Our homes are getting smaller and with limited space, accommodating a pooja corner can be quite a challenge. More often than not, we have columns and beams projecting from the walls and finally end up becoming dead space. Today, everything is about space optimisation and we thought these modern pooja room designs that fit into wall niches could be very useful to you. Read on to find out how you can incorporate it at home.

Modern Pooja Room Designs Idea #1: Boundaries With Bells
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If you have a niche that can be converted into a compact pooja corner, just create a base with storage and a beautiful jaali panel on the wall behind. If the niche extends further, create boundaries by hanging pretty bells and decorate as you see fit.

Modern Pooja Room Designs Idea #2: Wall Niche Unit

This idea is perfect for those who deep wall niche which can almost pass off as a room. Place a step-style pooja unit to create visual height and make it easy to place the idols on top and the samagri at the bottom. Make sure you create an entrance to demarcate the space.

Modern Pooja Room Designs Idea #3: Jaali Panels
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This pooja area was created in a niche just behind the sitting area of a living room. Our designer she came up with this idea of having jaali panels on either side. Painted in white to merge with the wall and give it a neat look, this space spells divinity in a minimalistic manner. Read the home tour here, to see how the rest of it was designed.

Modern Pooja Room Designs Idea #4: Faux Unit

Don’t have a wall niche? Fake it! All you need to create this is a wall corner and you can actually fake a niche by using wooden panels on either side to create a cavity. Perfect for a compact unit with a spotlight above, this space looks complete and heavenly.

Modern Pooja Room Designs Idea #5: Traditional Units

You do not need floor to ceiling space to place your pooja unit or create a pooja corner. Your pooja room can be as compact as this one right here. Using only about a quarter of the height of your wall, this pooja unit features a traditional dome and lattice doors that add to its appeal.

Modern Pooja Room Designs Idea #6: Fitted Units in a Kitchen
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Pooja units placed in the kitchen are an age old practice, and even vastu experts say that having a closed pooja unit here is a good practice. Just keep in mind that you do not place it under any cabinets. A small space above the cabinets or in a wall is sufficient to accommodate this pooja unit.

Modern Pooja Room Designs Idea #7: Unique Backdrops
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You already signed up for a compact prayer space when you decided to get it in a wall niche. But you not not have to compromise on the design. Get a nice jaali panel in a metallic finish as the backdrop for your sacred space and complete the look.

Modern Pooja Room Designs Idea #8: Spotlights and Wallpaper

This is such a great idea if you have sufficient space in between two walls. Put a pretty wallpaper and highlight the area with a soft focus light. Your very own pooja room is ready. Here we have opted for a yellow wallpaper with wooden rafters and spot lights.

So, now you know that no matter how compact your home is, if you have the tiniest of niches in your walls, you can have a pooja unit right there. Also, don’t forget to consider these Gorgeously Unique Pooja Room Designs.

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