Would you like to decorate your indoor garden in a zen style? In today’s article, from Verdissimo, producers of preserved plants and flowers, we give you the keys for this kind of decoration.
Zen gardens come from the East, which means they are specially designed for meditation. Also, they are increasingly popular and common in homes or businesses in the West as they provide harmony, serenity, peace and tranquillity.
This kind of garden has a design that is similar to minimalism, “the less is more” of Van der Rohe, which highlights the beauty of the garden’s surroundings.
The important thing for interior zen gardens is not only the details and elements that you choose for its creation, but also its placement and the size of the space.
What elements are used to create zen gardens?
This kind of garden is mainly composed of:
- Sand: Sand in these gardens represents the water of the sea and it is a symbol of purity. You should shape it with a rake to represents the waves of the sea.
- Stones: Stones are also a fundamental element in zen gardens because they represent the obstacles that we are going to face in our existence.
- Plants: Plants, with their green colour, symbolize life. But, what are the correct plants? We suggest that you can give a green touch to the decoration of your interior zen garden with preserved plants:
Preserved grass together with sand are the key elements for your interior garden to have an oriental style, typical of Japan. You should put it in the most important points so that it stands out, although you shouldn’t use it excessively, because remember that a garden with these characteristics is very simple and the tones that stand out are browns or the sand.
Solidago, a plant which is known for its medicinal qualities, can be found in different colours: yellows, greens or pinks. Ideally, to create your zen garden, you should use green tones so as not to break the composition of the space.
This plant of South African origin serves both to decorate gardens and to create pretty centrepieces. It is often used as an ornamental plant and it is similar to ferns, although it is not related to them. In your zen garden, you can use it at the edge of the sand to break the monotony of the sand colours.
This plant is from Africa and it has a very simple appearance. Its minimalist appearance makes it perfect for decorating zen-style gardens.
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