Riddle us this- how many times have you actually been in your attic? If you’re anything like us, then you can count on one finger how many times you have been in your attic to explore it or put something away. Many of us have taken the attic as a storage room or a dusty place that nobody truly goes too. However, they have the potential to be beautiful, intimate rooms that feel almost like a retreat from the rest of the house. We show you how to create a dreamy room that you can enjoy, away from the craziness of the rest of the home.
Make it a guest room
An extra room can always come in handy, particularly if you have a guest’s in your home on a regular basis. Add in two or more twin beds depending on the size of the room and create an asymmetrical room with a hint of comfort and beauty. Keep the colors, airy and fresh for a minimal appeal that makes sense to the room.
Take advantage of every nook
Many attics have multiple nooks in them naturally. With that being said, take advantage of every nook and cranny to create something different. Whether that be a reading space or even a smaller retreat, taking advantage, in general, will allow you to make the room come to life.
If you have a decent size attic, why not transform it into a little apartment? Make your guests feel right at home with a smaller space that offers everything they need from a bathroom to even a small kitchen the idea is to have a cozy room that feels almost like home.
Due to the structure attics have, overall, it is quite easy to focus on evolving the room. Evolving the way, the room with the main focus being on how the room is structurally created is one of the best ways to keep the room as organic as possible. Focus on the high ceilings and create a higher feel to the room with a structure that is ample and tall.
Add a Bathroom
If you have extra space and have yet to figure out how to decorate is or use it, a bathroom is never a bad idea. There is always use for an additional bathroom, take the idea of creating a spa-like retreat and make the bathroom feel like just that. A quiet room where you can sit and relax whenever you need a minute or two to yourself.
Keep it cozy
The attic is one of those rooms that lends itself to be sort of a “napping oasis.” Keeping that in mind, add as many cozy features as you possibly can. Furthermore, consider adding a sofa bed with blankets and throw pillows.
Who says every bed must have a headboard? On the contrary, we love the idea of not adding a headboard to your attic bed in order to make the ceiling look and feel taller, keep the bed and the floor and use a little bit of décor as you possibly can. The idea is to keep the room minimal yet grand and comfortable.
Bring on the game room
Depending on the size of your attic, consider installing a game room. Game rooms are always a nice treat to have in your home. They give you a nice space to enjoy with friends while having all the adult toys you can now use in your own home.
If you are a lover of all thing’s words, or a natural born writer, having a space dedicated to your work could be exactly what you need. Add a simple desk with plenty of lighting and a comfortable chair to bring out your creative juices.
Last but not least, get creative! We love the idea of creativity because it allows the room to feel put together but with a personal touch. The main reason being you can effortlessly add your decorating style and truly make it your own when you are in that specific space.
How do you decorate your attic? Share with us your ideas below.