If you have an empty loft space above your head or you take regular inspiration from the number of luxury lofts across London and New York, then nothing seems better than transforming your loft into a sleeper’s paradise. But, as ever, it all comes down to one question, where to start? To give you a helping hand, we scoured the internet and called upon a few of our favourite homeware brands to give you the six simple steps to getting the luxury loft look. Notes at the ready.
When you think about loft conversions or any luxury loft for that matter, we suspect you’re thinking about the bedroom. That’s because bedrooms at the top of the house are quiet, restful private places. Unsurprisingly, the secret to a luxury loft begins with the bed.
The key point to a successful loft conversion is getting enough natural light into the space. It’s not about installing plenty of windows, but it’s about maximizing the windows you do have to give you access to the best room your view has to offer. So, it pays to keep things simple. The main pieces of furniture should have clean, simple lines and be neutral in colour.
So, for the living space think modernist sofas, smooth edges and simple, uniform textiles, such as the Hem Paolo or Koti sofa. The same goes for furniture; look to mid-century antique-inspired pieces such as natural wooden tables and classic curved chairs from Rex Kralj. And, if you’re craving a little bit of colour, you can introduce a few textiles and accessories from Nordic Knots.
When it comes to adding the finishing touches to a loft you have to find a way to honour the heritage of the building without making it look unconventional, so put some modern pieces alongside some vintage, classic pieces. Also, look to to wool, leather, wood, cotton, velvet, glass, silk, ceramics and paper – all wonderfully simple, natural materials that will add depth to your interior.
Lighting preferences can be incredibly personal, and the old-aged rules of interior design don’t always apply to the specialised needs of a luxury loft apartment. Overhead lighting is incredibly important, and it draws attention to the size and scale of the space. So when it comes to loft lighting, here’s what to look out for.
Even with the additional space given to you by a loft conversion, or in a loft apartment, it is likely you will find storage an issue. Fortunately, there is no end of luxury loft storage ideas out there that will keep your stuff neatly organised and looking good in the process. Atelier Belge, known for its ‘quirky and timeless’ interior objects that are simple but incredibly functional, provide alluringly beautiful and simple solutions for everyday situations – and particularly lofts. That’s because the brand specialises in simple shelving systems that are easy to fit and incredibly easy to use.
Depending on the roof structure and planning constraints of your home, a loft conversion is one of the most straightforward ways of getting extra space. Almost all houses can benefit from this extension with a bit of planning, but here’s a few things you must know before you begin:
Now you’ve been equipped with the ‘Six Ways To Get The Luxury Loft Look’ you can now begin to furnish your home with the latest OPUMO Lifestyle arrivals.
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