The contemporary variants of the classic Zen style still remain true to many of the original principles but give them a more urbane twist. Since many of us might not wish to adopt that full-fledged Asian look a good compromise is to create a minimal bedroom that is cozy inviting and has a distinct character of its own. This is of course easier said than done and the focus here must be on eliminating clutter while making sure that the bedroom is not too sterile and artificial.
This bedroom featured on My Colortopia doesn’t have any actual cloud shapes on the walls or anywhere else in the room but still matches the atmosphere with the color choices of blue white silver and gray.
With homeowners wanting to convert that old factory barn warehouse or even a church into a beautiful elegant and unique family home the brick wall once again found itself under the design spotlight. It has shown the world how an exposed brick wall in the bedroom is a treasure that can be showcased with pride and panache.
As an alternative to paint or wallpaper a simple way to bring some cloudy inspiration into your bedroom is by hanging cloud-like objects above your bed. Check out this clever light fixture from Caisak or these DIY cloud puffs made from white stuffing.
If you already have a brick wall in your bedroom most of the work is obviously done and all you now need is a bit of cleaning and the right sealing agent that will prevent disintegration over time.
Unlike in most contemporary homes the Zen bedroom demands a warmer color scheme that is filled with gentle wooden tones. The color palette can still be strictly neutral but try staying away from colder and unappealing shades since visual harmony is also an essential part of the grand scheme of things. A touch of greenery is also an absolute must as nature and Japanese design go hand in hand.