When it comes to furnishing your Vancouver townhouse, fashion finds are always fun, but creating a warm, sociable space means investing in pieces with lasting appeal. With the help of our professional townhouse stagers, we’ve come up with some ideas that have been popular throughout history. These easygoing treasures exude a quiet warmth. In fact, just adding one or two can transform your space from everyday townhouse into a warm, comfy nook where friends love to gather and socialize.
The Leather Armchair
The traditional fixture of the gentleman’s club, leather chairs are an age-old staple. With the tendency to take on a shiny patina that makes them look even better as they age, these armchairs invite homeowners to recline away their cares in the presence of a paperback companion. Accent with cozy pillows and throws for the perfect landing pad.
A sizable footstool (about the length of the sofa) is both a fashionable and functional investment piece. With a couple of stylish trays, your footstool will easily pull double duty as a table, while adding a soft, comfortable twist to contemporary living room style.
The Farmhouse Table
Incorporating a farmhouse table into a townhouse can be tricky as these tend to be larger pieces. Try targeting a strong-lined modern table designed to fit in smaller spaces. With a bench against the wall and a few classically designed chairs in Lucite (acrylic resin), you’ll have a look that’s charming yet totally up-to-date.
Rounded arms, button upholstery, a timeless sofa exudes comfort and ease. Traditionally covered in leather, fabric options can be substituted for a look that’s softer and more versatile. Complete the look with a decorative wool throw or colourful cushions to put a contemporary twist on timeless design.
Sideboards are an excellent option for townhouses because they mean more storage. Stash away dishes, wine, napkins, board games, and just about anything else you can imagine. Mid-century designs tend to look streamlined and sleek, while vintage designs result in a softer, friendlier feel. Update an old sideboard with a lick of grey or white paint to go from dining room staple to cherished family heirloom.
Creating a warm, inviting atmosphere inside the home is often a matter of design. Friendly furniture staples create an atmosphere where people can sit and relax. While some of the options listed above might feel a bit stuffy, they can easily be updated through fresh fabric and color options. Don’t be afraid to experiment and create a fresh look with a vintag-y vibe.
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