Staying in a one level studio loft is a popular way to live in the big city. It is the perfect example of contemporary living in urban style. Typically, lofts consist of one big open living space with huge windows overlooking the city. Usually ceilings are high and there are no enclosures except for the bathroom.
The open concept and wall-less interiors give the home owner the perfect chance to decorate the space the way he wants to. The little amenities offered by city lofts such as high ceilings and big windows provides the right opportunity to decorate the place in a modern way.
It is exciting to decorate an empty loft with furniture and canvas wall art. It is something like an artist about to start a painting from a blank canvas. You can implement all your decorating ideas without any restrictions or limitations. Before you start buying stuff to furnish your loft, consider some designing tips first.
Analyze your space and decide if you want to keep the open floor plan or separate rooms with walls. You can still divide the space with invisible partitions to designate the living room, dining room and the sleeping areas. Spend sometime in the loft to study where you want to assign each room.
Decide which part of the home you want to place next to the large windows with the view. If you entertain a lot, then it might be an ideal place for your living room and dining room. You might want to position your bedroom away from light that comes through those large windows.
You can use solid walls to divide the space or place bookshelves and screens to divide the room. Standing shelves and screens can maintain that open concept and make the space look bigger. Position your furniture to create invisible partitions.
You can also use area rugs and canvas wall art grouping to designate rooms. For the living room, you can hang a canvas art set of a landscape. For the dining area, you can hang a single large canvas depicting food or wine. For your sleeping area, maybe a sunset painting would be suitable.
Another decorating factor to think about is wall paint. If you want to maintain an open spacious feeling, choose light colors for your walls with an even lighter shade for your ceiling. Use darker colors for your sleeping area to give it a more intimate ambiance. Darker ceiling paint will bring the ceiling lower to make the space feel more cozy.
Decide on your general design concept. Will you be comfortable living in an ultra modern and minimalist setting? Another option is contemporary style which is also very suitable for lofts. Your canvas wall art should also match with your design theme.
So, if you want to have minimalist furniture, hang abstract canvas pieces. You can also decorate in contemporary style which is also suitable for loft living. Both styles require simple and functional furnishings that are ideal for urban living.