Townhomes are worth buying, here’s how to make them feel bigger

Living in a townhome can be a great option for those who want the convenience
of a home without the hassle of maintaining a large space. However, many people
worry that living in a townhome means sacrificing comfort and style. This couldn’t
be further from the truth! With some thoughtful design choices and clever
storage solutions, you can make your Evoke Townhome feel spacious,
comfortable, and uniquely yours.

Choose the right colour palette

Smaller spaces doesn’t mean being confined to boring white walls throughout
your townhome. While soft, neutral tones will naturally give a sense of space, you
don’t have to shy away from colour altogether. Instead, try a pop of colour with
accent walls, or create the mood of cosiness in bedrooms by using a darker colour
contrasted against crisp, white ceilings. Two-tone walls can also create the illusion
of height and space – Dulux recommends painting your wall up to 10cm below
the ceiling to make the room look taller.

Embrace natural light

To enhance the natural light and create a spacious illusion in your townhome,
keep window dressings to a minimum in your living space. Opt for sheer curtains
rather than heavy drapes to allow ample sunlight to filter through effortlessly.
Alternatively, choose blinds in a similar colour to the wall, that can be easily
opened to flood the room with sunshine, adding natural light to your home and a
touch of warmth and brightness to your environment.

Clever storage solutions

The best way to make your townhome feel larger is to utilise smart storage
solutions. This means thinking outside of the box and finding creative ways to
store your belongings without taking up valuable floor space.
One simple trick is to use wall-mounted shelves or floating shelves. These can be
placed above furniture such as a desk, dresser, or bed to maximise vertical space.
You can also consider investing in multi-functional furniture such as ottomans
with hidden storage compartments or beds with built-in drawers underneath.
Make the most of awkward spaces too. Utilise space under stair designs to open
up additional storage for small spaces by adding shelves or other storage
solutions. Most large department stores, including Bunnings South Morang and
Kmart South Morang have a number of clever storage ideas to help maximise
space on a budget.

Create the illusion of space with decor

Finally, try these home styling tips when decorating your new townhome to
maximise space.

Hang a mirror – hanging a mirror creates an illusion of greater space. Place
the mirror opposite a window will also create more natural light.

Choose the right furniture – transparent furniture such clear plastic chairs,
glass coffee and dining tables helps give off more natural light and creates
an airy feeling in the room. Likewise, furniture with exposed legs create the
illusion of space by allowing more floor space to be seen.

Incorporate plants – adding greenery to your living space not only adds a
pop of colour but also improves air quality and creates a more inviting

Use strategic lighting – instead of relying on one main source of light, opt
for multiple light sources such as table lamps, floor lamps, and string lights
to create different levels of lighting in the room.

Use rugs – it’s a common misconception that rugs make a room look
smaller. As long as you choose the right size, shape and colour, floor rugs
can actually give the illusion of more space. Opt for circular rugs which
encourage the eye to scan across the arc of a room, and leave a couple of
feet of exposed on all sides.

Declutter regularly – keeping your living space clutter-free will make it feel
more spacious and open. Regularly going through your belongings and
getting rid of things you no longer need or use will also help create a sense
of calmness in the room.

If you’re contemplating purchasing a townhouse, reach out to our team
today or explore our townhome collection here