If you are the owner of an open-plan apartment with high ceilings and large windows, then your interior style is a loft. To find out, you can not even go to the fortuneteller - any designer will tell you immediately, just glancing at the apartment. If we consider that the loft style in the interior is now at the peak of fashion, they should listen to their opinion, and to begin to find out what this style is.
The motto of the loft style can be considered the phrase: "more light and space, less partitions and decor." However, the decor in it is still present, but very peculiar. For example, water pipes on a brick wall or a road sign in an aluminum frame will serve as an excellent decoration. If you decide that you have fallen into the factory floor, you will be partly right, since this style originated in the industrial premises that are empty in the center of the cities. Due to the increase in land prices, the plants began to move to the outskirts, and the buildings were rented out for a small price.
The first spacious light housing appreciated Bohemians. Artists and musicians set up their studios there, in which modern household appliances and wide sofas coexisted with concrete floors and engineering communications. Over time, this neighborhood has gained popularity and has acquired characteristic details for which the style remains easily recognizable:
- Free layout. Only the bathroom is separated by partitions, the rest of the space is divided by zoning.
- Deliberately rough finish or lack thereof. Brickwork is the most recognizable element of style. Ceiling beams, pipes and ventilation grilles are also an integral part of the interior.
- Household appliances super modern and shine with chrome surfaces.
- The abundance of light. Industrial entourage looks good only in bright light. When faded lighting room will look gloomy and dull.
- Furniture Designer. Many similar ottomans or chairs, from which you can assemble one large sofa or two or three small ones, allow you to separate the living room from the kitchen area or bedroom.
- Big windows. Curtains are used only as a last resort, when you need to hide from the views from the street or the house opposite. Blinds or blinds will do.
Separate one large room into zones allows not only prefabricated furniture. There are several more options for zoning in a studio apartment.
First you need to divide all the space into functional areas. Minimum areas - kitchen, bedroom and living room. Toilet and bathroom (or shower) are separated by partitions. Additionally, you can create a dining room, work area and isolate separate corners for each family member.
Then you need to think about how to divide these zones without resorting to partitions. There are several ways to do this.
Cold materials dominate in this style - stone, metal, brick. To create a cozy atmosphere, the sleeping area is separated by a curtain. Long light curtains look organic and do not spoil the surroundings. Portieres can be replaced with a screen with a graffiti pattern or an imitation of newspaper text.
It is best to think of a separate spot lighting for each functional area. Hanging from the ceiling lamps in the style of techno will look great. Near the bed it is more appropriate to hang wall sconces in the same style.
Furniture that can be grouped may well serve as dividers of functional areas. Combined upholstered furniture or high open shelves will conveniently and aesthetically separate the living room or work corner from the common area. The kitchen is able to separate the bar counter or apron.
Any tall vertical structures — columns or exhaust systems — can also be used for efficient zoning.
The loft style for a small apartment fits perfectly, since the area is not spent on partitions and the whole room remains bright.
Interior and decorations
Ceilings in the division of a studio apartment into zones are not involved. They are painted in white color, it makes the room much lighter.
Initially, storage or industrial hangars were cold and heated with stoves or fireplaces. To decorate the living room in the loft style, you can use both a real fireplace and its imitation.
Considerable ceiling height allows equipping the second level. A bedroom or study on it will be a quiet secluded place. You can get to it with the help of a ladder, which can also separate one zone from another at the lower level. The stylized pipes can serve as an original parapet in the loft style.