If you’re familiar at all with residential real estate, particularly lofts and apartments, you’ll know one thing for sure: people tend to be either pro-loft apartments, or vehemently anti-lofts. It’s true that there are plenty of hassles that accompany living in a loft apartment — just like with any other luxury city apartments — and renting a loft apartment isn’t the right choice for everyone.
So how exactly can you be sure that a loft apartment is the best choice for you? How do renters typically make their living spaces comfortable when they pick a loft for rent? Here are a few pointers:
- First off, you’ll know if a loft apartment is the right choice for you by looking at things like your personality, how often you choose to socialize with people, and the types of interior decor that make you feel most comfortable. For big families or anyone looking to live with roommates, loft apartments aren’t always the best choices because they only offer minimal privacy. But for people who feel most comfortable in open spaces and comfortable with a lot of natural sunlight, the best apartments are going to be lofts.
- When it comes to decorating a loft apartment, the key is to work with the open space that you have and to find accent pieces of furniture that can provide a little extra privacy or separation in one big area. Unlike studio apartments, which are much smaller and can be very difficult to compartmentalize, loft apartments tend to be big enough that you can create temporary separation walls, using things like bookshelves or even curtains, to separate one big room into two smaller rooms — all without changing the actual structure of the apartment itself.
- The awesome part about city loft apartments, especially if you like to have people over often or if you like to display artwork around your home, is that there’s plenty of space for everything in the average loft apartment. Sometimes people feel hesitant to move into a loft apartment because it seems too big, actually, but this is something that can be ameliorated quickly and easily with some creative interior design work. A loft apartment might look big before you’ve moved into it, but remember that the more you decorate it, the cozier it will feel and the more it will reflect your own unique style!
Now we’re asking you for some tips! If you’ve lived in a loft apartment before, what decorating tips do you have? Or, if you’ve just moved into a loft, what’s your biggest concern or problem? We’d love to hear from you!