So I recently moved into a Loft in West Philly. I quickly learned some helpful tips on how to make the space personable and stylish.
Go With The Flow
Because a loft apartment is one open space, it’s important to decorate it in a cohesive color and decor scheme. It doesn’t have to be the same throughout (and it probably shouldn’t be; more on that soon), but it should flow – colors and styles should be complementary.
It may be one big space, but a loft should have defined areas to coordinate with your living needs. Use partitions, curtains, sliding doors, or screens to create private spaces; flexible furnishings (sofa beds and other convertible pieces) work well; different (but complementary) colors to define the area; use the vertical space to create a loft within a loft, like a raised sleeping area or workspace.
Area rugs are perfect for defining spaces (it’s a design crime to cover those authentic industrial floors with carpet!). Another option for clear delineation is lighting: lower the fixtures for more intimate spaces like dining and sleeping areas and hang them high over more “public” spaces.
Scale it right.
When you’re dealing with a massive open space, diminutive furniture is not the way to go. Furnish with substantial pieces – light fixtures, furniture, and other fittings – to use the space you have to its full potential.
Author:Dennis Hallda Phone: 215-779-6869 Dated: January 31st 2018 Views: 276 About Dennis: Dennis has spent his career living and working in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. A seasoned p...
Dennis has spent his career living and working in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. A seasoned professional in design and architecture, he provides a unique perspective to the real estate experience. His background enables him to provide insight and creative solutions to a client’s real estate needs. He offers the most innovative marketing technologies to sellers and the most comprehensive solutions to buyers.
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