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Create a tranquil ambience in your home by incorporating the five elements of nature – earth, water, fire, wood and metal.

7/10/2014 12:32:51 PM
written By : Nithya Subramanian Print

When we think Zen, the first thought that comes to mind is a sense of calm. It’s really a total state of focus that brings together body and mind. Etymologically, ‘Zen’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Dhyana’ or meditation which was later pronounced as Chan by the Chinese and as Zen by the Japanese. 

In today’s fast-paced world, people are looking at achieving a sense of balance and harmony are trying to incorporate such elements in their homes. 

Zen style is an important element of Japanese home décor. It is not a design style but a way of arranging your living space where ‘less is more’. Here it is all about incorporating the five elements of nature – earth, water, fire, wood and metal.

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