8 Home Gym Setups Just as Inspiring as Your Workout Playlist
That stationary bike never looked better.
Updated Sep 29, 2021 6:28 AM
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That yoga mat can easily be tucked away and rolled out just about anywhere in your home—but sometimes your workout routine requires additional space and storage if you’re doing more than sun salutations. Weights, kettlebells, and a stationary bike might be your favorite fitness tools, but admittedly, they can be pretty hard to style, especially if you don’t have a room you can fully dedicate to them.
But that’s not to say you can’t design a home gym that suits your style and your workout routine. These decorating ideas will help you find a spot for your equipment without disrupting the flow of your space. And who knows—you might even discover the inspiration you’ve been looking for to work on your plank.
The Home Cycle Studio
A large fireplace makes this home gym by Regan Baker Design feel less drab, but the real hard worker is the simple palette of the room. White paint and a white rug help the space feel bright and clean—and balance out the heavy fitness equipment.
Shelves full of lush plants draw attention away from a collection of weights—until it’s time to lift, of course.
The Pristine Pegboard
If storage is your main issue, take a tip from this design by IKEA and install a pegboard, which can hold yoga mats, resistance bands, and maybe even a workout schedule.
The Tucked-Away Spin Spot
Frame a stationary bike between a bunch of plants and it feels like less of an intrusion into your space, as Kristin Mansky shows here. Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by greenery as they pedal away?
The Wellness Den
Soothing blue wallpaper, a piece of art made out of driftwood, and hanging plants make the perfect relaxing space for yoga and meditation. All of the calming elements in Regan Baker’s design can easily be incorporated into a guest bedroom or office to create a multipurpose space—just make sure you have enough room to Savasana comfortably.
This metallic wall arrangement by Momoko Higashifushimi is pretty much a minimalist’s dream. It keeps equipment tidy and functional—and you don’t have to feel pressured to use that exercise ball as a chair.
The Stationary Solution
Here’s an easy way to make a bike blend into the rest of your space—set it up on top of a yoga mat that matches your room’s color scheme, as Lovely Indeed did here.
The All-Out Playpen
Regan Baker’s climbing wall might be one of the most over-the-top setups, but you have to admit: Something this fun is bound to get you and the little ones moving. And when you’re done, you can rest in the big, cozy hammock.
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