Owners of old houses, pay attention. When your home comes with wrinkle lines like wonky doors, chippy wooden floors and odd little built-ins, you’re probably dealing with an attic bedroom or two. These spaces probably seemed sweet and charming when you first moved in, but over time and bedroom styling, you find out just how frustrating a room full of slanted walls can be.
When nothing seems to fit right, you might even resort to taking your master bedroom to the first floor instead of having that office. If you’re at that point, just take a deep breath. There are ways to turn an attic master bedroom into a cozy retreat so you don’t have to sacrifice your office. Take a look at these 12 ways to make the most of your attic master bedroom.
Is your headboard bumping into the slant of the bedroom wall? Time to get a new bed frame. By exchanging your high bed for a low one, you won’t be taking up any valuable space behind the headboard.
When the rest of your old home displays a variety of built-in nooks and crannies, no one will be the wiser if you put a new one into your bedroom. Make a space to put your dresser into the wall and suddenly your whole space will seem bigger.
Speaking of nooks and crannies, your bedroom might already have them. In that case, cozy a chest into a corner or fill a dormer with an overstuffed chair. Filling these spaces as best you can will make your room seem complete and full, directing your notice away from odd corners.
Everybody loves a master suite. Instead of separating yours, why not combine your master bedroom and bathroom in your attic? It will make planning easier and will require less walls. Suddenly every night will feel like you go to bed in a luxurious hotel.
Some attic rooms come with just one window… or worse, none. Remedy that in your master bedroom by installing some skylights to let the sunshine in. All the natural light will do wonders for an otherwise dark and dreary space.
Maybe skylights aren’t an option for your home. Don’t worry. Take out a wall and replace it with windows instead. Of course a balcony would be preferable but you don’t need one to make a window wall transform your attic master.
When your home feels like a cabin, you automatically feel like you live always on vacation. Let the beautiful wood in your attic master shine and you’ll give your room all the cabin vacation vibes. All you need is a plaid comforter to finish the look.
Many people prefer a cleaner look, especially in their bedrooms. With a white base, leaving your attic beams exposed provides plenty of interest for the walls you can’t hang pictures on without seeming too busy.
Speaking of wall art, how do you bring life and personality into a bedroom when you can’t hang any wall art? The answer lies in wallpaper. With all the patterns and colors today, just choose the one you love and make yourself a beautiful statement wall.
Storage becomes an issue when your attic master has no closet and no room for building one, but it doesn’t have to be a problem. Build a screen over part of the slant to give yourself some hidden storage space while using otherwise empty square footage.
You might have noticed that many of the attic bedrooms displayed are white. With good reason! When you have the threat of dark corners, it makes sense that you would paint your attic master in the lightest color you can find. Any natural light will bounce around and illuminate the shadows.
Slanted walls mean interesting options for lighting too. You’ll need to do some thinking outside the box to achieve the lighting level in your attic master. That might be a single chandelier in the small horizontal ceiling space or maybe you’ll rely on table lamps. Your only limit is what your mind can imagine.