Bringing The City Into Your Home

Bringing The City Into Your Home
by Hal Boyds

If you love the lights and the action of a big city, then bring the look into your home so you can enjoy it everyday. Even if you live in a small, rural community, you can get the feel of big city life by decorating your home with New York City style. Try these simple tips to make your room feel like a bustling metropolis.

The things that you find attractive in a city setting can be highlights used for decorating your home. It can be the bright lights, big accents, bold colors or even symbols of your favorite landmarks or places.

If you love the eclectic blend of people in New York City, consider adding some beautiful photographs to your walls. You can find entire books of professional photographs taken of people walking along the streets of New York City. Enlarge these photographs and hang them on the wall to give you the feel of being among the crowd.

If you’re crazy about New York’s Broadway or Los Angeles’ Hollywood, you can incorporate the focal aspects into your interiors. You can have blown-up photos, posters or a paint scheme of your favorite plays or celebrities and use lighting to emphasize them. Your guests will have a blast looking at such creative decorations.

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Cities are prominent for their architecture, high-rise buildings and the attractive appeal of modernity. Your furnishings can adapt this style by making use of sleek, industrial pieces. If you don’t mind a few house items, a minimalist style is a reflection of a modern interior design. You will feel like living in an urban apartment in a contemporary- designed building in the center of the city.

Other decorative items, particularly area rugs can enhance the theme of your place. Depending on the colors, shapes and patterns of your choice, you can further emphasize the modernity of your space with contemporary patterns or smoothen some with elements, earth colors of area rugs in particular to make your home look more cozy and inviting. It’s like living in an utterly friendly neighborhood in the middle of a chic section of the city.

I’m sure you already have an idea or two about the positive points of your favorite city. Perhaps it’s the eccentricity of New York, the technology of Tokyo, the stylishness of Paris, the primness of London, the arts of St. Petersburg or the culture-enriched flavor of Beijing. Whichever it is, don’t just focus on the big picture. Incorporate the simple things such as other decorations in the likes of books, magazines, and souvenirs into your plan of transforming your abode into a city home.

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