Home Altar Design – How to Set Up, Decorate, Care For, and Make Offerings For Your Personal Home Altar

By Desa | Candles

Study at SAI

Many posts here are inspired in full or in part by the teachings of Barbara Y. Martin and Dimitri Moraitis, co-founders of the non-profit metaphysical training center, the Spiritual Arts Institute (SAI).


o matter what your spiritual or religious practice, a home altar is a very important part of your spiritual work. Your personal home altar serves as a strong contact point between you and the Divine, where you welcome the blessings of Divine Light into your home, offer prayers, conduct your meditations, keep a healing book, and even purify, charge and bless crystals and any other objects. Your home altar design need not be elaborate or large, and how you go about setting it up is a very personal matter. You cannot go wrong, so don’t fret!

If you are looking for some ideas to inspire or guide you, then you will find some here. In this post, I offer certain nondenominational elements of home altar design, placement, offerings, and maintenance wisdom from the ancient practices of metaphysics and feng shui for you to consider.

 If you need to pin this baby for later, I recommend doing that now!