Thursday, August 27, 2009

zen environment.

In creating a Zen environment there are three words: less is more.

Take a critical look at your living space. Which pieces of furniture do you really need and use? Which decorative items can you do without? It's about living clutter free, clean, simple and functional. This decor can also make you feel safe, secure and nurtured.

Tip: Have a yard sale and get rid of everything you don't need and use what is left to decorate.

To achieve a naturally balanced room using Zen principles, you should use the five elements of nature: water, earth, fire, wood and metal.

For example:

  • Buy an indoor fountain or a nice, framed poster of a waterfall.
  • Decorate your room with a plant or two (Remember, less is more), a ceramic figurine or glass object.
  • Create a cozy fireplace, or if your room doesn't have one, get yourself an interesting collection of candles.
  • Get a piece or two of wooden furniture. Bamboo is a current trend that looks great.
  • Use metal lamps for lighting, and look around locally for artisans that do metal art.
Every little bit helps to live a calm, balanced, peaceful life.

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