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Loft Conversions: Style Tips from Designers

It’s easy to read interiors magazines, see the beautiful pictures and wonder how you can recreate those looks in real life. Often those rooms have been styled by people working within the creative and design industries, who know all of the latest trends and all of the best ways to get the best out of a space. Although it may look difficult to recreate, a few simple tips and tricks could be all you need to make your new London loft conversion look beautiful.

Architects, interior designers, graphic designers, room stagers and artists: all of these creative types often have ideas which you may not have thought of when it comes to loft conversion design. And there are definitely things that we can learn from within the industry to recreate the beautiful rooms we see in magazines, Instagram and on Pinterest.

So when it comes to your London loft conversion, and specifically how to increase property value in London, we round up our favourite style tips from the creative industries.

Show off your curves

Loft conversions are usually thought of as angular. The natural structure of the roof space, nestled under the eaves and perhaps with additions such as dormer windows, can give your room that angular appearance and perhaps make it even seem sharp in places.

Whilst this can often be the case, with plenty of unusual nooks and crannies naturally created by eaves and chimney breasts, adding curves to your room can soften a space and give it that designer touch.

Curved dormers or floor to ceiling windows with a curved top can create the look, or how about curving the actual walls? Where the walls join the ceiling is traditionally a sharp angle, but by working with a contemporary architect and London loft conversion company, this join between the wall and ceiling can actually be designed to be slightly curved, which will add a soft touch to an attic room.

Light it up large-scale

Large-scale windows are a must for a designer look in any London loft conversion, and can be the answer for how to increase property value in the capital.

You may automatically think of floor to ceiling windows, and whilst this always looks stylish, they tend to have a more classic than contemporary look.

Instead, why not have floor to ceiling windows which continue as a sloped skylight onto the roof surface? This angular window will make the room flow seamlessly from floor to sky, really bringing the outside world in. Alternatively, stagger your floor to ceiling windows in height to add an edge to them that traditional windows and skylights do not have.

Dormer windows can also be made to look modern. Why not add a long, narrow dormer space to your loft, and clad it in stylish black tiles to add a designer twist to the outside of your home?

The Natural Look

Using natural architectural elements is an easy way to bring that designer look to your loft conversion.

Work with what your home has given you: for example, include aspects such as exposed brick fireplaces or natural wooden beams which you may already have within your property.

Using, this look within your design can add a touch of alternative architecture to your attic extension, and can be used in different ways. Perhaps it’ll help to give it a rustic, country-chic feel, perfect if you’re looking to bring the rural look into your city home. Alternatively, combine it with aspects such as exposed steel to help you to achieve a New York loft apartment look within the space.

Use an Experienced Loft Conversion Company

And the best way to add the designer touch to a loft conversion? Use a company experienced in carrying out London loft conversions. A loft conversion specialist will be able to advise on different elements that will suit your home, and elements which will make your home stand out, as well as assist with paperwork such as planning permission and Building Regulation requirements.

This is almost a guaranteed answer to how to increase property value in London, too, as an experienced loft conversion specialist will not convince you to add expensive elements and structural work to your attic build when you it means exceeding the ceiling price of your street when you come to sell.

Instead, they will take into account the market value for properties adding a loft conversion to their home and will make sure that, even with specialist architectural elements included, you will hopefully make your money back when you come to sell.

Ready to utilise style tips from designers in your London home? Contact Bespoke Lofts.

Ready to incorporate designer style tips in your London loft conversion? Get in touch with Bespoke Lofts. We’ll help you to create the perfect designer space to rival any interiors magazine! Talk to us to see how we can bring your dream London loft conversion to life.

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