If you have an apartment that is 900 square feet, you probably have a dining area/living room and one bedroom. How do you make your home a retreat and prevent your spouse from feeling suffocated in such a small space?
According to Zen interior design principles, pairs create a sense of well-being in a home. For instance, if you are using two rattan storage ottomans use them to flank your sofa. If you want to display living iris in your kitchen, make it two plants.
Decorative Boxes with Lids
Another Zen decorating tip is to place personal items out of sight. You don’t have to forgo all pattern and color, just select a nature motif for a set of six decorative boxes with lids. Store mail that is waiting to be sorted, pens, stamps, coupons and other miscellaneous items that can clutter the visual landscape.
Fire, Water, Earth and Forest
Lastly, Zen interiors use a balance of nature elements in every room. In other words, you can use representative objects to create this natural balance indoors. Blue decorative cushions can represent water. Polished black stones on a low glass coffee table can symbolize earth. Several flickering LED candles in the fireplace can represent heat. Bamboo serving bowls at the dinner table can stand in for forest. The primal side of your nature will feel soothed by seeing hints of these elements in your living space.
Renee Marchol is a professional copywriter with a specialty in home decor writing. She lives with her husband of 3 years and cat.