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Tips for making your home an inviting place to relax in

Christmas is usually all about preparing special dinners, after-dinner parties, indulging in snacks, singing Christmas carols and much more. On these dates, households must be prepared for guests and make the most of this special moment.

Decorating at Christmas is very important, but it does not hurt to turn your home into a haven of peace and tranquility, with small corners or rooms that invite relaxation.

This is why decorating the house with the following practical tips is a good idea to relax and have moments of intimacy during the holidays or after an intense and emotional family get-together.

Look for your own private space

It is a priority to look for a secluded corner in the busiest areas of the house and turn it into a perfect reading room. Only you can imagine the final result. Maybe a cosy sofa next to a window, a thick rug, and a dimly lit lamp that can be used to read a magazine or a book while enjoying a coffee.

Do not forget to decorate at Christmas, but creating a reading corner is a priority to create an intimate and healthy environment.

Decorate in pure Zen style

The Zen style was introduced to the West in the 20th century and has spread to the world of decoration. This technique is based on the search for harmony through details and simple actions.

Your goal is to put all your stress and worries aside and completely disconnect from everything. After spending an entertaining Christmas, decorating the house with the tips and methods from Zen style is an interesting option to restore the balance of your home.

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Opt for white and neutral colours, and use natural materials such as stone or wood (wooden floors, and stone kitchen and bathroom instead of ceramic tiles). Following that same line, choose natural fabrics to decorate or upholster your sofas (cotton, linen or silk).
In Zen style, short-legged oriental furniture is used and lighting is usually diffused to obtain an atmosphere of intimacy.

Other vital aspects

-It is believed that walking barefoot helps to relax, mainly after a long day at work. 
-Decorate the rooms with plants to add freshness and keep everything tidy to try to disconnect.
-Colours can influence the mood. Although white gives serenity, it can be cold, hence the reason it is best to be mixed with other colours like pearl grey or tinted white. 
-Don't go overboard with artificial lighting as it is preferable to use soft and indirect light in the rooms. Control natural light with curtains or blinds so that the house remains peaceful.
-Simplicity leads to a state of calmness and relaxation. Transparent decorative objects or soft fabrics can do the trick.

All these tips will be very useful for your home, although this beautiful property that's for sale in Villafranca already meets all the requirements to provide a sense of peace and tranquility. It has a basement with natural light, large windows, garden, lots of interior space, discreet and elegant decoration as well as a comfortable and perfect layout.

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