As I looked through my boards on Pinterest the other day, I realized that over the past few years I’ve come to really like attic bedrooms or bedrooms that mimic attic spaces. The apartment we are in right now has lofted ceilings and exposed brick, and I love both of those details. But, there’s also something to be said for wood beams that hang right overhead and strangely angled windows that create a warm and cozy atmosphere.
While I wouldn’t necessarily want an attic space for my own bedroom, I love the idea of creating a guest room or children’s room in such a space. Because attics are typically separate or above the rest of the house, they can function in two different, but equally effective ways. On the one hand, they can provide privacy necessary for guests; on the other, they also allow children to feel as though they exist in their own magical space – a great vehicle for imagination and fun.
I especially like the idea of wallpapering an attic space in a delicate, floral pattern. I’ve found some amazing inspirational images that, again, help to evoke that comfortable, cozy vibe. The pale colors in the first two images help to keep the space light and bright, which can prove challenging in an attic, given the limited number of windows.
The wallpaper here is obviously a bit more bold, but is only featured on one, small wall and balanced by the bright, white walls and pale, blush comforter.
Finally, for those of you more daring folks, here are a few more attic ideas to inspire you:
a dressing room, or…
a hammock retreat.