Zen is a word originated from Buddhism that refers to a state of calm and enlightenment through meditation. Zen state is when you are free of mind and connected to nature and intuitive feelings. In today’s rushing modern world, it’s necessary for many people to have tranquil space in the house to reset their mind. Therefore, no wonder why zen vibe is quite common for bedrooms these days.
A zen bedroom brings in a serene yet cozy feeling which encourages people to get away from those busy and stressful days. This minimalist and decluttered style not only develops a tranquil space with neutral soothing tones, but it can also be a perfect sanctuary for meditation and peace. With the help from the most experienced experts, scroll through these zen bedroom decor ideas to get to know more about the signature principles and fengshui elements of this sleek design style.
Top 11 best Zen bedroom ideas
As in this bedroom from Alyssa Rosenheck, the simple bright white dominates the overall of the space, from the walls to the bed, nightstands and the bench. To make it less monotonous, add pops of color with a metallic light fixture, a red tassel quilt and painting artwork hung on the wall.
In order to elevate the tranquility, zen bedrooms are inspired by letting the light flood in the room as much as possible. Go for large frameless glass windows, add a rattan pendant light to keep the flow during night times. You don’t have to be so serious about other accessories, but if you feel the room is too empty, add an accent such as the ancient Chinese dresser like this design to finish everything.
A zen nook must deliver a calm, minded-free space and there’s a basic principle that every zen bedroom has in common: decluttering. It’s not easy to follow this rule since you might think about the future potential usability when deciding to get rid of an item in the room. But when the zen vibe comes into the room, bring unnecessary things that create disturbance or fuzz away while simply focus on the present and empty your mind too!
In case you can’t bear the feeling of getting too empty, adding some layers will do the trick. Putting together different kinds of fabrics such as linen, velvet, wool, faux-fur together like this design from Bauer Media. This mixture will make your zen bedroom feel more cozy, warm without breaking the rules of calmness and tranquility.
Zen-inspired bedrooms focus on making the space as simple as possible. Just by including basic items in the bedroom such as: a bed, a nightstand and a light fixture. As in this creative masterpiece by Alyssa Rosenheck, an elegant overall look is created by a bright white dominant tone going from the walls to the floor and ceilings. Feel free to add some accents with a copper pendant and beige bench leaned on the wall.
Cozy Zen nook with all-white elements creating a chick yet warm space. In this bedroom from Bauer Media Group, while the base color is white, some touches of gray and charcoal tone are woven in through small details to make a pop of color. A wooden log acts as a nightstand, mini radio, hanging tassels decor with a marble patterned quilt come together to deliver an old-school vibe for this Zen style bedroom.
Style the room with a simple yet more modern vibe while still keeping the traits of the Zen style. Large linen rug create a visual effect that makes the room look larger. Different pieces in the room like the futon, the velvet emerald bed add subtle touches while still keeping the room breathe.
Another tenet of a Zen bedroom is to get rid of those complicated patterns and details that prevent you from clearing your mind. Creating a single imagery like in this sleep corner with a single bedside table, a single window especially a single damask pillow. Everything complies to simple yet elegant lines that don’t acquire much image and pattern.
Zen style bedrooms are based on decluttering principle, therefore, you can go with hidden storage to keep things in one place to make the room uncramped. Finding a multifunctional bed that encloses lockers or a hidden drawer on the wall would still be more than enough to keep your stuff.
Giving your room a nature-attached vibe can be one of the feng-shui elements to create a great flow within the room. One of the best ways is to surround yourself with materials such as wood, jute, linen, cotton, wool or rattan. For example, Daria Shevtova placed a wooden platform bed and several pots of plants on the side which give the comfortable feeling of being wired with nature.
In this B&W zen bedroom, TR Studios have successfully created a sleek and streamlined look by using the wood joint as signature decor. The wall is divided in 2 separated parts by the way it is painted. The black part includes an integrated drawer and space for decoration while the white part goes with a vertical symmetric dual light fixture which gives the room a subtle touch. Furthermore, to keep everything sleek and neat, the headboard-less bed is located attached to the wall for an overall seamless look.