an option for you.
What are Mandalas? Use them to Decorate your House

Last update: 22 December, 2018

Mandalas have become popular over the last few years. These drawings originate in India and are much more than just a decorative item. The mandala trend is everywhereIf you’re wondering what exactly mandalas are, we’ll tell you. We’ll also give you some suggestions for displaying them in your house.

Keep reading and you won’t be able to resist including them in your decor. Because of the peace they transmit, how well they go with certain decor, and their versatility as a decorative item, you will surely love them.

What are mandalas?

Mandalas originate from India and are a symbolic spiritual representation of the cosmos. This type of drawing is very popular in Buddhism and Hinduism. From Sanskrit, the word is literally translated as “circle”.

The principal function of these drawings is as an aid to meditation and relaxation. They are drawn from the center towards the outer edges, and the shapes have different meanings.

Depending on which shapes are chosen, you can see how the artist feels, what interests them and what they worry about. Creating a mandala is a symbol of relaxation and being disconnected. Books on how to paint mandalas are becoming more and more popular. They are used by many adults as a stress buster.

Once a mandala is finished, it’s time for meditation. It’s very simple; it’s enough just to stare at the center of the design and relax the mind. You can do this exercise in any location, as long as you have a mandala and a peaceful environment.

We hope we’ve answered your question of what exactly mandalas are. This type of drawing is also very popular in the world of interior decor. Below, we will show you how you can include them in your home.

Choose colors for your mandalas that will go with the rest of your decor

Paint mandalas on the walls or floors

This way of decorating your house is much more than just painting them. It involves leaving a part of yourself in the painting of the mandalas, experimenting with various shapes and colors and finding relaxation.

Why don’t you try painting some mandalas yourself to decorate your home?

Firstly, you should choose the place where you want to draw your mandala and the size you want it to be. You might start off with a stencil to help your design. Choose a color scheme that will go with the rest of the decor in the room, so you don’t create discord. Here are 3 ideas to inspire you:

  • A big mandala behind the bedhead. This is an original idea and is also a great alternative to traditional bed headboards. Center the drawing with the bed and make it just a little smaller than the width of the bed. Choose appropriate colors and let your imagination go. Some small light bulbs that illuminate this part of the wall would be the perfect complement to create a relaxed environment.
  • A mandala in the entryway. Imagine that you arrive home after a long day to a tranquil mandala painted on the floor of the entryway. If you like the boho style some candles on the entryway table would be the perfect complement. If you have a timber floor a white mandala would be perfect.
  • A mandala behind the sofa. This idea is the same as the one above for behind the bedhead. The only difference is that it’s for behind the sofa. Another option is to paint various smaller mandalas instead of just one big one. If you don´t want to paint your mandala, you could also go for hanging a picture frame containing one.

Printed fabrics with mandalas

Another option is to choose fabrics that have a mandala print. Since they are a very fashionable pattern it shouldn’t be too hard to find one you like.

If the place where you want to put it is small, you could choose between colorful prints or warmer pastel tones. If on the contrary, the area is very large, it would be better if you don’t use very colorful fabrics, as this can tire the vision and they could also be a little gaudy.

Some examples of how you could use printed fabric with mandalas are curtains, rugs, quilts on the bed, or cushions. Depending on how daring you are you could just include some small details such as cushions, or you could fill your living room with mandala patterns by hanging curtains with these prints.

You could hang a printed fabric with mandalas behind the bedhead