Has your pretty Second Life home turned into a dumping ground for your inventory? A place just to rezz or set home to? Or just stuck in a interior design rut? Well, Lofty Looks is to the rescue. Here is where we will tackle all those decorating dilemnas that frustrate us all.
First challenge up – Open Spaces. We’ve all been there. You spend hours TP-ing all over the grid to find your perfect prefab. You get home, excited to rezz it and place it just right. You walk inside, cam around at the larger than life rooms… then stand there…for days. After awhile, it just becomes a place for you to TP to when you need to change clothes or im your friends while you wait for inspiration to strike. Large, airy rooms are pretty common in-world, usually to allow for unobstructed camera movement. Decorating these rooms can be a huge pain. We used the Eams Modern House by NotsoBad to show how to handle the most common areas: living room & bedroom.
When confronted with a large room or an open space it is always a good idea to just break the space up into smaller activity areas and you can use dividers, bookshelves, or rugs to help define these spaces. We created the main living area in the center of the room and decided not to settle with the standard formula of one sofa two armchairs etc. Doubling up in the seating makes proper use of all the space we have available while we tied it all together with different textures/fabrics using the color orange and grounding the area with a great rug. Two small sitting areas at the back of the room were placed to offer different experiences. The far left offers a sense of solitude with the use of the chaise lounge while on the right the club chairs provide a more intimate seating area which encourages conversation.
For the bedroom, we created some architectural interest as well as a focal point by adding a wall to serve as backdrop for the bed. Don’t be afraid to add or remove walls to fit your design needs! A rug was placed at the end of the bed instead of halfway under it, so we can extend the area thus utilizing more of the space.
Well, that’s it for the first edition of Lofty Spaces. We will be back soon with another interior design pain we’ll have the cure for. Til next time!