51 inspired ideas for attic bedrooms




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An attic bedroom is a great space to experiment with new design ideas. Keep brick walls exposed to add rustic character to an uninspired space. Complete the pared-back theme with an industrial-style metal bed frame and repurpose a reclaimed chair as a simple side table for the final flourish.




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If you’re lucky enough to have a loft conversion with plenty of roof height, why not make the most of the ample space with a sturdy four-poster bed? This chunky oak frame complements the natural hue of the wood-panelled wall and transforms this attic bedroom into a romantic, rustic hideaway you’ll never want to leave.




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If your home is blessed with a beautiful view, why not add French doors to your attic bedroom? Opening up your room to the great outdoors will make the space feel bigger, and not to mention brighter. A Juliette balcony with a safety barrier will need to be fitted, but there are styles to suit all schemes, from classic iron railings to contemporary toughened glass shown here.




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Smaller attic bedrooms can feel claustrophobic without plenty of natural light. Skylights are the easiest way to counter this and they won’t take up valuable vertical wall space. Fitted opaque blinds will help if privacy is an issue, plus their translucent film won’t compromise on the amount of light let in.




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A partial dividing wall is another great way to get the most from your loft. This conversion features a clever cut-out section in the eaves, leading to a reading nook and dressing space.




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Maintaining a comfortable temperature all year round is vital. Low floor-mounted radiators are both aesthetically pleasing and super practical as they fit snuggly against sloping eaves.




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Skylights may be great at letting the sun stream in, but it’s important to be able to block the light out too. Banish those unwanted early morning wake-up calls with a stylish made-to-measure blackout blind.




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Adding bold and bright colours is an easy way to inject happy, summery vibes into a space where light is often scarce. Choose two or three vibrant shades, but counter-balance the strong tones with crisp white ceilings and eaves.




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If your home is a new build, wallpaper can be an effective and inexpensive way to add character. Here, brick and wood-effect wallpapers add architectural interest to a neutral attic bedroom, accessorised with industrial-style light fittings and a rustic storage ladder.




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An ensuite can be a great addition to a bedroom in the rafters, creating a self-contained suite that’s separate from the main house. That being said, it can be a challenge squeezing everything you need into a confined space. One solution is a walk-through ensuite, where the bathroom flows seamlessly off from the bedroom.




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Who says beds have to sit against a wall? It may be unconventional but it makes sense to position a bed in the middle of an attic bedroom, away from the slopping eaves walls. Not only does the bed become a focal feature of the space, but it leaves room to fit storage solutions into the walls.




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Add extra privacy by introducing a curtain to an open mezzanine bedroom. This can be pulled back during the day to show off the high ceilings and closed at night to create a cosy sleeping area that feels sufficiently separate from the space below.




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When introducing light into a loft, think outside of the box. Mirrors, inset into a recess in the headboard, are a clever way to amplify light, as well as offering a handy storage space for your bits and pieces.




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Original features can sometimes feel awkward to incorporate, especially in the narrow confines of an attic. But with a bit of lateral thinking, you can find a way to turn them into a key design feature. This oddly-shaped chimney breast, for example, acts as an impressive second headboard.




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Got a spectacular view but can’t position your attic room to make the most of it? Consider installing an internal window. The bedroom will still feel private thanks to its elevated height whilst drawing in those gorgeous vistas.




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Some rafter rooms are so tiny that there’s little room for anything besides a bed. But these spaces can still come in very handy for hosting guests, particularly younger visitors. A low-lying futon or floor mattress will help free up as much headspace as possible, while wall-mounted lights and shelving will help you work around the lack of floor space.




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If you have the space, why not treat yourself to a hotel-style bedroom complete with plush sitting area? Placing the sleeping and sitting zones on different levels will physically and mentally separate the space according to its different functions.




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If you’re building from scratch or have the structure to support it, an elevated deck can be a great addition to a loft room. As well as creating the perfect spot to soak up the summer sun, glazed doors will draw light inside and allow you to enjoy the views all year round.




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You can add more dramatic architectural features, too, such as this eaves recess, which makes a dramatic focal point of the bed, as well as creating a cosy sleeping nook. The platform bed frame ensures this slumber space is truly the star of the show.




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Thanks to their sloping roofs, bedrooms in the eaves can prove tricky when it comes to storage. Fitted, made-to-measure cupboards and drawers will make the most of even the oddest-shaped sloping spaces without cluttering up a room.




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If bespoke cupboards and drawers are outside your budget, simple fitted shelves can be an affordable option. You or your joiner can make them out of low-cost materials such as MDF and, once painted, they will look just as smart and stylish as more expensive alternatives.




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On the whole, it’s a good idea to stick to pale tones in a loft bedroom as they reflect the most light. However, if your room is blessed with plenty of windows, or you just want to go for a more intense, enveloping feel, then take the plunge and experiment with darker shades – even black.




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Show off the entire extent of an eaves space with an integrated bedroom-bathroom. Tuck the toilet out of sight behind a dividing cupboard and place the bathtub in the bedroom area for an indulgent touch. Be sure to install a good extractor fan to prevent the room from becoming humid, and make sure any lighting and power points are positioned well away from the bath or any other water sources.




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Utilise the angular spaces in your attic room by adding built-in furniture under the eaves. Here, a padded window seat fits snuggly in an awkward recess. Plus, the base leaves plenty of room for handy under-seat storage.




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An unremarkable loft bedroom can be transformed into something truly exceptional with just a little bit of texture. This feature wall, made from salvaged wood panelling, adds warmth and character to a previously uninspiring space.




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