There’s something about exposed beams, brick walls and wide open floor plans that makes living amongst the concrete jungle a much more feasible option. Perhaps it’s because industrial lofts often offer better views, or perhaps it’s because finding large space in a city is increasingly hard to come by. But how do you make these spaces feel more like home and less, well, industrial? Today we’re going to answer you to this question our weekly signature “Industrial Talks“.
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ARTWORK AND COLOR
An industrial loft can still have beautiful colors amidst the greys and blacks of industrial finishes. Choose furniture that has punches of color along with colorful artwork to adorn the walls. Add colorful area rugs, throw pillows and decorative décor for table tops and display areas.
In the daytime natural light pouring into your space is an asset. In the evening hours, ensure you have ample lighting throughout your home. If your ceilings are very high, wall sconces, floor lamps that extend over couches and table lamps should be considered.
Minimalistic and modern furniture is the idealistic ‘look’ of an urban loft. Clean lines of seating areas, décor, and few decorative items are key. Use simple forms and allow for plenty of space to walk around furniture to take full advantage of space, height and views.
The view takes center stage in an urban loft. Ensure your window treatments don’t interfere with the view by choosing simple sheer fabric or sheer blinds for covering. Depending on the height of your home and privacy issues you may not need window treatments. For homes with tall windows consider motorized treatments that are remote controlled.
OPEN SPACE MEANS LESS STORAGE
In urban lofts the feeling of multiple rooms occupying one open space is the appeal. Although, when considering storage bookshelves, armoires and storage units will need to be low in height or back up against walls. Take advantage of multifunctional ottomans, storage benches, and furniture that doubles as display and storage.
An open kitchen is great for entertaining! To get the urban loft kitchen feel in your home leave one side open to the living and dining spaces. The appeal of urban living is to be able to entertain and interact with your guest while you cook and prepare food and drink. Industrial and professional stainless steel or black appliances pulls the entire look together, coupled with an eye catching range hood.
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