Designing Your Zen Bathroom
When designing your Zen bathroom, keep the design simple and open to create a nice sense of flow.
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While sections may be distinct, the bathroom should not feel divided. You want to be able to easily transition from one space to another, says Dallas-based designer Alan Hilsabeck Jr. of Alan Hilsabeck Jr. Interior Design. "Think of how nature interacts," he says. "Simplicity, clean lines, fluidity and functionality." Partitions, such as shoji screens, allow you to divide the room or leave it open as you choose.
Installing a soaking tub gives your bathroom an authentic and relaxing Zen-inspired design.
Create a sense of calm and make your bathroom seem bigger by getting rid of clutter and using simple decorations.
Make the natural world the focal point of your Zen bath by adding a window, a piece of art or a beautiful plant.