In non-dual forms of meditation practice, the Yoga practitioner strives to observe and then eliminate or transcend unwanted thoughts. In Bhakti Yoga meditation practices, the Bhakta strives to increase the thoughts of his or her beloved teacher until the very essence of the Yogi or Yogini melts into the divine essence of all beings.
Some individuals will want a space that reflects the purpose of the area with visual signals. Serene pictures can be put on the walls if that is helpful for getting into a relaxed state. A cushion is important for performing various sitting postures and a chair can be helpful as well so at the very least those items should be a part of the design of the room. Incense burners are excellent for those who respond well to scents and a stereo can be used to play sounds for auditory individuals; this is especially beneficial for those who live in the city where noise pollution is common.