When designing your Zen bathroom, keep the design simple and open to create a nice sense of flow.
If you need a respite from your busy life, consider transforming your bathroom into a personal refuge. When creating a Zen bathroom, the floor plan should flow effortlessly, blending from one area to the next. Simple design is a difficult thing to do well, and Zen relies a lot on architecture rather than decorative elements. So if you’re building or renovating, consider hiring an architect or interior designer to manage the project. They can draw up floor plans, offer suggestions for materials and work directly with contractors to ensure that you achieve the look you want. You may even want to work with a feng shui consultant. Feng shui is the Chinese art of placement that focuses on creating a positive flow of energy in the house. Whether you choose to hire a consultant or go it alone, here are some tips from material world on how to combine updated materials and furniture in your bathroom space.
Light affects our moods, making us cheerful or contemplative; the lack of sunlight can even make us depressed. As with all aspects of a Zen bathroom your goal is to achieve graceful balance, in this case between types of lighting and light and shadow.
There is a Zen saying that goes like this: Silently sitting by the window. Leaves fall and flowers bloom. The seasons come and go. Could there be a better life? Zen design highlights our relationship with nature and achieving balance between the two creates the serenity that has made Zen baths so popular.
If you have to store things outside of cabinets, do it in rush or woven reed boxes; they add natural texture and the rushes can take the steam.
The goal is to use nature to create stillness and tranquility in the room.