Zen Your Home Out With These Gorgeous Decorating Ideas 40 comments

Zen Your Home Out With These Gorgeous Decorating IdeasWe live in a fast, hectic world where there is hardly ever a time to take a break, collect our thoughts and enjoy the moment. But when those rare moments do come, they are usually in our homes. Our oasis of peace where we can relax and let go of the worries of the world. However, this can’t happen in a home that is full of mess and lacks organization. And to help that further, the décor in our home can be something that helps us get in the right state of mind.

So let’s take a look at how we can make our home the relaxing getaway that we need it to be.

Before the decor

Before the decor

First things first: piling decoration on top of a messy, cluttered room will produce absolutely no positive effect. The first step to any redecoration is the cleanup. You have to get rid of any things that don’t add to your peace or joy. This goes for furniture as well as decoration. Once the excess things are out, you need to think about the way you want to arrange it all. Move the furniture around until you find the perfect balance. You want plenty of light and good orientation. You also want enough space to comfortably walk around the furniture.

When everything is in place, a big cleaning is in store. Wipe everything down and deep clean any furniture that needs it. Let fresh air in and spend some time in the room when it is so clean and plain, thinking about what you feel would add to space. Then get to it!

Include all senses

Include all sensesTo be truly at peace, we want to include all of our senses into the experience. This means you don’t want only art around the room that is nice to look at, but also something to feel and something to smell. Firstly, you want a nice mixture of textures to touch. This can mean a fluffy carpet on a part of the room, while the rest of the floor is natural hardwood. Or it can be a mixture of textures on the pillowcases on the bed.

Next, you want to make sure there is always a pleasant scent in the air. This can mean getting an air purifier to get rid of any bad smells, but also getting scented candles, incense sticks or strategically placing citrus peels and salt lamps, there are plenty of health benefits.

Bring in nature

Bring in natureWe really don’t have a lot of time to spend outdoors in nature, which is why it’s important that we bring nature inside. If you have a room in your house that doesn’t have any plant life in it – it’s time to change that. If you can’t handle the responsibility of taking care of so many plants, natural looking artificial flowers are a great option. They will give you the feeling of being connected with nature, without the commitment.

You can try to have some kind of theme going through the plants in your house, like plants that require moisture being in the bathroom, herbs in the kitchen, flowers in the bedroom and large potted plants in the living room. It will help you relax and it is very healthy for our bodies.

Stick with a natural palette

Stick with a natural paletteVery bright colors and ones that aren’t usually seen in nature won’t make us feel relaxed. You want to try and stick to natural, earthy tones that make you feel like you are in nature. This goes for walls, floors and all of the furniture. If you want a pop of color, try to keep it in the natural category, preferably through plants, fruit platters and other natural sources. If you are buying new furniture, natural is the way to go. Wood looks beautiful in any setting, and there are so many different wood textures to choose from nowadays. Having an all-natural palette will bring the space together and make it feel more comfortable for you when trying to relax.

Help yourself lead a more mindful and relaxed life by giving yourself the space to be at complete peace. Remember that, to maintain this state, you have to regularly declutter and clean it, which can be a very calming activity in itself. Tailor the space to your needs and don’t let anyone interfere with your comfort.
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About Karren Haller

I am a +70 Blogger that loves connecting with other women through blogging. A new recipe always intrigues, finding a new craft, creating bracelets occasionally and gardening is a favorite and writing brand reviews is a favorite for my readers. But most of all the connection to other bloggers. Creativity, simple life and getting things done

40 thoughts on “Zen Your Home Out With These Gorgeous Decorating Ideas

  • Clearissa Coward

    Love these tips and even better, I do them all. My favorite is to do a deep cleaning before you decorate. That is totally necessary. Books, figurines, surfaces, curtains all get dusty and require cleaning at least 2 a year for some, every week for others and even everyday for others. TFS

  • Karren Haller Post author

    I love the Zen feel and try to do it in different rooms in small ways. PLants add that touch of life to our home, plus it is healthy changing carbon dioxide into oxygen. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  • Paula Ball

    I’m in the process of doing this now & I gotta say, it can be painful! I’m 63, alone, do all kinds of crafts, & do abused/abandoned pet rescue (right now I have 7 dogs & 24 cats) so I have lots if clutter. My current craft obsession is homemade paper & books so that’s not messy(🤣). I would love to have a small room that is bare bones minimalist to just enjoy the quietness of. Unfortunately my granddafighter lives in my spare bedroom. Perhaps you can send me the zeness of nothingness please.🙄

  • Karren Haller Post author

    I discovered a new way to plant ferns and other plants, it is called Kokedama it is a Japanese word that, simply translated, means “moss ball”, I made some of these last year, they can be hung everywhere, check it out on Pinterest, so many awesome ideas.

  • Karren Haller Post author

    Oh goodness Paula you have your handfull with your rescues, kind person. I went through the paper craft projects a few years ago, now I am left with all the extra supplies and not sure I will get interested again. I’m sending you Zen your way via a prayer. I’m 71 and I like to find a quiet place outdoors for even short periods of time to reenergize. Thank you for stopping by, I hope you find some other interesting articles to enjoy!

  • indah nuria

    I really love all the choices of decorations and accent you have here, Karren. I particularly love the natural touch! Thanks for sharing these superb tips! And lovely to be part of #OMHGWW

  • Clearissa Coward

    I love a space with the right aesthetics. A scented candle, soft lighting, the right music and of course a comfy space to sit. That window seat with the fuzzy rug and soft pillow is perfect. Just add me. 🙂 Thank you for hosting and sharing with #OMHGWW

  • Donna

    These are great ideas! Clutter is definitely a problem for me. I’m hoping to do some serious cleaning and decluttering before summer.

  • gloria patterson

    I so agree got to have growning plants int your home. I got a click and grow and have several plants that sit around it and they love the light. I also use a diffuser to fill the air. Love ;the dark wood and I would love to have it in my home

  • Clearissa Coward

    Love this post Karren. An organized space makes a space look and feel comfy and cozy in my opinion. The decorations are the icing on the cake. Thank you sharing and it is my pleasure to co-host with you again this week.

  • sandi magle

    I sure do believe the bring in nature—I’m glad that plants are making a comeback in decorating. Interesting post! But, I do believe in COLOR—everywhere, and some colors are even more relaxing!

  • Dana Rodriguez

    Karen I looked up Kokedama from your suggestion. We are headed out on vacation tomorrow but I am going to look more into this when we get back. I love the look!

  • Paula Ball

    I was a professional paperhanger for 25+ years & worked with several top notch decorators but never really learned much about putting it all together. I have a nice home now but just can’t figure out how to decorate.

  • Maureen

    What a great way to calm the sense for when you come home after a day that has been anything but calm. The serenity that is expressed just calmed me by the photos.

  • Calypso in the Country

    Great tips! As much as I love to get right to the decorating, the cleanup really is important! Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend. Your post was one of my features! Congrats and have a wonderful weekend!

  • Cindi Knowles

    Thank you for all the great ideas, my daughter is looking for some new ideas to decorate her home.

  • Denise Low

    Thank you for sharing your ideas. I am late on doing my spring cleaning but I am getting there.

  • Karen Propes

    Great information. I love how my home feels when it’s clean, organized and smell good. Thanks for sharing.

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