If you want to redesign your home into the Zen style, there are key areas to start. Zen interior design usually brings to mind scenes of peace and tranquility, a link with nature and a minimalist Japanese style.
Clutter and loud colors are not used, neither are complex patterns, excess furniture or lots of ornaments. Zen actually isn’t even a style at all. It is best described as a pure state of being.
Many people think Zen is associated with the Japanese, but its actual origin is from China. Zen can be described as a branch of Buddhism that focuses on meditation to gain enlightenment.
Zen is about inner awareness and true awakening of the pure Buddha mind. Creating a Zen style in your home can be easy. The mind must be brought into the correct state of mind.
The focus is on the here and now, calmness, stillness and on just being there. The first step is to go through each room and clear the clutter. Move out ornaments and knick-knacks.
In Zen, it is important to clear the clutter in order to clear the mind. Be brutal when going through your items. What you decide to keep should serve a purpose. If you don’t have the heart to get rid of something, store it away out of sight.
Also, rid your home of any extra pieces of furniture. This means walls, ceilings, and floors also. Anything elaborate or fussy is not Zen. Then it is time to think about color. Colors should be soothing and calm, not loud or bold.
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