Lofts: Aim High and Fall in Love With Your Attic
We could all use an extra room, so why not look to your loft and transform the space in your roof into something fabulous?
The rustic, bohemian nature of this colourful, laid-back attic den creates the most appealing adult hideaway. Layer vibrant cushions and oversized beanbags for an almost Moroccan feel, and hang a string of pretty fairy lights to instantly create a little piece of magic.
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Converting a loft isn’t always about creating a totally separate room. This sleeping mezzanine level makes the most of a pitched roof, squeezing a cosy bedroom area into what would otherwise be unused space.
The key ingredients of a family room are table games, a TV and huge comfy sofas, and this cavernous roof space has all three. It is the ultimate den for families and friends to kick back and relax in at the weekend.
This might be a kid’s bedroom area, but this loft conversion is so stylish, no adult would object to spending time up here, too. Clever storage helps the space feel roomy, while the suspended macrame hanging pod is pure Seventies chic.
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Attics are often converted into extra bedrooms, but this room has taken its out-of-the-way location at the top of the house as an excuse to create a space dripping with feminine charm. The soothing, eau de nil washed ceiling and airy voile drapes instil serenity for the perfect night’s sleep. The only downside is, you might not want to get up in the mornings!
Another great idea is to transform an unused loft space into a fabulous home theatre. Wall-to-wall seating, hi-tech equipment and plenty of space to enjoy a movie with friends is the luxury way to enjoy your home entertainment.
Using pale colours and subtle patterns will maximise light levels and increase the feeling of space in a small or awkwardly shaped loft. This open-plan bedroom and bathroom has a calm, enveloping ambience thanks to the silvery grey hues and subtle, feather print wallpaper.
Naturally weathered boards are the perfect backdrop in this light and airy attic office. Simple white furniture and fabrics further enhance this very modest, yet beautiful space and would certainly inspire most of us to sit tight and keep grafting.
The exposed beams of this converted attic mean you can’t forget that this space sits right under the roof, while the industrial styling adds to its urban feel. The steeply pitched roof is not wasted space, though. It is made use of as storage for a bike, helping the floor level feel less cluttered.
When converting a loft into a children’s bedroom, forget garish colours and faddy characters and opt for a neutral scheme that can be updated as your child grows. This space has been kitted out with multiple media points, so the ongoing demands of a techy generation are taken care of.
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