A distinctive feature of the loft style is minimalism, asceticism and the use of raw, natural materials: wood, brick, metal, natural stone. Moreover, this trend is preserved both in the creation of interiors of premises, and in the manufacture of individual pieces of furniture. So, the dining, coffee and writing tables in loft style are very popular for several decades. They are simple, comfortable and stylish.
Features and characteristics of the loft
Loft came up in the US in the mid 40's of the twentieth century. Then many factories and plants were taken out of the city, and the buildings where they used to be located remained untouched. To demolish them was expensive and unreasonable, and then over time people of creative professions started using them as living quarters, in which the interior was preserved in its original form. So, in interiors in loft style it was possible to see unclosed ceiling beams, unpainted brickwork and concrete screed, pipes and wires that stretched along the walls and ceiling.
Furniture in loft style also has its own distinctive features. It should be, first of all:
- from natural materials;
- not have decorative elements.
So, in the interior of the loft will fit a worn leather sofa and armchairs, simple pouffes, wooden benches, chairs and tables. The center of any room will be a table in the loft style. It can be found in a furniture store, and you can also make an ascetic loft with your own hands.
Tables for kitchen
The classic option for kitchen in loft style will be a table from the array. It can be a simple square table made of wood, covered with varnish or dark paint. In this style, the naturalness of textures is valued, so it is important here that the paint or varnish layer does not hide the texture. For a small kitchen in a normal apartment, a square table on four wooden legs will fit. It's simple and convenient.
If you want something more interesting, you can buy a dining table with a wooden table top on high metal legs. The table legs in the loft style can be made of coarse iron fittings. Obviously, metal legs with complex forged elements do not fit here - this is more suitable for classics, Provence style or Art Deco.
In large kitchens in private homes often set bar tables in the loft style - this is a separate, independent piece of interior. A wooden table top made of solid wood or from several boards is placed on one side against the wall, and on the other - on a stone or wooden stand. If the kitchen space is limited, and the apartment is small, consider as an option sliding tables. A simple folding table is a real find for a small apartment.
Tables for study and living room
In the large living room it will be appropriate to look at the dining table in the loft style. On a metal substructure, you can put a wooden countertop. The glass round table with wooden chairs will fit into the interior. In this case, the table top made of tempered glass is placed on a wooden or steel substructure.
In the living room there is a space for small tables, which are placed near the sofa or TV. A loft-style coffee table can be made from a coarse solid wood. The lid is a saw of a thick table, in a basement - of metal or wood. In a small living room is better with a glass lid - it looks lighter.
In the living room or office there is also a place for the desktop. The desk on the model does not differ from the table of the usual. The only thing that a computer and a desk should be made of natural wood and have boxes and niches fo
r storing letters and documents. On the desk it is desirable to fasten the coarse simple metal fittings. The writing desk in loft style can have a simple design: a metal high substructure and a wooden lacquered board. Such a desk in any interior will look stylish.
Despite the simplicity of design and materials, a loft-style table in the living room, in the kitchen or even in the bedroom can become a central piece of the interior. You can already buy it ready, but you can make your own unique version of the components that are sold in many construction stores.