Small Space Decorating – Living Room in Neutrals

Living room with gray furniture, white walls, layered rugs - such a great look! Love the weathered floors and textured brick walls too

As we’ve mentioned before, our most recent room photo shoot took place in a Minneapolis warehouse loft.  The design team created a variety of looks for two different spaces in the loft.

The backdrop for today’s featured room was the “white space”, and it was fun to see this room transform layer by layer, as each piece was added.

Our designers chose the gray Digby sofa and chair for seating – it’s clean lines, simple styling and smaller scale are perfect for a small living space. Chevron pillows added just the right amount of pattern and color, and a sweater pillow provides a nice little dose of texture.

Gray and white loft space. Great solutions for smaller spaces.

A white lamp repeats the wall color and brings it into the seating area.

The ceilings in this space were tall and there wasn’t an option for hanging art directly on the wall.  The design team’s creative solution turned out to be one of my favorite elements in the room.

ROPE.  Such a simple thing, right?  We loved the way it not only provided a hanging solution, but adds another interesting design element and draws the eye up – emphasizing the height of the room.  (A great design trick to use in small spaces.)

Warehouse loft living room in neutrals. Creative idea for hanging art to emphasize the height of a small space.

Even small spaces need tables for things like lamps and pretty accessories, and to set drinks, books or a tablet.  Tables with open bases were used to keep the space light and airy.

Last, but certainly not least, layered rugs make a unique statement and give cozy texture underfoot.

Cozy corner in the living room of this warehouse loft space. Great design for smaller spaces.

It was hard to choose an absolute favorite space from this shoot because they were all unique and I liked them for different reasons. This one was one of my favorites though.

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2 Responses to Small Space Decorating – Living Room in Neutrals

  1. PK May 6, 2016 at 7:49 am #

    Thank you Larry!

  2. larry schneiderman April 30, 2016 at 8:35 am #

    I love the photos and the furniture shown.

    This says “Loft” and it says, “Schneiderman’s has what you need!”


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