Among the decoration trends of this year 2020, we find the timeless loft trend in the New York style. Its materials, its chic and its authenticity are no longer to prove. Find here the components of this atmosphere that we love so much, for those who would like to finally start.
The brick, an indispensable element.
Any self-respecting New York apartment must have a brick element in its decoration. Whether it's brought in by a wall covering, the wall itself or a decorative object, it brings a touch of authenticity to the decor and raw.
This brick side, especially when they are red, remains more or less rustic. Feel like modern? Paint the bricks white, your decoration will become more chic.
The raw in the spotlight.
Zinc, oak, steel, stone or concrete, everything is possible, everything is feasible! When it comes to New York decorating, the key word is "raw". Although it could fight with "authentic". If different materials are appreciated for their diversity, it is better not to make too many reminders with wood. This would soften the mix, which, if we follow the typical decoration, would not "match". Indeed, the New York decoration is generally cold, urban, street. The warmth is not explicitly part of it. For this, it will be necessary to move towards a decoration more bohemian than industrial, more cocooning.
This type of industrial decoration is based on retro and raw. It is, in other words, the easiest decoration to find in flea markets or auctions. An old leather armchair, retro movie posters, an old coffee pot or metallic sconces! You can go there!
The impressive view.
Unfortunately, these decorating tips don't rent you the view of a real New York loft. However, most of them have one thing in common: large, unobstructed windows. Whether it's checkered or not, glass plays a major role in New York decor. Usually painted black, to accentuate the factory effect, the glass is a key element of the decoration! It brings essential clarity to the materials, generally in dark tones, used.
Opt for a magnificent transom, a stained glass window to be implanted, or a gigantic squared window and the trick will be played. Above all, you must remember to remain atypical. Are you creative? Combine textures, moods (in small touches), colors. Partially arranged, they will brighten up your decoration a little cold in the eyes of some.
From floor to ceiling.
It is important to note that only the decoration of your loft or apartment will not make it New York. Don't they say that the devil is in the detail? Indeed, think of the floor covering, waxed concrete at best, waxed herringbone parquet, old raw parquet (as long as it is dark enough). You have exposed beams on the ceiling? Wonderful! Paint them, once again, dark for New York charm. With a layer of white paint or red brick between two beams.
That's it, you have everything of the perfect New Yorker, at least of its decoration. It is important to remember that it is better to make this decoration in extremely bright places because the decorative elements are very dark. Nevertheless, with or without extreme brightness, have fun! Let your creativity speak.