Bring Home Some Zen
Having a Zen home is a dream of most home owners. The simplicity and beauty of a Zen home doesn’t demand too many tools or even an interior decorator to create a space which is positive and peaceful to live in. Simply follow these simple tips to make your abode your favourite getaway.
Keep your house organised: Ensuring a clutter free home and keeping it spick and span will attract the right vibes to your house and make you appreciate its beauty and optimize the space.
Freshen with plants: Keeping a few plants in your house is not only a classy way to decorate your house, but is also a natural way to purify the air in your home. Herbs like Neem help to ward of mosquitoes and bugs, while others like oregano, rosemary, curry, parsley, thyme, make your house smell fresh with their natural aroma. These herbs can be plucked and used fresh while cooking too!
Scent it up: Floral or fruity scents can enliven the house and make it appear more romantic and magical. Aromatic scenes impart a sense of calmness and freshness to the rooms, soothes the senses, promotes good sleep and maintains harmony and balance within the house. Place a reed diffuser or aroma dispenser in a corner of a room. You may also light incense sticks or diffuse camphor to cleanse negative energy.
Décor it right: Using wooden furniture makes your house look more earthy, natural and lends it an old world charm. Go for bamboo furniture which is light weight and eco-friendly. Wrought iron furniture, furniture made from recycled material, as well as those made from fibre and have a look of classic wooden furniture will also serve your purpose well as, with the added benefit of reducing your carbon footprint.
Soothe your senses with colour: Cool colours such as light blue, pastel yellow or pink, aquatic green, white, beige, lend a calm and fresh feel to your home. They have a relaxing effect on your senses and are an inviting sight after a long and tiring day.
Go for Natural fabrics: Use natural and light fabrics such as cotton, wool and linen to make your house cosier. Be it curtains, upholstery, rugs and bed covers, breathable fabrics are good to live with.
Let there be light: The Zen style of décor emphasises the use of natural elements. So go for open, large windows and allow as much sunlight as you can into your home. When using artificial light, ensure that it is not harsh. Opt for CFLs, LED lights or candle light over bright bulbs.