Loft conversions are great for adding value and precious space to your home, but attic interiors can be a challenge to work with. If you’re thinking about converting your loft into several rooms and need some attic bedroom design ideas, get your project going with our suggestions below.
Invest in space-saving bespoke storage
Attic bedrooms are incredibly unique and you have an opportunity to get really clever and creative. Avoid buying ready-made furniture that takes over the room and go for seamless, custom-made wardrobes and shelving that embraces sloping eaves or awkward dead spaces. It will look sleek and less cluttered and you can choose the materials, colours and finishes you want. Use any design challenges to your advantage – you can even build bunk beds or work spaces into a sloping roof.
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Build an en-suite
Whether you’re planning to have a single space or multiple bedrooms in your attic, it’s best to factor in an en-suite or small bathroom. Many people expect this in attic conversions now, which is good to think about if you plan on selling. Plus, it saves going up and down stairs in the night! A simple toilet and shower room is perfect if space is limited, otherwise go for something more luxurious – we love the idea of a freestanding bath!
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Think about natural light
Attics are usually lacking natural light, so this is the best place to start when you’re planning your loft conversion. Skylights are a great choice for flooding your bedroom with daylight, but remember there may be areas that are in shadow. Consider ways to balance these darker areas – with an additional window, balcony, mirrored doors, lighter flooring or slightly darker paint choice.
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Make a balcony a feature
Adding a statement balcony can open up your attic bedroom, making it feel light and spacious. You could go for something practical and simple, such as a balcony window that will bring in lots of natural light and fresh air. We also love the idea of using up dead space to create an internal balcony that provides a focal point – the balcony or mezzanine area could be a cosy reading nook or day bed.
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