Loft style appeared in America in the 50s. Then industrial spaces were used as a residential premises without any of their refund. All rooms turned out to be combined. In order to reproduce the characteristic features of this style in its apartment, it is enough to connect two adjacent rooms – the kitchen and living room.
To recreate the features of the Loft direction, The following recommendations must be followed.
- The walls of the cuisine-living room in Loft style must be concrete or bricks without decorative design.
- All technical elements: gas pipes, corrugations, water supply, ventilation in this design should not hide behind the wall cabinets, but to be displayed.
- The ceiling in the room should be high. All overlaps should be well visible. No stretch or drywall ceiling This style does not accept.
- Mandatory large windows, preferably in the floor. Alternative to the usual porters will make up blind blinds and heavy shutters.
- Furniture set in the kitchen and in the hall must differ sharply from the rest of the apartment design, but to harmonize among themselves.
Loftware living room design prefers young families with children, and people aged who want to keep up with modern fashion trends.
Advantages and disadvantages of combined rooms
To the positive features of the combined kitchen-living room These moments can be attributed.
- The absence of interroom partitions allows you to increase the living area for several square meters. This means that the apartment seems more spacious and filled with air.
- Convenience in everyday life. During cooking, you can safely watch the series and look after playing immediately.
Among the minuses of such design:
- No drawing can lead to deformation of kitchen surfaces, if you use this room regularly;
- The same disadvantage affects the spread of kitchen smells to the whole house, well, if these are pleasant aromas, but it happens that the fish is brewed in the kitchen or fed milk, then the tenants and their guests can only sympathize;
- Not only finishing, but all the kitchen accessories will have to be selected in the same style: dishes, cutlery, tablecloth and others;
- If the kitchen is snewed a crane or something lights up, the living room may also suffer.
The difficulty of registration in the style of Loft in combined rooms is that they must be sustained in one style. This also applies to: wallpaper, flooring, furniture, dishes, technicians.
Regarding the technique, permissible combination of antique and modern things. Such a combination looks very original. For example, a multifunctional coffee machine and a Soviet gas stove.
The floor in a combined kitchen-living room should be a monophonic, made of tiles, porcelain booking or wood. Usually the laminate is used, stylized under natural wood. If the tile laying is selected, then it must be dark shades with the effect effect. Alternatively, a bulk coating or linoleum can be used.
In the premises of a small size, the floors are better to make light shades (white, gray) with glossy coating. If you put parquet perpendicular to the window to the window, then the room will visually seem wider.
The walls in the dwelling should not be made of natural concrete or bricks, these materials can be migrated using vinyl wallpaper, decorative veneer, tiles and plastic panels.
The original designer solution is the treatment of the wall of the stylist paint. This gives tenants an additional functional surface on which you can write with chalk recipes or a list of products that you need to purchase. The surface is quickly cleaned with a wet sponge and does not spoil from the use of chalk.
If complex angles, box, niches are present in the apartment, the loft will be perfect. You can slightly expand the frames of the style, setting the honey to the rooms a glass partition with metal parts, wide from various materials or book racks. In this case, small stylistic errors in the design of rooms (accessories not in that style) will not be so clearly visible.
The modern housing market offers ideal opportunities for leafing in Loft style. This option is Studio Apartments. However, in the premises of this type there are some restrictions for recreating the desired style: low ceilings, standard windows. If competently approach the housekeeping, these shortcomings can be minimized.
Visually pull the walls to help wallpapers with vertical stripes or narrow elongated mirror, posters or wooden beams.
Visually “raise” the ceiling will help the game of color and volume. For example, paint the ceiling in a grayish-white color or covered PVC film.
Little apartment is not a reason to give up the incarnation of your dreams. Due to innovative materials and non-standard design decisions, any room can be visually expanded. It is important to comply with several basic recommendations.
- The room can not overstat the things and household objects. All furniture should be slightly less than standard standards: miniature sink, small kitchen table, rough cabinets (wooden, monophonic). It is necessary to free the space as much as possible, hiding all the small accessories: tacks, halves, lids and other kitchen utensils.
- Sofa is a central element. It should be small, ideally leather, with effect effect. Large soft armchairs with armrests must be replaced with compact puffs or chairs.
- Interior items must be “light”: with glass base, thin legs, with a small amount of decorative elements.
Color solutions and decor
Loft style does not mean that rooms must be sustained in dark colors. Tones can be selected any, and thanks to the spacious windows, even when decorated in a dark color, the room will not seem gloomy.
Often, designers prefer a snow-white shade as the main tone of the furniture, and the dark, choosing it for the decoration of the floor and walls.
Bright, saturated colors are used only as accents, but never as dominant.
The required stylistic mood will help create copper, brick and black shades.
The originality of the fitted cuisine in the style of Loft will add mounted retro telephone, microwave or bar stand with collection alcohol and beautiful fears. That is, all items that are displayed at the appearance must perform not only aesthetic, but also practical function.
Review of the cuisine living room in Loft style is waiting for you in the video below.