Whether you've just moved into a new townhouse and want to give it your own personal style, or you desire an update on your longtime home, you can call on the help of a townhouse interior designer. The designer will work with you to create a customized look that your family will enjoy for years to come.
Before hiring the interior designer to personalize your home, decide on a decor style that you'd like to incorporate throughout the space. Choosing one style, such as modern, shabby chic or rustic, will give the townhouse a cohesive feel throughout. Although you can use different colors and designs in each room, a common style will pull the look of the home together.
Since a townhouses tend to be smaller than stand-alone homes, your space may be at a premium. The interior designer can help you make the most of all of your cabinets, closets, and even install shelving systems that look at decorative as they are useful.
Here are some decorating tips and ideas for your townhouse:
1. Wallpaper or Paint
If you can only afford to make one change in your home, consider panting or wallpapering the walls. The walls are the first thing that you notice when you walk into a room, so a little color or design can go a long way in making a big impact.
For instance, if your furniture tends to be neutral, such as cream-colored couches and chairs or all-white bedding, give your walls a pop of color. Keep things classy with a pastel blue or yellow color, or go bold with bright red or turquoise paint. If you don't want to paint the entire room a stand-out color, the designer can help you decide on an accent wall or two.
When it comes to wallpaper, stick with a modern color and design, such as silver or gold medallion shapes on a white background. As another option, the designer can use stencils to paint a specific pattern on the walls instead. Temporary wallpaper is also an idea, especially in kids' rooms.
2. Accent Pieces
If you've already decided on your wall colors and furniture, you can hire a designer to infuse the townhouse with eye-catching details to make it feel more like "home." To give a basic room a bit of pizzazz, start by choosing a decor theme, such as nautical or country garden. Then, choose pieces such as throw pillows and blanks to tie the look together.
Other decorative accent ideas include customized picture frames, window treatments, rugs, table centerpieces, and lamp shades.