There is something chic about a townhouse; it is a special habitat consisting of two to three storeys with shared walls. In the biggest cities, these homes are priced heftily since they are much-coveted. The typical townhouse is roomier than most apartments so you can concoct a lot of design possibilities.
One of the townhouse interior design trends that have been captivating people is the use of striking furnishings, an abundance of distinctive details, and lots of wall art. Wall art can create a great first impression, hence, providing the social impact that you want.
Small Townhouse Made For Family Time
A townhouse with a small space can make it easier for you to relax and spend more time together. Take a tour of this compact city apartment, where a family of three can feel connected to one another and with nature.
Living room with sofa, armchair, table, shelves and TV unit, and large plants in the corner
The living room is the heart of Mieko and Kenta’s house. “We spend all our time here,” said Mieko. “I like to sit and read with the window open and the wind blowing in.” Wood, rattan and wicker help hold this multifunctional space together. “I find natural ingredients soothing. They match any color, outlive trends, and get better with age, so are also more environmentally friendly. “
Portrait of Mieko, Kenta, and their daughter sitting on the sofa
The living room also doubles as a playroom, with storage for toys and games for their daughter, Tsumugi. “He likes to play in the children’s corner when his friends come. And next time he likes to throw his toys into the middle of the living room! “Mieko said. Dolls, stationery, and soft toys are stored according to their types, with favorite toys and pictures displayed on top of the storage unit.”
A portrait of Mieko’s daughter standing next to her toy storage unit in the living room
The toys are stored in plastic trays on wooden frames, with plants, pictures and books on them
“Cooking makes me feel calm,” said Mieko. In a cramped kitchen, open storage keeps everyday items organized and within easy reach. “Whether it’s just the three of us or we have friends, we try to eat slowly so we can enjoy the meal and talk to each other. Everyday life is not boring when you enjoy simple moments and find joy in the little things, like a weekend morning without a plan. “
The kitchen is cramped with dark cabinets and utensils hanging from metal rails and shelves on end walls.
Invite nature in
“If I could change one thing about the kitchen, I would add a window,” said Mieko. He connects this space with nature in other ways, softening sharp lines with wood, wicker and bamboo. “We love camping and I’ve always dreamed of living in the forest, so I was attracted to natural materials.” In summer made pickles and preservatives, stored in glass jars with dry ingredients.
Jars of ingredients and pickles on wooden shelf above kitchen table with wooden box and planks.
A quieter wardrobe
In a small house, every inch of storage space counts. “We stay on top to tidy up to avoid the visual stress of chaos,” said Mieko. “For me, a clean and tidy home is so much easier to relax.” To maintain a sense of space, closed storage should be arranged the same as open shelves. Stylist Aiko helps Mieko rethink a busy tool cabinet using stackable boxes and inserts.
Open the cupboard with the white storage boxes stacked on the shelf inside
The family bedroom is a cozy setting, with calm blues and soft lighting. “Indigo blue is found in traditional Japanese coloring, so it helps me relax and sleep better,” says Mieko. “We put the two large beds into a wide bed for the three of us. When we go home, have dinner together, then get ready for bed, whatever happens in the outside world doesn’t matter anymore. “
A bedroom with pale wood drawers and a bed with blue and white linens
Mieko Park expands the main living area and provides a break from city life. “We both grew up in the countryside, and I still feel most comfortable when I can feel a connection with the outdoors,” says Mieko. She grows mint and shiso leaves, and piles the plants at different heights for a lush view from the living room. “It’s also where we take care of our tent after camping trips!”
Outdoor area with wooden floors and potted plants on benches and shelves
Make home a heaven
For Mieko and her family, this 765 square foot apartment is the most important place in the world. “Home is a place to come together and feel completely free,” he said. “We haven’t decided on a specific style yet. We just put together the things we love, and that makes it our home. I try to stay cheerful and embrace the DIY spirit.”
Mieko’s house plan
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