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How To Have A Zen Decor In Your Wellness Salon

I think you’ll agree with me when I say: in these stressful times, it is increasingly difficult to find relaxation around us. One of the few options left is to go to a place where you can spoil yourself, find calm and simply enjoy being there. That’s the reason why zen principles have become very popular in interior design in the last few years, and people seem to adore them more and more.

An article about spa marketing ideas stated that “spa decor is the second biggest factor considered by customers when deciding whether to book another appointment at a spa or not.”

What Does Zen Mean?

Zen is mainly practiced in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Anyway, there are many Zen centers in the United States as well.

According to a wellness blog, in Japanese, “zen” refers to meditation. Therefore, when we think about designing a wellness salon, we have to think about letting our customers enjoy silence, relaxation, and well-being.

Different from other interior styles that have a certain guideline to follow, the zen interior style is guideline free. You can get your inspiration from nature, from movies, from Asian traditions, or simply by thinking about what makes you feel relaxed.

It is essential to keep in mind that you have to create a minimalist decor, without many objects around. By the way, did you know that Japanese people never buy unnecessary stuff? The only objects you’ll find in their house are the ones essential for a decent living. Thinking about achieving it in your small business? Consider these 10 simple ways to turn your wellness salon totally zen.

  1. Green Plants

Having an oxygenated room is essential if you want to maintain a zen, natural atmosphere in your wellness salon. In order to do so, the best way is to buy some plants like bamboo or a bonsai tree for interior design. They will not only refresh the air in your salon, but they will also give a more wild, healthy look to your relaxation place.

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  1. Natural light

For a fully relaxing wellness experience, you should think about replacing the artificial, white lights with nature-inspired lights or even candle light. Place different scented candles around your wellness salon room and maintain a relaxing, diffused lightning.

It not only offers a harmonious atmosphere, but it also feels more comfortable for people who are introverted when it comes to enjoying a massage for example.

  1. Soft colors

It is obvious that you can’t have a zen design in your wellness salon if you choose red furniture, mixed with green walls and blue doors. Those colors will never match zen, because they bring people more tired than relaxed.

A zen inspired design is all about natural colours, and most importantly, matching colors. An idea could be tones of white, grey, beige, brown or pastel colors.

In order to achieve chromatic harmony, you can choose to mix a dominant colour (walls and floor) with textured objects (sofa, bed, furniture). Personally, I love the combo between white walls mixed with wood furniture and objects. It not only looks great, but it also offers a natural, relaxing look and it is eco friendly. 🙂

  1. Recyclable materials

As I already said, choosing woody materials in your wellness salon is an alternative for a harmonious, zen decor for salons. From furniture to recipients, instruments, or even massage beds, all of them look just awesome and natural if you choose the wood-made or glass-made ones.

For example, you can keep your massage oil in a recyclable glass bottle, choose a bamboo stick for massage instead of a plastic one, and use a wood massage bed instead of a metal one.

  1. Decorative Elements

There are plenty of wellness salons that really look like a mess. There’s nothing relaxing about entering a salon and seeing thousands of little decorative things, stocks of products and so on.

If you want to go for a zen design, choose minimalism. Just a buddha painting, a little aquarium, an interior water fountain and some scented sticks are absolutely enough for a wellness salon, and they fit perfectly the zen design.

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