Selling your house because you think it’s too small for your growing family is sometimes a good ideas but first have you thought about converting your attic? You would be amazed how much extra space there is in your roof space or attic. This article below which first appeared in Ideal Home has some fantastic ideas to inspire you!
“Attic conversions can be a puzzle, but if you have your roof extension pegged for an attic bedroom, here are some decorating ideas to get your interiors project underway
Looking for attic bedroom ideas and loft bedroom decorating tips? Attic bedrooms are the ideal way to create more room (we’re talking actual extra rooms) in a family home at a time when space is at a premium in the modern home. While building upwards, extending or converting dead space is a great solution, it does result in rooms with angled or pitched ceilings, which can pose an interesting design puzzle.
Whether you live in a barn conversion with original ceiling beams arcing up into a vaulted roof, or a modern home with skylights and a low-pitched roof, there are plenty of ways to maximise space – and individual style – in your attic or loft bedroom. To help you visualise your new sleep space, guest bedroom or children’s room, we’ve compiled a series of attic bedroom ideas of all shapes, sizes and styles. Before you get started, check out these brilliant attic bedroom ideas.
Factor in a feature wall
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A great way to make an impact is with trompe l’oeil wallpaper. While your book collection may have been whittled down in favour of e-books in recent years, with a gorgeous bookcase-print wallpaper, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the traditional look of books in alcoves.
Opt for built-in storage and textural accents
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One of the best features of attic bedrooms is the abundance of natural light that you can utilise. Here, a massive skylight is placed directly in the centre of the roof, allowing light to reach every corner. The sense of airiness is enhanced by the built-in units, bed and storage, all of which match the pale wood floor. Add luxurious but simplistic textiles and pops of colour and this attic room achieves a sleek Scandi look.
Bring in tropical accents
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Create a year-round holiday feel; escape to this attic bedroom with its zingy palette of tropical colours. The bold yellow and orange decor pops in an all-white space, but it’s best to use textures and patterns to prevent the finish looking flat. Here, bedside tables are inlaid with a floral mother of pearl pattern and topped with a pineapple lamp and palm-print shade, all of which complements the woven rug and warm-toned thrown with their geometric designs. Make your getaway now!
Factor in the fun
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Make the height of an attic room work in your favour, and maximise floor space in a children’s room, with a set of smart bunk beds. In this playful room, the neutral grey walls recede allowing the patterned soft furnishings, ceiling map and (of course) those sunshine yellow bunks to take centre stage.
Consider a coastal vibe
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New England beach house style comes into its own in this charming attic bedroom. From the floor-to-ceiling weatherboard to the painted chest of drawers and enticing crisp bed linen and waffle throws, this white scheme offers all-out relaxed beach house vibes. Nautical stripes and mismatched patchwork textiles in a fresh apple green bring character and cheer to the attic space…”
Read the full original article Attic bedroom ideas that are guaranteed to wow you in Ideal Home.