5 Tips To Transform Your Attic Into A Dream Room
15 Nov 2016
Every time that I hear the word attic, I think of a mystery room, don't ask me why. There's something magical about this special room, a warm feeling that stays with you even when you're not there. This space is very versatile, you practically can turn it in any room that you desire, a new bedroom, a playroom for the kids, a bathroom, an office, the possibilities are endless.
Before you hurry into buying new decorations, here are some tips that you should take into consideration if you plan a complete attic makeover.
1. Natural light is important
Usually, attics don't come with a lot of windows, some of them don't have them at all, so you will have to add them yourself. Skylights and roof windows are the go-to choices for bringing natural light into an attic room. If you don't want to have the sunlight into the room all day, you can easily pick up some special blinds for VELUX roof windows. Simple as that!
2. Go for lighter colours
Not all the attics are big, so in order to create the illusion of a bigger space, go for lighter when you paint the walls. To create a large looking space, try to paint the ceiling in the same colour as the walls. That way there won't be any visible borders and space will look bigger.
3. Keep it simple
Try not to overload the room with unnecessary furniture. Not only the room will look smaller than it is, but it will also look bad, so keep it simple and tidy.
4. Custom built furniture
Because an attic has so many angles it's hard to find furniture pieces that will fit, so custom built furniture might be a solution. If this is an expensive option, you can search for DIY furniture that you can build yourself. That way you can have furniture that will suit your taste and you will also have the satisfaction that you made it yourself.
5. The small details count
You have a newly decorated attic, everything is at its place, but it's the small personal details that give the place life, that make the place your own. Add a nice carpet that will keep the room warm, some plants that will bring the place to life, some fairy lights to create a magical space at night, your imagination is the key.
What other tips do you have to create a magical place out of an old attic?