Ideas to Give a Zen or Asian Style to Your Décor (I)

Written by Juliette Qi

 

Do you want to liberate yourself from a monotone life? In search of calm, of getting away from stress? To add tranquility and relaxation to your daily life, opt for an exotic decoration inspired by Asia and redesign your interior according to our oriental aesthetic!

 

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Living-room with Asian decor

 

Simple and refined, the Asian Zen interior is designed to bring peace, balance and serenity to your living space. Here’s a little video to give you more ideas about Zen style applied to modern decor.

 

 

ZEN

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“禪” (Zen) that refers to meditation

For centuries, Asian cultures have valued some simple furniture styles but with an quite exquisite elegance, perfectly combining the aesthetics and practicality of furniture. Today, Asian and Zen styles merge with Western styles to become a multitude of original and creative possibilities that give birth to some unique and personalized Asian-inspired décor.

Although “zen” is not a proper style of decoration and does not follow a strict guide, it is often associated with the idea of minimalism, hence the simplicity and purity of its lines. In Chinese character, “禪” (Zen) refers to meditation and contemplation. Applied to the interior design, it reflects balance, harmony and relaxation.

 

The Simplicity of the Room

 

Zen spaces do not accept the slightest clutter and are devoid of any ornamentation that is not natural. So if you adopt this style, your first task will be cleaning up! Once you have completely emptied the room, you can gradually introduce your décor.

 

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Simple Zen Lounge

Keep only natural elements if possible: bamboo, bonsai, smooth stones and a water fountain can be used as decorative elements. For wall ornaments, keep only what is closely related to the colors or theme of the room and what are particularly important to you.

 

The Colors

 

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A Natural Zen Room with Reduced Design

Opt for earthy colors such as brown, white, sand, gray, beige or pink, which have the power to create peaceful and relaxed atmospheres in a room. Bright colors disturb the calm of a Zen décor. It is therefore important to preserve the chromatic harmony between the various elements that make up the decoration as well as the visual continuity between the walls, the furniture and the floors.

 

The Floors

 

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Wooden Floor in Zen Style

 

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Gray Floor in Zen Style

For a modern ambiance or for a loft, opt for a white or gray floor: the light-colored floors are particularly refined in a Zen decor.

The flooring can be stone or wood, in harmony with the natural theme, but the bottom line is that it is soft and smooth to the touch. Choose tatami mats made from natural and durable materials to divide spaces or refine your ensemble by combining several wool or pure cotton carpets in khaki, beige and brown tones for unparalleled comfort under your feet. As this kind of fiber requires more maintenance, it is better to choose darker colors.

Disconnect for a moment and discover our most beautiful Zen-inspired decorations, for rooms with a peaceful, minimalist decor, conducive to relaxation and daydreaming …

 

 

About Interact China


“A Social Enterprise in E-commerce Promoting Oriental Aesthetic Worldwide” 

Aileen & Norman co-founded Interact China in 2004 with specialization in fine Oriental Aesthetic products handmade by ethnic minorities & Han Chinese. Having direct partnerships with artisans, designers, craft masters and tailors, along with 10 years solid experience in e-commerce via InteractChina.com, we position well to bridge talented artisans in the East with the rest of the world, and bring you direct finely selected products that are of good quality and aesthetic taste.

So far we carry 3000+ goods covering Ladies Fashion, Kungfu Clothing, Home Furnishings, Babies & Kids, Painting Arts, Textile Arts, Carving Arts, Tribal Jewelry Art, Wall Masks and Musical Instruments. Our team speak English, French, German, Spanish and Italian, and serve customers worldwide with passion and hearts.


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