The industrial loft decor was in the past the favorite living option for people that didn’t have large budgets, artists being especially fond of them, as they could live and work in the same area and they had plenty of space for both. Because artists preferred them, lofts become hip and were considered stylish. Young people especially were drawn to them and in time they became desirable as a result and their value increased. A lot more people prefer lofts these days and they jump on them when they get the chance. The typical loft can be found in the vicinity of hotspot, including restaurants, shops and urban centers in general, which is always a bonus. Thanks to their open plans which can be customized by those moving in, their high ceilings and the big windows, the lofts are very good choices for a lot of people. Finding a way to decorate the loft can be a challenge though, especially if you’re not that artistic and interior design rules are not familiar territory.
Something that often defines the loft is the fact that there are quite a few industrial loft components in it. You will find duct work, pipes that are exposed, wood or concrete floors, walls made out of cement and structural beams. Because they are out in the open and everywhere, you can’t hide them easily and they might make the loft appear ugly or unfinished. They’re not always bad to have though and plenty of properties can be made to look good with these industrial loft decor pieces in them.
You need a bit of experience when you’re trying to decorate a loft which has a lot of industrial pieces in it, not to mention the big open space that you have to partition somehow. The typical loft has two rooms, the main area and the bathroom. The main area is huge and needs to be used for every typical room in the house, hence the difficulty in doing the interior design.
Start with a good design plan for the loft, so you don’t waste time and money if you change your mind later. Try to figure out what each area will be used for and the way you will furnish it. By visualizing the end result, you will find it easier to design the interior of the loft.
A good tip is to use area rugs in the loft, to define the different areas and to give it a warmer look.