Friday, April 15, 2016

Get the Zen Vibe Going with Tommy Bahama Leather Furniture

Crave balance, order, and peace in your life? These stressful and erratic times make it increasingly hard to find peace, tranquility, and relaxation in our daily lives. Try bringing a Zen vibe into your living room. White walls, natural furniture, comfortable seating all evoke a feeling of Zen-like calm.

Although not a defined design-style, Zen is most often associated with simplicity, minimalism, and pure lines. It is more a way of arranging your home and fostering an atmosphere that mitigates the stress of your day-to-day routine.

cream colored leather sofa by Tommy Bahama

Earth Tones

Natural, earth tones form the foundation of Zen-inspired design—soft tones such as grey, white, and shades of beige that create an atmosphere of relaxation and calmness. An important feature is chromatic harmony between the elements, as well as visual continuity between furniture, walls, and floors. To keep the room from becoming too monochromatic, you can add texture textiles and play with degrees of your favorite color scheme.

Simple and Natural Furniture

Simple, clean lines are the hallmark of Zen style furniture-no complicated detail and excess ornamentation. Natural materials soothe the senses with an aura of warmth and relaxation. Keep decoration to a minimum and choose unfussy, upholstered or leather furniture that optimizes comfort. A couch such as the Tommy Bahama Island Fusion Osaka Leather Sofa, with its clean, uncluttered lines, provides a neutral palette to build your Zen style around.

Soft and Natural Light

To create a truly relaxing space, maximize natural light as much as possible. If you don’t have a lot of natural lighting in your space, use nature-inspired lights. By placing different sources of lighting in the space, you can control the intensity. If possible, avoid direct light from the ceiling and instead, mix indirect lighting, a table or desk lamp, and floor lamps as needed.

island style cocktail table at Baer's Furniture

Minimal Ornamentation and Decorations

Stick to the theme of simplicity: avoid collections of photos or paintings. Simple accents, such as the Tommy Bahama Island Infusion Nobu Cocktail Table increase the Zen tranquility of the space without overwhelming the peaceful vibe. The tempered glass top lets you display plants or natural object d’art. A Bonsai tree or terrarium will give the space a calming effect with their soothing green foliage.

Eliminate Clutter

Keep clutter— accessories and tchotchkes—to a minimum, or eliminate them altogether if possible, as clutter can distract the mind and inhibit relaxation. Remove as many items as possible and keep the essentials. Once you have your basic style in place, you can carefully add whatever will bring you additional comfort.

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