4 Tips to Zen Your Home
Our homes are supposed to be our safe havens in a frantic and crazy world. We should be able to walk into our homes and immediately feel relaxed and at ease with our surroundings. For many people, however, this feeling does not happen when they open the front door. If you’re looking for ways to make your home more peaceful, consider trying these simple Zen décor tips.
#1. Earthy Colors
A major element to a Zen room is harmony. Pick natural colors in soft tones for your walls. These colors can include shades of white, grey or beige.
Whichever color you pick for your walls, stick with that color theme throughout the rest of the room, including the furniture and floors, for a singular scheme that promotes chromatic harmony. The colors in the room should bring about a relaxing and calm atmosphere.
Soft and natural light can also assist the colors scheme in creating a calm and relaxing atmosphere. You should get rid of your harsh fluorescent lights, and replace them with natural lighting bulbs.
You should also take advantage of the natural lighting available from your windows.
Instead of relying solely on light from above, try adding table or floor lamps to light some of those dark corners.
#3. Add a Touch of Nature
Since Zen décor is meant to have a calming effect, add some nature to your room with green plants. Not only do these natural decorations provide a touch of style and color to your room, it also provides additional oxygen which is good for your mind and body.
When adding your green touch, avoid plants that have flowers. Simple is always best when it comes to Zen décor. Bonsai trees are popular plants that are commonly used to promote a Zen atmosphere.
Because you’re looking for a peaceful environment, you should keep your decorations to a minimum. Clean up any clutter around the room since clutter can make you feel anxious and stressed. Your furniture should be simple without any complicated patters or details.
Accent decorations are allowed, but should be muted and should harmonize the existing color scheme. The Buddha Aromatherapy Diffuser we reviewed is a great example.
Candles are a great way to create an intimate and serene atmosphere. Not only do they add natural lighting around the room, they can also add natural scents to the air. A candle has the power to relax or to revitalize, depending on the scent used.