Interior design tips for zen & relaxation

Interior design tips – zen principles applied in interior design have increased in popularity in recent years, with everyone looking to bring a sense of relaxation into their homes.

There are a few easy decorating tips you can employ to assist your mind and body in feeling more relaxed.  your mind into thinking you’re relaxed. With a few simple design tweaks, you’ll be well on your way to feeling like you’ve entered a luxurious spa retreat.

  1. Go for earthy tones

Take note of the colour palette in your home and how that effects your mood. A Zen-inspired design is all about choosing a palette of natural colours, in soft tones, such as white, grey and shades of beige, which have the power to induce a sense of relaxation and calmness.

Interior design tips - white decor

  1. Opt for natural fibres

It wouldn’t be a staycation without fresh, natural linens. There’s a reason the bed linen at your favourite health retreat is in breathable, natural fibres such as linen and luxurious Egyptian cotton. Treat yourself by trading worn towels and sheets for new ones to instantly lift your mood.

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  1. Keep clutter to a minimum

Whether you choose to apply minimalism to your entire home, or to just one, sacred room, there’s something to be said about a space that is devoid of clutter. Make like Marie Kondo and cull any unnecessary décor items. Clutter can inhibit relaxation. Clear your room of as many items as possible and keep only the essentials.

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  1. Take a seat

Self-care has become commonplace in modern times, with everything from apps designed to help you master meditation to crystals now making their way into the mainstream. Meditation has been proven to reduce stress and significantly improve quality of life. So why not create a cosy little corner where you can kick back and unwind your mind at the end of the day?

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  1. Speak to your senses

Scent, sound and touch all play a significant part in state of mind. Create a Zen-like retreat by embracing silence. Open a window to listen to the relaxing sounds of nature. Finally, embrace essential oils. Citrus smells in particular have been known to reduce anxiety. We have a range of scented candles and reed diffusers available to purchase at our retreats. Our day spa have a wide range of nourishing Water Lily products available as well.

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Failing all of the above, you can always come and enjoy a treatment at one of our Spa Anise day spas or escape from it all with a weekend away.

Words by Tamille Head