It’s not uncommon to hear of an attic space being converted into a usable room – and in most cases, that room isn’t for fun or recreational purposes (like an art studio or play space for the kiddies), but takes on a more practical function, like an extra bedroom.
Of course the bed is the main object in any bedroom, but that does not mean your design- and style work is complete once you’ve moved that bed in there. Additional touches and elements also need to be factored in (like lighting, tables, textiles, etc.) to ensure that the end result is not only liveable and comfortable, but also beautiful!
You owe it to your overnight guests (or whoever will be making use of that was-an-attic-now-it’s-a-bedroom space).
So, to up your inspiration levels, have a look at these images that have completed the transition from attic to bedroom most stylishly.
Chances are that that attic space has some architectural touches worth bragging about, like a beautiful wooden floor, skylight, brick wall, etc.
In this case, the main “wow” feature was definitely those wooden beams on the ceiling, which fulfil the part of a unique (yet striking) décor piece. Just see how those linear touches contrast with the round-shaped bed in the corner!
Who says too much wood is too much? This super stylish bedroom certainly got away with using wood on the ceilings, beams, window frames and walls.
The secret? They’re all coated in a soft shade of white that, together with that spectacular window, goes a long way in lighting up the entire room.
Remember, attic spaces tend to be quite small and compact, meaning you need to be clever regarding your choice in colours to make it seem more visually spacious.
If you’re one of those people who immediately think of dried-out surfaces, old wood and parched-earth colours when hearing the word “rustic”, listen up: the rustic style can be styled up in multiple ways to make it look as… well, as whatever you want it to look.
Case in point, this attic bedroom which looks soft, cosy and most inviting, even though it’s been designed in the rustic style. The key elements? The soft colour palette which makes more use of the ‘metal’ (greys) and ‘water’ (blues) hues than ‘earth’ (browns), which can look quite arid.
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It’s all about presentation. Thus, don’t see that attic bedroom as ‘small’; rather view it as ‘cosy’, which can be a great selling point, especially once you bring romance into the picture.
How to romanticise that cosy bedroom? Forget big red hearts and focus on tranquil colours like whites and creams; bring in classic-style furniture (a nice little tub chair in the corner can work wonders, if you have the space); and remember to soften up the look with lots of textiles (think scatter cushions, throws, rugs, etc.).
The modern style is so popular for a reason, so why not opt for a modern design in that attic bedroom?
Focus on elements like mirrors, décor/furniture with a minimal use of textures, pieces with neutral hues, no excessive accessories or decorations (think almost ‘minimalist’) and an asymmetrical balance in your furniture and decorate items.
After all, the modern style is ideal for small layouts, as it amplifies the illusion of space!
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