In This Article
- #1: A Multifunctional Pooja Unit
- #2: Small Mandir Design With Jaali
- #3: Pooja Units That Fit Into a Niche
- #4: A Standalone Unit That Does Not Take Up Too Much Space
- #5: A Mandir Unit With Storage
- #6: A Niche Created Using a Partition
- #7: A Compact Pooja Shelf
- #8: A Wall-Mounted Unit Against an Accent Wall
- #9: When You Don’t Have Space for a Separate Pooja Room
- #10: A Small Unit Perfect for Compact Homes
- #11: One That Doubles as a Display Shelf
- #12: Let’s Look at Vertical Height
- #13: When Compact Meets Tradition
- #14: Wood and Glass With a Special Feature
- #15: All You Need Is Jaali!
- #16: A Wall-Mounted Pooja Cabinet
- #17: A Compact Corner Unit
- #18: Vibrant Pops of Colours
- #19: A Space-Saving Mandir Unit
- #20: Use Your Storage Cabinet as a Pooja Unit
- 21: Or Just a Table!
- How Can Livspace Help You?
Whether you are starting a new job or attending an exam, the common practice among most Indians is to pray to God first. The role of the divine is of paramount importance in India. Therefore, it goes without saying that most Indian homes are incomplete without a pooja room. However, gone are the days when houses were large enough to have a separate mandir. With flats getting smaller and smaller, space-saving mandir units are the go-to option among homeowners. From wall-mounted to multifunctional, this article lists over 20 compact pooja room designs for your home. What’s more, these are all low-cost options, to fit your budget!
#1: A Multifunctional Pooja Unit
It’s not necessary that you have to purchase a separate pooja unit. If you have a large enough piece of furniture, like a TV unit, you can allocate a section of it for your mandir.
|Budget Element||The wood-like laminate backdrop|
|Space-Saving Element||The mandir unit is part of the TV unit|
#2: Small Mandir Design With Jaali
First and foremost, pooja rooms should look traditional. Jaali is a great way to add that Indian touch to your mandir design. Also, lattice work looks great in compact homes.
|Budget Element||The jaali work on the mandir|
|Space-Saving Element||The wall-mounted design|
#3: Pooja Units That Fit Into a Niche
This pooja unit proves that simple can also be beautiful. If you have a niche in your home, you can opt for a mandir specially designed to fit into that space. Moreover, your designer can also carve out a niche for you as per your requirements.
|Budget Element||The simple and basic design|
|Space-Saving Element||The mandir fits into a niche|
#4: A Standalone Unit That Does Not Take Up Too Much Space
Want a standalone unit with storage? These designs can usually end up being bulky. However, you can find more compact options (or ask your designer to customise one for you) that will fit into your small flat.
|Budget Element||Instead of wood, this mandir is made of wood-like laminate|
|Space-Saving Element||The compact design that fits into a corner|
#5: A Mandir Unit With Storage
You will also need space to store your pooja samagri. In case you do not have space for storage, you can use any cabinet, for instance, a crockery unit, as a pooja unit with storage for the samagri.
|Budget Element||You don’t need a separate unit to recreate this design|
|Space-Saving Element||You can use the same unit for your mandir, mandir storage and other storage|
#6: A Niche Created Using a Partition
Previously, we had mentioned that your designer can help you create a niche for your pooja unit. One of the ways in which they can do this is by using a partition to segregate some space in any room of your choice.
|Budget Element||The unit itself is a simple shelf with just a drawer for storage|
|Space-Saving Element||It fits right into a niche|
#7: A Compact Pooja Shelf
This is one of the best options for a small home. Not only is it wall-mounted, the simple shelf takes up very less space on your wall. Moreover, the drawer underneath ensures you do not need a separate unit for pooja samagri storage.
|Budget Element||The simple and minimal shelves|
|Space-Saving Element||The wall-mounted and sleek design|
#8: A Wall-Mounted Unit Against an Accent Wall
Wall-mounted pooja units may be small, but they don’t have to be plain! One way to make your mandir look striking is to add some jaali. Another option is to set it up against an accent wall.
|Budget Element||The brightly painted accent wall that also elevates the look of the mandir|
|Space-Saving Element||The compact design|
#9: When You Don’t Have Space for a Separate Pooja Room
Did you know that having your mandir in your kitchen is good for vastu? So, if space is scarce, make some room on your kitchen counter and set up a small mandir unit.
|Budget Element||The entire unit is just an extension of the cabinets|
|Space-Saving Element||It’s part of the kitchen cabinetry design|
#10: A Small Unit Perfect for Compact Homes
While small, this wall-mounted mandir is pretty in its own way. Be it the jaali backdrop, the arch at the top, the hanging bells or the lovely wallpaper, this pooja unit is a stunning addition in compact homes.
|Budget Element||The laminate unit and the wallpaper|
|Space-Saving Element||The wall-mounted, compact design|
#11: One That Doubles as a Display Shelf
If you don’t have the space or budget for a separate pooja unit, use any rack or cabinet present in your home to set up your deities. To create a more divine ambience, hang some diyas from the ceiling.
|Budget Element||You don’t need to spend extra for this unit, any rack in your home will do|
|Space-Saving Element||The mandir is part of a display rack|
#12: Let’s Look at Vertical Height
If you have a compact flat, instead of opting for a big mandir, choose one that is tall and sleek. This mandir fit into a narrow niche outside the kitchen, while the height ensured that the heavy Tibetan brass lamp could be hung from a beam on the ceiling.
|Budget Element||The simple design with no intricacies or lighting|
|Space-Saving Element||The tall design that fits into a niche|
#13: When Compact Meets Tradition
If you want a traditional Indian mandir unit, this design is perfect for you! While this pooja unit has been set up on a wooden platform, you can forego the platform and instead opt for a small wooden stool.
|Budget Element||The single wooden panel as a background looks stunning and is cheaper than a full wooden wall|
|Space-Saving Element||The small design|
#14: Wood and Glass With a Special Feature
Another multifunctional design, this mandir can be set up on top of any cabinet that you own. The special feature in this pooja unit is the jaali. By adding jaali on the ceiling and sides, our designer ensured that the fumes of the akhandjyoth can easily escape.
|Budget Element||Glass shutters and jaali|
|Space-Saving Element||The pooja unit can be set up on any tall cabinet|
#15: All You Need Is Jaali!
If you lack space but want a separate pooja room, ask your designer to use jaali doors to create a nook which you can use as a pooja room. You can even add seating in the form of small tools and pouffes to make the space comfortable for elders.
|Budget Element||Jaali doors|
|Space-Saving Element||The pooja room fits into a nook|
#16: A Wall-Mounted Pooja Cabinet
Generally, considering cabinets are bulky, you would expect them to be standalone units. However, this pooja cabinet design proves that you can even opt for wall-mounted cabinets. Opting for such a design clears up the floor space while giving you extra room for storage.
|Budget Element||This eliminates the need for a separate storage cabinet|
|Space-Saving Element||The floating, wall-mounted design|
#17: A Compact Corner Unit
When it comes to small pooja units, this is among the best! If you have an empty corner in your home, all you need is a pair of shelves to set up a mandir unit.
|Budget Element||The laminate shelves and the jaali backdrop|
|Space-Saving Element||The small shelves of this unit can be set up in any corner of a room|
#18: Vibrant Pops of Colours
While unique, this PU-painted turquoise blue mandir unit is a great way to add some colour to your home. In addition, the wall-mounted design clears up floor space.
|Budget Element||While the paint maybe PU (an expensive option as compared to Duco), the small design keeps the price low|
|Space-Saving Element||The wall-mounted design|
#19: A Space-Saving Mandir Unit
Partitions are the easiest way to create a niche for your pooja unit. In this home, the pooja niche is compact and sleek, created using a polished wood partition. Moreover, the panelled design of the partition ensures that it does not look bulky.
|Budget Element||The sleek and simple pooja unit itself|
|Space-Saving Element||The panelled partition and the jaali backdrop does not take up too much space|
#20: Use Your Storage Cabinet as a Pooja Unit
As we keep saying, opt for multifunctional furniture when space is scarce. What’s more, you don’t have to buy multifunctional furniture, you can even create one. For instance, if you have a sturdy storage cabinet with ample counter space, use that space as a makeshift mandir.
|Budget Element||No need to spend separately on a pooja unit|
|Space-Saving Element||The mandir is part of an existing storage cabinet, making it multifunctional|
21: Or Just a Table!
This is an easy and DIY option for your pooja unit. If you have a spare table in your bedroom, use it as your mandir. You can also decorate the space with diyas and bells.
|Budget Element||All you need is a table to create this pooja unit|
|Space-Saving Element||Set up on a table, you don’t need space for a separate pooja unit|
If you liked these small mandir designs, check out 10 pooja units from compact Mumbai homes.
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