Accomplishing any motif takes focus on the specific elements. When your goal is to achieve a definite interior design, most importantly you need to utilize the colors. Additionally, you need to keep in mind that you can still incorporate your personal flare to customize the look and make it unique. Japanese Zen interior design is a growing trend. Many people love the calmness and peace it brings into a home. With that in mind, we at L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc would like to share some tips and suggestions on how you can get your New York home’s interior into the Japanese Zen style.
Zen Interior Painting Design Concept & Principles
Recreating the interior design to reflect balance, harmony, and relaxation are the key components for the Japanese Zen interior design. Where Zen refers to the meditation, you need to avoid distractions. Zen interior design does not come with strict guidelines, but it is associated with minimalism and simplicity with pure lines. The home should be arranged to create an atmosphere that offsets the stress and hassles of life. Below you will find the general guideline to get you started in applying Zen Interior Design, though there are a specific set of rules.
Fabrics: When choosing the fabrics, you are looking for natural, light and comfort for curtains, upholstery rugs, and other fabric applications. While reducing noise and blocking air draft, as well as providing a sensation of intimacy, one of the essential elements when it comes to Zen design is to include linen, wool or bunting wool and match them with the rest of the room.
Lighting: Opt for nature-inspired lighting or candle lights to replace the harsh florescent lights, for a fully relaxing and calming environment. Control the intensity by having them placed in different areas. Mix it up with a floor lamp, a lamp set, and indirect light; avoid projecting a strong direct light
Furniture: The Zen-style furniture is characterized by simple and clear lines while shunning the complicated details and excess ornamentation. The furniture should be high quality that is derived from natural materials. Be sure to paint the storage pieces that match or blend with the interior including the closet doors, cupboards, and chests of drawers.
Plants: Zen is all about plants, you can’t go wrong with the house plants. Consider native house plants for easy care and maintenance.
Paint Colors: Zen interior design uses soft tones and natural colors; such as green, gray, white, and other pale colors like beige or a very light pink. To induce a sense of relaxation and calmness, these colors have the power. The visual continuity between walls, furniture and floors are equally important and chromatic harmony pulls it all together. Be sure to think of a color scheme that has the colors we mentioned. Flashy, harsh, and bold should be avoided or kept to extreme minimal.
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If you are looking for a Japanese Zen color scheme inside your New York home, L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc is readily available to help you get the interior painted accordingly with clarity, smoothness, and precision. Call us today to get started!