Are you looking for ways to make your loft apartment your own? Do you want to make the most of your loft and enjoy the unique experience that it offers? If so, then you need to start by gathering several loft decorating ideas.
These days, loft spaces are everywhere. Investing in some loft decorations will help you separate your space from the pack. You’ll look forward to walking into the magical world that you’ve created after work, hanging out with friends, etc.
See below for an in-depth guide listing several loft ideas. We’re positive that one (if not more than one) will fit your personality.
- Minimal and Modern
The entire concept of a loft is used for one thing: to maximize space. By lofting a bedroom up above your living room, you’re able to enjoy a more spacious layout. This is especially popular in downtown areas, where the real estate is at a premium.
Let that be an inspiration for your decor. If you’d consider yourself to prioritize maximizing a functional living area without sacrificing the space, then a minimalist design is perfect for you.
With a minimalistic approach, you can ensure a roomy vibe wherever you go. We recommend sticking with neutral colors (white, gray, and black) for all your features, as it will make the entire space look more modern, trendy, and (most importantly) calming.
You’ll look forward to your time in this place of zen. The entire space—from the living room to the loft area—will feel balanced. No matter what kind of day you’re having, the environment you created will bring you back down to a place of serenity.
To put the cherry on top, we recommend that you invest in LED lighting fixtures. They provide beautiful clear lighting that’s energy-efficient and gives off the same impression as natural light. Be sure to read here for more information on loft lighting ideas.
- Secret Library Society
When most people think of inspiration for lofts, they tend to gravitate towards places like HGTV or even industrial spaces to try and gather a few ideas. What features do they have that you can replicate in your loft?
But there’s one place for inspiration that not enough people are considering: libraries. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, think of some of the most world-renowned libraries and tell us they don’t inspire for your loft.
Think of places like the Library of Parliament in Ottawa or the Phillips Exeter Academy Library in New Hampshire. These fortresses of knowledge features multiple levels, beautiful designs, and calming spaces to focus on self-improvement… Sound familiar?
If you have a burning passion for knowledge and love to read books, then you can use that to fuel the design of your loft.
Start by investing in a few bookshelves; you can purchase these for relatively cheap at IKEA or shopped for used ones on Facebook Marketplace, at the local Goodwill, etc.
You don’t have to read every book that you place on the bookshelf, either. You can find used books for dirt cheap online or by shopping through the clearance aisle at the nearest retailer. Libraries also have books they sell.
Make sure that you place these bookshelves in your loft area, but in a place where they can be seen from below. It will tie the entire space together.
- One Primary Color
Remember earlier when we told you to stick with neutral colors for the minimalist look? There is a way to still have that calming feel while also adding a bit more of your personality to the overall decor: use color psychology.
Color psychology refers to the emotions that each individual color conveys. For example, yellow exudes feelings of happiness while blue exudes feelings of loyalty.
Consider the strongest personality trait you have, then find the color that matches it. You can use that color as the primary one to mix in with your neutral colors, to make it pop a bit more.
- Even More Living
Who said that loft area had to be your room? Some of you only ever use your bedroom to sleep in anyways… why take up all that space just to have a place to slumber at night?
Here’s our proposal: purchase as small a bed as possible (while still remaining comfortable) so that it takes up as little space as possible. Then, use the rest of the loft area as a second living space!
This will make you feel as if your entire apartment is one big hangout spot. Your guests will feel welcomed to hang anywhere between the front door to the backporch, as well as everything above.
- Game Room Central
Perhaps you’ve always wanted a man cave. Maybe you’re tired of your spouse’s video games taking up space on the living room’s entertainment center.
Whatever the case might be, you can turn that loft area into a glorious game room. You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world while playing NHL with your friends or grabbing a beer from the bar.
You might also consider investing in a pool table, air hockey table, or foosball table to really set the tone for those Friday night hang outs.
Use These Loft Decorating Ideas to Your Advantage
Now that you have seen an in-depth guide on several loft decorating ideas to consider, be sure to use this information to your advantage.
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