Smart attic rooms to inspire you

Whether you plan to turn your attic into a bedroom, office or bathroom, we have some inspiring ideas for you...

Don’t let awkwardly shaped ceilings and small spaces put you off an attic conversion. With a little guidance you can transform your attic room into the most stylish and quirky room in your house.

If you’re lucky enough to have a large attic, add an extra bedroom to accommodate guests or your growing family. If your attic is smaller, why not use the space for an extra bathroom, a storage space, or a home office?

One of the best features of attics is the abundance of natural light you can utilise by opening up the roof and adding skylights. Add to the feeling of space and airiness by painting walls in light shades, and keeping furniture and clutter to a minimum.

Make the most of period features such as wooden beams and floorboards, and theme the room around this countryside style.

Whether you plan to use your attic as a bedroom, an office, a bathroom, or something completely different, we have some ideas that are sure to inspire you…

Build a hideaway study

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Where better to have your study than up in the attic, hidden away from the noise and distractions of home life below. Work with the gradient of the ceiling when placing your furniture, making use of the highest space in the middle.

Create a cosy bathroom

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Use statement wallpaper for a striking attic space. Papering just one wall creates a focal point without overwhelming a small space. The effect is particularly eye-catching in this attic bathroom where the end wall is triangular. The interesting shape of the wall combined with the statement wallpaper and dark-coloured freestanding bath creates a luxurious scheme and the perfect spot for relaxing and unwinding.

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Choose built-in storage

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Clever storage solutions are important if you’re converting your attic into a bedroom. Get custom-made built-in wardrobes to fit perfectly into one end of the room, and use the same pale wood on the wardrobe doors and on the floors to make the room seem more spacious. An enormous skylight has been placed directly in the centre of the roof here, allowing light to reach every corner of the spacious room.

Create a multi-purpose space

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This beautiful attic conversion combines a comfy resting spot with a dressing room and storage space. An attic is the perfect place to store all your bits and bobs, leaving the rest of your house decluttered – but there’s no excuse for a messy attic with wonderful storage solutions like this available. The woven hessian rug compliments the wicker storage accents in this room.

Accommodate a growing family

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As your family grows, you may start to outgrow your home, which is where an attic comes in handy. Why relocate when you can extend upwards? Tuck a single bed under the slanted ceiling, ensuring that the head of the bed is at the higher point in the room. To save on space, mount task lights on the wall. Built in storage is the perfect way to ensure their room stays tidy!

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Utilise a small space

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No attic is too small for a conversion, as this cleverly designed small bathroom demonstrates. Keep walls and panelling in pale shades to create the illusion of space, and invest in a freestanding bathtub to maximize this illusion. Install skylights to brighten up the room, and make sure you have a good ventilation system in place.

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Make room for guests

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No longer will you have to give up your bed for guests! An attic is the perfect spot for a guestroom as it means your guests can have a bit of privacy, away from the noise of downstairs. Decorate with neutral tones to keep the room light and airy, then inject burst of colours with bright accessories. The floor-to-ceiling panelling here creates a beachy effect, emphasised by the green, blue, and nautical striped decorations.

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Use space cleverly

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This attic room makes good use of what would otherwise be dead space by tucking shelving and drawers under the sloping wall. Use this storage for games and DVDs or winter scarves and gloves, depending on what you find clutters up your house the most!

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Go for a feminine feel

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A mixture of floral-print fabrics and real-life foliage makes for a pretty and feminine loft conversion. The beamed ceiling has been whitewashed to add to the feminine country theme, and the pale colours keep the well-lit room bright and light.

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Live a life of luxury

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If you have enough room in the rest of your house for all the essentials, turn your attic into a luxury space. Whether that’s a reading snug, a cinema room, or an artist’s studio, make your attic a cosy getaway. Use velvets to create a real feeling of indulgence.

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