Loft rooms can be unconventional spaces, but that is also one of their charms. All those nooks, crannies and sloping ceilings mean you need to be creative with how you use the space. We have pulled together all the best ideas we’ve seen over the years from our Simply Loft clients to help you create the best possible space for your loft conversion.
Make the most of the architectural features
One of the most desirable things about an attic conversion is how you can make the most of the exposed architectural features. From quirky windows to chimney breasts to wooden beams, these features give a room character. Don’t try and hide them, show them off!
Custom made storage
The lack of storage is a perennial problem, but in a loft conversion, you can make the sometimes awkward space work for you. Put cupboards into the eaves or have them custom made so they fit with the sloping ceiling, or alternatively, you can have a built in wardrobe put in.
There is no end of reading nook inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram to help you get inspired! While every reading nook is different and should reflect the personality of its user, there are some fundamentals that make up a basic reading nook. Number one is somewhere comfortable to sit, two is a warm cosy blanket and three is a good source of light – whether that’s a window, a lamp or both.
If you are using your loft conversion for a home office, you need to make sure the space fits your work style. Make sure you have plenty of daylight coming in and keep it as clutter free as possible – having good storage and a comfortable office chair are also essential. A home office needs to be away from the rest of the home, so you are not distracted by diversions such as TV and the washing. If you have a lot of electronic equipment in your room, make sure it can be kept cool.
Colours and wallpaper
When it comes to colours, whites, creams and off-whites seem to be the most popular colours. Skylights, which are common in loft conversions, let in plenty of light and keeping your colour scheme natural enhances space and makes the room look light and airy.
If you would like to add wallpaper to your attic conversion, choose just one feature wall to showcase the design. If you have a small space, then keep the pattern small and the colours light. Many people use wallpaper to highlight a chimney breast or alcove.