A loft conversion offers the perfect canvas to create an airy and open space where you can go to relax and unwind. You can use your loft conversion for just about any purpose, from a home office to a games room. Regardless of what function your loft serves in your home, by keeping the design minimal, it will look clean, sleek, and fresh.
Minimalism revolves around the concept that less is more. You don’t need tons of accessories or fancy design elements to make your room attractive. A simple set up will make your loft conversion a place that makes you feel at ease, allowing you to de-stress and clear your mind, whether you’re working out, reading a book or working in the space.
Here are some design tips to make your loft conversion a minimalist’s dream room:
Choose a neutral base
When you start designing your loft conversion, you’ll want to begin by choosing a neutral base to work from. Neutral colours are easy on the eyes and evoke a sense of calm. White is the most obvious choice when you think of minimalism, regardless of the type of loft conversion that you have. That said, tones from beige to light grey will also work well with a minimalist design. If you do want to inject some colour, make sure to stick to light earth tones.
Pick function over beauty
When you’re choosing pieces for your loft conversion, make function a priority over beauty. What purpose will the item serve in your space, and can it serve more than one purpose? Every design element that you choose for your loft conversion should have clean lines, and not have much in the way of detailing or patterns. If it looks busy, then it has no place in a minimalist space. Try to find multi-purpose items, meaning you can have fewer pieces in the space. Nesting tables and storage ottomans are examples of multi-functional furniture that is great for a minimalist loft.
A minimalistic design means no knick-knacks and no clutter. If you’ve already got items in your loft, take stock of everything you need and see what you can remove. Are there loose items that don’t have a home and end up in piles, or stacked on shelves? If there are items that you cannot get rid of but don’t have a dedicated spot for, then you’ll need to get a simple, functional storage solution for them. Only keep the essential items in your loft conversion.
In minimalist style, each item must have a purpose. If the meaning of an object is simply to look pretty, then you can ditch it in your loft. Instead, use essential items as your décor, such as floor lamps or a throw blanket with an understated pattern. Accessories that don’t have any function will only make the room more chaotic and detract from the purpose of a minimalist space, which is somewhere to clear your head.