Zen inspired home decor is peaceful, simple, with clean lines and a space that has a sense of “flow”. The placement of everything in a Zen inspired room decor should follow the traditional placement of Feng Shui and flow effortlessly. If you are trying to create a Zen inspired bathroom you will want to map out your floor plan in advance. The steps you would take next will really depend on whether you are updating an existing bathroom or remodeling/rebuilding a bathroom and have freedom to place the commode and tubs where you please. Read on for more….
Bathroom Decorating For A Zen Like Spa Look
By Lee Dobbins
Bathroom decorating can be fun and challenging but when it ends up giving you the relaxing feeling of a Zen like spa it is well worth the effort. Here are some tips on how you can get this relaxing feel in your bathroom
You should use soft colors and neutral tones colors for your Zen bathroom. Matching colors with your wall paint, towels and shower curtains is key so get paint cards that have your paint colors on them and bring them shopping with you when you buy your bathroom accessories – that way you will get a perfect match.
In the bathroom, consider accessorizing with artwork on the walls, as well as toiletry and toothbrush holders, towel racks, towels and decorative soaps. You want to end up with a minimalist look so don’t put too much in. Consider sleek designs for the hamper and wastebasket.
If your bathroom is big enough it could include shoji screens, plants and furniture with simple lines as well as a table water fountain and some bamboo. Window treatments for the Zen bathroom decorating theme should be simple and plain. Try updating your windows with bamboo blinds. After you get the ideal look on your windows, you might realize the walls are drab by comparison. To overcome this, try hanging watercolors or oriental silks in frames around the room.
While you may not think about it much, flooring plays a vital role in your interior design style so putting in bath mats to compliment your Zen decorating theme can really improve it’s style. The best type of flooring for the peaceful and serene style is organic woven mats which you will want to purchase in neutral tones.
For some decorative touches which will help tie together your Zen decor think about a lotus bowl with 1 flower, rice paper lamps, and Asian pottery to accent your room design. You could also add towels that match your wall colors rolled up and stacked in a bamboo basket just like you might find at the spa.
Your Zen bathroom decorating theme can be a snap if you take the time to plan it out adequately. Simply buy the pieces on your plan and put them in place – your room with have the feeling of a peaceful spa before you know it.