If you’re looking for a home temple design that can fit in any living room, then you have come to the right place. From intricate jaali designs to modern mandirs made to fit compact spaces, we have it all for you. Whether you like simple divine corners or ornate ones, your living room can accommodate them quite simply. Take a look at these stunning ideas!

#1: Mandir corner with jaali panels

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Wooden jaali panels look perfect

Do you love the idea of having jaali panels for your pooja unit? Then this idea is perfect for you. While this design fits seamlessly into any living room, it is ideal for people who have a wood-finish TV unit. Since lattice looks best in laminate or wood, this white and wood pooja unit is high on aesthetic value. The drawers can be utilised to store pooja samagri as well.

#2: Carved wooden home temple design

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This unit is Ideal for corners

If you have a corner in your living room that is lying empty, then it’s time to utilise that space. Place a compact pooja corner unit with beautiful jaali work and a traditional dome. Make sure you have a soft focus light inside that illuminates the corner and you will be surprised by this new addition.

#3: Sleek pooja room in an open living area

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Stick to neutral colours for a modern look

So, you have a modern living room with Scandinavian design and sleek furniture, you think that a pooja unit might not fit in here? Well, think again! You can turn a wall niche into a small mandir, with a base unit and pretty lights like this one. Make sure you stick to clean lines, and choose from neutral colours in keeping with the modern design aesthetic.

#4: Go compact with a mandir on the wall

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All you need is an empty wall and a base unit

Most often than not, we all have at least one wall in the living room that is not being utilised. This is your best bet to place your deity. Take a look at this wonderful design that has a simple, low height base unit with drawers and brass bells that add glitter to this otherwise neglected corner.

#5: Create a corner for your temple

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This will help you create a miniature mandir at home

A pooja room inside the living room, anyone? If you have a separate section in your living room that you can convert into a pooja corner, then you’re in luck. A beautiful carved marble unit with matching dividers are perfect for this setting. This will give you the feeling of having a full-fledged pooja room, while still having an open design.

#6: Get a traditional wooden pooja unit

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Decorate the corner with brass decor

You can use a living room corners to set up a home temple. Get an ornate, traditionally carved pooja unit in wood to adorn this space. Do not forget to highlight this area with focus lights and lovely bells suspended from the wall over the unit. You will soon have compliments pouring in from friends and family for this one.

#7: Add little decor details

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Add drama to your pooja corner with lamps and diyas

A pooja corner that’s so stark and simple is a sureshot winner in any living room. If you want to place your mandir against a plain wall, consider adding a veneer panel as the background with a matching wooden base unit to create an interesting visual. Complete the look with shimmering lamps on either side and light candles around the unit to add to the effect.

Want more ideas on decking up your pooja room? Check out 6 Pretty Mandir Designs for Your Home and find out how to amp up this serene space!

#8: How about a half-open mandir?

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Maintain privacy while not shutting it out completely

The pooja corner in your living room does not need to be open at all times. This is a wonderful idea for everyone who likes to have an elaborate home temple. You can add colourful glass doors along with a wooden door with bells to close it.

#9: When your display unit doubles up as a mandir

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Multi-purpose and beautiful

This is a simple idea for people who are not very religious but like having a few idols placed in their living room. Subsequently, a display-cum-pooja unit like this one is ideal for placing beautiful idols with similar decorative items alongside.

Moreover, these ideas are perfect for people who want to have a prayer corner in the common area of their home. Looking for more ideas? Check out Do You Want Unique Mandir Designs for Your Home?

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