In this blog we’ll take a look at our collection of loft style beds – perfect for a contemporary loft, or any attic bedroom. We’ll also take a look at the two interior design styles that will suit a loft bedroom – from a small attic room to a large, open plan space.
The Industrial New York Loft Look – Low Beds & Relaxed Bedding
A modern, industrial look is a great choice for a large loft bedroom and can be both cosier and easier to achieve than you may think. A plain, simple backdrop is a great start – wooden flooring, a bare brick or concrete wall – it all sets the scene. If you don’t have a concrete or exposed brick wall to hand (most of us don’t!) – don’t worry you can achieve the look with wallpaper (e.g. try: Rebel Walls or Photo Wall), or a ‘concrete’ colour paint (Little Greene have a great collection of grey paints). If you are lucky enough to have exposed beams or Crittall window frames – you won’t have to do much more to complete the back-drop to this look.
If you are concerned that this style will feel a little ‘hard’ for a bedroom, soften the look with natural materials e.g. pair a large, cosy wool rug with solid wood bedroom furniture – choose simple, modern designs to keep the look contemporary. Industrial lighting will help frame the look – try using braided, fabric covered lighting flex with exposed ‘nostalgia’ bulbs (you can get good low energy LED versions these days) or a vintage, open wire lamp shade.
We have a range of wooden bedroom furniture perfect for this style, from our collection of solid wood beds – including the low, walnut Oregon bed and oak Malabar and Cube beds shown above – to chests of drawers from Ethnicraft and the Black Lotus range. Our Sheffield made Cube bedside table is available in 3 heights and all our timbers – so you’re sure to find a model to suit the bed of your choice.
Select bedding in cool neutrals – charcoal, dove grey, taupe or ivory. We have a wide range of cotton and linen bedding that will work well with this look, including the 1000 thread count collection of bedding in deep platinum grey. Complete the scheme with a faux fur or wool throw.
Minimalist, Oriental Style Beds – Perfect for a ‘Zen’ Attic Bedroom
Our collection of low Japanese style beds are ideal for small attic bedrooms. They have a small foot-print and are available without a headboard – great for sitting under low eaves or for getting up narrow attic staircases. NB: All our beds arrive ‘flat-pack’ ready for easy self-assembly, if access is an issue please call us and we can let you know the dimensions of the packages the parts will arrive in.
If space is at a premium, take a look at the Kyoto bed, this bed – while relatively low – is high enough from the ground to accommodate useful under-bed drawers. Under-bed drawers are a great way to store extra bedding without taking up any additional space in the room. For extra storage select a bedside table with drawers or a cupboard – it’s about making sure that you get the most use out of every item in the room. Take a look at our 2-drawer Black Lotus bedside table, the Ligna bedside cupboard or the low Madra drawer unit.
The minimalist style will also ensure that, as the room doesn’t look cluttered, the space will appear as large and relaxing as possible. Choose simple bedding with little or no pattern, in coordinating shades. Choose a complementary wall colour in a restful shade – off white, stone or linen shades will work with most colour schemes. Again a plain wooden floor – with a rug to muffle any footfall noise – will suit the look.