How to Decorate and Organize Your New Townhouse

For many people, a townhouse represents the best of both worlds: a rental home free of the obligations and maintenance of homeownership coupled with the space and privacy of a single-family home. And since the townhomes of Traditions at Slate Ridge offer multi-level units with an optional garage and basement, you also have the benefit of bonus space to keep your home and life more organized and clutter-free.

But if you’re moving into your first townhome from a smaller apartment, you might wonder what to do with all that extra space and how to keep everything organized. Here are some ideas and inspiration for decorating your new townhome. 

Define your entryway

You’ll first want to determine whether you’ll most frequently be entering your townhome through the front door or through the garage. Then you can decide where it will make the most sense to keep your keys, bag, jacket, and shoes. 

In Traditions townhomes, you’ll enjoy a closet next to the front door as well as near the garage entrance, or you might decide to place an entryway stand or table near your entrance. A hall tree or a small entryway storage bench is another way to keep organized as you come and go.

Choosing your basement lighting

If you opt for a bonus space in the form of a basement, you might be looking for ideas for maximizing the light in a room without windows. First, you’ll want to consider how you’ll be using the space: as a bedroom, recreation or crafting space, a workspace, or perhaps as a home theater. 

Next, choose the type of lighting you’ll need. Floor lamps are versatile lighting options that can be moved around depending on your changing needs. Place them in corners to add light and depth to dark corners. If you’re using a worktable, place it next to a wall outlet so you can plug in a desk lamp. You might want a light-colored lampshade to add more light, or a darker, more opaque shade if you’d like the space to appear more intimate and sophisticated.

Mirrors are also a terrific option for creating the illusion of space and reflecting light to make an area feel brighter. Don’t be afraid to hang mirrors alongside the portraits on a gallery wall, or pair a mirror with your light source to double the impact. In the basements of Traditions at Slate Ridge, you’ll find switches and outlets in convenient spots for flexible lighting no matter what you decide to do with your space. 

Organize your garage

Not all renters have the privilege of a private garage, so the last thing you want to do is turn yours into a dumping ground for muddy boots, sports equipment and apparel, and all those tools and gadgets you don’t know what else to do with. 

A heavy-duty sports storage rack or storage bin is the perfect place to keep your garage items organized, and they don’t require installing unwieldy cabinets or shelving.


If you prefer to keep things off the floor, consider a grid-style wall organizer with versatile hooks and holders.

Ready for a change? 

Furnishing and decorating your new townhome might be the least of your worries if you’re eager to move and still searching for the right place. In that case, you’ll be glad to know that Traditions at Slate Ridge Apartments has six available floor plans with move-in ready units available right now. To get started, call our leasing office today at (614) 860-1919.

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