Tuesday, September 29, 2009

How To Change Your Home Into A Zen Home ?

If you want to redesign your home into the Zen style,
there are key areas to start. Zen interior design
usually brings to mind scenes of peace and
tranquility, a link with nature and a minimalist
Japanese style.

Clutter and loud colors are not used, neither are
complex patterns, excess furniture or lots of
ornaments. Zen actually isn’t even a style at all. It
is best described as a pure state of being.

Many people think Zen is associated with the Japanese,
but its actual origin is from China. Zen can be
described as a branch of Buddhism that focuses on
meditation to gain enlightenment.

Zen is about inner awareness and true awakening of the
pure Buddha mind. Creating a Zen style in your home
can be easy. The mind must be brought into the correct
state of mind.

The focus is on the here and now, calmness, stillness
and on just being there.

The first step is to go through each room and clear
the clutter. Move out ornaments and knick-knacks.

In Zen, it is important to clear the clutter in order
to clear the mind. Be brutal when going through your

What you decide to keep should serve a purpose. If you
don’t have the heart to get rid of something, store it
away out of sight.

Also, rid your home of any extra pieces of furniture.
This means walls, ceilings, and floors also. Anything
elaborate or fussy is not Zen.

Then it is time to think about color. Colors should be
soothing and calm, not loud or bold.

Have you put Zen into your home, how did you change
your home.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"


Believe Achieve - Hugo and Roxanne said...

Hi Dan and Deanna,

Love that Video! The before and after shots are Amazing!

I guess you can say we recently put Zen into our Kids' room by removing lots of furniture and toys. I organized all their toys in clear plastic bins that are now neatly stacked in the closet. No More over flowing toybox! LOL Also, this way the Kiddos make less of a mess when they have the sudden urge to empty the toybox! LOL
Another Great post! Thank you!

Many Blessings....

Roxanne and Hugo
Believe Achieve

Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

Hello Hugo and Roxanne,

Zen can really add to your home. Some times we collect to much stuff and we get overwhelmed by it all. It is better to have less sometimes. Thank you for visiting.

Glad that you like the video.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"