How To Turn Your BTO Into An NYC Loft

By HipVan / HipVan | August 29, 2018 10:00 AM SGT
Ever dreamt of living in an NYC loft but you’re stuck here with your comparatively tiny BTO? Don’t stress, for you can always design your interior to have that exquisite, chic loft feel you yearn for.
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Industrial style
The most essential element that makes a loft is remnants that speak to their former industrial use. These include exposed beams and pipes. Furniture with metal frames perfectly mimic the industrial look, which makes them perfect for a lofty interior. The rugged beauty of concrete also adds to the industrial element. Don't fancy having concrete flooring? You can always opt for smaller concrete furniture, such as a coffee table.
High ceilings
A hallmark of lofts is their elegantly high ceilings. Ceiling heights in apartments are fixed, but there are several tips you can use to trick people into thinking you have high ceilings.
1. Low profile furniture
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By using furniture, such as sofas, that are lower and closer to the ground, it increases the space between the ceiling and floor. This improves air and light flow which help the room to feel spacious and breezy.
2. Uplighting
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Uplighting is a popular lighting technique which requires you to place light sources on the floor and strategically pointing them upwards to create the effect of light moving up towards the ceiling, thus “uplighting”. This can easily be achieved with any floor or table lamps that can be bent.
3. Tall accessories
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