5 Ingenious Town-home Decorating Tips
Whether you’ve got a serious eye for style – or just love to channel that inner interior decorator – decorating a townhome is an exciting, fulfilling and detail-oriented process. Townhome residents can enjoy all the comfortable elements of a roomy living space – at less than half the price of owning their own home.
Regardless of its size, here are the top five decorating tips to follow when decking one out:
- Create an indoor garden.
Plant lovers, rejoice! What you lack in backyard space can easily be made up for indoors. Container gardening is gaining popularity right now, so you can follow the trend by placing a few different home-friendly plants inside the same pot. A variety of indoor plants are super easy to care for, like succulents, aloe, jade and English ivy.
- Make corners work harder.
Corner space is all too often overlooked and underestimated. Instead of just placing a filler piece of furniture there, like that standing lamp or inherited end table you don’t know what to do with, truly make the most out of the space. Try hanging a set of floating shelves. These make for an out-of-the-way solution to keep odds and ends organized, or serve as a pretty new space to display picture frames and books.
- Double storage as attractive décor.
Regardless of the size, it seems like every home has its fair share of clutter. Luckily, there are ways to organize the things that you just don’t know what to do with, while disguising it as home décor. For instance, a set of pretty, patterned magazine files can double as a place to stash all those pesky cellphone and tablet chargers. With a countless number of do-it-yourself projects out there (shout out to Pinterest), there are tons of other ideas worth trying out, too – ranging from beginner level to expert designer status.
- Be picky with your color choice.
Sure, you should pick a shade that you love, but there is actually an entire science behind the colors in your home. Some evoke certain feelings and emotions, like blue – which creates a calming and relaxing atmosphere. Light colors, on the other hand, can work to your advantage if your townhome isn’t as big as you’d like. These softer hues are known to make a room feel more spacious and open.
- Invest in vertical stripes.
Creating a more spacious, roomy feel in your home involves the power of stripes – so long as they’re vertical. Because vertical stripes trick the eye into making a wall appear taller, they’ve been proven to make low ceilings look higher by tricking the eye, giving it a taller appearance. Try hanging curtains that boast the pattern – and enjoy your room’s new open feel.
At Estling Village, each home is already steps ahead when it comes to decorating and revamping your living space – complete with contemporary and modern installments like hardwood vinyl plank flooring and marble countertops. These features are just some of the many design elements that set the community of townhome-style living spaces apart from the rest, and make it a great starting point for some new decoration.