Here’s the thing; loft spaces these days are not just limited to studio apartments, nor are they restricted to converted warehouses and factories. In fact, if you like this aesthetic, then you can simply tweak the layout of your regular old home to make it feel like a loft. Here are a few characteristics of lofts and how you can emulate them into your own homes:
1. Large open spaces
Large and open spaces are the foremost characteristic of a loft space. To accomplish this, you have to be very minimal and strategic with your layout and furniture placement. Nothing can be too overwhelming. The majority of the walls have to be finished in white with just a few vibrant pastel tones to add contrast to the whole setting. You also have to ensure that there are no dark tones overshadowing the breeziness of the space.
2. Emphasis on height
As a rule, lofts are converted factories and warehouse that have been refurbished into habitable spaces. As such, they have naturally high ceilings that make the interiors feel very tall. You can forego the false ceilings to introduce a sense of tallness in your home interiors. You can also go for vertically oriented design elements such as the bookshelf featured in this image to create illusory tallness.
3. Lots of light
What’s a loft without an abundance of natural light? Not very loft-y. So, the best thing you can do to create a flow of natural light into the interior design is go for transparent barriers like glass walls. Moreover, you can keep the layout as open as possible for the light to penetrate all nooks and crannies. You can also decorate with reflective mirrors to make the ambiance breezier.
4. Dismantling internal walls
Lofts usually do not have a lot of internal walls because their sources building – i.e. warehouses – are structured in a completely different way. So, you can dismantle all those walls that are not load-bearing to make the space feel as open as possible. You can also opt for aluminum framed glass walls as an alternative.
5. Minimal furnishings
The best way to complete your loft aesthetic is to furnish with minimalistic furniture. The great part about this is that minimal furniture is very trendy. Its simplicity is highly appeasing to contemporary sensibilities, so it comes off as extremely charming and matches the loft aesthetic really well.