Although many citizens who are accustomed to the classic comfort, the Loft style seems cold and non-smart, in fact, the room, decorated in industrial style, looks very comfortable. Another thing is that even the slightest details of the situation must be selected so as not to overtake the stick with the “excessive” comfort and withstand typical style requirements, but at the same time maintain both functionality and aesthetic appeal. Because the loft cabinets look too respectable and thoroughly, it is worth replacing them on racks.
Loft style rack is somewhat different from the same furniture items used in other styles. First of all, other styles suggest limited use of racks – mainly for books and souvenirs. Brutal loft does not accept alternatives in the form of cabinets, chests, chests – more precisely, they are possible, but it is impossible to get involved. Accordingly, their absence is compensated by racks that can be found throughout the dwelling – in the hallway, in the kitchen, in the dining room.
Wherein Citizens, unwillingly created the Loft style at one time, did not have a worthwest, because they were forced to pay attention to the maximum functionality of simple things. Because of this, the rack in this style no longer has a simple description as only as a piece of furniture for storing various utensils – the functions and zonal division of the premises are imposed on it, and even decoration.
It is achieved quite simple – not the most typical things are put on the shelves, including even flowers in pots.
Such a “wall” does not block the penetration of light and smells, but it is significantly diluted with the initially unsightly design of industrial premises, making it surprisingly cozy. At the same time, high, but narrow models suggest a mandatory additional mounting to capital designs, otherwise the product will be unstable, and it may not end well.
As mentioned above, Loft-style rack – the concept is very wide, therefore should not be surprised that there is a huge variety of such furniture. Separate specimens are sometimes completely not amenable to any classification, so we simply make a small overview of possible options, not pretending to cover everything without exception.
To begin with, we note that There are racks mounted, requiring the mandatory walls for their fastening, and the growth – those that are the kind of “wall” themselves. Growth models can have different heights – from the meter or one and a half until the full height of the room. They are almost always open in front, but at the same time they can be without the rear wall.
The role of the latter can be performed directly the wall if the furniture is attached to it, or the shelving-partition is practically free to transmit lights and odors, but allows you to view and take content from two sides, in different rooms.
In this case, the rack is usually not done narrow – the depth should be sufficient so that the part of the light is still filled into the shadow, and the items could confidently stand on the shelves, not risking falling on the reverse side.
In general, there is a concept of “comfortable” rack depth – it varies within 30-50 cm. It is determined in many ways the goal for which the piece of furniture is used. So, if things you need to just keep, then there will be a lot of space for this, and it is better to do on the model with a significant depth of the shelves. It is quite another thing – intentional demonstration of their contents, then things must be closer to the edge, so that they were clearly visible, and there is no point in occupying an excess space of deep rack.
Unlike trading racks, which always represent just boring long shelves, the product for Loft style can be functional, therefore has not so much shelves, how many cells of different shapes and size forming the wrong grid.
In modern housing such a headset must have a large compartment under the TV, and there are smaller cells around it, which can be used for books or colors around it.
Modern racks are sometimes equipped with a small number of closing compartments – either these doors or headsets are equipped with small drawers. Closed departments can be used to store documents and any other utensils, which is not subject to the review of each guest.
For zoning premises, any rack is equally suitable – The use of such an approach allows cunning to introduce Loft Stylistics to the Studio Apartment.
Even if it is a growth bookcase, in the form of a partition, he will take less space than if it were simply attached to the wall.
Relatively low racks are actively used for zoning due to the fact that their upper shelf can be used as a tabletop and provide a large number of seats simultaneously in the kitchen and in the living room.
Such practicality in the distribution of free space allows you to accommodate a fairly large number of people, even in a small apartment, without experiencing shy.
Defined with the material, it is necessary to take into account two points: the planned appointment of furniture and the fact that Loft is not about wealth, but about the ability to create comfort without significant investments. Thus, Reliable and durable rack may well be made and from a wood array, but the wooden set should look old and artisticly shaped, for example, to have “patches” from the material of another shade.
Today it is designer furniture, which can actually cost quite expensive, but from the side it should seem that you just managed to find an inexpensive antique headset, which, as they say, will still serve.
As a cheaper alternative, it is worth considering racks made from MDF or LDSP. Such a design is already slightly less durable and durable, but still serve as one year old.
It is important that in most cases it is not perceived as much expensive. Therefore, in a modest and even a little ascetic loft fits perfectly.
The first placements in the style of Loft were decorated so not by the whims of their owners, but simply because they were located in the real premises of former factories. They rented their people poorly, who, for obvious reasons, could not afford and good furniture, but they wanted comforted and a lot of things were able to do their own hands. Something they were designed directly from the girlfriend found on the ruins of the same plants, because the metal rack is not the inflection towards the steampunk, but the real reference to the roots.
Basically, Metal furniture – not so rare today, given the strength and durability of this material. Therefore, it is possible to go to the extreme and choose a solution made of water pipes. Highly cheerful such subject will still not be, because it is usually painted in a strict black.
Wheels such a product are not particularly needed, but their presence will emphasize the fact that the owner allegedly did the furniture himself from what was at hand.
Completely indelible impression leaves Concrete Stellazh – more precisely, the model that imitates this material.
Such a decision will prove that you managed to communicate the most severe warehouse, but be careful – it may be already inflection for home comfort.
Where to put?
In the Loft style rack is the actual fundamental element of the whole furniture – without it the apartment is just difficult to imagine. The owners of the living space allegedly have no money for all these types of cabinets and bedside tables, because they replace everything that can, simple and inexpensive racks, many of which look like homemade.
Dimensions are determined depending on the purpose and dimensions of the room, but essentially the racks are present everywhere.
The living room is a place where the shelving in the apartment A la Loft simply cannot but be. In the apartment design still practically there are practically no styles that would challenge the fact that the living room is an exhibition room where they do not just invite guests to relax, but and where they brag about them in various family relics.
Considering that Classic loft rack universal, on its shelves you can accommodate souvenirs, and decorations, and flowers, and books. TV, too, can be put on one of the shelves of the rack, because there was no money for a full bedside table. The same photos within the framework can complement the picture.
Since the “exhibits” of the hosts can be a lot, in the living room there are several such furnishings in the living room, and with a limited space you can use a compact corner rack.
Another place where without a rack can not do in any way – this is definitely a kitchen. In any apartment, this room is intended not only for cooking, but also for storing various kitchen utensils – primarily dishes for food and culinary experiments, as well as cutlery and so on. The full cabinet with the doors for obvious reasons would cost the family more expensive, because for the unassuming loft, the colorful rack will be a very interesting solution.
In the cuisine, it can take truly giant sizes to accommodate all the necessary property.
The rack is appropriate in the hallway, where it can be made in the form of an open wardrobe. Imagine such a piece of furniture with branches for outerwear and several shelves or boxes at the bottom, but without a door that would cover an overview. Do not think that it will significantly affect the safety of clothes, because in many apartments instead of cabinets in the hallway still use ordinary open hangers – and nothing.
Moreover, such a rack may look very stylish, if you paint it into white, and it will also add light panels to the room, not spoiled by natural lighting. Several lower shelves can be allocated for storing shoes.
How to make it yourself?
A typical loft style rack can be done with their own hands – and this is how simpler, since the industrial style does not require some kind of stunning design and, even on the contrary, allows and welcomes visible handiciness, light carelessness of the product. A little skewed the frame – well, and that, just if the product confidently stood and the items did not fall from the shelves! And the fact that the design is collected from a tree or metal only simplifies the task – it is just those materials that are pretty easy to find and process.
The production of the self-made rack in any case begins with the measurements of the place where the future heads are planned to establish. The creator must be confident in two things: that the furniture can cope with the functions entrusted to it, and that it will fit in the apartment, while not leaving small free zones, where we will not put anything.
For this reason, we need to think about which sections you really need, and measure the plot for installation.
Although the design of the rack seems an extremely simple task, the stage of drawing up the drawing is not worth missing. This is especially true if the sections are different sizes and shapes – without accurate counting, it will be found to find out that some details are simply not suitable, the rack itself turned out to be more or less than the expected size, part of its sections does not correspond to the tasks.
In the drawing, it is necessary to specify all the dimensions without exception – the general, parameters of individual sections, the thickness of the partition. Making a plan, recheck the correctness of all counts several times, think again, whether the size of each section is sufficient for it to be productive. Only after that you can move directly to the cutting parts and assembly.
The method of processing and connecting parts largely depends on what material you have chosen.
- Wood, as a rule, pinch nails – Although the question was theoretically could be solved and glue, but we need maximum reliability, and the use of “old good” methods of furniture assembly is also welcomed.
- If you make a rack from MDF or chipboard, Material, most likely, will be tiled, and it should be chosen in such a way that the dimensions of the sheets logically correspond to the proportions of future furniture. In addition, such panels are often already illuminated or painted, because after the assembly to engage in further design do not have to.
- Ordinary boards will require more attention to the fitting of the dimensions, and they still have to at least formally stabbing and paint.
- Metal processing It looks a bit more complicated, but in this case a person with access to the workshop can collect a frame of a pipe or profile. Theoretically, it would be possible to perform from the same material and the shelves themselves, but the furniture will be too “call”, because it is most often done with wooden inserts. The advantage of such a decision is the increased durability of the product, and less durable wooden shelves can be periodically replaced by new ones without high costs.
Stylish examples in the interior
Some of the fans of urban design most of all bother with maximum believability, full immersion in the industrial atmosphere. For such people, the ideal solution will be the rack, which in due time could be used for the needs of the plant or warehouse and did not carry any aesthetic meaning.
Experimenting only if the comfort bring some other details of the interior, but the first photo proves that in general it is possible.
The second instance shows how the minimalism rack could look like. The presented sample was spent so few materials that simply the diva is given how it can perform so many different functions. The creator was not puzzled by underscore the difference in the functions of sections, but simply made them all the same. There is no fact that the rear wall, but even lateral, and nevertheless it is also an analogue of the wall, zoning space.
With the designer approach, the topic of cozy things from uncomfortable materials can be developed almost indefinitely. The rack of the third example is the same primitive frame from metal profiles, but inserts in the form of wooden boxes and living greenery add to the furnishings of the non-passable heat.
About how to make a rack in the style of Loft do it yourself, look in the following video.