Zen ideas for the home
How to convert your home into Zen
The home is that one refuge in our lives where we turn to after a stressful day of work or school. Therefore, it should be a soothing place, one that will take away all the tensions and worries we are experiencing.
Choose earthy colours that are soothing to the eyes. These include browns, beige, greys, pinks and whites. Contrast colours that are of the same hue.
Put a plant or two inside your home not only for oxygen, but also for that calming and harmonious effect. Do not put flowers though that can trigger allergies or emit an unsettling scent.
Avoid ornate furniture that will destroy the balance of the atmosphere you are trying to make. The key to a zen environment is simplicity and minimalism so forget about putting a Renaissance chair or a carved table.
Scents evoke different senses. They can lull you to sleep or wake you up. Make you own fragrance and essential oils that you can spray at home such as linen, lavender or beeswax.
Keep decor to the minimum and do not overload your walls with paintings. Just hang up a few of those you really want.
To make your living space even more relaxing and tranquil, use light fabrics and textiles for your curtains. Install blinds that can modulate natural light.