An attic (also known as loft, sky parlor or garret) is a room just below the roof of a house. This is a space where usually thought of as a dusty place used for storing holiday decorations and castoff furniture. Although being attached to architecture disadvantages such as sloping ceilings, complicated floor plan, lack of living space; the attic can be renovated to an ideal bedroom or a perfect room for guests to come and stay.
Not being convinced yet? Scrolling through these eye-catching, thrilling attic bedroom ideas below will give you an eager to pack your stuff and move upstairs right away!
Top 15 attic bedroom design ideas
Filling the room with sunlight by using not one but two skylights, this design from Arbor & Co. is a bright and fresh top-floor nook. Taking advantage of all-white color palette creates a visual effect that makes the room feel larger than its actual space. A small rattan basket, black modern nightstand provide more storage space as well as deliver a warmth accent to the room. The leaning picture of a dreamcatcher acts as a vintage touch for decoration.
This small attic nook is an ideal sleep and rest space with the vaulted ceilings. Vaulted ceilings will make your room look larger than it actually is. The rattan pendants draw focus on the height of the ceilings while white wood panel walls with neutral brown scheme create a cozy and warm overall space.
Nothing can make you feel like kicking your feet up after a long day like this simple rustic top-floor room. Using mainly natural elements such as wood for the headboard that also functions as a shelf, an oak wall with appealing curved grain and a stone column beside the window. On the other hand, to complete the overall coziness and free-spirit, a damask rug pairs nicely with full-of-textures bed while a room divider used as decorative to cover the window when needed.
Complete your personal sleep nook with emerald green giving the feeling of serenity and smoothing. Furthermore, here we have a cozy space with a dose of neutral color. Oak wood is used for the bed frame, the bench and corner chair which not only provide a great experience for a long time but still bring in the warmth of dark brown color. A pendant with layering disks draws attention to the ceiling while giving the room more low light when resting at night.
The unique attic bedroom space with the creative way to put the bunk bed. While both sides of the ceilings are sloped in the corner, the bed goes L-shaped on the first floor with a small stair leading to a tiny nook. A copper stand to place things, camo striped rug goes along well with the overall white painted wall. Overall, this is a clever attic bedroom taking advantage of architecture’s flaws to emphasize on the overall space.
This is a cozy rest and sleep space that not only focuses on the bedroom but also includes a function of a living room. Dominant color of the whole room is gray which is a perfect duo to the wooden ceiling. With not 1 but 2 skylights and a round porthole, the room is filled with abundant natural lighting that accentuates the modern and rustic looking of overall space. A great way to maximize the small space of an attic is by using the hammock chair, creating an area to chill and relax when not lying on bed.
You will always get inspired by nature with this greenery-filled attic bedroom. Pots of plants are placed in every corner of the room while lianas go around the windows. To add on this dreamy space, a braided rope swing and a collection of star-shaped pendants draw the focus to the ceilings and make the room look bigger. It all come down together and make a whimsical yet refreshing and relaxed top-floor bedroom.
Nothing makes you feel like lazing around like this vintage attic nook. Style the space with neutral warm brown scheme and fascinating shabby pattern. Since it’s a small space, a drawer and a nightstand is placed on each side of the bed. A well-used chest is reused as an end-of-bed bench which paired nicely with an old linen rug. The combination of each item keeps the area feeling cozy without missing its function.
Allow this bedroom to demonstrate accurately how to create an elegant, soothing space in a small corner. Notably, the furry checkered rug makes a statement of a cozy yet comfy experience in this attic nook. Velvet elements are used for pillowcases, the bed sheet and quilt. Headboard-less bed with oak wood frame is a perfect choice to save some space for this low ceilings attic.
Since the attic is a place where there is a lack of space, it’s quite understandable that minimalism style is widely used to apply for this type of architecture. This design still obeys the basic yet effective principle by combining a bright white scheme with the vaulted ceiling to make the visual effect of a larger space. Taking advantage of the sloped ceiling, the window stays at an angle that gives abundant sunlight directly to the bed and also the whole space. Furthermore, you can cleverly create more storage while still keeping everything neat by the cabinet right in the corner below the window.
The attic, while having only a limited space can still give your guests a comfortable experience with a suitable way of decorating. This gentle guest bedroom combines red and green as accent colors against white scheme. The striped green headboards of each bed function as a decorative wall. Bedroom benches are covered with red patterned fabric to make a matchy appearance with the bed and dominant white.
With multiple patterns and shapes, you can draw attention to the center of the room and make the space look visually bigger. Textures from soft gray 3D printed wall, mountain shaped curtain goes along with zigzag pattern throw pillow give this attic nook an eccentric look. When combining those elements with the soothing dark navy and white color of the bed and the linen rug, the whole space delivers an energetic vibe to start the day.
Making use out of the whimsical layout of an attic like this design from Hannah Tyler. The carved space in the wall serves as a cozy cocoon to get some rest. Therefore, the room is still left with an abundance of space that can be utilized to create a small working space with a small desk (or a sofa if you desire for more sleep-and-rest).
Try creating visual effects to make a small attic appear larger. In this attic bedroom, using shiplap wall paneling is a clever way to stretch the space out vertically. Plus, white dominance and dark gray contrast also increase the space’s square footage while giving the room a airy and bright look
Because an attic bedroom isn’t in the main part of your house, you may experiment with color or play with unexpected layout just like what The Local Project has done with the design above.