Loft is a modern young interior style. This style is imbued with the color of industrial plants and urban romance. The loft-style interiors are filled with light and the spirit of freedom; it is characterized by open spaces and an abundance of industrial elements (huge windows, high ceilings, open beams and pipes, unfinished brick walls and concrete).
Literally “loft” translates as an attic, attic, gallery. The interior in the loft style appeared as a result of the conversion of old industrial premises, workshops and workshops to residential spaces. This original style of the house eventually was liked and was appreciated by its owners. This style was born in the USA in the 40s of the twentieth century and eventually came to Europe. It is preferred by creative people who like freedom and are not like ordinary interiors. Non-standard production areas dictates a special characteristics of this direction.
Loft is a huge room with open space, filled with natural light, thanks to large windows. Such rooms have high ceilings and the absence of any partitions, due to this, getting into such an interior can be considered from one point. In these apartments is a minimum of isolated rooms, all functional areas flow from one to another, only bathrooms and utility rooms are hidden from eyes.
The harmonious combination of architectural techniques and decorative solutions is the main idea of the loft style. This interior combines elements of industrial brutality (brick walls, peeling painted elements, shabby metal and open communications that are visible) with HI-TECH equipment, practical lighting systems, chrome parts, unusual furniture and mirrors in frames.
The traditional loft-style interior can be divided into three subtypes, each of which has distinctive decorative techniques and elements.
This is a loft where furniture, accessories and decor are selected with particular creativity. Skillful mix of modern designer furniture is connected by avant-garde art objects (paintings, sculptures, ikebana and musical instruments). This underground creates a playful unique mood in the interior.
Glamorous loft is, first of all, a special color palette, it is not standard combinations of pastel shades, specially selected lamps: pompous chandeliers, glass ceiling lamps, LED lighting, as well as decor in the form of mirrors in frames, tropical plants in concrete vases and skins animals on the floor or carpets.
This is the most popular (understandable) direction of the loft in interior design, the classic “shop floor” loft. It is characterized by metal trusses, open air ducts, pipes and wires. Furniture is the correct form.
Loft style for free-spirited people, for lovers of space, volume and light. Undoubtedly, an open plan is not acceptable for everyone, but it is certainly possible to introduce elements of this attic style into any living space.
Loft style is a mixture of various, dissimilar, bright and interesting elements and textures in one apartaments. And the main “trick” is to connect everything so that everything looks surprisingly natural, fresh and laconic!
P.S. Photos of interiors are taken from the Internet.