Nowadays, the attic is more than just a storage unit where you can pile old boxes, pieces of furniture and anything useless, until one day there is simply not enough room for you to enter it. Today, a house with a nice loft is a real treasure. Why – due to the additional space it provides – an extra bedroom, a man cave, a playroom, a quiet refuge for meditation, a winter garden and etc. So the only question is how to make the most of area. Here are my clever decoration ideas to shed some light onto the problem.
Attic Makeover 1: Bedroom
With the scarcity of free space and sky-high property prices, it comes as no surprise that most home owners are looking to upgrade the area to an extra bedroom. Whether it is for a teenager, acting out and in a dire need of personal refugee or simply as a guest room for the in-laws or overnight guests, no one will deny that an extra room is a big plus for any home.
Usually, the attic is rather small and doesn’t leave you with much of a choice when it comes to interior design. However, you can always figure out ways to add extra storage and revamp the place to make it look cozy and charming despite the limited size. My personal favourite makeover is the romantic rustic theme that tends to go well with any wooden loft. Plus, it allows you to use that old furniture you have been wondering what to do with.
Naturally, if the style of your home requires a different approach to the decoration, you can always make a splash with the trendy modern décor. After all, minimalist furnishing certainly has its benefits when you have to work with a small space.
Attic Makeover 2: Playroom
So, you don’t really need a spare bedroom which is fantastic, by the way. You are free to use the attic in so many other ways. Making a playroom for your little angel could prove to be so much fun. First of all, having a playroom will provide you with hours of entertainment for the cold winter days when going to the playground or even in the backyard isn’t an option. Secondly, such a room will essentially limit the water paint, glue and other substances damages to only one area. What better way to reduce the cleaning chores to a much healthier minimum?
Depending on the age of your kid and his/ her interests (after all children show off their character and personal preferences from a very early age), you can decide how to furnish the place. For more pro-active children, cleaners Ringwood suggest adding a crafts table, a chalkboard wall, a hanging chair, numerous storage units like baskets for the various toys and games. On the other hand, quiet kids that show more interest in reading and painting will benefit more form a reading corner – a window seat cushion will be perfect, a numerous bookcases, a loveseat, a nice self-standing lighting fixture and so on.
Attic Makeover 3: Man Cave
While speaking of playroom, I simply can’t forego the ultimate goal of every middle-aged (and even younger married gentlemen) – the man cave. If you have the space and are willing to compromise on the matter, you can create a perfect little “cave” right above your bedroom. What does it need to be perfect?
Well, opinions vary when its features are involved. Some say that a bar is a must, others require a flat-screen TV and table football. Whichever the case, you can be certain that a man with a man cave is a happy, lucky person.