Home Loft/Attic Style

Only a few people appreciate or want a Loft/Attic design, but it has rapidly become one of the most popular styles of architecture in apartments today. It is loved or hated, but nothing seems to curb its ever-growing fame. Loft/Attic-style apartments may look strange initially but are often received well by certain people. People who admire and to whom a Loft/Attic-style apartment appeals include:

  • Individuals who require big, open spaces to accommodate work and personal life.
  • Artists who want the extra space as their studio.
  • Thrifty people who love a mismatched décor.

Loft/Attic-style interior design apartments often portray the rhythm of city life and are usually seen in commercial cities like New York, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. This style allows individuality to thrive and is often appreciated by dynamic and confident personalities.



‘Loft’ is another word for ‘attic.’ In the late 1940s, due to the growing economic state of New York, the industries and factories had to move away from the city, and the freed spaces, especially the lofts in Manhattan, attracted a lot of young artists. These lofts had outstanding architectural elements like splendid high ceilings space, floor-to-ceiling large windows to let in natural light, and huge open spaces. All these characteristics were ideal for artists and provided them with a living space, studio, and exhibition space. These lofts attracted lawyers, business people, and financiers who began to take up them in the city’s center; therefore, by the 50s, they were no longer affordable for struggling artists. 

Home Structure

Initially, lofts were homes converted from abandoned factories and warehouses. They had no distinguishing design features, but no two lofts were identical. Lofts are homes made from existing architecture designed according to the owner’s living needs. Even though lofts always have a different floor plan, some characteristics are common in loft-style homes. 

A few of the most common ones are mentioned below:

Open Spaces

One of the essential characteristics of a Loft/Attic-style home is its ample open space. The open floor plan allows you to work with your creativity and design a space according to your liking and taste. Since these loft-style homes are often abandoned barns and warehouses, the open floor plan is accompanied by high ceilings and exposed beams. These large open plans provide light, air, and movement inside your home, and you can partition your space using furniture, light, décor, and screens. 


The loft-style apartments have minimal interior walls and accommodate a large open plan. 

But when it comes to the materials used for the construction of the wall, it depends mainly on the original use of the building and can range from brick to plaster, concrete, and stone. One of the most common materials in loft-style homes is red brick. Most designers keep the original raw red brick wall and play to the history of the place. It also gives the loft a rustic industrial aesthetic, which was highly sought after in modern urban homes.

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