Loft Space Design Ideas
Posted on May 12, 2010
Modern Loft Interior Design
Originally popular with artists, modern loft space are now highly sought-after by home owners who like the novelty of stay in double volume open concept living. Loft living became popular in the early 80s when residential property prices were shooting sky high. Loft apartments are usually located in renovated factories, warehouses, or other commercial structures which appeal to those who love open living spaces and industrial details.
Traditional loft design is characterized by architectural details like exposed brick, vintage wood floors, and support columns. Tall open ceilings often leave ductwork, beams, rafters, or pipes on view for an industrial edge. Most loft spaces also feature sizeable windows with views of sprawling cityscapes. These large panes of glass are often left bare or sometimes dressed with sheer fabric panels, shutters, or blinds.
However new residential loft developments like the ones featured here are purpose built for home owners who love the space but not the industrial look of a traditional loft.
Color schemes of this loft tend to be neutrals like white, brown, cream, or taupe. Many loft spaces also have accented walls or furniture in warm hues like red, orange, gold, or sage. Since the modern loft interior is open concept, it is ideal to use a cohesive color palette all through the space.
Modern loft interior design should create a functional and comfortable floor plan with spaces for relaxation, entertaining, storage, and working. These different loft living areas can then be defined with room dividers, rugs, or furniture.
Viewing pictures of modern loft decor and pictures of contemporary loft furniture can help you get a more concrete image of the design style.
All Photos© SGLivingPod by Amir Sultan