So you’ve received the keys to your brand new townhome and now it’s time to style and decorate it in a way that sparks joy. Decorating your home can go one of two ways. When done well, it can be inspiring and exciting to curate a space that speaks to you and feels like home. When done poorly, you can be left with a space that feels disjointed and uninviting, often due to lack of planning and overwhelm.
At Sienna Homes we want this process; just like the rest of your building journey; to be as seamless and enjoyable as possible, and finding a style that will not only stand the test of time but also reflect you as an individual is a great place to start. From investing time to research and plan, to introducing complementary colours, patterns and textures, we’ve put together our top tips to help you style your townhome like a pro.
Set the tone with your colour scheme
Your colour scheme is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when designing your townhome. From flooring, to benchtops and paint, your colour scheme will play a fundamental role in establishing the look and feel of your home.
Sienna Homes’ interior designers have carefully curated two stunningly timeless interior colour schemes for townhome purchasers; Linen and Cashmere. Both colour palettes offer longevity and set you on the path to style your home like a seasoned interior designer.
Linen offers crisp whites, light oaks, and neutral greys to achieve a clean, fresh and vibrant aesthetic for those who prefer a blank canvas to style as they desire.
Cashmere boasts earthy hues, warm timbers and deep undertones to create a balanced, warm and inviting aesthetic for those who prefer a homely feel as a base for their interior aspirations.
No matter which colour scheme you choose, you’re guaranteed a timeless interior that’s as practical as it is beautiful.
Linen colour scheme
Cashmere colour scheme
Now, let’s do some research
It’s essential to spend some time researching and planning your interior style to ensure you: know exactly what you want to achieve, are clear on which key pieces you need to find, and can create a budget to avoid unexpected costs.
This part should be fun, don’t rush it and don’t purchase anything until you’re 100% clear on your goals. We all know the painstaking regret of an impulse purchase and second-hand furniture can be difficult to resell! If you own existing furniture pieces, artwork and accessories it’s important to consider these to avoid over-purchasing or purchasing pieces that don’t compliment what you already have. It’s also vitally important to understand the space you have to work with and obtain measurements to narrow down your search for the perfect piece.
Pinterest, Instagram and magazines can be a great source of inspiration. Loving the look of a plush, comfy sofa? Or is a retro leather more your style? Once you’ve narrowed it down, you can start shopping!
Add patterns, textures and materials
When it comes to curating a cosy and stylish home, matching isn’t always the key. In fact, quite the opposite is often the best way to achieve the look you’re going for. Incorporating a mix of contrasting patterns, textures and materials is a simple and affordable way to create the desired look and feel for your home. Think beautiful timbers, plush fabrics, reflective surfaces and timeless ceramic pieces.
For example, you could pair a cosy, soft sofa with a plush, patterned rug, and add pops of colour and texture through cushions and throws. A glass coffee table will make the space appear larger, and your favourite ceramic sculptural piece and a vibrant green plant will bring the space to life. Add some artwork and a striking pendant light and you’ll have a space that’s uniquely yours.
Don’t be afraid to add personal touches and colour
The benefit of our neutral colour palettes is that they allow you to be bold with your accessories and personal touches. Things like cushions, throws and decorative pieces can be updated seasonally if you want to freshen up the space.
Don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through colour, artwork and homewares. Style your townhome in a way that brings you joy, but be sure not to overcrowd the space with clutter as professional designers always show restraint when creating beautiful spaces.
Don’t forget your outdoor space!
Most Sienna Homes townhomes feature an alfresco and/or private backyard. This versatile space is the perfect place to enjoy your new home or entertain friends and loved ones.
Make a statement through big beautiful plants and oversized pots. String up some festoon lights for those evenings spent roasting marshmallows over your very own fire pit. Don’t forget about making the space comfortable. Choose outdoor furniture that can be configured to suit your space and add some comfy cushions that complement your internal furnishings. If you love entertaining, why not add custom heating and an outdoor pizza oven like our client Jess:
Feeling inspired? Get in touch so we can help you find your dream townhome today!