A loft style apartment is an adaptable space that can become a chic and classy home with some simple organisation and reclaimed wood furniture. There is a growing interest in generation Y, people born between the 1980’s and early 1990’s, to invest in these industrial spaces that have been redeveloped to become residential homes. The trend of designing residential properties with lovely high ceilings and exposed wood beams has become ever popular for individuals that enjoy the bohemian feel that these features bring to their living spaces.
So how can you organise your space to make it functional and eye catching?
One of the biggest selling points of a loft space is the open plan nature of it. This gives you the opportunity to decide how big you want your bedroom to be, or whether you would like to use an island in the kitchen or a hand crafted oak dining table. The downside to loft spaces is the lack of built in storage areas. Using storage shelves are a great way to divide rooms and they also help to organise your personal decorative items from around the room. Open backed shelving is being increasingly popular as it lets you have the luxury of handy storage without detracting from the transparent nature of your loft space.
Embrace the space you have available and opt for industrial shelving units as kitchen storage. The cool metal look of the shelves will help to transform your kitchen into a professional looking and well utilised space. It does however mean that you will have to keep your storage neat and tidy as it’s visible for all of your guests to see!
Multipurpose furniture is another great way to organise your loft space. A double-sided wardrobe on wheels can be extremely handy when you want to have the option to change the layout of your space around. You can add castors to most pieces of furniture, which lets you easily, wheel them around at your will. The benefit of having a loft style apartment is that you have the ability to add creative thought to the layout and design of each room along with changing your mind when you want! The easily moveable furniture will help you to keep your space looking fresh and up to date without much effort.
Flexibility is key in open plan spaces. Sliding doors and drapes act as great dividers between rooms without taking up too much of that wonderful space. Drapes can also be useful when covering up storage units and any walls around the loft that are not as exciting to the eyes. They can also add a colour dimension to the room if you decide to use muted colours for the walls. Many loft apartments have some unique exposed bricks, which are just criminal to paint over. Pastel coloured curtains and drapes can help to brighten to ambience of the room without breaking the budget.
Finally, to fill up those empty spaces on the walls, create gallery sections that hold unique paintings, your pictures and other decorative items. This adds a homely touch and is a very easy way of covering up wall space.