Zen is the ultimate solution for our urbanized, stressful world. It’s a Japanese concept about fostering calmness and attentiveness in our daily lives by integrating simplicity and serenity into our surroundings.

It helps us feel connected with the world, nature, and ourselves. Dating back thousands of years, it’s an art form that makes homes a living place and a meditation space. Not only does it look good, Zen also boosts our health and energy, increases our focus, and makes us happier.

Here’s how you can turn your home into a Zen space where you feel surrounded by calmness and tranquility:

Choose Earthy Hues

Zen is all about integrating more of earth in our homes. So, choose natural shades in soft tones to induce a sense of calmness. Whites, grays, and shades of beiges work best! We need to focus on the harmony between various elements of the home. There should be a sense of continuity between the furniture, walls, and floors.

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Focus on Refined Flooring Options

You can always depend on parquet or other wooden flooring options as they emit refinement. Resin floor finishing is also an option that’s modern and comfy. Also, add carpets and rugs to provide softness and comfort to the floor and to enhance that cocooning sensation.

Choose Light and Natural Linens

Your household linens should be light, comfy, and natural. Give special attention to your curtains as they provide a feeling of intimacy and elegance while reducing outside noise and pollution.

Incorporate Soft, Natural Light

Lighting pays an important role in making a space relaxing. So, replace any harsh lights you may have with calming lights. Place different lighting sources so you can control the ambience of the rooms from different areas. Moreover, avoid strong ceiling lighting.

Add Natural Scents

Replace air fresheners with homemade linen sprays, beeswax candles, and essential oils.

Bring in Calmness with Nature

Plants have a calming effect on the environment and have many health boosting benefits. So, install nature art throughout your home and add a few indoor plants like bonsai trees, terrariums, succulents, and fresh flowers to your home.

Feel Grounded and Mindful with Calming Landscape Photography

Complete the zen-look of your home by installing invigorating and energizing nature and landscape photography. At Healing with Imagery, we’re a healing photo art service that focuses on providing homes, hospitals, workplaces, and hotels with the therapeutic impact of nature.

Have a look at our range of fine art photography in CT that captures nature at its best to promote healing and rehabilitation within ourselves.

Contact us today for more details.