Now the Loft style in the interior is almost the most relevant for the design of offices of large companies, for restaurants and bars, for creative art spaces and show rooms, and for housing. Spacious rooms with high ceilings, brickwork not touched by trim, light from large windows combined with spotlight electric lighting – all this creates a relaxed atmosphere, and at the same time gives a feeling of spaciousness and comfort, for which many people liked the loft.

Origin of the loft style

However, if today the interior in the loft style is something chic, expensive, stylish; then his story is the story of an ugly duckling.

Представьте: 1940 год. Америка. Цеха и фабрики переносятся за черту города, потому как цена за аренду земли в центре города резко выросла. Заводские помещения и склады продавались за гроши. Перестраивать огромные помещения на что-то подходящее было дорого, и собственники нашли самый лучший выход – сдавать помещения в аренду в качестве жилья малоимущим гражданам. Постепенно в таких помещениях появились мастерские художников. В старых фабриках стали создавать арт-пространства и лофт из бедняцкого жилья превратился в пространство для творческой богемы.

The classic of the genre is a large space with high ceilings and minimal wall decoration. The style is very rational, without unnecessary piles. The atmosphere is practical and functional, without any extra accessories.

Examples of loft-style interiors

Distinctive features of the loft interior

The unique originality of the atmosphere of a huge open-plan room is striking in its diversity. Very often, an infusion of related styles, such as constructivism and avant-garde, passing in a soft parallel and bringing with them a special urban charm is seen in the interior.

To avoid bad taste, you need to adhere to the basic concept of style in the layout of different architectural approaches, the selection of colors with decoration features.

Basic principles for creating an industrial direction in the interior

  • Significant ceiling height in the room. An excellent choice – two-level premises. Communications passing through them (electric wires, hoods and pipes) are not hidden. On the contrary, the addition of different supporting structures and false beams is welcome.
  • Spatial breadth in the breadth of the premises. The effect of extended and free space is achieved by erasing clear edges and an open floor plan. Almost complete absence of fenced rooms and walls. It is allowed to divide the room into functional zones using glass partitions that do not violate the main concept – plenty of light and open space.
  • Huge windows that in no case hide behind curtains or curtains. Maximum light, air and space. Panoramic and skylights are welcomed, emphasizing the uniqueness and sophistication of the loft style.
  • A separate theme is wall decor. This is the highlight of the industrial interior, which brings the stylish effect of negligence and brutal chic! For decoration, they mainly use natural materials: rough decorative plaster, concrete, brick. Designers’ favorite technique is the view of the exposed brick wall under the layers of decoration.
  • Industrial-style floors are usually concrete, marble or artificial stone slabs. But, the loft style breaks all stereotypes, therefore it is very often used for the surface of floors: laminate and natural wooden coating made of dark hardwood, varnished.
  • Furniture. Properly selected furniture creates a peculiar atmosphere of the premises, plus it performs a very important task – zoning of the premises. Classical headsets that would be simply inappropriate in this style are categorically excluded. The decor emphasizes absolute minimalism. Furniture is chosen either very modern and multifunctional, or frank antiques with scuffs.
  • Accessories are used in a non-standard range. For wall decoration: posters, graffiti, posters and abstractions. If the furniture is of a modern type, then canvases of modern painting will be an excellent addition. Many trinkets and small ornaments with elaborate details are excluded. An excellent choice would be several expressive large objects: sculpture, floor vase or vintage floor lamp.
  • A distinctive feature of loft projects is the expressive industrial color scheme. Often use cold and strict, consisting of two or three harmoniously selected contrasting colors. Although there are no clear restrictions on the choice of the main color palette. You can only highlight a few basic popular shades: brick, terracotta, white, gray, beige and black.

When you design rooms in the loft style, you can remove all restrictions and clips. Loft style is a modern trend in the interior of the premises, so the design depends on your inspiration and imagination.

Lorenzio Interior Design Studio