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.
Stone works in a variety of styles that go beyond rustic and one of our favorites in this regard is Mediterranean. A bedroom with beautiful limestone walls and terracotta flooring immediately reminds us of the very best of Mediterranean architecture and throw in a couple of arched windows and warm lighting and you are pretty much done!
Murals are also great alternatives to paint or wallpaper — especially for fuller images meant to encompass a whole wall. Take a look at how stunning this tall cloud mural looks in this urban apartment (featured on Vogesparis).
This means that you can pretty much turn a bedroom of almost any style (almost) into one that seems Zen-inspired. Obviously styles such as Bohemian eclectic or shabby chic are quickly out of the running but industrial rustic and even Mediterranean styles can embrace the timeless Zen look.
Having already featured 100 of the very best living rooms that revel in the uniqueness of the exposed brick wall today we browse through bedrooms that offer a similar experience.
Start here with a soothing backdrop that is devoid of too much color and work outwards by eliminating the unnecessary. Minimalism poise and the right lighting are the key components here.