If you’re looking to freshen up your home and inject it with some positive energy then you might want to explore the tenets of kanso – a Japanese interior design concept that’s all about minimalism. Similar to feng shui, kanso – which means simplicity – focuses on the flow and movement of energy within a space and is one of the seven principles of zen alongside Fukinsei (asymmetry), Seijaku (silence), Shizen (naturalness), Koko (austerity), Datsuzoku (freedom from wordly attachments) and Yugen (subtle profundity). “Zen is a renunciation of enlightenment found via the trappings of organised religion, such as mass prayer, ritualistic chants, and large structures” author Jeremiah Bourque told the Metro .

Source: Kanso: The Japanese interior design concept that will help you achieve total zen

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