Decorating and living in small spaces requires a lot of patience, creativity and planning. Everyone always likes to maximise the value of their property since there is limited accommodation space in urban cities. Most people expand the number of rooms in their home to accomplish this goal. As a result there have been a large number of loft conversions spreading across the UK.
Furnishing Loft Conversions
You may have just converted your loft in your home to create a makeshift office or family room because you needed the spare bedroom for your new little one.
Your new converted family room is small and furnishing it will take some planning. The process of selecting furniture for the new converted room above the narrow staircase is proving to be challenging.
You will have gone to all the shops to find small end tables and chairs that will fit up the narrow staircase initially but the ultimate challenge remains. A modular sofa or corner sofa will maximise space in the loft to create a family room and office. It may not make sense to purchase any ordinary sofa because of design inflexibility or being able to get it through the front door and up the narrow loft stairs. In addition, there may be a future need to store the sofa in order to create a guest room.
A sofa solution that works would involve creating a modular or corner sofa (example below) for your new converted loft room that fits thorough the front door and up the stairs.
In order to achieve this, you would need to construct and collapse the sofa with ease and simplicity. It would also be optimal for you to choose your own fabric and customise its size. Most importantly, the customisation of the sofa cannot cost a fortune as family decorating budgets are limited.
Placing the Sofa in the New Room
You would also need to place the sofa in the room in a manner that maximises space and comfort. There is nothing worse than going into a newly decorated room and feeling uncomfortable in it. Here are some tips on putting your new sofa and all of the other furniture to make the room more appealing.
Additional Tips for Making the Room Seem Larger
Lighter Hues: If you love light and airy colours, then you’ll love the way they also help small spaces feel just a bit larger. Colours such as blue and green will also add to the effect.
Monochromatic: Think soothing tone-on-tone for paint techniques, fabrics, and patterns. Creams, icy blues, pale greens, and butter yellows are just a few of the combinations that will make the room appear larger.
Eliminate Obstructions: The further you can see into, and through, a space, the larger and more open it will seem. Whenever possible, arrange furnishings to open up areas of floor and avoid blocking views to windows and doors. Smaller benches, ottomans, and armless chairs are just one way to accomplish this.
Match Furniture to Wall Colour: You might want to consider painting some of the furniture to match. Even large chests and armoires will begin to melt into the background when finished in a colour that’s close to the wall tone. Add tone-on-tone stencil details to doors for added interest.
More Light: Uncovering windows and adding additional light fixtures will remove dark shadows in a room.
Disclaimer:- This is a featured post, but having had a loft conversion done, these tips and ideas are fab.
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