Limited on space? Transform your attic into a playroom, a bunk room for the kids, or both! This collection of brilliant spaces are proof that an attic can become the coolest spot of the house.
Shabby Chic Nursery
via Design Dazzle
Simple and sweet, this girl’s nursery makes great use of natural sunlight. (It almost looks lovingly sun bleached!) Simple furniture was chosen so that the room can easily be adapted as the child grows. Colorful furniture, like the turquoise doll’s chair and red footstool, are an easy way to add a welcome burst of color to the soft palette.
Pitched Roof Meets Art Wall
via of Ofdesign.net
A pitched roof presents a perfect opportunity for a feature wall. And wallpaper with woodland creatures is the perfect print for a magical loft space. Bold prints look great on their own or layered with shelves and art as shown here.
Skyscraper Sleeping Nook
This little nook is located at the top of a lower-Manhattan penthouse. But you don’t have to live in a skyscraper to take advantage of this look. A custom fit daybed can transform a modest space into a cozy room for sleeping and daydreaming.
All white playrooms let bright and cheery toys and furniture stand out, yet maintain a sense of order and tidiness. They also take advantage of the sometimes limited light that filters through windows at the top of a house.
White & Bright Shared Space
This room makes great use of the slanted ceiling and window by using them as a joint headboard for the beds. It’s a minimalist, modern approach to a kid’s room, but still manages to be soothing and inviting.
Teenage Tribute To Red, White & Blue
via e-mag DECO
A primary palette with splashes of red is the perfect look for a teenage boy’s room. This space is so cool that even a floor littered with dirty clothes would look like a functional accessory.
Colorful & Modern Folk
via Milk magazine
This folksy, yet modern approach is perhaps the most natural way to transition an attic space. The wide wood planks, colorful quilt, and Eames rocker add the necessary mix of old and new to revitalize a traditionally rustic part of the house.
via Erik Olsson
This house near Sweden was designed entirely in white. The minimalist approach carries through to this soothing nursery, perfect for lulling baby to sleep.
Even the lowest of ceilings work for tot rooms. What little one wouldn’t love to tuck themselves under this little hideout? Note the monochromatic Ikea storage slide. It offers maximum storage that practically blends right into the wall.
Dreamy Teenage Girl’s Room
via Hus & Hem
When light is limited, consider a cutout such as the one shown here to allow light peek through. The unobtrusive glass-topped desk is another great idea for a small attic space.
Bird’s Nest Nursery
via Journal Des Femmes
Handmade stairs lead from a cozy mezzanine to a lofted nursery in this attic space. What a fun way to enter a room! Pops of red and pink add fun and lively contrast to the white walls.
Pictured at the top of this post: This amazing shared space was designed by Flynnside Out, a production company that specializes in home makeovers. The subdued and gender-neutral palette, curtained bunk beds, and pendant lamps make this room look like it could be in a belly of a ship or in a treehouse.