How to Create Your Perfect Floating Room (And Make It Zen)

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For many of us, the best area where we can fully relax is at home, especially after a long and busy day.

Nothing compares to the warm coziness of this very place which we wholeheartedly call home.

a relaxing homeIt is needless to mention that owning a Zen Float Tent guarantees you an ingenious relaxation experience.

Floating at home is a great advantage and it is surely an important step towards a happier and stress-free lifestyle.

That is why you will want to carefully design and plan your private zen space. You want it to be as flawless as possible. When you step in there, you want to already feel the tension and all problems go away.

To achieve that there are certain rules and tips that I will share with you in the following paragraphs.

In the end, I hope that you will know how to make the best out of your home floating experience.

It all starts with the important question…

Where to Put The Tent?

This is something that requires some careful consideration because once you assemble it you won’t want to start all over again just because you forgot something important about the location.

the zen float tent at homeHere, you have to think creatively but also practically.

In that train of thought, don’t neglect the floor surface. It should be solid enough.

Also, the tent is leak proof but it is always best to use a bath mat underneath. This is also because when you get out of the tank, you will be wet. Probably, you will want to step on a towel just after you exit the tent.

Depending on where you live there are various options of where to position your home float tank. Here are some of the most common ones. Just keep in mind the size of the tent and the rest of the furniture.

In the Bedroom

For a lot of floaters, this is the right place because the bedroom creates this genuine relaxing atmosphere that no other room can.

Often, this is also the quietest room in the house. Plus, having the home float tank close to the bed is not bad.

In the Living Room

the zen floating tank in a roomThis is supposed to be the biggest room in your house (or apartment) and that is why this makes it a perfect choice.

In the Kitchen

Depending on the available space, this might be an option that you evaluate. There are folks who place their tent in the kitchen. It doesn’t happen so often but certainly, it is not unusual.

In the Garage

Yes, there are such cases too. You have an empty garage or simply enough space to put the tent in there – then go ahead. Plenty of people do it.

Again, just don’t forget the practical requirements needed for using the tank such as electrical grounded outlets, etc.

Do know that placing the tent in the yard or in the bathroom wouldn’t be a pragmatic approach.

Here is a great video made by Adam who is a Zen float tent specialist. He gives some nice tips and he explains how it all works for him when it comes to finding a place for the tank.

Once you have decided on the location, it is time to start making it Zen.

The Light Is Important

The idea of the sensory deprivation is to limit the external brain stimuli. The light is one of them.

That is why inside the floating tent it is pitch black.

Creating an appropriate meditation and floatation ambiance starts with controlling the light in the room where the tent is.

the light in your zen float room is importantThe darker, the better.

Personally, I’d recommend the use of a tender light in the room so that it won’t be completely dark when you come out of the tent after the floating session.

I like to use candles and lava lamps. They really help in bringing intimacy and set the right mood. It is not a bad idea to use a dimmer control light switch if you have one as well.

If there is a sunlight, you might consider using blackout curtains or shades or to cover the windows with privacy film.

The Noise is Your Enemy

That’s right. When speaking of sensory deprivation, the noise is an obstacle.

The human brain automatically absorbs and analyzes any kind of sound and that has a slow but steady tiring effect.

Effective floating means to let the brain completely rest.

the noise should be set to minimum when floatingSo try to eliminate the sounds as much as possible. Think about that when deciding where to put the home floatation tank as well.

Even though you will float with ear plugs, it is best for your zen float space to be in a place which is as quiet as possible or at least you can reduce the noise.

So move away all the devices that may distract you, shut the door and put heavy drapes on the windows.

Now, a lot of people tend to enjoy listening to chill out music while floating and there is nothing wrong with that. It is true that sometimes it helps with the meditation process.

If that will make your relaxation even more fulfilling, then go for it.

I personally think that it is better to completely immerse in the nothingness and to use as fewer distractions as possible.

With that being said, some quiet relaxation music in the room always works.

Is It Too Hot…Or Too Cold?

The temperature in your intimate zen space should be around 78 F. As already discussed, this will also help in maintaining your heating costs low.

Don’t Forget the Scents

It is recommended to use natural scents for the room in which you float.

keep the smells natural when floating at homeFor example, there are candles that produce some really nice smells. Just make sure that the aromas are not too heavy and intrusive.

Once again, the goal is sensory deprivation.

The Colors Do Matter

If you happen to have a brand new room that you want to decorate or you are planning to renovate some space, then take into consideration that the zen colors are the ones that reflect the nature.

colors of the natureThe bright colors would do a great job too.

Also, it is known that the soft green, the soft gray, the icy blue, the lavender, the aqua, the beige, and the pale pink have smooth, calming effect.

You Need Plants Too

To be more specific, green plants.

Having plants in your floating room is not just visually appealing.

zen room with green plantsIt is scientifically proven that the presence of plants reduces the stress levels and brings tranquility.

Besides, it is good for the air too.

According to, the gardenia, the jasmine, and the aloe vera are just some of the plants that help in creating a purifying and calming ambiance.


When it comes to designing your cozy relaxation spot in your home, you have to think both practically and creatively.

You need to take into consideration the specifications of the Zen Float Tent as well as the structural details and limitations of your crib.

The balance lies in the golden mean. Once you find it, you will find your zen.

Do you live in a house or in an apartment? How does your zen space look like? Leave a comment below!