The Japanese concept of implementing a Zen interior space, embodies the tranquil philosophy of making use of natural materials, choosing simple patterns, leaving empty spaces, and focusing on natural lighting and colours.
The kitchen area should be visually balanced, with plenty of free space for energy to flow. Minimalistic Zen interiors does not necessarily mean having ewer things in the house. This concept applies to everything being in its proper place for its intended purpose.
Here, space optimizing solutions and smart storage decisions are crucial components for keeping things neat. Get rid of all the bulky items, colorful wallpapers and create a tranquil environment that will help in setting your mind free.
As we say, the kitchen has become the heart of the home, therefore it is the perfect place to incorporate a neutral colour scheme that will tie in effortlessly with the rest of your chosen subtle interior décor.
In order to recreate a truly authentic Zen feel in your home, you will need to draw inspiration from nature.
Tip: For a warm Zen style, try using light shades of brown and cream, and combining it with a wooden floor.
For a classic minimalistic look, opt for a laconic grey stone style for the flooring, and simple white and grey paints for the walls.
Similar to nature, which is rich and bright in colours, the spicy note of a colour can be added to your living space as well. Bright accessories, such as a tablecloth, cushions or plant pots will decorate your home interior with subtle accents which will be a nice way to break up a uniform colour that may run through the space.
A pop of colour can also be included in your kitchen by choosing a splashback in a solid colour which will transform the walls of your room.
Bringing natural life indoors is the key to incorporate one of the main Zen beliefs into your living space. Indoor bamboo, bonsai plants, cactuses, orchids or money trees do not require intensive care, and can freshen up your interior, adding a touch of greenery to a minimalistic look.
Tip: If you are not a big fan of having plants in the house, but still want to bring elements of nature to your home, opt for furniture made of real wood, like Maple, Red Pine or Hemlock. Use stone countertops in the kitchen, or plates, cups and cutlery made of clay and wood.