How to Display Urns At Home
by Taylor Evans October 08, 2021 4 min read
Losing a loved one is always hard on your heart and soul. It takes a lot of effort to move and reconcile with your loss, but it must be done. Life goes on and so must you after having grieved appropriately. But the one thing that stays with you after all is said and done, apart from the memories shared with your loved one, are their cremated remains.
You can choose to place some of the ashes in cremation jewelry such as pendants for ashes or sterling silver cremation jewelry, but what do you do about the majority of the ashes? We offer a beautiful, endless collection of intricately crafted cremation urns that can be customized to your loved one's personality. You can base the design on any hobbies or interests of the dearly departed or even on the room where you’re planning to place the urn so it blends well with the surroundings.
What are some of the most common spots to place cremation urns?
According to our research, some of the most sought after locations to display urns at home are:
- On the mantelpiece
- On a corner shelf
- A closet or drawer provided by the crematorium
- Inside a glass cabinet
- A small compartment specifically designed for holding the cremation urn (also called a Niche).
A lot of people, rather families, follow the teachings of Feng Shui in America and practice it for any placement or design ideas around the house. When it comes to an urn, the rules are no different. Feng Shui was first used as a practice to bury the deceased elders in a certain location that faces the "correct direction" so that future generations would prosper from their blessings. Today, with the popularity of cremation on the rise, adaptations of Feng Shui have been adopted by many households and are incorporated when determining the placement of a cremation urn. The rule states that when placing the urn in your home, you want to place it in the most auspicious spot of the house to make sure the energy flows in the right way and has a positive effect on the household instead of a draining one.
As a rule of thumb if your home faces North, South, West or Northwest, you want to place the urn in a North or South room in the house and if your home faces Northeast, Southeast, Southwest or East, you want to place the urn in a Northeast or Northwest room in the house.
If you wish to learn more about Feng Shui or want some quick tips for your home, this blog is a good place to start.
What other factors determine the placement of Cremation Urns?
First, consider the size of the urn. For keepsake or pet urns, you can place them almost anywhere in the house because of their small size.
If you have lost a pet and are looking to commemorate them, we offer beautiful cremation jewelry. You can find pet cremation beads and pendants for ashes.
If your urns are larger in size then they are best placed in a common area where everyone can see and pay their respects to the deceased. There are few options in this regard as well where you can opt for either one of the following options:
- A room that had been regularly used by the deceased – preferably their bedroom.
- A room where your loved one spent most of their time such as their study or work room
- Or a room where your loved one had created special memories with everyone which can vary from person to person.
Ideally you want it to be in a room that was special to them where their energies had been the strongest while they were alive. This can create a very strong sense of bonding with your loved ones and can also prove to be a comforting factor in helping people grieve or cope with their loss.
What about the interior décor?
If you wish to match the urn with the surrounding setting, you want the urn to be a part of the room’s décor. The objective must be to pick a style that enhances the décor of the room and easily blends in rather than looking out of place.
For instance, a bamboo urn or a wooden chest urn might be a great choice for a room with an Asian or Eastern aesthetic, whereas an antique looking splendor urn will go hand-in-hand with a classic or contemporary look and feel.
We offer many different options sorted according to style, genre, and hobbies. You are also able to submit a custom urns form in the event that you are still unable to find what you are looking for.
A Dedicated Memorial Space
Many people have a dedicated memorial space in one of the rooms in their house. They can place the urn along with all kinds of peripheral memorabilia such as photos, jewelry, awards and other keepsakes that all tell a story about the loved one’s life, accomplishments, and interests. Thereby, weaving their life in the essence of the home. This is a very popular direction that many people go with since it feels more heartwarming to them and appeals to the central aesthetic of their homes.
There are many ways you can go about placing an urn in your home but what’s most important is that it should feel right to you and must bring back pleasant condoling memories that ease the pain of loss in your heart.
With that said, be well, stay safe and don’t forget to check up on your loved ones every now and then.
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