Based on the general agreement, loft is a ‘large, adaptable open space that is often converted for residential use.’ So a loft is basically akin to a studio. It has no real walls (except for the bathroom) and has to be designed in clever ways. Below, let us share some ideas on how to go about your loft interior design.
1. Save on spaces
Lofts can be small or large depending on the location. But generally, they are pretty small. So you have to be very careful about planning the spaces. You should definitely go for space saving techniques and double purpose furniture. For example, you can design the media wall to hold some secret storage cabinets. Or you can even design the furniture to be foldable.
2. Vertical delivery
Lofts are usually double heighted. Since they are converted spaces, the clear height (the height from the floor finish to the actual ceiling) is pretty high. You can design mezzanine spaces by using this height. This mezzanine floor can hold a single bedroom, a sitting alcove or some other private space that you prefer to use alone.
3. Looking mirrors
Everyone knows that looking mirrors are the perfect materials for making your interior designs seem larger. You can use them to clad one part of your loft, and the adjacent part will automatically give the illusion of being double in space and twice as symmetric.
4. Top floor bed-bunks
Top floor bunk beds are a hot trend these days. They are simple in design and can be designed as a mezzanine space. A small, narrow mild steel staircase usually leads to a bed that is suspended over the floor. It is great for saving space or adding a modern vibe to your interior design.
5. Compact planning
Lofts are usually designed like a studio apartment. This means that in order to maintain the openness of the space, the layout has to be very compact. You can achieve that by designing furniture that is compact in style. A bed-come-study-table with a shelf in a small nook is a great example.