Equipped lounge in the style of the loft is peculiar to people who have a boldness of taste and judgment, do not accept trivialities and banalities. The loft style is distinguished by its eccentricity, exquisite simplicity, thoughtful minimalism and truly cosmic volumes of space.
And the living room, and everything else-the house and the artist's studio. All industrial communications are left untouched.
At the beginning of the era of industrialization, the horse carriages that delivered the goods changed their trucks. But in New York's Manhattan, where there were many factories and workshops, cars could not pass. Just did not fit on narrow streets, adapted only for cartage transport.
Living room in loft style before Christmas. See the Christmas tree in the avant-garde version, and the quaint furniture of unusual shape.
Style loft and avant-garde harmoniously complement each other. Bright, extraordinary living room made for life. I like.
The buildings in which the industrial enterprises of the district were located turned out to be desolate. But not for long. First, premises in them began to be rented and redeemed for housing because of the low price. And in the 40s of the last century, artists and sculptors mastered the former factories. Huge spaces: high ceilings, large windows and non-standard doors were ideal for arranging studios and workshops.
That is why the loft style is enveloped in the aura of bohemia and creativity. Despite some deliberate brutality, today it is gaining increasing popularity.
In this style it is now popular to equip apartments in the attic floors of new buildings and in old houses with several windows in the room. Or in spacious, communicating rooms, where there are 2-3 doors. Residents of the upper floors of typical five-story buildings, over which the roof house, manage to formalize the ownership of a part of the attic space and turn it into living spaces a la loft.
In this article, read:
- 1 Why is this style popular?
- 2 Distinctive features
- 3 Choosing furniture
- 4 Conclusion on the topic
- 5 Unconventional style LOFT. Video
- 6 Maybe the all-style Loft
Why is this style popular?
Firstly, because the loft allows you to turn all the shortcomings and inaccuracies of planning a room into its dignity. Not everyone can successfully beat the bevels in the attic room, choosing a classic style. Or it is very difficult to imagine the interior of the living room, in which several interior doors lead. And for a designer who designs a loft-style project, this is a real gift.
Loft style can be light and elegant. Paint the walls, put modern furniture in laconic forms, photo within and your loft style is ready.
Only in the loft style you can combine incongruous. Amazing contrast of rough surroundings of walls and ceiling, and gentle color and shapes of furniture and curtains.
A spacious loft-style living room on the outskirts of London.
Secondly, let's be frank, sometimes it's just a budget option. Paradoxically, but refinement is attached to the style unity, which assumes a simple, almost black finish of the room with the effect of unfinished repairs.
Before, begin the transformation of the living room in loft style, we will get acquainted with its principles and basic techniques:
- uncloudness, space of premises, sometimes several previously separate rooms can be united into a single whole, between which there are no walls and no interior doors;
- the neighborhood of modern furniture and appliances with authentic interior items;
- presence of decorative elements in the form of sanitary and ventilation pipes, external electrical wiring;
- lack of ideal coatings on walls and ceilings;
- unusual decorative elements and accessories: street lights, road signs, posters, etc.
The interior of the living room in the loft style assumes a clear zoning space. It is possible that the common room will simultaneously perform several functions, in a single space without interior doors there will be: a kitchen, a dining room, a recreation area, a reception area and a workplace.
Determine the boundaries of the zones can be with the help of color contrasts (floor, walls), electrical appliances, illuminating a certain part of the room and even glass partitions or screens.
The design of the living room in the loft style assumes that the walls will remain in their original state. If the house is brickwork, then do not hide it. To make the room more light, you can paint the bricks with light paint.
If the house is made of concrete blocks, they can also be left as a dull gray background, for example, colorful pictures or reproductions in an abstract style.
When there is no way to get to the native material of the walls, use plaster, giving an exquisite roughness or wall panels for a brick.
Windows and doors. Window openings in loft style rooms can be large, even huge and, on the contrary, tiny. Choose double-glazed windows, which guarantee the thermal protection of the premises, but stylized as industrial. Pay attention to the color, texture of the double-glazed windows.
Curtains and especially tulle, almost never used in the interior in this style. Alternatives are: blinds, roll or Roman blinds.
The living room doors in loft style can be of unusual size and design. You can use both deliberately rough wooden textures and metal doors. And even the interior doors are stylized to the factory gate. The main thing is that they are comfortable and fit into the general entourage.
Living room in loft style assumes a floor of simple boards covered with varnish. But a rich assortment of laminate, today allows you to choose options that simulate a coating of wood or stone, tiles.
Interior of the living room loft. The designer skillfully created a rest area near the cast-iron stove.
In the interior of the living room, furniture and things of the 40 years are carefully selected.
The ceiling in the loft should soar high above the floor. It can even be hidden by the second tier behind a barrier of wooden or concrete beams on which it is possible to place lamps artfully. As an option, a simple white ceiling. Tabloos for loft - curls and bas-reliefs, as well as skirting boards with decorative excesses.
Eclecticism is welcome. You can place in the living room in loft style and an old buffet with bourgeois-refined wood carvings, chic leather sofa and modern furniture with glass tabletops, chairs with metal handrails or chairs made of plastic.
Sectional furniture or walls, headsets will not fit. Remember that the living room in loft style should seem as spacious as possible, therefore in its interior there can be secret closets, in which most of the things and even furniture will be stored.
Bright furniture for a gloomy living room.
Cute avant-garde furniture for a cozy living room.
Typical office couches, coevals of production workshops.
Living room from the word "guest", and hence it is assumed that its doors are open to friends and home owners. But how can they be seated, they will come together? For the loft find - folding furniture. It can be transformed and put into a closet or a storage room.
Conclusion on the topic
Turn your living room into an exquisite loft interior for everyone.
The financial side here does not play a major role. In the priorities: desire, sense of style, taste, love for naturalness, the ability to appreciate and see the beauty of ordinary things, the innate talent of the artist, the craving for originality and the share of natural chic.