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
Clutter and loud colors are not used, neither are
complex patterns, excess furniture or lots of
ornaments. Zen actually isnt 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
What you decide to keep should serve a purpose. If you
dont 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.