Peace of mind is one of the most important things to consider while you’re having your interiors designed. Flashy, bold and eccentric may be the taglines of the contemporary style, but after a while they start to feel too much – especially if you’ve gone overboard with the cheeky flamboyancy. So we’re here today to dole out 7 tips for creating a perfectly Zen home.
- Natural Neutral Colors
While sometimes, an accent or two of some bright colors are necessary to make your interiors pop, you have to go for a completely natural and neutral color palate if you’re aiming for a Zen interior design. The major reason for this is that these muted colors will encompass your space with an aura of peacefulness that will only be hindered if you’re working with a secondary or tertiary color scheme.
- Overlaying with texture
So when you use a neutral color scheme without any embellishments it will make your space seem a little drab. You can make it a little visually dynamic by overlaying the color scheme with a texture of the same color. This way, you can retain that inherent peacefulness without all the fuss of accenting.
Nature is one of those things that can calm you down with just a glimpse of its splendor. So if you incorporate it in your interiors it will automatically elevate the Zen. You don’t exactly have to go for actual plants, but you can certainly use digitally printed wallpapers to showcase your favorite natural vistas on any feature wall.
Organization is key, especially if you want to feel relaxed around your home. Many people do not understand that if you have too much clutter lying about, it will distort the ambiance by being too much. So whenever you’re designing shelving and wardrobes, do not forget to design them for decluttering.
‘Less is more’ is the epitome of creating a fully Zen interior. The less you have, the more at peace you’re going to feel. So try to implement a little bit of minimalism in your interiors. This will definitely help you feel at ease inside your homes.
Try not to go for decorative or accent lighting. Low-key, casual ambient lighting is the best way to go if you’re working to create a Zen ambiance. Too much light-work can skew the dimensions of the space and make it seem like it’s too much. Also, make sure your lighting halo is not too golden and neither too white – just in the middle.
Since wood is an inherently organic texture, its naturalness is always a welcoming texture in any Zen themed home. So if you’re looking to create a little contrast in your otherwise neutral color scheme, wood would be the best way to go.