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We have this space at the top of our steps that I call the loft area. There was a couch and a TV there before and it didn’t look particularly purposeful or well decorated. If you remember from my previous post (Builtin Window Bench and Bookcases), I built the bench and shelves you see on the far wall now. I spent the last few weeks finding items to decorate the shelves and warming up the space with pillows and accessories. Read on for the details on this loft area decor refresh.
I have plans to get a bench cushion and a roman shade in the future. For now, the easiest and cheapest way to warm up the space was by adding throw pillows. All of the ones you see above are from Hackner Home. There are so many beautiful fabric options and custom sizes. The prices are very affordable but they’re for the covers only. You’d have to get your own inserts. I recommend using feather filled inserts as opposed to poly fill. Also, I always get inserts a size larger than my pillow covers.
My Everett Console Table sits in the hallway part of the space. I love this table because it’s very affordable and versatile. I have a dedicated post on at least two different ways to style it (read the post here).
Here’s yet another way to style it with ceramic vases, a wooden box, and beads, and this gorgeous Pottery Barn lamp. I also propped some pictures on the ledge of the molding.
Have you noticed a bit of a change in my decorating style lately. Im loving the organic vintage look with black accents.
The wall opposite the couch still has a TV on it but I paired it with a more appropriate narrow console. It’s actually two matching cabinets that I found at Homesense. I love the cane detail on the door and the dramatic contrast with the white walls.
Doesn’t the TV look like a piece of art? I just used an app through Amazon Prime that allows you to play art pieces as a screensaver.
The Shelf Decor
I now have another set of shelves to decorate. Home Goods and Homesense are my go-to stores for objects that speak to me and that I love displaying. When it comes to decorating shelves, I like to go bigger with fewer objects than have a bunch of small stuff. (For more on my shelf decorating tips, read my post How To Style Shelves.)