5 Reasons to Love the Industrial Loft

A dining room with a large table and chairs in an industrial loft.

The industrial loft has much to show for itself.  These distinct interiors offer unlimited versatility.  They give the open floor plan a whole new meaning.  The converted warehouse is a housing option that is becoming increasingly appealing among urban dwellers.  Here are five reasons to love the industrial loft.

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  1.  Texture

The industrial loft is rich in texture.  Often there is brick, wood, steel and concrete all in one interior.  These hard surfaces can be softened by adding window treatments, rugs, upholstery and other textiles.  For a truly industrial vibe, the textured surfaces of the loft can be enhanced by highlighting them in the overall design of the space.

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The contrast of materials makes for a unique and interesting interior.  Wood balances out the concrete and steel to add warmth to the loft space.

A living room with a fireplace and bookshelves in an Industrial Loft design scheme.
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A living room with a dining table and chairs, perfect for the Industrial Loft aesthetic.
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Adding areas of painted sheetrock lightens the space, while offering contrast to brick walls and wood floors.  Adding walls and architectural details can enhance the space as well.

An apartment with a brick wall and a wooden floor: 5 Reasons to Love the Industrial Loft.
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2.  Space

An abundance of open space is one of the major appeals of the industrial loft.  This offers limitless options for arrangement of furniture and creating designated areas within the space.  You can add half-walls, erect additional posts and columns or create “rooms” with furniture such as bookcases or large sofas.

A living room with purple couches and a coffee table in an industrial loft.
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Vertical space is at a premium in the industrial loft.  This calls for tall bookcases, large pieces of artwork and dramatic lighting.  Use the space to your advantage for a well-balanced interior.

A living room with bookshelves and a fireplace.
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An industrial living room with a brick wall.
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The industrial loft is the perfect space for entertaining, as each “room” is convenient to one another.  You can arrange various seating options for guests, they can move freely about and you can make preps in the kitchen while enjoying the conversation.

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A living room in an industrial loft with a view of the city.
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A living room with a wooden ceiling in an industrial loft.
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3.  Character

It is the nature of the industrial loft to invite and nurture a creative vibe.  With expansive space and so many interesting elements, you can create a home that fits perfectly into your lifestyle and aesthetic.

5 Reasons to Love the Industrial Loft with brick walls and a pink rug.
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You can choose to completely refurbish an industrial loft with finished surfaces.

A living room with wooden beams in an industrial loft.
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Given the amount of space available to you, larger pieces of furniture and art work well in a loft.

An industrial loft with a bed and a horse statue.
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A kitchen with a white island and yellow stools in an industrial loft.
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You can be as elaborate or as minimalist as you want with a loft interior and it still feels rich with character and soul.  Let the original surfaces and architectural elements take center stage.

An industrial loft with brick walls and a fireplace.
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4.  Windows

Most lofts have an abundance of large windows, opening up the space with plenty of natural light.  For a truly modern and industrial vibe, leaving the windows uncovered is the best solution.  You may wish to hang long panels for privacy and pull them aside during the day to make optimal use of the natural light.

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Industrial lofts have notably unique window dimensions that add a distinct character to the space.

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5.  Cool Factor

Let’s face it….industrial lofts are cool.  For the most part, their location is within walking distance of conveniences and entertainment, as many are warehouse conversions in the city.  Making something of an abandoned warehouse is a step toward conservation by using what is already constructed.

A living room with a couch in an industrial loft.
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A living room with a couch and a coffee table in an industrial loft.
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The interiors of industrial lofts are open spaces that can be designed for any style.  The open concept is alive and well in the loft interior.

A living room with couches and a coffee table in the industrial loft.
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The open ducting and other industrial elements only add to the character, giving the industrial loft a cool city vibe.

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A living room and dining room in an industrial loft apartment.
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Industrial lofts are growing in popularity and warehouses are being turned into unique homes every day.  They are rich in character, abundant in space and light and infused with a mix of textures.  Industrial lofts are a great place for the urban dweller to live, entertain and make a warm home.

 

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