Being the younger one of the household, I was always left with stuff no one else wants. Clothes they didn’t want to wear or furniture they didn’t need. That is how I got stuck with having my bedroom in the loft no one wanted. It was small and cramped and the ceiling was low.
But little did they know, I had my eye on the loft for a very long time. Because I knew, with just a touch of furnishing adjustment and some smart thinking, the room would look amazing, which it does now. So I am going to share my pet tips with you to make the loft seem airy and spacious and in general, amazing!
Getting the Right Curtains:
Some lofts don’t have curtains but if you have, you have struck gold. Decorate your windows with the most sheer, light and flowy curtains you can find. They will instantly give the room a light and airy affect.
Keep the color of the curtains light, for the same reasons. Bright colors will draw attention and make the loft seem small.
Choose The Right Furniture:
The most important furniture you need to get right is the bed. Get a double bed for the loft; it is more comfortable than a single one and doesn’t take up the entire space as a queen or king size. If you are self-financing the renovation then go for a simple double bed
, with light wooden or iron headboard.
Get a nice two or maximum three door wardrobe preferably with a mirror to save space. Do not get side tables, they will just take up unnecessary space. Assign a compartment for your makeup in the wardrobe and a chair by the side. This will reduce the need to get a full size vanity that you don’t have the space to fit into.
Light up the Place Strategically:
A loft is no place for luxurious lampshades. The best way is to get hanging lamps by the bed, or you can go the cute way and use string lights around the headboard of your double bed to get the lighting.
Put Up a Wall Shoe rack:
Obviously you don’t have space to get a rack or install one so here is what you should do. Have you watched ‘Me Before You’? of course you have. Make a rack on your wall by simple wooden rods and display your collection proudly. Also, it will fill up the wall, saving money from otherwise needing to decorate it.
Paint the place cleverly:
As with the curtains, use light and soft colors for the loft. Stripes give the illusion of a longer space, so try to incorporate them in at least one of the walls. Mirrors also make the place look big, so ditch the useless paintings and go for strategically placed mirrors for the loft
Keep the rest of the walls plain and with minimal wall decoration. It will make the space look airy.
So there you go guys, follow these simple tips and create yourself such a beautiful place to sleep, everyone will be envious of it.