Modern loft-style interior design: ideas & trends for 2021

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A modern loft assumes a skillful combination of style features with chic elements and designer creative imagination. The combination of traditional materials such as metal, brick, concrete, and wood with more sophisticated expensive décor has proven to be a great way to revitalize a losing loft, making it more modern and comfortable.

Today it is fashionable to combine rough beams with golden furniture, a Tiffany-style lamp with a craquelure chest of drawers. The use of warm textiles, living plants, retro-style furniture elements, a lot of muted soft light is no less relevant.

We suggest taking a closer look at the most critical aspects of a modern loft-style in 2021.

Mixing styles

The previously gothic and daring loft with red brick walls and plumbing fixtures is transformed into a lighter, more intelligent, homely loft, where feminine elements are becoming more noticeable. Today this style is an excellent base to which you can add details of other design directions. And here, we offer two options for the development of the concept:

  • Reduce the pronounced industrialism by adding “home” styles, where there are many textures and cozy textiles. The loft feels excellent with the Scandinavian design, and it can look great next to the British classics or laconic boho.
  • Play with contrasts. You can also successfully use the loft as soil for exciting experiments in the interior. The brutality of this style’s textures works great with country, vintage motives, and even baroque. The latest trend is to combine the loft with the now fashionable mid-century style.

Less detail, more space

A loft in a modern interior assumes a free, large-scale, comfortable space, not burdened with unnecessary details. You shouldn’t furnish your apartment with bulky closets and unnecessary bedside tables, inadvertently turning it into an industrial warehouse. It is enough to think over the hidden roomy storage systems competently.

A new look at the color

The monochrome color scheme of a classic loft is sometimes tiresome and depressing for the psyche. But the bright colors usually used in the interiors of children’s rooms do not correspond to the style’s industrial theme. Therefore, designers advise giving preference to beautiful, noble tones as accents, including:

  • Wine;
  • Ultramarine;
  • Purple;
  • Violet;
  • Emerald;
  • Terracotta;
  • Brown.

“Refreshing” colors – mint, delicate lemon, ivory, turquoise will also be appropriate. This palette will invigorate the familiar atmosphere and perfectly dilute the basic monochrome.

Earth tones and textures that imitate metal, wood, foliage remain relevant. Clay, gray-brown, deep green color will create the ideal atmosphere for relaxation or meditation.

Big windows

One of the best modern trends in interior design is large panoramic windows. Options with frames and divisions will be especially relevant for a loft. A transparent colored film on individual glasses will create an illusory appearance of stained-glass windows, filling the space with multi-colored highlights.

High ceilings and plenty of sunlight will allow you to grow various greenhouse plants that look spectacular and harmonious next to glass, iron, and beams. 

Bohemian Loft

Today, perhaps the most refined, expensive, and most spectacular version of a modern loft. This style is dominated by elite furniture and luxurious decor items – original vases, exclusive paintings, expensive dressers, and retro sofas. But remember, a sense of taste and proportion is the key to a beautiful and stylish design. It is important here not to overdo it with bohemianism and preserve the surroundings’ unobtrusiveness and lightness.

Frescoes instead of brickwork

Frescoes are another exciting element of the interior in the style of a bohemian loft. Beautiful painting on the wall will successfully replace traditional brickwork, giving the room an individual personality and filling it with a unique atmosphere. The following options are in fashion:

  • Stylized patterns and ornaments;
  • Tropical motives;
  • Birds;
  • Spectacular landscapes;
  • Large flowers;
  • Animals in the original color scheme.

Mixing metals

In 2021, eclectic decor made of various metals such as gold, silver, copper, tin will be especially relevant. Brown metal and silver go well with each other, for example, bronze, iron, and gold. However, designers do not recommend mixing more than three types of metals in one room. Finding the perfect balance is essential; otherwise, the decor can be too intrusive and tedious.

Sliding doors

Sliding doors are a characteristic detail of a familiar loft, which also remains in trend. But in 2021, their rough and brutal designs will transition into more laconic and sophisticated ones. Such doors are perfect for small apartments since, unlike swing doors, they do not take up much space in relatively narrow passers-by.

Biophilia in the interior of a loft

Biophilia is a modern trend, the essence of which is the harmonious combination of stylish design and natural elements. Caring for the environment today is not just a fashion, but first of all, a necessity. In 2021, designers advise paying particular attention to spaces that:

  • Includes natural colors, textures, and shapes;
  • Have free access to natural light, optimize artificial sources;
  • Constructed from environmentally friendly materials, have natural furniture;
  • Provide good air quality (humidification, ionization, purification);
  • They have comfortable acoustic and thermal conditions.

Timber recycling can be used to make chairs, tables, and floors. The plants contribute to your home’s organic aesthetics while keeping spaces clean and sustainable.

The trend for black

Designers predict that in 2021 there will be more black in interiors than ever! Matte surfaces will be especially relevant. Black walls, furniture, or decor will make your loft space even more stylish and luxurious. But it is essential to understand that only a competent combination of colors and the correct placement of accents will give the expected effect.

A safe bet is to use black and white contrasts in your decoration. This can be a chevron print on a carpet, black and white marble countertops or tiles in a bathroom, upholstered furniture, or textiles that combine these two colors.

You can experiment with interior styles as you like: mix, improve, refresh, while staying in trend. One way or another, the loft-style, like any other design direction, will never completely go out of fashion, because any professional designer can skillfully adapt it to modern trends. Only certain decisions can be forgotten. But ardent fans of the style in its old familiar guise with red bricks, open wiring, massive lamps, and concrete ceilings can easily break trends and play by their own rules.

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