Unpacking moving boxes and arranging furniture in a new townhome can be daunting. But with a little creativity and effort, you can turn your townhome into a stylish and inviting space that reflects your personal taste.
Will you go for a modern, minimalist look or a cozy, traditional feel? No matter your style, here are some basic tips you can follow to make decorating your new townhome a breeze!
Start With a Blank Canvas
Surfaces like walls, flooring and counters are the most noticeable features in any room. If you're starting with new construction, you likely have a blank canvas to work with. If not, consider painting walls or replacing old flooring to create a fresh foundation for your townhome's design.
Click-together flooring is a popular option for townhomes because it's easy to install and comes in a variety of colors and styles. If you're looking for a low-maintenance option, luxury vinyl tile is a great choice. It's also waterproof and fairly easy to install for DIYers.
Our newest townhome community, the Towns at Parke West, is designed with a stylish neutral palette that can be easily customized to fit any taste. You won't have to spend a fortune remodeling when you move in — just add a few personal touches to make it your own.
Bring in the Light
Natural light can make even the smallest townhome feel bright and airy. If your townhome doesn't have many windows, consider adding some solar tubes or skylights on the top floors to let in more light.
You can also hang mirrors on walls to reflect light and make the space feel larger.
Pendant lights and lamps are also a great way to add light to a home. To get the most out of your lighting, use a combination of light sources throughout the space:
- Overhead lights for general illumination
- Task lighting for areas like the kitchen and living room
- Accent lighting to highlight artwork or architectural features
Maximize the Space
Whether you live in a townhouse, single-family home or apartment, making the most of your space is the key to comfort and style.
Hang curtains higher than the window frame to create the illusion of taller ceilings.
When choosing colors, think about the feeling you want to create in each room. For example, light and airy colors can make a small townhome feel more spacious, while bolder hues can add personality and drama (but tend to shrink a space).
You can also use furniture to maximize your square footage. For example, a coffee table with built-in storage is perfect for a townhome with limited storage. Or try using a daybed or futon in the guest room so it can double as a home office or reading nook during the day.
Get Creative With Wall Art
One of the best things about townhomes is that they usually have plenty of wall space for art. The Towns at Parke West is a 3-story floor plan with over 2,050 square feet of living space, so you'll have plenty of room to display your favorite pieces.
If you're not sure where to start, try grouping similar items together:
- Create a gallery wall with family photos in the stairwell
- Hang a tapestry and world map in the living room
- Display your kids' artwork in their bedroom
- Hang a set of three abstract paintings in the dining room
- Add wall decals to the bathrooms
When you first move into a new townhome, it can be tempting to try and make it feel like home right away by hanging up photos and filling up shelves. But before you do that, take a step back and consider the blank canvas you have to work with. Then use these tips to make decorating your townhome easy and fun!
And, if you're looking for a brand new townhome in Anne Arundel County, be sure to check out the Towns at Parke West from Sturbridge Homes. With spacious floor plans and designer finishes, our townhomes are sure to impress.