Loft Conversions: Design Inspiration 2017
Whether you are wanting to begin an entirely new loft conversion, or are thinking about ripping out the artex to modernise your current conversion, 2017 is the year to transform the space above your head into something special.
A mix of modern and traditional
Just a couple of features from each period will do the job. Consider exposing the wooden beams in your roof, if you are lucky enough to have original beams. Then contrast them with a modern twist, like a leather-backed headboard, or contemporary piece of bedroom furniture.
Shabby chic returns
It’s a favourite trend that is rarely not in fashion. Shabby chic can be achieved easily by applying white paint to upcycled furniture and fittings. Apply a little sandpaper for a worn look and create the perfect cosy nook.
Everywhere we look, loft conversions are standing out from the crowd by fitting two parallel windows. It’s a striking visual choice, as well as providing even more natural light to the room.
Okay, this one has been a feather-in-the-cap for a while now. Expose that brick and clean it up for an open plan look. A new twist on the trend is to cover the brick with dark matte paint, and create a feature wall that is slightly contoured and textured by the brick.
Inbuilt storage solutions
Creating a large storage solution that spans an entire wall can make a loft feel functional and expensive. Go for unornamented wood in and a simple but practical design and you will never be short of space.
It can be difficult to get right, but a top-down redesign of a loft should consider geometric shapes and blocky patterns. Layered squares of canvas hung on one wall can add depth to a loft. To break-up the squares and oblongs, select a circular piece of furniture, to be prominent among the geometric shapes. A beautiful clock, or a pair of bedside lamps are a good place to start.
Just because wooden beams are the interior designer’s favourite does not mean your steel beams can’t be on trend. Paint the beams a colour to match the decor of the room, or go all-out contrast and paint the beams an industrial oxide red. There are so many options it is hard to keep track, but look out for lighting with exaggerated bulb filaments, big metal fans and steel chairs. Put up a large traditional chalk board to add a bit of fun to the loft and mix it up with potted cacti and unusual houseplants.
Create a retreat rather than a bedroom
A loft conversion will often become another bedroom. Increasingly, loft conversions are made to create office space and extra living space. Because a loft conversion can increase the value of a home by 10-20% – more and more people are investing in the extra space and finding a new niche of the house in which to work or relax.
Follow these simple trends to create the ultimate in domestic luxury, whether a bedroom, office space or cosy retreat. You cannot go wrong when completing the project with the help of a qualified professional. Dream big and see how you could transform your home in 2017.
NK Lofts specialise in loft conversions and have years of experience creating amazing spaces for valued customers. From design phase through to plumbing and electrics, NK Lofts are there every step of the way, with no middle man. For more information about our services, or to arrange a free, no-obligation survey and quote, get in touch with us today.