As school and work is resuming, who doesn’t want more freedom from chores and distractions, more time to create, and a better night’s rest? Whether you’re planning to renovate or rejuvenate, here are a few of our favorite ideas for creating a more zen space.
1) Use your favorite artwork to create a focal point for relaxation.
Taking in an abstract statement painting or oversized art photograph provides a beautiful break for meditation. Hang smaller artwork in pairs or groups to foster a feeling of unity and minimize distraction.
2) Craving sweet dreams? Keep your bedroom nightstand clear.
Putting your electronics and other personal items to bed in a well-organized drawer means less visual distraction and no more stressful searches for your phone or the remote.
3) Add some plants.
It purifies the air and helps transform even the most urban abode into a restful oasis. If you travel often, or aren’t sure how green your thumb is yet, try an indoor palm or some succulents. Low-maintenance sculptural plants are an easy, affordable way to add a feeling of tranquility your space, and pair nicely with a variety of contemporary artwork and art photography. Check our blog
4) For a calming color scheme, return to nature.
Earthy neutrals are an excellent choice for a relaxing room, and provide a flattering background for a wide range of original paintings, metallic sculpture and art prints. Winter white, peaceful blue, and mellow green also inspire introspection. When designing interiors with earthy neutrals, combine a variety of textures in similar tones to keep things interesting.
5) Wood, metal, and cotton are natural choices for zen interiors.
If you’re trying to cultivate a more relaxed vibe in your space, avoid plastic and synthetic fabrics, and try incorporating irregular organic shapes and flowing sheer drapery into your decor instead. Sheer curtains still provide some privacy while making the most of natural light.