Do you want to create a peaceful, inspiring room that looks good without looking dressed up? Below are 5 steps to make it totally zen!

Choose Natural and Light Fabrics
Fabrics should stick to the same rule of natural, light and comfortable. One of the essential elements of your zen décor are the curtains which provide a sensation of intimacy, while reducing noise and blocking air draughts. Give them a special treatment and go for natural textiles, such as linen, wool or bunting wool and match them with the rest of the room.
For a more elaborate ambiance, associate them with blinds that modulate light to obtain a different atmosphere. Pay special attention to the fixation systems, as it would be a pity to fix beautiful curtains on poor or non-matching rods. Source: Freshome

De-Clutter and Get Organized
As anyone who’s been driven to tears by not being able to find anything knows, clutter is super stress-inducing. “If you can fix this you’ll be so much happier,” Lynch-Sparks says. It’s the number one issue Homepolish’s designers address. Take a trip to The Container Store and then memorize the mantra—everything has a place, everything in it’s place. “Take a few extra minutes to carve out a specific place for each item, and you’ll save time and sanity in the long run,” she says. And hide that pile of papers you’re just never going to get to in a pretty, patterned box—so at least you won’t have to look at it. Source: WellandGood

Pay Attention to the Lighting
It’s hard to relax under the glare of a fluorescent light. That’s because lighting has the power to effect mood. Although bright task lighting can be important in a room, you can make a Zen space look and feel more authentic by dialing down the illumination.
For flexibility, add a dimmer switch to wired fixtures, and install sheers or blinds with drapes for better natural light control. You can also put in lower wattage light bulbs. Other options include installing recessed lighting or using individual lamps instead of track lights or a central, ceiling mounted fixture. Source: Movoto

Just Say No To Shelfies
Use the top drawer of your dresser to store unsightly lotion bottles, deodorant, and anything else cluttering up the surface of your dresser. Use inexpensive plastic bins, to keep it organized; don’t just dump it all in there! A tray can hold a curated selection of items you’d like on the top of the dresser, and a little bowl or dish can contain often-worn jewelry. Source: Elle

Make It Into a Noiseless Cocoon
Your bedroom should be a haven. This may be hard if the neighbours hubbub can be heard through the wall. It’s a bit too expensive in most cases to consider soundproofing the room but you can muffle any sounds coming from other rooms by putting up shelves and lining them with books. The books will absorb some of the noise.  Source: WikiHow

We hope these give you an idea of how to create a zen room. If you want more information, please contact us.

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