Posted 25 Jun, 2020
Space-saving ideas for your townhome
Many of us wish that we had more space in our home for our furniture and personal items. The truth is, you can have more room by making strategic decisions about your décor. Give your home a new look with these space-saving ideas and make it feel larger in the process.
Before you begin your space-saving interior design project, there are a few things that you should consider. Taking care of these tasks first will make it easier for you to execute your new décor plans.
For instance, if you notice unnecessary furniture or clutter, try minimizing as much as possible before bringing in new items. Things like having a full entryway closet forces you to keep shoes on the floor instead of behind closed doors. Get rid of what you don’t need so that you can store what’s important.
Take note of your goals for each room and what is lacking. You might discover that you don’t need a dining room set up, but that you’d like a home office instead. In this case, getting rid of your table and chairs set and opting for an office setup would make your room more organized and functional.
An organizational method worth exploring is the Japenese concept of Shimau, which reflects the optimization of living spaces and their efficiency.
Remember, there is no wrong way to decorate your home. After all, it is your home! Traditional areas can be left as they are, or you can use rooms for a whole new purpose. It’s all up to you.
Space-saving ideas for your main floor
The main floor of your home usually consists of spaces like your living room, dining room, and kitchen. In each of these areas, you can choose to have as much or as little furniture as you’d like.
A key feature of each room is having places to sit and relax while visiting with guests or eating a delicious meal. Therefore, one of your priorities in each of these spaces will likely be choosing furniture that doesn’t overpower your room.
Space-saving living room furniture ideas include incorporating multifunctional pieces. For example, choose a sofa that fits everyone in your household and skip extra heavy chairs and loveseats. When guests visit, try using comfortable folding chairs that you can bring out and store away after each use.
Another idea is to mount your television to a wall instead of having it sit on the floor or on top of a table. If you have devices, like a DVD player or sound system, that need a place to live, try using a bookcase for storage. Not only will you have room for your electronics, but you will have additional shelving to store a variety of other items.
Everyone loves to gather in the kitchen. A few space-saving kitchen ideas include using a pegboard to store things that are usually left on countertops and storing non-perishable items on top of your refrigerator. Every flat surface has the potential to fit items that might be overflowing from your cabinets.
Space-saving ideas for your second floor
The second floor of your home is where spaces like bedrooms and bathrooms exist. Your master bedroom will likely be larger than other rooms on this level, but that doesn’t mean that all bedrooms can’t benefit from decluttering and furniture editing.
A few space-saving bedroom furniture ideas include using the area underneath your bed for additional storage and getting rid of unnecessary pieces. For example, save room in your closet by storing seasonal clothing in a plastic container that easily slides under your bed. You can also choose to vacuum pack items before putting them into the container to save even more space.
Many of us have chairs or benches in our bedrooms because we think that they look nice. However, instead of sitting on these items, we tend to use them as décor pieces or stack laundry on top of them.
Instead, invest in a proper laundry basket and get rid of furniture that’s not being used for its intended purpose. You’ll become more efficient at managing your dirty clothes and create space in your bedroom at the same time.
A fold-away desk is a great space-saving option if you need a place to work in one of your bedrooms. Once you’re finished your work, secure the desk to the wall and have that space free and open. Depending on the model you choose, you may be able to incorporate a cubby or shelving as well.
If you’d like your children to share a room, bunk beds are a great space-saving solution. They are available in a variety of sizes and materials, perfect for your décor and square footage. Bunk beds are also perfect for a guest room because you can increase the number of people per room without increasing surface area.
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We hope that these space-saving ideas help you make the most of your townhome. Having enough room for the things you love makes your house feel like a home. You can have it all once you define what you need most and what you can do without.
Now that you’re inspired to decorate, take a look at our selection of townhomes and begin imagining how you’d design the interiors of these contemporary places to live.