Monday, 24 February 2014

LIFESTYLE: TIPS FOR PERFECTING A LOFT CONVERSION*

Hi lovelies! Today, this post is bought to you by LuxeDeco, I've been working on trying to encorporate more lifestyle posts into the usual fashion and beauty side of my blog and thought this post by LuxeDeco had some fab info that some of you might find useful! Let me know if you like to see this sort of post, as I'm definitely interested in incorporating more homey/ lifestyle posts into my blog in the future!

Tips to Perfecting your Loft Conversion
Using your loft space to add another room to the house not only adds more living space, but it adds to the value of your home. Planning this conversion can be tricky, but with a few tips you can really make the most out of this space.

Heating
I love a good duvet. You know, the kind that is so light that when you fluff it slowly falls back towards the bed but keeps you warm in rooms so cold you can see your breath. Of course, it is preferable to have a warm loft so you should sort out the heating early on. Find radiators that primarily match the style of the your house and less so the style of the conversion – a future buyer may not like the bronze art nouveau radiators you chose for your gothic style bedroom conversion…

Consider the awkward shapes
Rather than fighting with the twists and turns of your loft space, accommodate it. Find ways to create bespoke pieces or to incorporate them into the style of the room. Windows will inevitably have an odd shape and ceilings will certainly slope at random angles, so look for a bespoke solution rather than trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. These blinds were created by Hillarys to suit the slanted window.

Compensate for low ceilings
Most loft conversions are going to have low or pitched ceilings. This is another characteristic that can be used to express the personality of the room. Hanging a simple pendant light over a low bed looks elegant. In my recent loft conversion, I was looking for a bed to fit into my room with low ceilings and I spoke to the LuxDeco concierge, who recommended a bed with a low headboard and short legs. I really like the Bonaldo Florence bed. It comes in neutral colours which kept with the fresh and airy look I was going for up there.

Incorporate period detail
Make sure that globally the style of your conversion matches the rest of the house. Having an ultra-modern loft space could clash with a Georgian style home that’s kept it’s early-19th century charms. Don’t go overboard of course, just keep it to the finishing touches. Perhaps stained glass windows or reclaimed floorboards – just keep the overall scheme simple. I love these bespoke contemporary window pieces that Cambridge Stained Glass  do!

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