One of the reasons why Zen design has become so popular in home design is due to our stressful daily environment, whether it be at work, school or maybe you just need a place where you can feel completely tranquil.
In Japanese, Zen refers to meditation or clearing of the mind. What could be a better place to do this than in the comfort of your own home? Ultimately to create a Zen look in your home you will want your space to be minimalistic and have clean lines. When designing a Zen home your color palette should be fairly neutral as you donít want your mind to be distracted by overwhelming colors. Using natural materials such as wood, wool and linen allow your space to feel organic. The key is to keep your space feeling simple and natural. That being said, light plays an important role in your Zen space. Try to avoid using fluorescent lighting and stick to natural light and table/floor lamps for lighting.
Additionally, add green plants, natural scents and remove electronics from as many rooms in your home as possible. While your home should be a functional space to live, the idea in a Zen home is to allow for a place of internal peace and relaxation. The lack of color and minimalistic design allow for your mind to concentrate on your thoughts rather than being overstimulated by your interior space.
Zen design can be one of the most beneficial interior design styles as it allows clients to focus internally rather than on their surroundings. This kind of space is a place any homeowner would enjoy relaxation.