The soft glow of gold reminds us of old temples and churches, of spiritual wealth: the sun lighting up our inner selves with its rays. It's a colour that asks for a light to boost its reflection, and for a simple meditation.
Gold leaf, a beautiful illustration, rhinestones, silk flowers, paint, glue: these things can help transform a wooden box into your own golden Hindu inspired altar.
Breathing in, I calm body and mind
Breathing out, I smile
Dwelling in the present moment
I know this is a moment of wonder
Thich Nhat Hanh
Find more inspiration for beautiful home altars in Happinez 'Living lighthearted'
Photography by Dietlind Wolf