Do you dream of an idyllic home with a large, green garden and a view of the ocean? Well, if you live in the city, this is not going to be possible. Still, not all hope is lost as you can get a very nice home even though outside the city continues to make noises.
You can implement a few tricks that will make your home resemble one of those amazing retreats you like to visit so often. All you need is some peace and quiet and a few design tricks that will send you in that zen mood.
So, let’s see what you need to do to transform your home into an idyllic retreat even though you are in the middle of the city.
Choose the right colors
Did you notice how every retreat you visit implements a certain color palette? Well, there are several tones that are instantly relaxing and help you unwind after a long day at work. For instance, specialists recommend selecting a monochromatic color palette for each room. This will calm the eye and the spirit. However, don’t follow specialists’ indications step-by-step – if you don’t like the color they chose, change it!
Also, if you want that zen atmosphere, it is recommended to choose large pieces of furniture, in white. Their size suggests comfort and relaxation while the white tone blends well with every item in the room.
The right sound
What’s the first thing you notice when you visit a retreat? The sound of silence, of course! Even more, when you’re done with the silence, you can enjoy sounds from nature and not cars or trains that go right under your window. Well, you can have the same silence in the city home by removing the train noise from the picture. All you need is to make sure your windows are soundproof – this way, when the windows are closed, you can enjoy some real silence. To completely immerse yourself in the relaxing atmosphere, play some nature songs and take a foamy bath. Total relaxation!
Add rustic touches
Antique pieces of furniture or accessories are welcome in any zen house! We tend to focus our attention on comfy, but we also need a few items to create coziness with style. For instance, an antique table or a cabinet will add a note of elegance to the room.
While we can’t include plants in the idea of rustic, you should still consider them. Green plants and fresh flowers create a wonderful atmosphere and sooth the soul and the physical senses.
Keep everything neat
Remember how you like it that everything is well organized when you book yourself a room at a hotel or a retreat? The same is valid for your home! If everything is well-placed and the house is clean, you will feel better and refreshed. Even more, once you make a routine out of it, you won’t have that much to work on.
Let the light in
Natural light is very important but in the right quantity. Make sure to buy high-quality blinds or curtains that will allow you to adjust the amount of natural light that creeps in.
In the end, creating the perfect zen atmosphere in your home city is not that difficult. You just have to follow a few principles and implement a few design rules.