Why do we love creating loft-style spaces?
What is remarkable about loft
- Open floor plan, which is a combination of public common space and isolation of private territory. That is why the loft is ideal for large flats and houses.
- High ceilings, especially if ventilation grilles, pipes, etc. are present. It is excellent if the ventilation is equipped with cooling and heating functions – this will make the temperature in the house comfortable at any time of the year.
- Minimal wall decoration – concrete or brick can be left in.
- Natural light, heavy thick curtains can also be appropriate.
Types of loft-style designs
- Bohemian – like a fusion of loft and classic: retain the basic features of the first (such as brutal walls), but choose refined details of the second (sofas, decorative elements, mirrors, etc.);
- Glamorous – more minimalist than bohemian, combining calm and bright colours. In this case, more interesting lighting fixtures are added to the loft, such as massive chandeliers, as well as carpets and exotic plants;
- Industrial – the heart of loft, where black and grey colours, wood, and lanterns instead of chandeliers are prevalent. The furniture can be scuffed. Practical and attractive at the same time.
Loft design palette
Lofts were originally a style of industrial spaces, but now they are the embodiment of New York:
Light shades are better suited to smaller rooms – white or light grey decorations visually enlarge the space. Bright accents, such as decorative vases or pictures in yellow, orange or red, will brighten things up.
Darker colours also work well with pastels and bright shades, but do not paint the walls. It is better to add colours to the decor or furniture and leave the walls in one or two related colours.
Various shades of brown, including beige, look very good in the loft style. They help to make the ambience more cosy and comfortable, especially in smaller rooms.
Loft style features
High and often finished with wooden beams. If they are low, the ceiling could simply be covered with a plain layer of plaster and painted with a light-coloured paint.
Minimal decorations – ideally brickwork. If you do want wallpaper, then go for brick or stone wallpapers. Plus white or grey paint.
Lofts love a rough look, so brutal plaster or cracked brick could be the answer.
A concrete floor is ideal, as is a textured parquet floor. Tiles look good. Several different materials can be combined to create accents or to separate zones in a room.
Furniture and decor
The choice depends on the type of loft. For example, classic tables and dressers with flaws – like small scuff marks – would look great in a bohemian loft.
Glamorous loft is brutal and a bit excessive. Pipes and wires along with posh velvet armchairs and crystal decor.
Industrial loft furniture is laconic, such as minimalist sofas and tables with unusual decor.
- Modern-style paintings, photographs, posters;
- Brightly coloured cushions and rugs.
Lots of light – spotlights, chandeliers, floor lamps. Unusual shapes, shabby colours, exposed wires and lots of flashes of light could make any loft-style room look inviting. Fixtures with motion detectors and shadow joints with lighting instead of skirting board would also work.
Most importantly, loft is relevant not only because of its unusualness, but also because of its universality for any room, from the hallway to the bedroom.
Don’t put your dreams off, go for the loft. And we will help you realise your most ambitious desires!