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If your home includes an open loft, one of your concerns might be trying to make it feel a little more private. Part of the beauty of a loft is being able to be in one area of the home without feeling as though you are cut off from the rest of the home. However, sometimes you might have a desire to create just a little more privacy than your open loft naturally provides.
A Separate Living Space
There are a number of different things you can do with your loft area to make it a bit more secluded and private. Some of this effect can be created not so much by putting up dividers or barriers, but instead by
adding accessories that give the feeling of warmth and seclusion. This can include adding throw rugs to the area, which can visually tie an area of the loft together as a separate living space. A throw rug can also help to muffle the sound for the downstairs living area when you walk around in the loft. You can also use table lamps and other types of ambient lighting to visually separate certain portions of the loft, to create the illusion of a more private area.
Window Treatment Options
Although many people feel that part of the beauty of a loft is the large windows that are often part of them, these windows can also give a feeling of less than optimal privacy. They can also sometimes make the loft uncomfortable to be in, especially when the sun pours in a bit too intensely. For these types of situations, you might want to consider hanging blinds. The beauty of blinds is that when you do want to let the outdoors in, you can open them or even raise them completely for a total view of the outdoors. But, when the sun is too bright, or when you want some privacy at night, you can lower and close the blinds.
You can also create some privacy, as well as some separation of space in a loft by using room dividers. Many room dividers can be quite beautiful, and can even double as room art. You might also want to use a clear or translucent room divider, which you can see through, but which gives the clear distinction of a separate and private area. By strategically using a room divider or two, you can section off part of an open loft, providing a more private area that can be used for a sleeping area or office space.
Furniture and Furniture Groupings
If you don’t need quite the amount of privacy that room dividers can give, you can create some privacy by using furniture and furniture groupings to divide the loft space up into more private areas. When using furniture as a room divider, make sure you choose pieces that are attractive on both sides. Swivel chairs are also good choices for the loft area, because you can turn in multiple directions and enjoy another area of the loft if desired. You can use two matching tall bookcases, arranged back to back, as a way of providing some privacy and room division, while providing convenient storage for both areas.