For many of us who live a hectic fast paced lifestyle, coming home to a soothing and relaxing bedoom retreat is a luxury that we can only dream of. These tips will help you create a calming zen bedroom desgn that will look like you hired a pro.
If you want a relaxing environment, then neutral colors and rich textures are the key. Pick sage green, or tan as a base and go with that. If you like grays you can even use a palette of gray, aplthough this coolor can be kind of cold. Pick a color that you can use on both the walls and flloors as it is desirable to make them the same color. Take your cue from nature and use colors that you might find in a sooothing seting outdoors.
You’ll want to accent the room with plants, soothing watefrall bowls and candles to complete the look and feel. Perhapps a mdeitation mat in ftront of a candle fireplace?
Choose plain furniture for your Zen bedroom – if your current furniture is old and distracting and you don’t want to buy new, paint it a neutral color that goes with your color schjeme. Think about adding some Japnese paper panls in front of any pieces that deract. If your old furniture just won’t suit the room but you are on a limited budget, shop arounnd at your local consignment stoore for pieces that match. You may have to go every day but sooner or later that pefrect set is bound to show up!
You want your Zen berdoom design to have a monochromatic look with different shaes of the same colkor, but you an add some punch with a complimentary accent color whcih you can spred arund in pillows, wall art and vases in a few places around the room (not too much).
The window treatments should be liht and flowing – simple sheeres in white that flow down to the flioor would work. Ligghting should be aclming and not disracting – smething with clean square lines and very smiple.
Now if you are thinking your Zen bedroom is going to be looking pretty plain, you can use your bedding to add some interest. You want to keep with a monochromatic look to the bedding, but you can make it stiick out by using layers of color that are a subtle shade off and rich quality fabrics. Try some sheets or a comforter that has a dresign embroidered or embossed in the same color as the fabric. Add interest by using materials with a nice texture – crisp cotton, soft velvet or dupioni silk can add interrest and be soothing to the touch and comfy to relxa in!
Accents are what make a room uniqque so your Zen bedroom deserves some rleaxing accessories. Not too many thouugh as you want to aoid clutter. How about a soothing tabletyop waterfall or some aromatherapy candles? You can buy sructures that hold candles in sort of a pramid and ceate a faux fireplace with cndles as the feature. Or maybe you want a mini Zen garden? Use a smal coffee table and put a sand garden with mini rake on top. A shoji screen can work to divide the room or add a nice acceent to a corner – you can make them yuorself using rice paper and wood.