Attic Spaces to Love

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A multi-purpose room in an attic space
A multi-purpose room in an attic space (varrell)

When you think of an attic, do you envision a dark cavernous space filled with neglected furniture and dusty corners occupied by spiders?  Well, the rooms featured here are not dark, dreary, dust-filled spaces.  These attic rooms have been converted to bedrooms, recreation rooms, children’s playrooms, retreats and even apartments.  Odd angles, interesting window niches or dormers all make these rooms unique.  These attic spaces are fun, functional and inspiring.

A bright attic retreat
A bright attic retreat (decorpad)
A sweet feminine attic retreat
A sweet feminine attic retreat (mommynoire)
A perfect little corner of attic space
A perfect little corner of attic space (homedit)
A beautiful attic room
A beautiful attic room (bjdhausdesign.BlogSpot)
An attic room perfect for relaxing or casual entertaining
An attic room perfect for relaxing or casual entertaining (nijihomedesign)

The attic is the perfect space to convert into an additional bedroom.  Carving out a guest bedroom, a child’s room or even a new master suite in the attic is a great use of space.  Having a bedroom in the attic space allows for privacy as well.  Configuring the furniture around dormer windows can be a challenge, but the right pieces will fall into place.  Be sure to take proper measurements before adding furniture to ensure the correct fit.

A bed can be tucked into a corner or lined up underneath dormer windows.  A desk or dresser work well in the dormer space also.  These niches give the attic bedroom character and structure.  Work within the space you have and add windows or skylights if possible.

Stylish dormer bedroom
Stylish dormer bedroom (maisonidee)
Cozy and colorful attic bedroom
Cozy and colorful attic bedroom (shelterness)
Romantic attic bedroom
Romantic attic bedroom (room-decorating-ideas)
Soothing attic bedroom
Soothing attic bedroom (Houzz)
Sophisticated attic bedroom
Sophisticated attic bedroom (Houzz)
Fresh attic bedroom
Fresh attic bedroom (emeraldinteriordesign.ie)
Cozy attic bedroom
Cozy attic bedroom (Houzz)
Lovely attic bedroom
Lovely attic bedroom (wohnideen-minimalisti)

Attic apartments are the perfect abode for the teenager, an in-law suite or a place for guests.  You can even rent out the space to boarders.  Depending on the size of the attic, you can include a sitting area, bed and dining space.  Of course, adding a small bath and kitchen area is an option but will require a bit more work and perhaps a contractor.

Bright attic apartment
Bright attic apartment (home-designing)
Fresh and light attic apartment
Fresh and light attic apartment (freshome)
Modern attic apartment
Modern attic apartment (bedroomdesignideas)
Stylish attic apartment
Stylish attic apartment (home-designing)
A cozy attic space
A cozy attic space (kitchendesign2015)

If your family is outgrowing your home, you may consider converting the attic into a child’s bedroom or playroom.  If growing siblings require more private space, this is always an option.  The attic makes a great space for children to play.  Building shelving and storage bins keeps toys and games organized when not in use.  The extra room could also be used when children have sleepovers with friends.  They will feel like they have their own little hotel suite!

Sweet girls' attic bedroom
Sweet girls’ attic bedroom (flickr)
Charming attic bedroom for kids
Charming attic bedroom for kids (thisoldhouse)
Organized kids' attic playroom
Organized kids’ attic playroom (onekindesign)

Attic recreation rooms are a popular option.  The perfect spot for a pool table, the attic space converts easily to an adult playroom.  If space permits, you can even include a bar, a large-screen television and game tables.

The attic can be transformed into a theatre or entertainment room as well.  A large-screen television and comfortable seating turns the attic into the perfect spot for an evening in.  A room that combines a play area, games and television can be achieved with careful space planning.

Attic recreation room
Attic recreation room (Houzz)
Attic entertainment room
Attic entertainment room (inspiringinteriorideas)
Attic recreation room
Attic recreation room (metergalery)
Attic recreation room
Attic recreation room (decoist)
Attic theatre room
Attic theatre room (European-web.org)

Some of us desire an in-home retreat, a place where we can go to be alone or share with others for casual entertainment.  This space can be used as a reading nook, a spot to share a beverage or enjoy a quiet moment to reflect.  You can make it cozy with comfortable seating, storage space and lighting.

A cozy attic dormer retreat
A cozy attic dormer retreat (decorpad)
A relaxing attic retreat
A relaxing attic retreat (tuttupercasa.pianetadonna.it)
A cozy attic retreat for her
A cozy attic retreat for her (inspiringinteriorideas)
A place to relax and unwind in the attic
A place to relax and unwind in the attic (xiaoguotu-to8to.com)
An attic room ready for relaxing or casual entertaining
An attic room ready for relaxing or casual entertaining (maisonidee)
A cozy attic room to relax
A cozy attic room to relax (idecorsz)
A fresh attic space
A fresh attic space (diycozyhome)
A cozy spot to relax in the attic room
A cozy spot to relax in the attic room (vanelibg)
An attic space ready for relaxing
An attic space ready for relaxing (decoist)
A cozy attic room
A cozy attic room (faburous)

The attic can be converted into a spot for relaxing, entertaining, playing or sleeping.  There are so many great uses for this space; to turn it from a dark and dusty neglected space into an enjoyable extra room in the home.  Take a look around your attic and envision something fresh and different.

 

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