Over the past ten years, the distribution of homes has been changing: the kitchens have opened up and merged with the dining room or even the living room, the rooms are no longer really dedicated to an activity thanks to laptops… Despite these changes , the bedroom remains the room dedicated to rest, whether nocturnal or daytime, when you feel the need to take time for yourself, away from the noise of family life.
Rest is favored by a general atmosphere calling for calm and appeasement of the mind. The first of the rules would therefore be to exclude television and smartphone. But in the creation of a zen and restful space, it is the dominant tone that you will have chosen for this room that will modulate your feelings, certain colors favoring rest more than others.
For a bedroom to be zen, you have to feel good there, that its colors meet your needs and echo your character. Even if a color is proclaimed a “Zen” color by decoration and trend magazines, it will only promote your personal relaxation if you really like it. No need to force yourself to like green or pink if this is not your case.
Light color or dark color?
Most of today’s magazine iconography consists of photos of bright, light-hued bedrooms. Yet the dark remains a good option to create a zen and relaxing bedroom.
To narrow your choice, taking into account the use of your room is essential. If you never or rarely visit your bedroom during the day, and it is used for night rest, then dark shades are quite appropriate. They create a feeling of intimacy and withdrawal, consistent with an atmosphere evoking the night.
If you use your bedroom for daytime naps or reading, the exposure and size of the bedroom will be factors to consider in your consideration. Unlike the living room, the bedroom does not need to give off the feeling of a large space, on the contrary. Light colors are recommended in the case of rooms of modest size and if their exposure brings little light. But a dark wall section is not excluded because it helps to structure the space or even remodel it.
Beware of white
If you think white is a safe bet, think again! Bright, white is a color perceived as “neutral”. But if it seems to call for serenity and calm at first, it’s a messy color that tires the eye over time. To use white is to run the risk of creating an ultimately sanitized and personalityless universe where you would not find yourself, and in which Zen would ultimately not be there.
Brown is a safe option for a zen and restful bedroom
Brown belongs to the warm color family. Clear, brown will bring a discreet and subtle freshness; dark, it will bring a strongly intimate touch. Brown is reputed to give off feelings of comfort, calm, warmth, and therefore corresponds well to the need for a cozy and cozy atmosphere in a bedroom.
This color also evokes many elements of nature: the fruit of the chestnut tree, by its name, but also coffee, wood, etc. It can be declined in many shades to match your tastes.
The palette of pastel tones
Light brown is part of the large family of pastel tones. These bright shades adapt to all room sizes and are available wide enough for you to find the one that suits you: beige, cream, sand, warm gray, peach, soft blue, … These tones create softness and warmth. of the atmosphere. In addition, they will be appreciated as much in summer as in winter. Walls, decoration, bed linen… everything will harmonize without fear of bad taste.
Create an inspiration board
Zen is a branch of Buddhism that involves the practice of meditation. Purists say that Zen is not understood, it is experienced. Finally, all things considered, in terms of decoration, it’s a bit the same thing. The best way to make a choice is to ask your thoughts. It is by creating an inspiration board that you will be able to “live” your thoughts, giving them more concrete, before the realization.
Designing an inspiration board consists of brainstorming in images, juxtaposing on a large page the universes and atmospheres that nourish and correspond to you, without curbing creativity.
You first cut out whatever appeals to you, without censorship, from decoration magazines, culinary magazines, tourist guides, etc. You then select the images that stand out. You will observe them carefully to detect the guideline that emerges. You arrange them harmoniously on the page and observe the final result.
Making an inspiration board is a Zen exercise in itself, which allows you to relax while developing the knowledge of your tastes, to move forward without making mistakes on the decoration project for your room.