Views of the Horizon

City Dwellings

More than half of the world population lives in urban areas, thus cities have become the dominant habitat for or species. Although there are no cities in the world that are fully sustainable, it is easier to preserve the land outside urban zones if more people are living urban lives.

When you live in an urban zone, you will most likely not have a yard with trees and plants, so the most important thing about maintaining a healthy and inviting living space is making your home into an environment that is both cozy and full of life. Incorporating plant life and plenty of natural light into your modern city dwelling will ensure that you feel the energizing effects of nature in your urban lifestyle.

Having a modern home in the city means building, designing, and decorating with efficiency and functionality. As it is common for city dwellings to be a bit more compact than suburban or country homes, it is often important to incorporate elements that are taller vertically for storage or display. When you can’t expand outwards, you must stack upwards.

Take a look at some of these modern city dwellings for inspiration for your home’s design and decor!

Rounded Skylights
Rounded Skylights
Photograph courtesy of Architectural Digest
Plentiful Sunlight
Plentiful Sunlight
Photograph courtesy of Architectural Digest
Tall Windows + Fixtures Reflecting Light
Tall Windows + Fixtures Reflecting Light
Photograph courtesy of 1st Dibs
House Plant Accents for an Industrial Loft
House Plant Accents for an Industrial Loft
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Views of the Horizon
Views of the Horizon
Photograph courtesy of Refinery 29
Shelf + Room Divider
Shelf + Room Divider
Photograph courtesy of Refinery 29
Luminous Living Area
Luminous Living Area
Photograph courtesy of Refinery 29
Bedroom with Walls of Windows
Bedroom with Walls of Windows
Photograph courtesy of Refinery 29
Cozy Rooftop Lounge
Cozy Rooftop Lounge
Photograph courtesy of My Exterior
Cozy Reading Nook
Cozy Reading Nook
Photograph courtesy of Home Jelly
Neutral Palette to Reflect Light
Neutral Palette to Reflect Light
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Inner City Oasis
Inner City Oasis
Photograph courtesy of Adore Magazine
Loft Conversion for Extra Space
Loft Conversion for Extra Space
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Modern Elements
Modern Elements
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Bookshelves from Floor to Ceiling
Bookshelves from Floor to Ceiling
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Urban Tropical
Urban Tropical
Photograph courtesy of The Glitter Guide
Plant Variety
Plant Variety
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Industrial Jungle
Industrial Jungle
Photograph courtesy of Apartment Therapy
Blush + Lush Green
Blush + Lush Green
Photograph courtesy of Apartment Therapy
Urban Boho
Urban Boho
Photograph courtesy of Apartment Therapy
Cozy Boho Modern
Cozy Boho Modern
Photograph courtesy of Apartment Therapy

 

Here are some more tips to making your city dwelling an Urban Jungle !

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