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Cottage in the City

150 150 Brian W. Maslowski

Cottage in the City

Nestled on a large, private lot in the heart of Whitby’s Thickson’s Woods with unobstructed lake views, welcome to 220 Crystal Beach Boulevard.

Right on the shores of Lake Ontario, this 3-bedroom cottage in the city is just ten minutes from all urban amenities, yet provides a serene lifestyle sought after by many.

Situated on a private road, featuring access to the lake in front of the house, this exceptional property is a one-of-a-kind residence in a true private paradise. The interior of the home is inviting showcasing coffered ceilings as well as slate and hardwood floors. The sun-drenched living room features three sides of glass windows and extends onto a three-season room with views to the lake. The formal dining room includes a wood-burning stove for cozy dinners with friends and a walkout to the finely manicured grounds. The galley-style kitchen is spacious and includes brand name appliances, plenty of counter and storage space. The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling, gleaming hardwood floors, walk-in closet, deluxe semi-ensuite bath as well as a fabulous walk-out to an oversized rooftop deck overlooking the lake. The grounds are lush and beautiful and feature a full in-ground sprinkler system on the boulevard.

Enchanting, tranquil and exquisite, this home is an ideal escape from the city in a highly coveted area on the shores of Lake Ontario!

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Creating a relaxing bedroom

1024 730 Nisha Muire

Torontonians work hard. So, at the end of the day they want to come home to a relaxing place to escape. There are several ways to create a tranquil and inviting bedroom. From using diffusers to choosing the right colours, creating an oasis that speaks to you is easier than you might think. Let’s take a look at some of the simplest ways to make your bedroom your personal sanctuary. 

Scent

A great way to diffuse the tension of any space is to use proper scents. For millennia essential oils have been used to promote sleep and well-being. Some of the top scents to achieve these goals include:

  • Lavender
  • Rose
  • Chamomile
  • Geranium
  • Jasmin
  • Bergamot

Whether you use a diffuser, a scented candle or incense sticks, adding the right fragrance to the air in your room can create an instant calm to help you unwind. 

Colours

Colours have a very strong influence on our moods and behavior. The right colour can ease your worry while the wrong colour will keep you up at night stressing over everything you might have done differently during the day. Among the top colours that soothe and calm are;

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Light pink
  • White
  • Beige

In this instance it’s best to leave the reds, purples, blacks and browns for your entertaining areas as these bold and vibrant colours are definitely not the best for encouraging sleep. 

Declutter

One of the best ways to make any room – but especially your bedroom, more relaxing is to keep it clean and tidy with no clutter. Clutter tends to stress a person’s mind, which is the opposite of what you want in your bedroom. Have enough storage space to file your things away so there is no reason for things to pile up. 

Keep bed linen fresh

Washing your sheets regularly is very important. Not only is it hygienic, but the freshness of the sheets will also help you sleep better. Using a detergent with a smell you like will make it even better. 

Lighting

Forget the overhead lights. To create a serene ambiance opt, instead for indirect or mood lighting. This is easily done with a couple of floor or table lamps or even LED lights placed under a shelf or your bed. 

Creating a tranquil retreat in your primary bedroom is not difficult – but can mean the difference between 40 winks and a night of tossing and turning.