Since I am a little kid I have always dreamed of living in a loft apartment. I remember the old days watching movies from the 90s where such loft living spaces were present in almost every film. Post-industrial spaces were usually homes for poor artists and people with different craft talents who preferred abandoned factories in industrial quarters.
The basic description of a loft means an upper storey or attic in a building. This space is usually directly under the roof. On the other hand, a loft apartment refers to a large adaptable open space. In some cases, a loft living space could be carved out of a former industrial building or any other type of area that got converted for residential use. People living in lofts have a certain amount of uncommon freedom in terms of adaptability and design and these privileges so to speak have resulted in some very beautiful and amazing loft designs. All scenes and designs are from Evermotion “Whola Lotta Loft” challenge that ended early in 2016. Here you can see some of the best loft interiors by designers from all over the world plus the winners of this contest.
- Our first pick is the aquarium loft living space. It is one thing to be living in a loft and yet another thing to have an aquarium in your living space. Underwater gadgets lying on the exquisite floor finishing tells that the loft offers more than just a chair to sit in. The predominantly blue design is complemented by a white sofa for variety and a brick wall that solidifies the depth of this astonishing loft apartment.
- Built in, around, with and furnished by nature, this loft living space exudes a natural elegance that is not hard to see. Throw pillows, sofas, flowers, potted plants and a naturally lighting makes this loft apartment the love child of nature and ingeniousness. A telescope sits atop an elevated section of the loft accessible by a spiraling staircase for when you want to “dance with the stars”. Beautifully themed in white, wood brown and the greenness of nature, a simple color variation in the form of various shades of red and blue throw pillows stand out elegantly in this loft living space.
Visualizer: Sean Hockly
- From an exquisite floor finishing that portrays the conversion of this space from an industrial space to a loft living space; this apartment is simply stunning to put it lightly. Paintings hang on the wall in a defined pattern with light bulbs matching the predominantly wood brown hue of this apartment. A library underneath the staircase and furniture with iconic pipe designs exemplify the theory of maximizing available material. Extra points for being able to look out to the city from the convenience of your loft apartment.
Visualizer: Romas Noreika
- The beautiful thing about loft living is you have a lot of space to play around with and perhaps, park your car in too. This contemporary loft design is simple, airy and themed in varying shades of brown. A pop up of white and gold here and there only seems to define specific attributes of this loft. With only one sofa in view and a car parked in the end, this loft living design exemplifies the ability to do so little yet so much with your loft apartment.
Visualizer: Circo Solarte
- You don’t know what you could do with space until you have it in ample supply. Chances are you could have a pet pig! This loft offers a natural ambiance offered by the potted flowers within the loft living space and trees right outside it. Seemingly converted from an industrial space as the piping on the roof relays, this big loft interior design is as airy as it gets. The wood brown floor finishing matches the staircase as the lights illuminate the rug.
Visualizer: Rogelio Isai
- This loft living space design clearly derives ideas and taste from a broad and diverse range of sources. As eclectic as can be, this apartment offers a contemporary yet mid-century and modern mash-up that leaves you wondering if the old timer visible in the painting owns the apartment. The beautiful wood floor finishing blends seamlessly with the rug and sofa until throw pillows offer a variation of shades of green and blue.
Visualizer: Amer Farah
- This bohemian loft living space transitions effortlessly from the living room to the dining and the bedroom. A large potted tree defines its own space as it hugs most of the sunlight with very little filtering into the parlor to light up the center table. This loft apartment is most definitely one to wow visitors and chances are that even the owner is constantly wowed by their own wood floor finishing.
Visualizer: Sebastien Perez
- Probably the most peculiar thing about lofts is the fact that ultra-glamorous designs could come from the least expected places. This loft living space details a transformation from an erstwhile church into a loft home. A mixture of burnt umber and chocolate brown is seen on the floor finishing, walls and a part of the pillars with well-defined lights dropping from the rooftop to illuminate the entire apartment. Hand-made vases and cups sit on both wooden shelves as though to exemplify the creativity found within this loft living space.
Visualizer: Tri Budiarto
- If houses could be elected President, lofts would be high up the pecking order and this classic loft is proof of it. A rare blend of nature, elegance in contemporary designs as well as attention to detail, this loft living space offers hues of brown that intertwine perfectly to create a rather relaxing ambiance. From the dark brown wood floor finishing to the distinctive shade of lighter wood colored center rug that balances a burnt umber soft sofa that further shares colors with the walls, this apartment certainly stands out. A touch of nature’s green and sky blue sofas as well as dropping lights offers spontaneity to this loft apartment.
Visualizer: Goray Egor
- Ever wondered what a loft built in 1000BC might look like, this loft living space interior décor transitions through time with its pre-historic creativity yet manages to stay in the present with its floor finishing. This loft apartment is the definition of an effortless look that yet still reeks of the sophisticated and versatile. Nature drops in from the ceiling in medieval style then meets briefly with today’s lighting system before going back to the age of dinosaurs and the fur coat from the spoils of a hunting escapade. Simply put this loft merges the old and the new… all in one.
Visualizer: Bartosz Domiczek
- Yet another eclectic design makes it to our list. An illuminated view and feel during the day with ample light supply and a calmer view and feel at dusk. Much like the Taj Mahal this room changes theme depending on what hue the sun throws its path. A gold gramophone sits on the side table to give a musical feel while the painting creates an artistic feel giving the completeness of music and art. A white tile floor finishing offers purity to this apartment with black sofas adding the contrast as the calm contribution of nature’s greenness sets this loft living space apart.
Visualizer: Adel Maza
- This loft apartment is defined by exposed steel beams, clay type tile finishes, and a predominantly blue theme. Light bulbs hanging from the ceiling illuminate the living room with the only variation in color choices offered by the tubs and two wood brown chairs sitting a few feet away from the living room. Simple yet elegant, this room provides a style of architecture that is unique to lovers of contemporary home designs.
Visualizer: Martin Loureiro Prego
- This loft living space converted to a giant apartment is proof that creativity is all it takes to build perfection. Themed in several hues of brown ranging from russet to sandy brown offered by the tiles and beams respectively, this room is the epitome of true class and elegance. Erstwhile industrial equipment is put to use and can be seen in the bulbs attached to the wheels and the wheels attached to the center table as well. A piano sits in one end of the room to exemplify a traditional design that simply stands out.
Visualizer: Artur Saljukov
- This loft living space symbolizes the efficient synergy between renaissance art and contemporary loft lighting ideas. An ample supply of potted flowers provides natures greenness as candle lighting sits atop each step to inspire a romantic ambiance. An attractive wood floor finishing serves as a balance for a semi-nude renaissance statue while throw pillows and sofa match the center rug. Natural light filters into the entire loft apartment via the beautiful see through windows while a somewhat surreal lighting cascades the pub feel on to the mini bar.
Visualizer: Morat Morat
- From the floor finishing to the lighting and even the staircase, every attribute of this room reeks of an effortless elegance. Varying hues of brown are predominant in this loft living space with sparks of red popping up in strategic points. This loft apartment blends with nature as grasses are seen creeping atop its roof. Not to mention the spiral staircase that would seem like a real joy to climb. The most noticeable detail in this architectural design is the focus on transparency that is reflected in the doors and windows.
Visualizer: Szymon Biegaj
- John Ruskin once said, “the purest and most thoughtful minds are those that love color the most.” If this saying holds through then this loft living space exudes purity as well as pops of color. This loft is lush with an ever changing presence of just about any color found on the color wheel yet still it symbolizes the beauty that differences combined can create. Sitting right outside the window is the greenness of nature which is often described as the color of life itself. It goes without saying that this loft apartment is dynamic, stylish and one made of a rarity.
Visualizer: Lukas Korner
- This loft apartment is proof that just about anything can be done with a loft. Simply put, if you can think it, it is possible. Set up in the verisimilitude of a Hollywood set, this loft apartment boasts a look out to the city as well as calculated lighting angles and a pure leather settee. See through doors open up to reveal a semi-circle design beneath the glass frames. This loft living space is not only airy; it is also away from the usual loft design ideas.
Visualizer: Joel Langeveld
- Well-defined furniture, proper illumination, and a lookout window that not only offers a great view of the city but also doubles as a means of natural ventilation, this loft living space exemplifies grace within the simplest of things. As is customary with amazing apartments, nature’s greenness is present in the form of a creeping plant on the table while a touch of red can be seen from the car packed in the corner. A beautiful floor finishing that blends seamlessly with the wall and ceiling painting throws the much-needed spotlight on the sofa with hanging bulbs for extra effect. This simple yet glamorous design also boasts the purity offered by white hued elements like the center table and a part of the wall.
- Exquisite floor finishing, great illumination and a telescope for some sightseeing all come together to put this beautiful loft apartment on our list of loft living spaces. With varying hues of brown spotted on different elements of this loft living space ranging from the blinds and bookshelf to the drawer in the corner and of course the floor finishing and ceiling as well, this apartment gives off a very balanced feel of art and science enthusiasm. A wood carving hangs on the wall seemingly connected to the beams on the ceiling while the black spotted white beddings offer a simple variation from the predominantly brown-themed loft apartment.
Visualizer: Krzysztof Wolski
- The dynamism in design ideas that loft apartments offer is such that just about any type of interior design can be implemented in a loft living space. After all, when you have the luxury of so much space, what could you possibly do with it? Build a log cabin loft perhaps. That’s exactly what this apartment is! Efficiently compartmentalized to have all the attributes of a home yet still decentralized such that no one part of the house is the focal point, this home is the epitome of contemporary designing. A proper mixture of white and brown hints at simplicity yet the attention to detail reeks of sophistication; a wood floor finishing provides balance to the white walls as framed photographs provide attraction. Nature’s presence is felt yet again in this loft in the form of potted flowers and trees right outside the see-through windows that provide adequate illumination. The staircase to an all white bed is notably wooden.
Visualizer: Olga Redina
- This loft living space has been transformed to fit the definition of “what a man really wants”. Transformed from an industrial space to a man cave loft, this apartment features a mini club highlighted by neon lights, a red retro car, motorbike as well as a vintage airplane, all exemplifying the manliness within this predominantly brown loft apartment. Sofas match the color of the walls as look out windows provide just enough letting to let dim bulbs placed in strategic points exhume a romantic feel. Arguably all that a man needs including a snooker pool table and a telescope can be spotted within this man cave. If you are a machinery enthusiast then this room clearly sits well with your sense of style.
- The power of simplicity cannot be underestimated and this loft apartment is proof of that. Demarcating glasses set the living room apart from the kitchen space with simple light bulbs dropping down from the ceiling to highlight the different hues of the throw pillows, center table, and rug. Walls, tiles, and ceilings blend seamlessly as piped wiring provides framing to the entire apartment. Simple yet sophisticated, this loft living space is the definition of modern loft designs.
Visualizer: Shree R
- Four basic colors make this modern day loft design graceful. From the gray sofa that blends seamlessly with the tiles and a foot sculpture to the touch of white provided by the ceiling, center rug, and the flower pots, this room exemplifies how simple colors can be used to provide and ultra-glam look to your loft living space. Brick walls solidify the natural ambiance of this room as a touch of nature provided by potted flowers adds a hint of green to this overall amazing apartment.
Visualizer: Aurelien Jagla
- Instead of going out to camp and get the feel of nature, why not bring camp closer to home. This apartment is a rare blend of the wild and columns that hint at ancient Greek architecture. Dim lighting spread out across parts of the white-dominated loft living space mimics the verisimilitude of a torch. A fireplace adds warmth to the living room. This loft apartment boasts a natural yet eccentric feel as well as elements drawn from a variety of sources.
Visualizer: Tamas Medve
- Basic colors, great lighting, and a relaxed feel all come together to create a loft apartment that is distinctive in its rights. The light wood finishing of the ceiling compliments the brick walls and the kitchen cabinet while the leather sofa serves as a comfy reading spot spoilt with a footrest and a soft rug. A library demarcates the living room from the bedroom headlined by a natural ambiance offered by a variety of flowers. As lofts are simply unused spaces transformed into apartments, this loft living space has well and truly been modified.
Visualizer: Alejandro Samaniego W
- An erstwhile industrial space transformed into a loft would always be a home of spectacle. With seemingly dilapidated brick walls lined with the greenness of nature, this loft apartment prides itself in proper illumination, an outstanding floor finishing and a fireplace to provide warmth. Burnt umber hue is added to the mix from the bookshelf and the sofa while throw pillows provide a touch of yellow that matches one dining chair and kitchen cabinet. Light bulbs drop down from the ceiling to provide illumination at dusk. An underlying feel of romance and timeless elegance is offered by this loft apartment.
Visualizer: Quattro Studio
- From a crate-like ceiling to a bulb that seems to have burning candles within its globes to the classic wood floor finishing, this old school loft is a beauty to behold. Living room and bedroom are neatly sandwiched together as drapes separate the bathtub from the rest of the rooms. A variety of brown hues graces this loft apartment with elements such as the sandy brown cupboard lined with black and the cocoa brown beddings. As compact as this loft living space is, it is airy and has enough look out windows that not only offers views of the city but also lets adequate lighting in to highlight the primary elements of the apartment.
Visualizer: Yarko Kushta
- If brick designs had a haven, this loft apartment would be just about what it looks like. The exquisite floor finishing of this apartment maintains a subtle balance with the brick walls. A mechanical feel is exuded by the industrial pipes as well as a former wind turbine now converted to an iconic room design. A white trumpet is placed side by side with a vinyl player to convey a musical feel. Adequate lighting and cross ventilation is provided by the lookout windows. Center rug and throw pillows blend in effortlessly to make a tasteful apartment.
Visualizer: Sitnik Vladimir
- Simple yet stunning, this apartment hints at a medieval design fit for lovers of art and history. Two engraved columns provide a solid stance to this simple apartment. With a wood floor finishing that matches the seemingly past time center table, this apartment boasts dynamic hues of brown from element to element. Efficient lighting is provided by look out windows. A white colored bar holds a variety of wines to send a romantic message.
Visualizer: George Sofronidis
- For all the space that loft apartments offer, maybe less is more. Colors run rampant in this apartment and set it apart from most others. Living room, bedroom, kitchen, dining, and bathroom are all strategically separated by pipes that double as pillars. Every color is given considerable attention yet the predominant gray colors of the wall and an even darker shade of lighting is tainted with several other colors such as the yellow provided by the sofa, the greenness of nature offered by potted flowers and pops of blue and green. This open concept loft living space boast efficient lighting solutions provided by look out windows and beautiful bulbs. Simple, spacious yet elegant is all there is to this loft apartment.
Visualizer: Marlis Streicher
- This loft apartment is built around nature and as such is airy, spacious and allows for proper illumination offered by both the lookout windows and light bulbs hanging from the ceiling. The floor finishing matches the wall painting and even though the ceiling offers a simple color variation, it still manages to blend in with the theme of this loft living space. A natural ambiance is exemplified via the trees, potted flowers and the very obvious rocks. Sofa, throw pillows and center rug hues efficiently comply with the theme of the apartment to make an all round simple but stylish loft living space.
Visualizer: Thomas Pasquet
- With loft living spaces, there is no telling what you are able to achieve when you make your concept into a design. You could be futuristic or you could try this retro inspired design for a throwback feel. Adequate lighting is provided by bulbs dropping from the ceiling as well as lookout windows that double as great cross ventilation paths. Sleek floor finishing matches the hues of the walls, ceiling and kitchen cabinet in the corner while the center rug offers a variation in colors as a standalone element.
Visualizer: Angel Lovera
- Compact yet glamorous, this retro-style loft apartment would leave your visitors short of words for many reasons. Amazing wall finishing on all four corners with paintings exemplify the artistic nature of the inhabitant, potted flowers offer natures greenness; a variation of the lemon green sofa that is illuminated by a stylish chandelier dropping from the ceiling, all come together to make an ultra glam loft living space. Transparent drapes open up to a lookout window, and windows open up to an airy atmosphere. Simply put, this loft apartment has all you need arranged spaciously in a rather compact space.
Visualizer: Iliyan Stoyanov
- One rather distinct quality of lofts is the fact that it offers a type of dynamism that is unmatched by any other type of building design. This loft living space takes you back to the years when steam engines ruled the world. This predominantly metallic loft apartment offers amazing views of the city, proper lighting and a retro feel; a spiraling staircase that leads to the bedroom. An impressive attention to the steam engine theme is noticed here even in small elements like the reading lamp and reading table all converted from erstwhile engine parts.
Visualizer: Robert Filipowicz
- Still on steam engine styled homes, this loft apartment looks like an inventor’s coven. Unleash your inner Einstein with this loft living space. Dominant colors are varying hues of brown and green. Illumination is provided by lookout windows as well as light bulbs. A retro car sits in the living room with chairs that complement the sofa while nature’s presence is felt in the bedroom as a potted plant is seen blooming. Little yet noticeable elements of this apartment such as the center table and side tables epitomize just how retro this loft design is.
Visualizer: Pavel Huerta
- This ultra industrial loft space is simply stunning to say the least. From the exquisite floor finishing to the simple yet glamorous living room design that blends in seamlessly with the paintings, this loft living space is an example of modern day loft designs. Various parts of the home transition easily into one another without a conflict of colors or elements. Lighting drops from the ceiling to illuminate only where necessary such as the dining, the living room, and the kitchen. Pipes add an extra framing to this top-notch design as a parked bicycle buttresses the simplicity of this loft apartment.
Visualizer: ReFL Studio
- As we countdown our list of 40 amazing loft living spaces, it can only get better with this ultra modern design. Spacious, airy and adequately illuminated; this loft is a den of romance and beauty but yet still hints at the sophistication that modern day designs offer. A picture is worth a thousand words, so define this loft however it pleases you but we all can agree that this is one for the ages. An undeniably sleek floor finishing compliments the colors of the ceiling as the staircase marks its presence in both exquisite design and the purity of its white hue. Potted flowers, dropping flowers, flowery throw pillows, and potted plants all dedicate a natural ambiance to this outstanding loft apartment.
Visualizer: Michael Johnson
- A loft apartment can be anything you want it to be because it offers just enough freedom and space to bring your imagination to life. But it pays to build your thoughts around the framework already on ground such as is seen in this loft living space. An erstwhile industrial space now converted to a loft apartment, this design features a simple floor finishing that matches the wall and ceiling in both color and pattern, while varying shades of brown is spotted in many elements of this apartment. Great lighting is provided by the fluorescent lamps and the lookout windows.
- White! – The epitome of purity. From the floor finishing to the walls, pipes and sofa, this apartment is the definition of pure elegance. Spacious, airy and well defined, elements of this apartment blend effortlessly with the white-washed theme of this loft living space. Black dining chairs and a brown floor pillow are visibly spotted as one of the very few variations from the themed apartment. Transparent light bulbs drop from the ceiling to illuminate this loft apartment. If you are one for cleanliness and meticulousness then this apartment should sit just right with you.
Visualizer: David Brun
- And our final loft apartment is one that hints at a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. This Zen loft is beautifully organized to shut out your workload when you walk into it. Shades of brown as well as sparks of black and white are the three solid colors that keeps this loft apartment simple, stress free and dynamically stylish.
Visualizer: Javier Weinstein
So that’s about it on our 40 amazing loft living spaces!
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