Posted by Dan O'Malley in Home Design

A loft is the perfect place to accentuate your interior design style and create a hangout spot everyone in your home will love to flock to. Get a few inspiring loft design ideas from our model homes.

With the flexABILITY offered in our home designs, we’ve intentionally planned spaces you can turn into whatever best fits your lifestyle. We’ve seen some pretty creative uses of these spaces, and the beauty is that you can use yours however you please!

No matter the shape or size of your loft, we’ve got you covered with some practical décor ideas.

Modern Loft Design Ideas

Even if your primary focus is solving for a need like working from home or e-learning, your loft can still be full of striking decorative elements.

One of our personal favorite uses for a modern loft space is a home office.

Home Office Loft Space

Tucked away enough that it provides considerable privacy, yet still inviting natural light and easy accessibility, this loft-turned-office boasts a neutral and calming color scheme, built-in shelving to store both decorative pieces and work documents, and plenty of space to work!

You can also combine work space with lounge space to get even more daily benefits out of a loft. A small desk near a seating area still accommodates your productivity, but when the workday is done it allows for a seamless transition to rest and relaxation.

Loft With Desk and Seating Area

Or, if you’re using your loft as the place to escape the hustle and bustle of life, position a comfy sofa near a window and opt for a small TV to allow for either getting lost in a good novel or browsing Netflix for a binge-worthy show.

Media Room Loft

Open Loft Design Ideas

If your loft is positioned in a shared space with other common areas, be cognizant of surrounding rooms and potential noise.

This open loft holds the perfect setup for finishing up homework, drawing, or journaling, but it isn’t intended for daily home office use.

Open Loft With Small Desk

This open loft area is secluded enough away from the TV room, so its sequestered dual workspaces work great for homework assignments or school from home.

Open Loft With Kids' Homework Area

Small Loft Design Ideas

If your space is more rectangular or boutique in size, opt for singular use in your loft.

Stick to strictly an office or living area, but not both.

Small Loft With Study

A small loft doesn’t mean that only one household member can use the space at once, however! Try a shared table with plenty of seats. This is great for doing puzzles together, working on a craft, or at-home tutoring sessions.

Open Loft With Shared Workspace

Whatever your current needs, your loft can fulfill those now and even be morphed into whatever the future holds, should your needs change!

Get more inspiration for flexible living spaces in your new home.


Dan O'Malley
Dan O'Malley


Dan O’Malley is the Vice President of Product Development for M/I Homes.With over 30 years of expertise in residential architecture and design, Dan has been overseeing the product needs of the company's 16 divisions located throughout the Midwest, Southeast, Nashville and Texas for the past 12 years. Before joining M/I Homes, he was a partner in the Chicago office of BSB Design, a national residential architectural firm, for 14 years. Dan is an expert in all aspects of single-family and multifamily design and has received several awards for his successful projects. He is also a popular speaker at various industry events, including the International Builder’s Show, Midwest Builder’s Show, and Multi-Housing World.

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