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The Pathway to Zen

Are you feeling the need to take a step back from the busy pace of life? Do you ever just long for an escape to the beach or some quiet retreat? Wouldn’t it be great if your home could offer you the relaxation and peace you desire? Well, it can! With a little bit of effort, you can create a totally zen space for unwinding after a long day at work.

Start with the Structure

If your home doesn’t have the room to spare, you might consider adding on to your structure. You could use the experience and expertise of local architectural planning services to get an estimate on the potential for a new space. Perhaps adding on a screened porch, sunroom or remodeling your existing structure is an option. Creating zen can start from scratch or you can choose to work with your existing space.

Choose Your Colors Carefully

The color palette in your space should be based in earthy, soothing tones. The key is to find soft, warm natural colors that mimic the shades of nature. Shades of whites, gray and beige have a tendency to bring feelings of relaxation and calming to those absorbing the atmosphere. It is important to match your tones amongst your elements, creating a natural cohesion and harmony throughout your space. Your fabrics should even be soft and light.

Furnishings Should Agree with Your Atmosphere

The furniture in your space should invoke peace and calm, from the rug or flooring to the accessories. Keep your furniture simple and natural to space and function. Simplicity in furnishings is key to keeping the atmosphere free of clutter both visually and mentally. Adding greenery, such as plants, can help invoke the warmth of nature.

If you want to bring peace to your world, you can start with your home. Make some changes to bring the zen back into your life!