Trendy as loft-like spaces may be, they can be a bit overwhelming when it comes time to place furniture. Here are a few expert tips to help you make the most of those wide-open spaces.
- Float furniture, such as a couch, with a console or sofa table behind it in the middle of the room instead of pushing it against a wall.
- Create vertical separation with a pair of table lamps on a console or a large bouquet -- especially one with flowering branches.
- If you want even more separation and privacy -- particularly for a bed area in a studio -- put a tall bookcase in the middle of the room. This works especially well with a backless bookcase, which can be used from both sides.
Nestpert Kevin Lichten, AIA is a founder and principal of Lichten Craig, a New York architecture and design firm. Find out more at www.lichtencraig.com.
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