We love lofts. It's hard not to be drawn to high ceilings and walls of windows. The downside of loft living, on the other hand, is the difficulty of separating functional "rooms" in a sea of open space. For a few different approaches from Scandinavian paint company Colorama, click below.
- 1) Use large-scale lighting to define a space. A set of round hanging lamps help to establish a living area in an open room. The patterned wall, tufted ottoman, and rug also work together to reinforce the arrangement.
- 2) Color helps to separate spaces from one another. Painted with a bright pink wall, the entryway stands out from the white living room.
- 3) Free-form rugs work well in a large space. There's enough square footage to keep a rug free of furnishings, allowing its unique contour to be completely visible. It's also a way to "fill up" extra space without blocking the flow of foot traffic.
- 4) Low furniture can enhance a loft's high ceilings. Covered in slouchy bedding and cushions, this bed feels casual and comfortable.
- 5) Use shelving to split up the architecture of an open plan room. In this nook a high cutaway shelf is balanced by a bench, repurposed as a magazine shelf. You can also use a bookcase as a room divider.