For houses with a loft, decor becomes a challenge, especially when the owner of the house has minimal or no knowledge of interior design. The choice of style should be chosen after a number of considerations are made, such as stability of the house after the installations.
A loft should not include very heavy pieces of furniture, to avoid cases of collapse. This, however, should not limit the owner, and they should find a style which is applicable in an engineering perspective and also appealing to the eye.
Below is an eye-opening guide to industrial style furniture which can be applied in a loft.
Industrial Home Accents
Accents are the basic items used for giving a house a style. Industrial accents, such as spherical sculptures, coral figurines, sunburst sculptures and Wyatt striped picture frames among others give a loft the industrial touch. They can be placed alone, or used as holders for flowers in the case of hollow sculptures.
Mirrors with funnily shaped frames easily give a loft the industrial style. These can be hanged on walls or placed on a table as dressing mirrors.
For industrial style furniture, metal accents should be given precedence. These give the loft a rustic look and feel. From headboards to side tables, metal should be the primary material of choice. For the case of seats, one can choose to use acacia wood, which gives a retro feel and uses metal for the seat legs.
The best choice of metal can be stainless steel, although brass and other polished metals can be used to give the streamlined look. Old metallic industrial fans also give the perfect look, whether in use or not.
These elements can include such furniture pieces as metal and acacia wood bookcases. These can be placed in the loft and used to place books or as stacking storages, similar to those applied in the industries. They should, however, be made in a shape and size that blends in with the loft outlook, to avoid the element filling the spaces, or looking isolated.
Using Neutral Tones
Color is the main aspect of any interior decor, and it sets the general style. In an industrial setup, the colors should remain predominantly neutral, with the preferred colors being dark grey, charcoal grey, black or any dark shade of brown.
These can be complemented by a random bright colored single item, such as a colorful wall painting. For main decor items such as huge coffee tables, the natural deep brown color of acacia wood should be maintained.
These spaces are made when constructing the loft, and they include such aspects as floating staircases, open spaces above window panes and interesting designs on the walls and wall edges.
Having an exposed filament bulb works the magic, in addition to high rising ceilings and exposed bricks. Industrial spaces create exposure which gives the interior an industrial look.
Industrial style furniture is among the easiest to apply, due to the ease of acquisition and application, long life and cost-effectiveness.