Decorating a Loft

The room I’m living in has all sorts of funky architectural elements, which I absolutely love, but they make it necessary to get a little creative when decorating! I’ve been obsessed (even more than usual) with Pinterest lately, and I’ve found lots of awesome inspiration when it comes to decorating loft/attic rooms. I think in my room I plan to do kind of an “old fashioned glam” look, with darker furniture along with gold accents, like the vintage trunk I found on Craigslist and this mirror that I ended up scoring from Ballard Designs (it was 20% off and shipping was free–still pricy, but a great deal!). I had always thought I would prefer the silver, but Danielle‘s picture (below) inspired me to choose gold. I think having golds mixed in will really help brighten up the space, as I’m a bit worried about getting enough sunlight (I have skylights and then doors across the room, but with the addition of the wall, those will be blocked off).

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As a refresher: here is what my room looks like without anything in it (and there’s another side that isn’t pictured, plus the wall with a door and window have since been built, so this is really just a rough idea).

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I’m planning to put my bed against the big white wall shown, and then there is a little nook where I can keep my dresser (my campaign baby probably won’t be able to make it up the stairs, so she’ll have to stay in the living room–thankfully Carrie is a fan of her, too!).

On the other side of the room, I’m planning on setting up a desk/vanity area and I’m not sure what else yet. I love to move pieces around from time to time, but it’ll be harder in this space! I’m hoping when I go over there again on Friday I’ll have a better sense of where I’d like things to go.

However, I’m absolutely loving how all of these fellow loft-dwellers arranged their spaces, so I had to share them here:

So many books!
So many books!

 

Maybe not a loft but gorgeous nonetheless. Love that gold mirror :)
Maybe not a loft but gorgeous nonetheless. Love that gold mirror :)

 

Again, maybe not a loft, but kind of the vibe I'm going for...industrial glam.
Again, maybe not a loft, but kind of the vibe I’m going for…industrial glam.

 

All of the white in this space is so modern and calming (ooh, Gossip Girl)
All of the white in this space is so modern and calming (ooh, Gossip Girl)

 

If Carrie Bradshaw lived in an attic...!
If Carrie Bradshaw lived in an attic…!

Want to see what else is inspiring me decor-wise? Follow me on Pinterest here! Also, I was browsing the other day and came across this quote from Emmy Rossum, which truly says it best (I seriously freaked out in the best way when I saw it., because it truly captures the vibe I’m going for in my new room, haha. I’ve even asked my mom if I could borrow some fun family photographs, and she’s going to lend me one of her mother dressed up for a wedding when she was a little kid over 80 years ago–love it!). How beautiful is Emmy’s place?

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