Despite the external lack of living, loft-style rooms can be very cozy and pleasant. This modernized "attic" style is characterized by a combination of opposing concepts. Here you can find harmoniously combined retro accessories with innovative technologies or coarse items with soft finishing lines.
The history of style began when people did not recognize art and lived in poverty. They tried to create in their home a cosiness from a simple hand-made skarba. Using their taste, they gave birth to stunning interiors, which eventually became one of the most fashionable in Europe.
Modern rooms in the loft style are more like a warehouse or an industrial building. Underlined negligence adjoins the general feeling of industriality of the premises. The rooms have high ceilings and bare unformed walls. This is how the first obvious signs of style look.
To equip the loft style, you do not need to use a workshop or an attic. It is enough to decorate a bedroom in a simple dwelling house, using objects and common features characterizing the style.
The simplicity of creating a loft is that some characteristics are already visible in modern, Scandinavian, or simply in unfinished apartments. It is important only to emphasize these nuances and effectively highlight them against the background of general finishing.
To create the most successful style loft, you must adhere to several rules:
- the interior is decorated with natural cold colors;
- it is desirable to use panoramic windows;
- use for decoration of homemade or designer items;
- use of contrast;
- simple practical furniture (ideally, transformers);
- decorative elements should be used in small quantities, but to the place;
- variety of materials and textures;
- as much free space as possible.
An important feature of this design will be the maximum desire for naturalness and minimalism. This will be expressed in the brickwork on the walls or its imitation, rough finish and a laconic set of furniture and accessories.
It may seem that the result will be a cold and uncomfortable bedroom. But this is not so. After all, there is nothing warmer and more pleasant than the natural materials in the finish.
In addition, it should be noted that the founders of the style were the representatives of bohemia. This means that the tastefully decorated interior will be cozy in most cases.
Particular attention to surface finishing
The general mood in any interior creates the design of the largest surfaces. Usually it's walls, floor and ceiling.
The main feature of the loft remains the walls in their original form. Such a wall can be only one or all four. They look as much as possible uninhabited: the absence of wall-paper, bricks, a stone or the metal used for construction of a wall are visible.
If the desire to use the wallpaper is irresistible, then their drawing and texture should resemble the above materials.
The location of such a wall is also of great importance. Usually this is the wall at the head of the bed. The rest of the walls can be considered secondary in terms of decoration and decorate them with only monophonic wallpaper or plaster. You can use bright colors.
To large windows, too, should be treated with attention. It is important that they let in the maximum amount of light.
If the window is not large enough, then you need to make it up, given this drawback. It is a mistake to try to hang such windows. It is better to select them by painting the frame in a bright color.
As for the ceiling, the natural board or its analogs is ideal for its decoration. If this option is excluded, then you can use classic whitewash or gray paint.
In addition to this authenticity, the premises will be preserved with preserved beams, rafters and other elements of the structure that will support the industriality of the whole area.
If the design of the house does not assume the presence of all these elements, then they can be created artificially.
Zoning and loft
Advantage of the loft can be considered that space is measured not only by square meters, but also by the volume of the room. The bedroom can be arranged on the second tier. This will provide such a room with special privacy and intimacy.
As a partition for separating the bedroom, you can use the inner window. This reception looks very unusual and fits seamlessly into the overall style.
An analogue of the window can be glass blocks. This is another great way to create a partition without restricting the access of light to the room.
There will also be opaque partitions. This will give the bedroom even more coziness and autonomy, which is so lacking during a busy day.
The bedroom in loft style can be combined with a bathroom. Often this decision has to be made, relying on the need and the situation that has arisen.
For the conditional division of space in this case, opaque partitions are used, which can be painted white for airiness.
A showy ascetic style allows you to combine in one room with the bedroom and other areas. At the same time, it is necessary to adhere to the basic principle of style – minimalism in arrangement.
Bedroom furniture in loft style
The bed should be the most important element of the bedroom furnishing. It can be a modern design, sustained in a minimalist style. The material can be wood or chrome-plated metal.
The style allows the use of a pedestal for a bed. It is better if it is made of artificially aged boards.
Other pieces of furniture should combine the maximum functionality and decorative effect.
If the interior is a wardrobe, it should be made in a laconic style with smooth facades. Such a cabinet can occupy the entire wall. So it merges with the interior and will not attract attention.
If the cabinet is made using mirror facades, it is better to install it in front of the window. This way it will be possible to increase the amount of light in the room.
Practical course will be the installation of bedside tables with designer lamps on them. Such storage systems will allow you to compactly store various items without using a lot of space.
As decoration items you can use paintings on the walls, statuettes of unusual shapes and metal flower pots with plants. In this case, do not forget that there should be few such items.
In general, loft style is characterized by simplicity of decoration and a small price of components. At the same time, the resultant bedroom will be cozy, stylish and functional.