Turning The Attic Into A Bedroom – 50 Ideas For A Cozy Look

Attics are often used for storage or remain empty but, the more you think about it the more you realize it’s a huge waste of space to do that. If you clean it up a little you can turn it into an extra room, perhaps a bedroom for the kids or for guests. There may not be as much natural light in there because of the small windows and the walls may be difficult to work with because of the angle but these are not necessarily inconveniences. They can very well be the details that make the room feel cozy.

The exposed wooden beams match the windows and the floor

Try a more modern approach with a minimalist décor

Use white on the walls to make the space feel larger and brighter

Blue is a relaxing color, perfect for a bedroom

Make the most of the space you have. Here, a cozy sleeping nook was designed

A fireplace would surely add warmth to the bedroom

Attics can be very cozy and even though they are sometimes perceived as creepy and cold, they would make a great bedroom. Here are some ideas of how you can transform an attic into a cozy and inviting extra bedroom. Take a look at the pictures and maybe they will inspire you to start your own project.

If the attic is small, a simple color palette including white would suit it well

Use old suitcases and trunks to add some vintage charm to the room

If you could also design a balcony for the bedroom it would be even better

An attic bedroom gives you the opportunity to build skylights

Hide the storage areas for a clean and bright look

Add some color to the room to bring it to life

There’s really no reason why the attic should stay empty. If there’s not any special reason why you need that space for storage then there should be no reason why you couldn’t turn it into a lovely bedroom. There are some basic steps to follow in order to complete such a project. First you would have to remove anything you might have stored there. Then, when the space is empty, apply a new coat of paint on the walls. You should try to brighten up the place. Use colors such as yellow or green for a fresh look.

A touch of glamor wouldn’t hurt either. The chandelier is beautiful here

Turn the attic into a princess’ bedroom with a canopy bed and elegant details

Adjust the design to the architecture of the building and consider custom furniture

You can turn the attic into a chic guest room

An interesting design with two windows, one above the other

It would be a huge waste of space not to turn the attic into an extra room

White attic bedroom with green and blue accents

A very casual décor with a mattress placed directly on the floor

Orange is a very cheerful color, great for the attic

Some wallpaper could also cheer up the space

Next furnish the place. It might be difficult to get the furniture in there so make a plan first and make sure you know where each piece should stay because it’s going to be hard to change anything after that. You don’t need much, just a cozy bed and a nightstand, maybe a closet and a table as well.

Be creative and draw on the walls for a customized look

Bright colors and pastel shades are especially great for attic bedrooms

Include pattern into your décor to avoid a look that’s too simple

Play with contrasting colors to crate focal points in the room

Vertical stripes will make the walls seem taller

The wooden ceiling and floor make the room feel extra cozy

Include whatever type of furniture you find comfy

The robust beams and columns have become a beautiful part of the décor

Modern attic bedroom with a sharp and vibrant look

Don’t over think the design. Sometimes simple is better

A very relaxing and organic-looking deor

You can improvise and add character to the room in your own way

With a more complex makeover you can even change the architecture of the space

A fluffy rug would make the room feel incredibly cozy

Include the basics but don’t neglect style

There’s a lot of wood in this attic and lots of elegant features too

Natural materials can give the space a rustic feel

Save floor space by storing things on the walls

A few little well-planned accent details can totally change the atmosphere

Bold colors give the room a dynamic look

For a relaxing ambiance, think bright colors and beautiful prints

Make the space feel cozy with the right material combination

Although tiny, this attic bedroom looks very bright and airy

Built-in nightstands maintain the overall minimalist look

Make your own artwork to display on the walls

An unusually large window for an attic, beautifully framed by curtains

Finally, add some decorations and you’re done. Since there are exposed beams on the ceiling you can use them to create a romantic project that you would be able to see every night before you go to bed. You can use these pictures as inspiration or come up with your own project.

Published by in Interiors, on November 9th, 2011


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