Zen Bedrooms That Invite Serenity Into Your Life

We often hear about Zen in interior design and the concept always makes us think about the overall feeling of calm, tranquility and relaxation but we rarely have a clue about how that ambiance is created. If you want a space like your bedroom for example to be zen then you need some ideas to connect to.

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First of all, remember to maintain a simple look. Keep ornaments and decorations to a minimum and don’t clutter your bedroom with useless little things just because you have them.

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Secondly, try to remove electronic disturbances from the room as much as possible. They don’t integrate in a fully zen décor so you might want to give up the idea of having a computer or a TV in the bedroom. If you must include a TV in the room, place it in a discreet area or hide it in a custom cupboard.

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Keep the room fresh and soothing with indoor plants. They’re great air-purifiers and can be used in a variety of different arrangements. You can use bonsai trees or hanging terrariums to create a zen décor in your bedroom.

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Use natural, light and comfortable fabrics to give the room an inviting and relaxing look. For example, you can include linen or wool. You can associate them with other elements in the room’s décor such as the blinds or curtains.

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As far as colors go, you should include earthy shades. Zen decors are not particularly known for their warmth but they’re always relaxing and calm. Create visual continuity in the room, between the walls, furniture and floors. If you want a few pops of color, you can play with different shades of your favorite color or use two matching tones.

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An extremely simple bedroom with just a little bit of glamour and opulence. It has a romantic and warm feel, not details usually associated with Japanese design but lovely nonetheless.{found on wcarchitect}.

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The window treatments are absolutely gorgeous here. They appear to be flat fold roman shades and they have a really beautiful texture which contributes to the room’s tranquil and comfortable look.

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The use of natural materials and textures is wonderfully emphasized here in the form of a unique bed. It sits on what appears to be a concrete platform and has a wooden frame with decorative elements made of the same materials. The design has a super casual flair.

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As we’ve already mentioned, simplicity is extremely important in a zen bedroom. A few carefully selected pieces and strategically laced elements create a harmonious look. Colors are also wonderfully chosen. An overall light palette with subtle, pastel accents.{found on austinarchitect}.

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A beautiful way to add visual interest to your zen bedroom is with custom wall art such as this design made of twigs. It covers a large portion of a wall and serves as a focal point for the entire room.{found on chengdesign}.

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A bedroom with an eclectic design, decorated with elements from different cultures and regions including a Japanese chest of drawers, a French pedestal and an African-inspired cabinet. They all come together harmoniously and form a décor that feels very inviting and comfortable.{found on terriweinstein}.

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On the wall behind the bed there’s a painted screen. It has some of that traditional Japanese charm and a design and color and create a relaxing and calm ambiance. It looks lovely in combination with the pastel wall color and the dark wooden furniture.

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Invite nature into your bedroom to get some of that natural zen beauty it has to offer. Open up to the outdoors with sliding glass doors, large windows and glass walls and make the views and the surroundings part of your interior décor.{found on dwyer-design}.

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Platform beds are usually a part of most Zen-inspired bedroom designs. They’re appreciated for their simplicity, their sleek design and the fact that they seem to float above the floor. The platform also eliminates the need for a table or nightstand which is perfect for minimalist designs.{found on diegobortolato}.

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The bed here sits on a platform and it’s been integrated into an alcove with a custom leather wall. The walls, ceiling and floor are all covered in wood and this symmetry allows the alcove to stand out and the rest of the room to be the background.{found on Bates Masi Architects}.