An open loft above a great room can be highly impressive. If it is not cluttered and over decorated, the entire space from floor to ceiling will appear exceptionally large and luxurious. However, the decorating scheme can make or break the look of both areas. Even if the great room is not great in size, it can be look and feel absolutely fabulous, especially if the open loft has been beautifully decorated with comfy furniture, wall art and more. I picked up a few new ideas when renting a vacation home in Hesperia Michigan, and I plan on using them in an upcoming decorating job for a new client with a similar layout.
Begin Decorating the Largest Wall with a Mirror and Unique Candle Sconces
When decorating an open loft above a great room, think of the surfaces that are visible from below. The style and decor should coordinate with the great room decorating scheme. Begin decorating the largest wall with a stylish mirror and high quality battery-operated candles in sconces. Flameless candles are ideal when decorating a wall. They are safer than wax and wick varieties, and high quality types look just as real. They come in all styles from contemporary to traditional, and they can be found online.
Hang an Eye Catching Work of Framed Art on Another Loft Wall
An open loft above a great room can be a fantastic place to showcase framed works of art. Hang an eye catching work of framed art on another bare wall when seeking ways to enhance the decorating scheme of the open loft. Choose something with colors found in the open loft as well as in the great room. It will tie the two areas together beautifully while defining the space where it hangs.
Consider Adding a Comfy Chaise Lounge with Throw Pillows and More
The floor space in a large open loft above a great room should not go to waste. It is an excellent place for reading and relaxing. Consider adding a comfy chaise lounge. Accessorize and accent the lounge with two or three throw pillows. Toss a soft and fuzzy throw over one corner. Besides beautifully decorating the open loft, the throw pillows and blanket will provide added comfort.
Add a Unique Hourglass Side Table and Reading Lamp
Those that want their open loft to stand out should add something unique to the decorating scheme. Consider a unique hourglass side table. It looks like a real hourglass complete with sand, and it is as useful as it is decorative. Place it next to a chaise lounge or another furnishing of choice. Top it with a reading lamp that is just as original as the table. Find something eye catching and practical to complete the decorating scheme of the open loft. It will enhance the great room below as well as the open area above.
Source: Personal and Professional Home Design and Decorating Experience