Strategically arrange your apartment.
Try to arrange the furniture in your apartment so that your "private space" faces away from any windows. Remember that people can see into your space when you have the lights on at night so try to keep them off or invest in a privacy screen.
Do not hesitate to put up curtains to shut out any prying eyes or sound. Another option is to add a planter or window box. Both will add a sense of privacy and security to your apartment.
If you love enjoy having an outdoor living space but don't like sharing it, make sure you add an umbrella, screen, or shrub to create more privacy around you. If you want to drown out your neighbors or any road nose then putting a small water fountain on your balcony or patio will help.
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