“Attic” American style is impossible to confuse with any other. It is characterized by outstanding features in the form of cold color shades, brickwork (or plaster), painting under metal. But the most important thing – Loft style is characterized by ceilings with open ventilation, pipes resembling production room.
The house in the loft style resembles a living space, re-equipped from a plant or a former factory. The style originated in America in the 40s, when the Great Depression only ended. At this time, industrial premises began to rent. Loft is characterized as a style for creative, free people.
Basic style features
Immediately, I would like to note that Loft allows a combination of different styles: for example, a high-tech or industrial can be combined. Often, incompatible things are the “highlight” of the project: “Bottled masonry” and furniture in the style of Hi-tech. The main feature is industrialization, which open communications can speak: pipelines, ventilation and other.
Often in the house decorated in the Loft style, there is a second floor: it helps to fully match the direction, After all, it implies high ceilings and free space. As for space, it does not have partitions. Windows do not become curtains, as it is very important that there is a lot of natural light into the room.
Important function in the interior plays furniture. Her design is very simple, the first place is occupied by practicality. Permissible combination of antiques with modern things, but at the same time antique furniture serves for accent, that is, it should be less. Very important rule – zoning. Furniture must be combined between themselves inside different zones.
Loft style very often use big posters, posters or pictures of famous artists. Often you can see an unusual exhibit on the wall: surfboard or bike. Such registration is more typical creative parts.
Loft is a daring and extraordinary style at the peak of popularity.
Consider several characteristic features of the direction.
- Wall decoration. As a rule, in a similar interior for walls, plaster or paint their paint. Most often you can see concrete or brickwork.
- Spacious square. High ceilings, minimum partitions and large windows – the main features of the style.
- Decor. In the interior there are a lot of handmade things. Exclusive crafts are easy to find over the Internet or in a vintage store. Also can notice indoor plants: palm trees, ficuses.
- Furniture. It should be functional, necessarily of metal or natural wood.
You can use mobile partitions that are transformed as desired: fold out, fold. For visual zoning, racks are suitable.
Wall finishing options a lot. You can contact both the masters and using certain materials yourself to create something unique. The black wall, for example, is ideal for extraordinary people, you can also see the inscriptions applied using a stencil. To plan the finish, first follow the appropriate materials. Below are the most popular of them.
Brick is rightfully considered the best material for registration. Standbell is a few shades: white, brown, gray. Brick finishing option looks great in different rooms. Often the brick imitation is installed in the house, for example, smooth tiles. This option is especially good in the kitchen, because the tile is not exposed to pollution and it is easy to clean from stains.
It is absolutely optionally all the walls to be brick: permissible mixing, for example, with plaster. Color choose at will, but the most common red brick. Fans of something non-standard can use a black option.
Another popular wall finishing material. It is unlikely that someone has a concrete associated with comfort, but in the loft style it may look different. The main difference between the architectural concrete lies in its appearance: the coating is smooth, soft, without cracks. Art concrete must meet visual aesthetic requirements. This material varies on texture, colors.
By those who are inherent in the Bunar Spirit, will suit “damaged” externally surfaces, smooth options are appropriate for minimalistic designs.
Material can be replaced with decorative plaster under concrete. Interestingly, it is used in catering establishments, in clubs and office buildings. Novacolor, “Asti”, San Marco, Elf Decor – are the best manufacturers of such a material.
Since the metal comes from the metal, such a material must be at a minimum. It can be taken as a basis: for example, the ceiling can be pipes from the metal, which will bring the city spirit to the atmosphere at home. It is worth noting that the metal decor does not necessarily have to be massive and monumental. Sometimes one of the wrought back of the bed or the legs of the metal furniture is enough – it all depends on the owner’s preferences.
Wooden coating creates homemade comfort, but with a tree it is important not to overdo it. Industrial style is in the “friendly relationship” with a wooden coating, but does not allow its excess. Wooden finish looks best on one wall. You can make an accent wall, for example, from the head of the bed. On the walls you can create a relief on your own, using certain techniques when processing a tree.
Such techniques include splitting of wooden bars along and sticking them onto the walls. The output is a relief surface with protruding bars. So that the finish does not work out too coarse, the bars can stick to the smooth side. Popular and lining: it can be separated not only the walls, but also the ceiling. And also in the interior of Loft designers love to use rails, making focus on one wall.
Loft style allows wallpaper. Most often they mimic the raw wall. Wallpapers are divided into:
- Liquid – it turns out a flat surface without junctions;
- Wall mural that can imitate material: concrete or brick;
- Fliselinova – Remind Plaster.
White wallpaper is a classic, they will always be relevant. This color is maximally expanding space. White wallpapers can imitate plaster or brick. Brown and green colors – natural, they can add warmth room.
The perfect color of the wallpaper is considered gray, because it perfectly imitates concrete, stucco, harmoniously looks with other finishes materials.
The plaster allows you to create cement-concrete industrial walls with minimal cost. It is necessary to choose the plaster of neutral colors: gray or white, since it is important to stick to cold shades. The material is perfect for the living room. The light color of the material is appropriate in the bedroom – he gives her sophistication. Stucco must be combined with the design of the room. Decorative plaster – Practical wall covering, it has high strength, moisture resistant, eco-friendly.
In Loft Style Projects, artificial stone is often used. The variety of collections allows you to find the perfectly suitable texture and the desired shade. Artificial stone has the ease of installation. It is enough to choose your favorite stone tile and with the help of glue to finish the walls. Stone tiles are separated not only the walls, but also columns, fireplace, doorways.
Beautiful finish can be made with your own hands. This will not even need a lot of time. Options exist different: artificial stone, wallpaper, painting. Painting acrylic includes simple actions: First of all, you need to Occhat “Bricks”, and after, getting rid of sharp corners, clean the wall with a regular broom or brush. Next, the wall is covered with primer, and after that you can paint it. It is best to apply paint with a sponge, so it turns out a natural background.
For the effect of the composition, you can take a dry brush and go through the surface. The color of the paint depends on the preferences of the host house (mostly used red), the only rule – the seams should be lighter.
On the wall you can make painting. Pictures can be bizarre or reflect historical events (but it is necessary to show them from the ironic side), for example, Brezhnev’s kiss. On the wall often make inscriptions: quotes, slogans, different motto. 3D Wallpaper in Loft style helps to save on natural materials, while they create the required atmosphere. Wall decoration depends on the size of the room. If space is limited, the walls are better to paint.
In a small space, concrete creates not very pleasant impression.
Registration of the walls of individual zones
Loft – Eclectic Style. That is, the walls in the same room can be decorated in different ways. The bed can be zoned by a wooden material embodying homemade comfort. Wood perfectly combined with red bricks. You can use non-standard reception, combining the bathroom and bedroom zone. Matte sliding partition is suitable for zoning.
Sometimes one finish is enough to zoning. Living room, for example, can be decorated with brown bricks, and dining room – porcelain stoneware with marble pattern and black paint. Often zoning is carried out using furniture: sofa, bar counter. Separate zones can be decorated at will: decorated with vintage clocks, posters or metal structures.
Examples in the interior
Non-standard model of the clock will definitely attract attention. It can be placed on the accent wall. Watches can be from a tree cut or in the shape of a bike. Wooden panels look perfectly on the walls, but there is one rule – they should not be new, it is best to look for models on a flea market.
Fixtures retro lamps are perfect on the walls of the loft, for example, Edison lamps that have a variety of shape. So that the room is filled with warmth and mild light, there must be a lot of them. Pictures are replaced by posters if you need to add atmospheric. Posters with the topics of the Retro party or the image of the city in black and white tones can come. In small rooms, designers urge to use mirrors: they visually increase the space.
How do it yourself make a wall in the Loft style, look in the following video.