Take inspiration from this transformed loft bedroom

This revamped loft bedroom has been give a new look with lots of personality and a vintage vibe

When they moved into their new family home, these owners were delighted with all the extra space they had gained. However, they were faced with doing a lot of work to bring their tired looking house up to date. The previous owners had converted the loft into a double bedroom and all the basics were in place - it was just the decor that needed their attention. The couple were keen to make the most of the spacious bedroom and wanted to stamp their personality on it. 'We wanted to create a soft industrial look and the key to this was the exposed brick wall.'

Luckily the owners were able to use some bricks left over from a friend's building job to carry out this work and the sloped back wall was clad over a weekend. 'It's quite easy to create this look,' says the owner, 'and you don't even need the whole brick.'

1/8 Loft bedroom

bedroom with sloping roof and white brickwall

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With industrial-style bricks replacing the drab purple painted wall, the couple then added an elegant black metal bed frame to continue the theme, and a pale grey wool carpet for a soft touch.

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2/8 Classic en suite

room with wooden flooring and bathtub

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At the far end of the bedroom, the mezzanine level was little more than a large empty space. 'We put a dressing table there temporarily, but I became convinced that this area should become an open-plan en suite.' Having consulted a plumber, the couple went ahead and fitted a bath and basin that suited the period of the property.

Ultra Finishing


3/8 Bedside table

bedroom with brick wall and blue lantern

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This compact bedside table was found at a car-boot sale and just needed a coat of paint to spruce it up and ensure that it fitted in with the vintage vibe. The chrome lamp and blue metal lantern complete the chic industrial look.


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4/8 Bedroom storage

bedroom with white chest of drawers with handles

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Fitted furniture is a practical choice and is nearly always a good idea in a converted loft where wall space is limited. This clever built-in chest of drawers is recessed into the cavity wall and was given an updated look with handles that complement the new decor.

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5/8 Traditional details

bathroom with blue vintage cupboard and wooden flooring

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Furnishings and accessories such as this blue cupboard and period-style radiator lend plenty of vintage charm. The cupboard provides good storage and this striking shade of marine blue stands out against the neutral background to eyecatching effect.

Towel rail

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6/8 En suite

bathroom with blue retro arrow on white wall and bathtub

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From empty space to luxurious en suite.The owners searched for one or two key pieces and decided not to include a shower to prevent the room from looking too cluttered. 'I had always wanted a roll-top bath that looked out of the window, and this was the perfect opportunity,' says the owner. The retro arrow was the final finishing touch.

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7/8 Bedroom cushions

bedroom with brick wall and white threaded pillows

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Create a relaxing look and stamp your personality on your bedroom. Mix and match your favourite cushions and pillowcases and include a cushion cover complete with your own initials.

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8/8 Bedrom before renovation

bedroom with slopped ceiling and white metal framed bed

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Fortunately the room didn't need any structural work, so the couple were able to focus on changing the decor to suit their own taste. 'I love decorating and styling,' says the owner, 'and I had a strong vision of how I wanted it to look.'


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.