Whether you live in an attic apartment or have a loft bedroom in your home, a converted roof space can be cosy, welcoming and stylish. However, with sloping walls and a different layout to a typical room, knowing how to decorate a loft conversion can be a little tricky.
To solve this and help you make the most of your attic space, here are some clever styling tips to offer some inspiration.
Every space in your home needs storage. In a loft, this can be more difficult as walls are often at an angle, meaning standard furniture often won’t fit. The key is custom solutions that cleverly use the available space.
Whether you choose to invest in made-to-measure wardrobes or carry out some DIY to make your own rustic shelving unit, styling with custom built furniture allows you to make full use of every nook and cranny.
A loft conversion can feel small and boxed in, largely due to the slope of the walls and small ceiling size. But how can you solve this? One solution is to think about ways you can draw the eye up and make the space feel taller.
To do this, you could paint walls and ceilings the same colour to create the feeling of a continuous, open space. Alternatively, decorating with stripes can give the illusion of a higher ceiling.
Depending on the type of loft area you have in your home, angled walls can limit the amount of usable floor space. This may leave you struggling to fit enough furniture into the room.
To solve this, style your loft conversion with multi-purpose furniture. For example, you could use a storage trunk as a coffee table, purchase a day bed, or select a cupboard with a built-in desk.
In addition to being practical, lighting has the power to transform any interior space and a loft room is no exception. Not only can it help to style a loft conversion, but it can also make it feel larger.
Consider installing lighting at different levels, from floor and table lamps, to wall and ceiling lights, to really elongate the space.
Using mirrors is one of the oldest interior design tricks. In a loft, it can make a huge difference to the look and feel of the room by reflecting natural light, creating the illusion of space and softening the slant of the walls.
To style your conversion with mirrors, you could place opposite windows to maximise light, install a large mirror behind the bed to extend the space, or in alcoves to open them up.
When it comes to styling your loft conversion, there are lots of tricks that not only add a decorative touch, but can make it feel like a larger, more functional space. Try these tips and see what you think.