Environments

@YrNemo (19401)
January 7, 2020 6:54pm CST
It is strange but whenever I go to the upstairs study room, I always feel so peaceful suddenly. I have tried to analyze the reason, could it be because of: - the position & level of that upstairs room (where surrounding noises like dog barkings or cars & people chatting from the neighborhood etc, all seem to be fading far away), - the spacy room itself (it has nothing but a giant desk, a good laptop and a super comfortable spinning chair) - the pristine white lace curtains with elegant patterns in that room - the two big windows with maximum natural sunlight - the fact that I could stand there observing discreetly activities from the streets below, eg. dogs walking their owners, little children riding their bikes, young teenagers - old couples walking past (the formers are always chatting loudly), cars zooming by, tired men and women dragging their feet walking home from the train station after a long day at work... That room reminds me somehow of the time we had to stay for long periods in hotels due to my husband's work in South East Asia countries. It was escapism in a sense, living temporarily in those neat, clean & indifferent hotel rooms, having nothing cluttering around us like at home. Do you prefer any spot in your house because of its position or environment? (I think I can be a good estate agent who tries selling houses!!! )
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@much2say (49352)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Jan 20
I wish we had space like that! We are in a tiny house, so there is no such thing as study room. The only time it is truly quiet is when everyone is out and I am alone in the house - and that point I will take any spot in the house . I'd have to say the main area (livingroom) is my preference as it is in the center of the house . . . and this is where I myLot from .
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@YrNemo (19401)
8 Jan 20
Your turn will come when the children grow up and leave home one by one. It happens to all of us who have children unfortunately. My place used to be cluttered with toys and clothings and whatever else long time ago, then one day, like magic, the kids just became giants and stomping out of the house . (Peace & tranquillity finally!)
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@much2say (49352)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Jan 20
@YrNemo Oh goodness yes our place is so cluttered with STUFF - and a lot of it is the kids' stuff. It is definitely a very lived in look . I realize one day they will leave the nest, but we still have a few years yet. And I cannot imagine it . . . the cramped space now may very well be something I miss some day. Maybe one day I will have that study room .
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@YrNemo (19401)
9 Jan 20
@much2say Two decades or so ago, I was like you now, wishing to have some empty space somewhere in the house to call mine. I am still tidying things up.
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@JudyEv (247426)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jan 20
From your description, that sounds a really lovely room. It would be a bit like being a fly on the wall.
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@YrNemo (19401)
8 Jan 20
Guess I love that white lace curtain too much . I had had a smaller house ages ago, in which I decorated all windows with similar curtains.
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@JudyEv (247426)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jan 20
@YrNemo I'm sure they looked very lovely.
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@YrNemo (19401)
8 Jan 20
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@andriaperry (114496)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Jan 20
Yes you would! I do have a favorite room in the house but at the moment its cluttered with my store stuff.
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@YrNemo (19401)
8 Jan 20
That reminds me of the de-cluttering task!!! I do it every year, but haven't done a thing this year yet.
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@Alexandoy (66118)
• Cainta, Philippines
8 Jan 20
Don't take this seriously if you don't believe. A place may have a guardian spirit so maybe that study room has one that protects it from noise and disturbance.
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@YrNemo (19401)
8 Jan 20
I think that super comfortable spinning chair worth the money. (So was that giant desk.)
@Alexandoy (66118)
• Cainta, Philippines
8 Jan 20
@YrNemo you are right. There used to be the so called ergonomic chair in our office that made me relaxed when I sit there.
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@YrNemo (19401)
8 Jan 20
@Alexandoy I was thinking just last night, that I could sit there forever... It is giant and so comfy.
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@cacay1 (53510)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
8 Jan 20
I hate deafening silence, I love noises that are not so noisy
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@YrNemo (19401)
10 Jan 20
let me guess, you are a person who follows a lot of rules and laws etc... ( knowing someone like that, she looks so calm and serene, but she can't bear with silence.)
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@cacay1 (53510)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 Jan 20
@YrNemo you are very bright my friend, Yay, you are correct.
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@jstory07 (105921)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Jan 20
I live in an historical neighborhood. and my house was build in 1939. There are a lot of nice homes here.
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@YrNemo (19401)
10 Jan 20
Are the ceilings very high there in those houses? Someone told me that newer houses tend to have smaller rooms with lower ceiling.
@jobelbojel (24553)
• Philippines
8 Jan 20
Enough sunlight is good thing plus the space add up to the peaceful place.
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@YrNemo (19401)
10 Jan 20
You are right, the fact that there is nothing else in that room, helps lot. (less distraction)
• India
8 Jan 20
I think when we or on a higher floor like 2nd or 3rd floor or higher and inside a room we feel the calmness
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@YrNemo (19401)
8 Jan 20
You could be right there. In my 20s, I used to live on a 14th floor. The peacefulness was so wonderful. I felt regretful leaving that place.
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@franxav (8994)
• India
8 Jan 20
I have a room upstairs which is my abode of peace. It is not well furnished like yours but that is where I am away from the noise and disturbance. I have an old computer there which just helps me do the minimum work I need to do. And there is a bed where I take my siesta.
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@YrNemo (19401)
8 Jan 20
As long as we feel calm & peaceful, we can do a lot of great things I think.
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 Jan 20
It can be any spot really except when those pesky telephone sales people keep knocking at your door as its very dark on that landing and they are sneaky and don´t want to put the light on so I think right mate and the same to you.
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@YrNemo (19401)
10 Jan 20
I just realize after reading your comment, that whenever I was in that upstairs room, I couldn't hear our front door bell or knockings.
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• Pamplona, Spain
11 Jan 20
@YrNemo Well this is a one floor flat so the only thing I do when they don´t want to say who they are is ignore them too.
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• Pamplona, Spain
11 Jan 20
@YrNemo I imagine that they would have done after listening to that kind of verbal abuse. The outside landings here are very small and dark there is only a very small keyhole thing to look through and you cannot see anything with that either. They won´t put the light on the landing to try and get you to open the door but I was having none of that.
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@kareng (36195)
• United States
8 Jan 20
I know exactly what you mean! I love one of my upstairs rooms better than the other. It faces the field and I can watch the squirrels or see anything that comes out of the woods. I wanted to put my desk up there but it is a big roll top and too hard to get up the stairs at this time and age! I wouldn't think of putting my hubby through it all. He would also need help! My desk resides in an extra room downstairs with the same view. I have labeled it "my office."
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@YrNemo (19401)
10 Jan 20
When I set up that desk there, I got my muscled children to help out. The desk came from ebay, in a box (but it was heavy OK).
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@kareng (36195)
• United States
15 Jan 20
@YrNemo I'm glad you had help!
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@LadyDuck (341821)
• Switzerland
8 Jan 20
I like all the rooms in our house, but my favorite is the family room downstairs. There are no noises at all in that room, there is the fireplace, warm oak furniture and a comfortable sofa where I like to sit and read my books.
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@YrNemo (19401)
10 Jan 20
I could imagine that room from just reading what you wrote there. (Like a scene in a movie, so cozy... )
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@LadyDuck (341821)
• Switzerland
11 Jan 20
@YrNemo I love that room, we spend all the holidays days down there, it is like being in a different place, no noises, the warmth of the flames, it is so cozy.
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@DianneN (229750)
• United States
8 Jan 20
How lovely for you! Where in South East Asia we’re you? I loved it there. I hate to say this, but I love every room in both my homes. We live in peaceful and quiet areas, and each room flows into the other with things that are beautiful to us.
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@YrNemo (19401)
8 Jan 20
My husband worked in those countries a decade or so ago, we stayed at lux hotels in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, etc. (We did a lot of traveling in the past there).
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@DianneN (229750)
• United States
8 Jan 20
@YrNemo How awesome for you!
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• United States
9 Jan 20
Sadly, no I do not prefer anywhere in this place I moved to. It is the least peaceful place I have known. Your room sounds like total escapism to me.
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@YrNemo (19401)
10 Jan 20
I am going to sit there watching movies this coming weekend... with a big bowl of popcorns. How's that?
@Poppylicious (11148)
9 Jan 20
My bedroom because it has my bed in it, of course!
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@YrNemo (19401)
9 Jan 20
I would have said, 'same here' but for the fact that I can't sit on that bed and use my laptop easily (It got heat up so fast).
@hereandthere (45996)
• Philippines
8 Jan 20
i have always loved lace curtains but back then most houses here were one level. now that those around us have 2nd/3rd levels, we need thicker curtains for privacy
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@YrNemo (19401)
8 Jan 20
We have lace curtain as well as a blind for each window. (The best way for privacy.)
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