Make Your Home, Your Favourite Staycation
Fortunately, or unfortunately, we happen to be living in a time where we are all running on a metaphorical treadmill to acquire more and more things in life. With the current pandemic giving us the toughest challenge of our lives, our problems seem never-ending. Balancing work stress with planning meals, cooking, grocery shopping and of course, trying to fit in quality time with your family is what our life looks like right now. A Complete Mess. Now, while you have taken life’s challenges in your stride and are fighting your daily battles, don’t you wish you could live in calmness while doing so?
Buddhism-inspired Japanese Zen philosophy teaches us to find solace in emptiness, beauty in imperfection and elegance in simplicity. While these are difficult to practice who said you can’t infuse this philosophy in your home interiors? Make your home a meditative retreat from the outside world where you find your calling.
Let in some natural light
Zen advocates openness in everything and a big part of that involves living in oneness with Mother Nature. One way of doing this is by letting enough natural light come into your house. Big, French windows are one of the many ways of doing this or just the idea of exploring every avenue of natural light in your house.
Use Earthy tones
This is a small thing, but it makes a large difference. Maximum usage of earthy, natural tones gives you the natural vibes. Such muted tones help instil a sense of calm which bright even pastel colours don’t. The aim is to keep all distractions at bay. Solid, muted colours are a cost-effective way to achieve this.
Minimal, Simple Yet Stunning
A simple living is the core of the Zen philosophy. Everything unnecessary is stripped away so that the negative space created ends up becoming a part of the design itself. This helps you get a bare aesthetic. Revamp your living space with one hero wall and leave the rest as minimal as pure white. The hero wall can don tiles that are inspired by nature and give your home a minimal and gorgeous look.
Embracing nature as a part of our being and vice versa is an essential tenet of Zen philosophy. Potted plants, sand, stones and rocks are the vital elements of a Zen home. Wood and bamboo can be a big part of the renovation too. You could also create a green corner in your home, and we bet, this will make a difference not only to your eyes but your lifestyle too.