We’re looking at how our lifestyles influence the look of our homes. Last month, we concentrated on family life. This month, we look at the impact of city living, and share our top tips for recreating the look even if you live in the country.
Keep it monochrome
Living in the city often brings to mind bachelor pads and studio flats in effortlessly cool monochrome. Even if you call a quiet village home, you can still bring this laidback style to your abode. Pick a black, white or a monochrome blind to add a twist of cool.
Make the most of the features
Converted warehouse properties often keep exposed brick, because it’s simply too gorgeous to cover up. Whatever quirky features your home has, make the most of it. And that applies to your windows too, so make sure you don’t swamp yours with badly fitting blinds and curtains.
Picking a made-to-measure blind will allow you turn your window into a feature. Venetian blinds are sleek and simple. They’re a great way to make the most of the light, and they’re great for privacy control too, which can sometimes be an issue in the big smoke.
From wooden floors for a clean, uncluttered look, to IKEA furniture, wood is a city dweller’s fav. Pick clean, white Wooden blinds to keep the flow of a room, or opt for a bright pop of colour to create a striking focal point.
Keep it sleek
The final top tip to steal is the idea of a neutral blind. Pick a white window dressing to help your window blend in with the rest of the décor. This is a particularly great style hack if you’ve got a fantastic view, as it allows this to take centre stage.