Ah, the cool and laid-back feel of lofts. With today’s reduced spaces, this is a decorative style that’s here to stay. However, it’s not that easy to master the open space distribution. Without the help of walls, it can turn into a cluttered storage of furniture.
How do you prevent having your loft or open floor plan feel like a furniture display warehouse? You don’t necessarily have to renovate and tear down (or build!) walls to divide open spaces well. Here are six cheap and easy tips to help you master the open space trend like a pro…
1. Draw up a basic plan
This is the best way to easily envision and decide how you want to distribute your space. Consider the different environments you want to have: a relaxation area, reading corner, study, and so on. Having your personal needs clear before you start is key for optimized distribution.
2. Use curtains to separate spaces
The fabric lets the light through it doesn’t feel tight or heavy. When choosing curtains, avoid blackouts and venture into innovative designs, such as: bamboo curtains.
They can be a very fashionable solution when it comes to dividing spaces. There are millions of different styles and materials. Wood or metal are ideal for that cool industrial look.
4. Japanese panels
They’re easy to install, and perfect to separate spaces with some charm. In the same way as the curtains, you can buy Japanese panels customized-made and in a variety of styles.
5. Large shelves or libraries can be a great option
You can organize your collections, and create different environments simultaneously. It is a very practical way to create areas of study and reading and also showcasing your personal taste.
6. If your loft has a very high ceiling
You can create the sleeping area on a mezzanine for a more intimate area, and enjoy your privacy at any time without the need to build walls and doors.
Your turn! How do YOU divide open spaces in your lofts or open concept space?