Lots of people choose to live in the city because they enjoy an exciting and fast-paced way of life. A city flat gives you a great opportunity to be in the thick of the action. But after a busy day in the city, you also need somewhere to relax and unwind.
Are you struggling to relax in your city flat? To help you out, we’ve come up with 6 ways to transform your flat into a welcoming home.
1. Choose a calm colour scheme
The colours in your home can make a big difference to how it feels. Bright shades can be stylish and exciting but often make it hard to relax. Go for cool, light colours mixed with creams and greys to create a calm, soothing atmosphere.
2. Do some soundproofing
Noise can also stop you relaxing, whether you notice it or not. Look into double or triple glazing if you haven’t already got it – blocking out noise from the street will make your flat a much more relaxing place. Plus, soft furnishings like rugs and curtains will absorb other noises and make your home more cosy.
3. Dress your windows
You’re unlikely to feel relaxed in your flat if you feel like your neighbours are watching your every move. Put up some curtains or blinds to make your flat feel more cosy and private. Net curtains are a great option as they obscure the view into your home but still let in plenty of natural light. Go for blackout curtains in your bedrooms to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep.
Cluttered spaces are almost never relaxing. Go through your cupboards and throw out or rehome anything that you haven’t used in the last 2 years. More storage space will mean less clutter, making your city flat a more relaxing place to be.
5. Create a window nook
Looking out into the city is very different to being right in the middle of it. Use some cushions and throws to create a cosy window seat where you can look out into the city or escape into another world with your favourite book.
6. Bring in some nature
Getting some plants is a great way to make your city flat more relaxing. Whether you fancy flowers or foliage, plants will improve the air in your home and make it a more pleasant place to be. You don’t need a fortune to buy some attractive plants, just head down to your local supermarket or garden centre.
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