Making the decision to purchase a new townhouse in Kuala Lumpur is huge. It’s something exciting to look forward to, whether it is your first time purchasing property, or if you are simply moving from another residence. One of the first things people think about when they move into their new place is how to decorate it and make it their own. Clearly, the space needs to be functional and have a flow that makes sense for your needs and lifestyle, but there is often a desire to also make the space trendy, stylish, and modern.
With that said, if you’re currently looking for modern townhouse design ideas, this list of tips and advice could be just what you need. They will help you to organize your plan and ensure your new Kuala Lumpur property is everything you hoped it would be.
Wallpaper Is Hot for 2021
One of the hottest trends for 2021 in terms of modern design is the use of wallpaper. Wallpaper is one of those trends that seem to come and go over the years, but the great news is that, this time around, the material itself is more user-friendly than ever before.
You can now purchase peel and stick wallpaper, which means you aren’t making some big commitment, it won’t damage the walls, and it is extremely easy to remove. If you get tired of the wallpaper later on, simply peel it off and either hang a different type of wallpaper or paint the wall.
If the idea of wallpaper has you feeling a bit wary, you may want to consider just using it on one wall. This is an excellent and modern take on a feature wall and allows you to introduce different textures, prints, graphics, colors, and a pop of interest to the room.
Don’t Worry About the Furniture All Matching
If you’re under the impression that you need to purchase a matching furniture set for each of the rooms in your townhouse, it’s time to re-think this approach. Matching furniture is considered ‘out’ for 2021, and it certainly won’t help as you try to create a modern vibe. Instead, you want to pick various pieces that blend well together and complement each other, but aren’t part of a matching set. A good way to go about this is to choose a type of material that you want to stick with, such as a particular type of wood, and use it to choose the furniture or as a guide for the color family.
White – The Trending Color Palette of the Moment
While it may seem strange to state that white is the hot ‘color’ palette of the moment, that is exactly the case. Part of why the all-white color palette is so trendy is the fact that it is so versatile. When you think about it, white can work with a variety of styles – modern being one of them.
When using an all-white color palette, you can create a very minimalistic vibe that is clean, bright, and fresh feeling. You can also play upon the various tones by layering them and experimenting with different textures. This will give a more unique feel to the room and yet it’ll still feel modern and trendy.
Get Design Inspiration from Listings
Another tip is to take a little time to browse local listings in Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding areas to get design and decor inspiration. Even if you don’t want to replicate the look completely, it can still spark some modern design ideas that you can then add a personal touch to.
Be sure to check out the rumah bandar (townhouse) listings on the Property Guru site. You can use the search filters to find exactly what you’re looking for and then check out the many photos that accompany the listings. The database of listings is massive so there is always plenty to look at, and if you’re still searching for that perfect townhouse, you may find it on the site.
Give Wicker and Rattan Furniture a Second Look
The final trend to note is wicker and rattan furniture. This, again, is one of those items that seem to trend in cycles, and right now it’s having a very hot moment. These elements can work with modern design when used in small amounts – almost as a focal point or a design feature in the room. You don’t want to go overboard and use it too much, but a few pieces here and there can look spectacular.
By using these various design tips and advice, you’ll be able to put together your own design plan that is not only modern, but also reflects your own personal style. Your townhouse will be original and beautiful.
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.