Here we will go over both loft lighting ideas for loft apartments and loft conversions in houses (attic lighting) – starting with apartments. The great thing about loft apartments are the high ceilings – which creates a grand ambiance. Because of these tall ceilings, ceiling lights will need to be brought closer down. Recessed lights won’t be ideal on the high ceilings. Pendant lighting, floor and table lamps and wall lights are ideal fixtures to use.
In such a large space you’ll want to use multiple types of light fixtures to create different layers and lighting effects.
– Directional spot lights help in bringing more focused light to one specific area. These kind of lights can be adjusted and can be angled to point to the ground, or to highlight certain walls.
– Track or drum lighting work well over kitchen spaces
– Tall windows help bring in natural light and fill up the large loft space during the day
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Loft Conversions in Houses / Attic Lighting Ideas
Look for ways to bring in as much natural light as possible. Side windows work best. Skylights can also work, but they will need to be angled in a way to avoid direct sunlight, as the loft / attic can get quite hot and stuffy.
Most loft spaces will be quite compact, so the opposite of loft apartment lighting applies. Rather than bring lights closer to the ground with pendant or track lighting, you’ll want lights that are attached closely to the ceiling. Recessed lights will help make the space feel larger, and flush mount lights will work too.
If you want to keep that intimate feeling of a compact loft space, using multiple lamps, either table or floor lamps, will be better loft lighting ideas.