Think layout, add décor
The basics covered and the must-haves done, it’s time to decorate!
One of the trickiest things about decorating an attic bedroom is the inevitable odd angles and awkward shapes you have to contend with. Make the most of the unique architecture of your brand-new room by making these features into focal points. Highlight the slopes of the ceilings, the triangular shape of the roof, the oddly-carved out nook or the asymmetrical layout using accent colours, eye-catching wallpaper, strategically-placed sculptures or targeted lighting.
Let the limits of the room inspire you to think creatively, whether that’s opting for narrower nightstands than in the rest of the house or putting in a comfy beanbag instead of formal seating. Need to maximise storage without compromising on style? Try a Scandi-inspired open wardrobe for pared-back clothes storage or the delightfully-slim Kingstown Eaton 3 Drawer Narrow Chest, with a modern, three-drawer design.
An airy finishing touch
As the room closest to the sky, it’s only natural to finish off your attic bedroom by squeezing as much light and airiness into it as possible. Start with creams, neutrals or pastels as your base, boost light levels and add delicate throws, curtains and layered bedding. Take your lighting beyond the standard ceiling installation by adding a reading light to your bedside cabinets, an LED strip on your shelving or ‘floor washer’ lights for soft, dreamy, low lightingpositioned to highlight your favourite decorative pieces.