Downtown Cool: Loft-Like Style At Home

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Does the loft style living of some big city dwellers have you green with envy and longing for a place in the metropolis of your own? If yes, then you’ll want to keep on reading.

There are numerous ways of introducing this uber-trendy look into your own space – think industrial elements, exposed brick and open plan living. Style your space to urban perfection with the following tips for creating a downtown vibe at home.

KEEP OPEN PLAN SPACES OPEN

Many city apartments have been designed with open plan living in mind as it creates the illusion that a room is more spacious than it really is. Keep this in mind when trying to create an urban loft feel at home. Even if your home is not architecturally designed as open plan, carefully consider furniture placement, ensuring you leave as much ‘white space’ as possible.

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CELEBRATE EXPOSED BRICK OR FAKE IT

If your home doesn’t already have exposed brick walling in some places then try remove the plaster on your wall to expose the brick yourself. If there isn’t any exposed brick hiding behind there then simply fake the effect with brick wallpaper to create the desire effect. Concrete wallpaper also works wonders in creating that loft feel.

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MISMATCH YOUR CHAIRS

If there’s one thing that always stands out in an authentic city loft, its the perfectly mismatched furniture, especially the chairs. Have a brand new sofa, hand-me-down day bed from your parents and a vintage arm chair? Perfect. If your aim is to achieve a loft style look then it’s almost impossible for these 3 items to clash.

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CURATE A GALLERY WALL

Dedicate a space to your artistic expression. Showcase an array of artwork – from flea market finds to original prints, mix it up with a variety of styles and frames.

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WANT MORE STYLE STEALS?

Then you may be interested in reading Shop The Look: Industrial Cape Town Loft and DECO Homes: Steal This Brooklyn Loft Apartment Style


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