The large current decorating trend is in the loft, which results from the conversion of industrial premises to be used for housing. Emerged in New York in the 50′s, was the home of artists with few resources, they installed an almost illegal, the workshops in abandoned factories or warehouses.
The typology of the loft, is characterized by very large spaces, double height, with industrial reminiscences. Includes the use of all kinds of ornaments, which moved its original meaning and are adapted to new uses.
The decoration of the loft is leading the lighting and open space. Natural light enters through the large glass surfaces, flooding every corner of the house.
This style is aimed at the conservation of structural elements to keep in sight, using them as ornamental appeal.
The usual pattern of loft, separate and isolated remains intimate areas and common areas are open and interconnected.
Generally intimate areas are located in the central part of the loft, forming a solid block on the ground floor which houses the toilets and kitchen and upstairs bedroom. Both areas are linked by a stairway or ramp, which occupy a seat role.
This type is ideal for singles or couples without children, also for those who install home office. It is the prototype of modern living, devoid of dividing walls and large spaces and high ceilings.
When undertaking the decoarción the loft, we note that this is an open house without walls, which requires a minimalist style with functional furniture, which should be comfortable, light and informal.
The materials used in decoration of the loft are from industrial activity such as metal, cement, aluminum, glass, plastics.
Is somehow necessary to define spaces, to prevent the spread of chaos. This is accomplished by the distribution of furniture, using functional dividers, such as multipurpose furniture, through the provision of decoration, carpets, draperies.
We may also use different materials to separate areas. The lighting can designate areas without changing the spaces.
The materials used in the floors are wood and marble, also ceramics and monolithic. For bathrooms and kitchens, ceramics are preferred.
Much of the peripheral walls of the loft, are replaced by huge windows that allow the passage of an intense light.
The use of color is different criteria in common housing. You can make all the loft in white or light colors. But we can also use bold colors like red, blue, ocher, which will shine beautifully in the bright light from outside.
The furniture should be stylish and simple, minimalist and zen trends, are very suitable for this decoration. Eclecticism is welcome to this typology, we can mix a bergere with a coffee table glass and steel.