Today’s society is organized in way that most of all the human beings live in overcrowded urban areas. If you are one of those people you will definitely know how you feel when you come back home and shut the door behind you. It is like escaping from the outer world and entering a sacred place where your human body and divine soul can have a rest and release all the stress. Well, we agree that urban areas provide a lot of entertainment and it is very interesting to live in a dynamic environment. On the other hand, when the time to have a rest comes, we should know how to prepare the interior design of the place where we live in in order to meet our desire for relaxation. And we mean without any disturbing noise coming from outside, even not a single splash of street light sneaking behind the curtains.
A serene color palette.
Living in a calm and serene place is like being in an oasis. This is because the busy city streets overwhelm our eyes with all the vivid colors of different advertisements. That’s why we need pale silver, gray, blue and natural wood nuances when we get back home. Of course, any kind of soft color can create a proper relaxing atmosphere.
The right window coverings.
Usually, we do not spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Furthermore, living areas are a place where privacy is not as much of concern. There you can use cafe curtains. Our advice is to allow a little bit of sunshine by keeping the curtains half-shut. This way you will have your privacy while still letting some sunshine coming from outside… of course, if the weather is sunny. Well, for those of you who prefer complete isolation, you can let the curtains down to the floor.
In the bedroom, you can place full-length drapes or shades that will keep the area only for your eyes. They are not only isolating the place from curious neighbors but they also can prevent the disturbing light noise coming from the street. You know that there are people who can’t sleep when there is light slipping inside.
Living in a noisy neighborhood can be really frustrating. Our next idea has been borrowed from a famous hotel that used fabric-covered acoustic tiles both on the walls and ceilings. Even more, the hotel used triple-pane windows. This is the best prevention for disturbing noises that can ruin everybody’s night. If you can afford installing such kind of soundproofing measures, go ahead and do not even think about it. You will be very grateful to yourself once all the nightmares finish.
Let the living nature right into your home! Bring all kind of plants, trees and flowers that you are able to look after. Be spontaneous and challenge yourself for the first time of your life and place a pot with plants or a vase with flowers in every room in your home. For those who simply can’t grow plants, we suggest that you go and find some artificial greenery that looks very much like the original plants. The trick is that letting some fresh green colors in, your interior will transform in a more relaxing and tranquil state. Another great idea is to find a pet for your home. We guarantee that you will immediately start feeling different when the sweet new friends of yours stars sharing every minute with you and only you.
In our everyday lives we touch a lot of artificial materials like plastic and high-tech ones. Having a huge variety of natural materials home will help the consciousness get its natural state back once you come back home. For example, great materials are wool, sisal, cotton, linen, wood, stone. Of course, have in mind to create a cozy place, not a cold one.
We included the low-sling furnishings as one of our advice not only because they are trendy these days. The hidden meaning is that their height invite lounging and relaxation. Imagine how you will feel inside a living room with low-slung sofa and entertainment center. The appropriate colorful palette for this part of the home should follow the nuances of natural wood and white, as show on the image above.
A seat with a view.
When we are talking about coziness, tranquility and romance, we should outline how inspiring it is to sit at a giant window and gazing out at the city. The little colorful cushions in pale hues are essential for the soft feeling.
Keep it simple and get rid of all kind of modern technology! Instead, use retro items, like a rotary phone. Having this ultra-modern cutting-edge high-tech items can be really exhausting. And you don’t want this bothering you in your sacred place.
It doesn’t matter what is the size of the apartment or the house you live in. It is not a secret that living in urban areas doesn’t provide a lot of personal areas. However, you should always try to keep the interior as clutter free as possible. Thus, you will feel the contrast of the busy, stressful life outside and the calm, pleasant and restful one inside your home.
A secret garden.
And last, but not least – the small, secret, personal garden. Everyone of us dream of it! It can be a garden, a small terrace, a balcony or even, it may sound crazy, a fire escape. You should do your best to create some privacy in the outdoor spaces you own. An essential part is the sitting area with a trellis or fencing. It is also possible to surround it with tall foliage. If there is enough space, you can mount a small fountain that will make you feel like being in paradise. Additionally, choose some plants, flowers and artwork of your taste and surround the primary sitting area with them. Such kind of decoration contribute to the pleasant and intimate character of the hideaway.