Makeover your attic room in 5 steps

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  • If you’re lucky enough to have large attic space this is valuable extra room in your property that can be converted and used by all your family. Whether you want to create a home office, retreat, library, a teenager’s bedroom, or perhaps a main bedroom with ensuite, there’s so much you can do with the space.

    If you just want a simple, multifunctional room, there are lots of easy ways you can give your attic space a makeover. Decorate in a fresh paint shade, such as a calming duck-egg blue, and use pretty patterned fabrics for blinds and cushions in a coordinating shade.

    Look out for pieces of furniture that double up for different uses – the streamlined sofa that converts into a bed for when guests come to stay over the holidays, or for last-minute children’s sleepovers.

    Add plenty of multi-tasking storage, too. Cube shelving is versatile and can be arranged to fit into tricky spaces such as the eaves. Baskets are also a great storage option and look attractive tucked in to corners of the room.

    Alternatively go for a shelving unit with doors for concealed storage, so that you can stow away bits and bobs but still display books, fabric-covered boxes and treasured accessories.

    A comfy footstool or beanbag is another must in the attic room for relaxing when reading or watching television.

    When it comes to lighting, this is important in a enclosed space. Add a few table lamps, a pendant and make the most of natural light in the room. If you have a Velux window allow plenty of light inside with a white roller blind or a fabric blind that can be pinned back once night falls. Why not try sewing a simple blind yourself in a lovely fabric?

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