Loft-style furniture is appreciated more than ever. All interior items have absorbed the echoes of a bygone era and are the best inspiration for creativity. Loft is the border between poverty and luxury, a new conceptual approach to urban style. Large leather sofas will look impressive against the background of rough walls, open metal structures (ventilation, pipelines). Their popularity has not subsided since the 60s.
As a separate style "Loft" was formed in the mid-40s. It was a response to the insane rent of apartments in the American metropolis. At that time, not only apartments, but also empty attics, closed factories, factories, and small workshops "went" for rent. Due to the fact that the fee was symbolic, such premises were chosen by creative people: writers, poets, artists.
All this is reflected in the atmosphere of the modern "loft", which can be with elements boho, urban chic, industrial. Its loyal fans are hipsters, lovers of spacious studios, apartments and other apartments.
If you appreciate spacious rooms without partitions, high ceilings, an abundance of metal and wooden interior items, then you can safely be called a fan of the classic "loft". It is allowed here minimum amount of furniture like a table, a sideboard, a sofa, a folding bed. Such things can be antique, vintage. You should not be confused by cracked varnish, worn edges, chips, faded upholstery. It is also worth giving up a pouf, glamorous dressers, forged furniture, oversized wardrobes.
What kind of furniture is there?
With items such as sofas, you can seamlessly combine the spirit of the past and modern design trends. Be sure to maintain the color concept of the chosen style, using plain upholstery, dense coarse fabrics. Also watch out for so that the furniture has:
strict vertical and horizontal outlines
clear forms of roundness
impressive and massive size
Also in the "loft" the presence of rough interior details is encouraged: sofa wheels from an old factory trolley, "bar" armrests in the form of a grandmother's chest, etc. The advantage is any furniture made from scrap materials. Loft sofas will look best in studio apartments, where it is easier than ever to make zoning with furniture.
Depending on the preferences of the owner and his financial condition, you can pick up several types of sofas, executed in:
Bohemian "loft". The easiest way to buy such furniture is at a flea market, in the attic or in an antique shop. A distinctive feature of the sofa will be shabby upholstery, flaky frame.
Style Industrial. Fans of constructivism and minimalism will appreciate the monochromatic rectangular leather sofas.
Hard Glamor. Lovers of luxurious furniture and free space can organically combine two diverse directions - "loft" and "glamor". Avoid rainbow colors, excessive variegation (orange, coral, deep blue). It should be a successful tandem of gray-lilac, black-and-white, gray-turquoise or white-pink shades.
Scandinavia. The motives of distant Greenland and other Scandinavian countries can also be felt in the loft atmosphere. Get a brand new white sofa with an austere design.
Any bright acidic shades are prohibited in the loft style. If you do not want to die from the boredom of a monochromatic palette, pay attention to a couple of harmonious colors. Basic shades such as white, gray, brown or marsala are required.
What should it be?
The most important element of zoning will be a sofa, a window on the entire wall and some massive decor item (lamp, fusion figurine, a table in the form of a suitcase with stamps). There is no need to try to adhere to one direction in colors, shapes, prints.
When choosing a sofa, pay attention to straight or corner furniture, semicircular or composite structures. Among the materials, leather, leatherette should prevail, textiles and suede are also valued. It is important that the base and armrests are made of wood, dried and aged. Even a scuffed leather sofa in the "loft" style incorporates the features of solid aristocratic furniture. Try to avoid models with carvings, bright, shiny fittings.
The first thing that catches your eye is the upholstery. Even if you find a sofa with multi-colored upholstery, do not rush to get upset. The craftsmen will qualitatively tighten it with a new one-color fabric. If you don't want to get bored in gray overcast colors, dilute the tonality with accessories that contrast in color (pillows, a blanket, etc.). If you want to buy a leather sofa, then any print, inscription, logo is allowed here.
Varieties of designs
A loft sofa is a solid and massive interior detail. It absolutely does not save the area of the apartment, but it helps to correctly zone the space. You can choose both folding structures and models of the "Rook" type. Get a combination of unmatched design, style and quality!
A modular sofa will allow you to play with space. You can lengthen it at any time by connecting individual segments in the desired combination. For example, a semicircular sofa can be transformed into a rectangular one, put it with the letter "P", placing a large number of guests around the table. Loft-style sofas are literally created for large rooms, spacious halls and noisy apartment buildings.
If you want to express the elegance and status of the interior, get black sofas. They will look perfect against the backdrop of highlighted brick walls. Also, a black sofa is synonymous with practicality, durability and ease of care. It can be made of natural or artificial leather with the effect of aged, worn.
Fans of extravagant things, connoisseurs of comfort and elegance will prefer white sofa models. It will be a good reference to the Scandinavian style with its authentic, somewhat austere atmosphere.
Mobile models equipped with casters can be placed anywhere in the room. They easily change their location, transform the interior according to their mood. A floor mat made of felt, woolen fibers, felt will look incredibly stylish next to such a sofa. A sofa on wheels is a piece of furniture for every day! Sitting on it, today you can admire the flame in the fireplace, and tomorrow - "spit at the ceiling", admiring the light of LED lamps and lamps.
Sleep products must be of a special design. As a rule, these are folding models, sofa beds. Here, an important role will be played not so much by the upholstery of the furniture as by the practicality of the mattress. After all, your comfort depends on its quality and functionality.
Folding corner structures are appreciated today. The sofa should be equipped with a reliable transformation mechanism, have a straight outline and show a moderate decor.
Suitable option for an apartment
Straight, sofa-couch, corner - they are all associated with the "loft" direction - restrained, extravagant, strict. The atmosphere of a shocking style, factory textures and industrial surroundings are the main features of the loft trend. Install under high ceilings with "unfinished" finishing a comfortable grandmother's sofa, a luxurious bench, long cabinet furniture.
If your apartment is small, limit yourself to a corner sofa model, a folding structure. However, if you are the owner of wide apartments, "aim" for rectangular, straight or large round sofas.
Where to put it?
It is best to place a bar counter, an unusual screen, and a rack next to the Estetica loft sofa. A small glass coffee table with style elements will also fit here. A sofa, like any other furniture, should be, first of all, functional, reliable and practical. But in this case, decor plays an important role. Furniture can resemble an expensive antique that looks far over 100 years old, or it can resemble a worn traveler's suitcase, a garden couch with metal slats.
Specialists and interior designers do not recommend arranging furniture around the perimeter. If you are decorating a room in the "loft" style, this rule does not always apply to sofas, shelving cabinets. Try to place them in the center of the room to emphasize the walls. It's time to hang vintage paintings, posters, posters on them or set up a rack with vinyl records.