Well, gone are the glorious days of imagining our homes to be like the ones shown in ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki’ and ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ (if you know what we mean!). Let’s talk reality where we all don’t have lavish bungalows with an entire mezzanine floor dedicated to a puja room. Modern India lives in apartments and shared spaces, in penthouses, and in duplexes. It often becomes difficult to find the perfect place for a puja room especially when you are scarce on space. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be planning on a beautiful, inviting puja room.
Here are the top 5 ways in which you can achieve a beautifully designed Puja room inside a space-constrained apartment or house:
Transform a cupboard or go for jaali doors
One of the simplest ways to design your aesthetic puja room is to either transform an existing cupboard or spruce up an existing corner using jaali doors or wooden partitions. These types of Puja rooms neither take up a lot of space nor are intrusive to another space. If your apartment doesn’t have a dedicated space or corner this could be a great way for you to actually design a great puja room without comprising too much space.
When in doubt, turn to walls
One of the often neglected spaces in the house is the walls. Walls not only provide a firm, rigid structure to anything you build around it but also save you a lot of space. Mindful interior designers will be able to present you with a range of designs with which you can build your dream puja room well within the confines of a wall.
Separate it from a room
As a part of transformational home designs, we often get to see puja rooms that are actually taken-out spaces from different rooms. These puja spaces are separated using glass doors/panels and offer an aesthetic look to the room overall.
You got a corner?
One of the most efficient ways to build a puja room (or even a play corner for your children) is to look for corners in the house. If you identify one such corner, it would be easy for you to build on that and actually design a very functional yet aesthetic puja room.
This might sound obnoxious since we are talking about apartments but in case you have even a small garden or a laid-out foyer, this could be a great way for you to set up a dedicated puja room.