While repairing apartments in new buildings, happy new homeowners often try to make their apartment special. In this regard, there are more and more interiors made in a certain style. One of the most unusual is the loft-style.
The loft emerged in the 1940s on the American continent, when a large number of industrial premises, warehouses and factories were used as housing. Of course, there was no talk of any cosmetic repairs, and the apartments of that time were replete with industrial elements: pipes, bare stone walls, tools, protruding ventilation grills, etc. At the same time there was a lot of free space, but not enough furniture.
Then it was a familiar environment for the usual hard worker. Today, the loft-style is a whole way of life and the rejection of any standards.
There are just a few features of loft-style apartments:
- High ceilings with additional construction. Not every apartment owner can boast a significant ceiling height, but for the loft-style, this is one of the prerequisites.
- Open floor plan. Today you can find more and more studio apartments that have much in common with loft-style apartments. There is no division into rooms, and the living space is zoned by partitions and furniture elements.
- Interweaving with high-tech style, which finds its expression in furniture and modern technology.
- Lots of natural light indoors. This is achieved by installing huge, almost the entire window walls and a minimum number of curtains.
- Brick-finished walls, protruding pipes, bulky structures, batteries, etc.
- Non-standard lamps, chandeliers, sculptures - all that are some of the examples you can come across.
- The decoration of the second floor. High ceilings often allow you to install another tier on which the sleeping area or office can be located.
- The colors for the loft-style decoration are as restrained as possible: white, brown, brick and other shades are often used.