Ton of books + unused corner in totally sweet loft = book harem! I'd like to put together a space for up to 4 people to hang out, read, write, meditate, or generally just relax. Help me design & accessorize it!
Reference: Here's a picture of the area in question
, here's another view of the apartment
, and here are the measurements
. I'd like to keep the coloring & style in line with the feel of the loft - Art Deco with brown, golden, red & white colors throughout - but the main focus is on creating a pretty, cozy space.
I've got dozens of yards of lightweight velvet fabrics. I'd love to hang the fabric and create a really lush feel - but I'm renting, so I can't really drill into the walls to hang anything. Is there any fairly cheap way to get this hanging without damage to the walls?
I'd like to section off the space somehow - ideally using the velvet. (It'd just be a "formal" division, no need for soundproofing.)
I've got a lot of candles and candleholders, but including them might run afoul of my plan to drape fabric. I'm thinking of getting lots of white Christmas lights to hang along the balcony - where can I buy those off-season? And I need to find a single lamp to light the space - but, of course, it must be beautiful.
Sitting & lying down -
I've been thinking about getting a beanbag to start, but suggestions for any kind of comfy cozy seating would be welcome. Pillows are ideal for a harem, of course: where can I get a whole pile of non-ridiculously expensive pillows to collapse onto?
I've got a lot of essential oils, so how should I use them here? Essential oil diffusers? This
seems cool but I don't want to drop a hundred bucks right off the bat, and the UFO-esque design makes me a little wary.
I'd like to have either a small fountain that doesn't require a ton of maintenance or something to provide soothing natureish sounds.
That other stuff you thought of that was too awesome for my brain to even imagine -
What else should I do here? Assume my current budget is under a thousand dollars total.