Designing a home temple in the USA can be influenced by a blend of cultural preferences and the available space in your home. Here’s a design that combines elements of traditional and modern aesthetics:
1. Wall Niche Temple: If you have limited space, consider creating a wall niche temple. This design incorporates a small dedicated space within your wall, where you can install a compact temple.
- Plywood or MDF board
- Decorative molding
- LED strip lights
- Acrylic or glass panel
- Wood stain or paint
- Hanging brackets
- Identify a wall in a quiet and well-lit area of your home.
- Create a niche by removing the plasterboard and framing the opening with decorative molding.
- Attach plywood or MDF to the back of the niche as a backdrop.
- Install LED strip lights along the inside of the niche for gentle illumination.
- Place a wooden platform for the idols or images of deities.
- Attach an acrylic or glass panel to the front of the niche to protect the idols.
- Decorate the temple with traditional motifs or your preferred design.
- Optionally, hang a curtain or decorative fabric in front of the niche to create a sense of privacy when needed.
2. Cabinet-style Temple: For a more discreet option, you can create a cabinet-style temple that integrates seamlessly into your living space.