The loft style developed from living in former industrial buildings and warehouses. Characteristic are open living areas, metal furniture in industrial design and reduced furnishings. Furnishings in the loft style are suitable for anyone who wants an urban, modern flair at home and who feels comfortable in an apartment with clear structures.
Loft style - industrial charm in your own four walls
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Loft style - industrial charm becomes a living trend
The loft style was created in old warehouses and industrial buildings. There were no individual rooms in the huge rooms. Therefore, in a loft, all living areas exist in one large room without any boundaries. Accordingly, the loft style is a particularly open furnishing style. The individual living areas can be separated from each other by setting focal points or creating islands.
But other elements that come from the old industrial days are also characteristic of the loft style today. These include materials such as metal, concrete, wood and leather. In addition, the masonry in the halls was unplastered and lines were often exposed. The colors of the loft style are earthy.
Since old, empty factory buildings are anything but overloaded, the loft style is characterized by a minimum of furniture and furnishings. Little is definitely more here. In addition, the loft style relies on clear forms, straightforwardness and functionality.
This is how the loft style finds its way into your apartment
Meter-high ceilings, huge window fronts, countless square meters and no separate rooms. These are the hallmarks of a loft. But only a few of us have such a living space available. Nevertheless, you can transform your apartment into a loft-style home:
- Appropriate wall look : Unplastered brick walls or walls made of raw concrete are typical of the loft style. With a matching wallpaper, a textured wall or rough plaster, you ensure a suitable wall look that is reminiscent of the rough charm of the old factory buildings. But light wall and ceiling colors also go well with the loft style, as they make your apartment appear larger and brighter.
- Matching Floor : The floor should have an untreated or distressed look. Rough concrete or wooden floors are suitable for this, which you can see that they have been there for some time.
- Matching furniture : Metal furniture such as metal shelves and chairs are reminiscent of the materials used in the old factory floors. A coffee table with a black metal frame and a wooden top and other pieces of metal furniture create an industrial-style living room . A wardrobe made of black pipes fits in your hallway and in the bedroom your clothes will find an optimal place on a clothes rack made of black metal. With the loft style, it is important that the furniture is simple and functional and that you choose subtle colors.
- Matching colors : Loud colors don't go with the loft style. Discreet and earthy colors are in demand. Striking colors such as red or green should only be used to set accents. Otherwise, the colors of the loft style are white, brown, copper, gray and black.
Matching Lamps : Lamps that emphasize the factory charm of the loft style are
- Factory style lamps
- metal hanging light
- Bare bulbs or bulb lights Luminaires
- Lattice design lampshades
Matching decoration : The loft style, which is characterized by minimalism, tends to dispense with decoration. Above all, you should avoid small-scale decoration. Rather choose a few decorative pieces such as a poster, a picture on canvas or a sculpture that you stage as an eye-catcher. Other decorative elements that match the loft style are
- simple candlesticks made of concrete
- green plants
- decorative objects of metal or copper
More tips for a loft-style apartment
- With lines of sight you can optically enlarge the room so that it is reminiscent of the spaciousness of a factory building. Mirror surfaces opposite your window reflect the light and make the room appear larger and brighter. Ceiling spotlights create more optical depth.
- So that the airy character of a loft is not lost, you should avoid too much furniture. It is better to rely on a few selected pieces and avoid too many pieces of furniture.
- Make sure that there is as much free wall and floor space as possible in your apartment.
- Low furniture gives the illusion of height when the ceiling is normal.
- Industrial furniture goes perfectly with the loft style.
- Flea market finds and upcycled furniture underline the industrial style of the loft style.
- Simple curtains or blinds go better with the loft style than lush curtains.
Even if you don't live in a loft, you can transform your home into a loft-style apartment with a lot of industrial chic with the right furniture from Metallbude and the right wall design.