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5 Stylish Loft Conversion Ideas for an Extra Bedroom

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Having problems with the space inside your home? No matter how you clean and organize things, sometimes it’s the proper use of space that makes it difficult for you to envision a bigger home interior.

In the case of adding a new bedroom, you may choose to embark on a home extension project where you can install a new room. Unfortunately, some people cannot afford this kind of change.

If you’re one of these people, then a loft conversion may be a good option for you. This allows you to save on unnecessary construction costs and make efficient use of the available space in your house.

Some homes are built with a loft or attic, but its owners fail to use the room properly. At best, many of us resort to using the area as a perpetual storage location for things that we don’t need. Let us break this mindset today, and look into the loft as an extra bedroom.

Things to Consider Prior to Converting the Loft

Before you start buying design pieces and remodeling your attic into a bedroom, you need to consider the following factors:

  • Who is going to sleep in the room? Be sure that they want to sleep in the loft.
  • Consider installing an insulated roof membrane to keep the room warm and cozy especially during winter.
  • Is there proper lighting? If you have a fixed window, you may want to consider replacing it with a larger one that can let more light in. You may place curtains or blinds to control the amount coming in.
  • Do you need to sound proof the room to prevent noise from entering or escaping?

Design Ideas To Turn The Loft Into A Bedroom

While the loft can serve several purposes, let’s talk about how to use it as an extra bedroom. Here are some design tips on how you can remodel your loft into an extra room for sleeping:

1. Evoke nature

You may start by adding natural elements in the room such as bamboo floors and wooden accessories. Make sure to install a huge window for natural light to come in, and a touch of warm color to make the space cozy and comforting.

2. Go for classic white

The safest way to design a new bedroom is to keep colors away for a while. A stark white color makes the room visually bigger and more peaceful, which is perfect for a bedroom loft.

3. Style it like a cabin house

This kind of loft design is ideal for homes with limited space. You may not be able to fit a regular-sized bed frame inside, and so a small cot or a rolled-up mattress may be more ideal for this small space.

4. Design it for children

If you’re designing the bedroom loft for kids, make the room look like it was built for them. Being creative with how their bedroom would look will definitely make any child happy. Make sure that the kiddie bedroom loft has a section that will function as a play space or a mini-study area.

5. Make it simple or minimalist

Most lofts have low ceilings and small areas, and so putting too many furniture pieces and decorations may cram the room. For starters, why not get rid of the bed frame and just put your mattress and sheets on the floor?

The best way to design a bedroom loft is to make sure that the people who will use the room will feel like it’s their own. Feel free to personalize the bedroom loft to make it a relaxing haven for you and your family.

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30 Comments

  1. February 22, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    I like keeping lofts for creative ideas, as studio, office play room etc. it has enough light ( usally) plus its has this little mystery in it!

  2. February 20, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    I love simplistic and minimalist interiors. Some great tips here.

  3. fashion-mommy
    February 17, 2017 / 12:22 am

    My husband actually does this for a living but we still haven’t converted our own!

  4. February 16, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    These are great tips. I would love a loft conversion!

  5. February 16, 2017 / 12:27 am

    Very helpful tips on having a stylish loft conversion! I wish I had a loft to make an attic room

  6. Jessica Lynn Martin
    February 15, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    I love these tips for converting a space into an extra bedroom. I love the tip to make it like cabin. It will definitely feel like a vacation if a room looks like a cabin.

  7. Louise O'Brien
    February 15, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    I would love to make my loft in to a room thank you for the tips 😊

  8. Angela Milnes
    February 15, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Such a good post, I would love to have an extra bedroom for our visitors that want to over night here.

  9. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    February 15, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    We put an offer on a house recently that had a big loft space and the plan is to convert it.

  10. February 15, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Some great suggestions, thank you so much for sharing! Our roof space is tiny so no room for a loft conversion but will definitely be consider some of the pointers in our renos! 🙂 xo

  11. February 15, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    Such a great idea to convert the loft, little man would love a loft bedroom! 🙂

  12. February 15, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    I think loft conversions can be really great. We considered doing one in our old house.

  13. February 15, 2017 / 11:49 am

    i would love to convert our loft , we need the extra space for sure x

  14. February 15, 2017 / 10:14 am

    Great read, we are planning on converting our loft into a room for our teenage girls. Definitely a more viable option than an extension x

  15. Teresa Bowen
    February 15, 2017 / 9:40 am

    I would love to convert our loft into an extra bedroom but the day we moved into this house my husband claimed the loft as his space and it now houses a model railway.

  16. Clairejustineo
    February 14, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    What a lovely post. I would love to take a look inside my loft so I could dream up what I would do up there 🙂

  17. Melanie Edjourian
    February 14, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    We are looking to covert ours eventually but can’t decide what we want to do. These are great ideas. I think a kids room might work well for us.

  18. Beautyqueenuk
    February 14, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    Growing up, I always wanted my Dad to convert the loft so I didnt have to share a room with my sister x

  19. February 14, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    I love loft conversions, I think they add so much value but yes you have to make sure it’s right and fits in with your needs.

  20. Sharon M Parry
    February 14, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    I absolutely agree with number 2 – we are having a loft conversion this year so I’ve bookmarked this!

  21. Healthy & Psyched
    February 14, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    I love tip number 3- what a great idea!! Don’t think I would have considered that.

  22. February 14, 2017 / 10:46 am

    We don’t own our own home but our rented home has an attic that I would love to convert into another room mainly so we could foster x

  23. February 14, 2017 / 9:44 am

    Loft conversions are great to allow extra space when you can’t extend out. When we moved into my family home there was a loft conversion which became my brothers’ bedroom, it would have been tough without it x

  24. February 14, 2017 / 9:20 am

    I’d love to be able to convert my loft into another bedroom – I love the cabin idea x

  25. Mellissa Williams
    February 14, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Living in a flat I would love a loft conversion. It can add so much living space .I would keep it simple I think

  26. February 13, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    I think that converting it to make it look like a cabin house is such a cool idea and it would feel like your own tree house!

  27. February 13, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    I love the idea of going minimalist with the extra room design. It always makes spaces feel brighter and bigger.

  28. February 13, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I think using a loft or attic room if you are tight on space is a great idea if you are able to do so. Instead of just using it as a storage room using it as an extra bedroom is fantastic.

  29. February 13, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Some great ideas here, I have the spring clean bug early and want to change everything in all my rooms x

  30. Nazy Nazy
    February 13, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I loveeddd your tips … soon gonna make some changes in my house and will keep everything in mind

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