Zen Interiors

Posted by Pillow Decor on 2014 May 1st

Zen Interiors

Zen Interiors: Shifting to a More Balanced Life - Starting with Your Home!

A Zen inspired interior conjures up an image of a harmonious and peaceful space, one that invites relaxation and unwinding from a busy day. Clean and airy rooms with soft light, natural finishings, textures and decorations come to mind. Today, few would argue that life can get rather hectic at times, so it is no surprise that versatile variations of Zen home interiors are so popular.

As with any decorating style, while there is always room for creative self-expression, following certain techniques will help you achieve the desired Zen look.


Zen is often associated with minimalist style. Minimalism strives to only show the essential qualities of things without excessive decorations and overwhelming color combinations. The preference is given to simple natural materials, basic geometric forms and toned-down colors.

Try to keep your design free of clutter and only introduce one or two accent pieces that fit with the overall concept. These steps will help create a sense of peace and calmness expected of a Zen inspired space.

Accent on Nature

When it comes to choosing interior finishings, using natural materials such as wood, bamboo, stone and natural fabrics is a great way to bring nature into your home. Use earthy colors like soft hues of green, pink and grey, beige and white.

Placing plants inside a room is not only visually calming but will bring more oxygen into your home. Soft textures of upholstery fabrics, rugs and throw pillows will effectively add to the relaxed atmosphere.

Try experimenting with natural scents to engage your senses. They may come in the forms of essential oils, candles, sprays or incenses. Different scents are suited for different purposes and many have healing, calming or invigorating qualities


Nature is fascinating in the way it constantly evolves. Zen inspired interiors use asymmetry as a symbol of the process of life. It is believed to help nurture one's imagination and creativity, whereas uniformity of design is considered a sign of stagnation. Thus, placing your furniture and decor pieces asymmetrically will create a sense of movement and change.

Finding Zen in Asymmetry

Source: minimalistinteriordesign.com

When your decorating process is over, don't forget the fundamental requirement for achieving your Zen -living fully and authentically in the present moment and joyfully accepting each day with gratitude. Decorated in Zen style, your home can be your daily inspiration to live a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Zen Pillows

Mongolian Sheepskin Pillow
Mongolian Sheepskin Pillows
in Snow, White, and Champagne
are great for incorporating natural
materials and soft textures.
Tuscany Linen Pillows
Tuscany Linen pillows and
bolsters in Earthy colors. Natural
fabrics and textures will bring you
closer to nature no matter where you live.
Beneath the Waves Throw Pillow
The Zen of water.
The Beneath the Waves
Pillow will add a touch
of calm and color.
Cactus Flower Throw Pillow
The Sandra Forzani Catus
Flower Pillow will add a sense
of serenity. The pillow is great
for both indoors and outdoors.