Decorating a Small Attic Bedroom

Rimlee Bhuyan Jan 9, 2019
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Many people have this preconceived notion that it is difficult to decorate a small living space. But if you follow some basic principles in designing and decorating, you can make even a small space look stylish and chic.
Decorating a small room is itself challenging, and it becomes more so when you have to decorate an attic. Converting your attic into a bedroom is a great idea, but how do you go about making such a small space work for you? If you think that designing and decorating a small attic bedroom cannot be done, then think again.
With the right choice in furniture and upholstery, smart storage solutions and a proper furniture layout, a small attic bedroom can become pleasing and attractive. Most homeowners think that decorating a small space is restrictive. But that is far from the truth. With a bit of creativity and ingenuity, you can make a small space look warm and inviting.
One of the most important things to remember while designing and decorating a small space is to avoid clutter at all costs. Too much furniture, knick knacks and wall art can overwhelm the bedroom and can make it look even smaller. Here are some tips for decorating a small attic bedroom and transform it into a stylish bedroom and a haven of relaxation.

How to Decorate a Small Attic Bedroom

There are many creative ways that you can go about this. Let's look into some of these awesome ideas!

Choose Correct Wall Colors

Monochromatic wall colors which are suttle and yet fresh make a small room appear large. Ice blue, steel gray and taupe are few of such colors.
You can even choose citrusy colors like lemon yellow, lime green and zesty orange. But moderation is the key to using such bright hues in a small attic bedroom. Paint one of the walls of the bedroom in a bright citrus and paint the rest of the walls in a paler color from the same color family. This gives the bedroom a bright look, without overwhelming it.
As most attics have a sloping roof, choose a pale color for the ceiling to make the ceiling seem higher. Neutral colors like off white, taupe, beige and wheat are great paint color choices for the attic bedroom.

Choose a Statement Furniture

Although you should select furniture that is proportional to the dimensions of the attic, yet a statement furniture piece is essential to create a focal point in the room.
A single bold piece of furniture will give the room an attractive and stylish look. A beautiful well crafted bed, with a dramatic headboard will give the room character. If your bed is crafted in dark wood aimed to give a spacious feel, then use pale colored bed linen with plenty of pillows and cushions.

Stick to Small Furniture

Choosing huge furniture pieces is one of the biggest mistake people make while decorating a small attic bedroom. Choosing scaled down or small pieces creates a balance in the bedroom and gives the bedroom a harmonious look.
Small and narrow chaise lounge should be substituted for an oversized couch. A narrow chest of drawers in a modern design is also ideal for a small attic bedroom. Sleek furniture with clean straight lines should be selected as it creates a cohesive look and gives the bedroom an uncluttered look.

Get Smart With Storage

Think outside the box when you select storage for a small attic bedroom. Install built in shelves next to the bed to store your favorite books and CDs. This will reduce clutter. Choose multiple storage options wherever possible.
A night table with deep drawers can help you to store your toiletry and medicines. If you have a window seat in your attic bedroom, then use the space underneath the window seat by constructing a drawer for storing linens and toys. Another smart storage solution is to fill big baskets with bed linens, clothes and shoes and slide it underneath the bed.

Select the Right Accessories

Do not blindly display every show piece and decorative items that you have collected over the years. Display only one or two artwork on the walls and hang them high up to give the illusion of a higher ceiling.
Place a large rectangular mirror over a dresser or prop a large mirror against one wall. Mirrors instantly give the interiors more pizazz and also make the room appear larger than it is. To give the attic bedroom a polished look, stick to minimalistic art or quirky art that best expresses your personality.
These small attic bedroom design ideas can help create a beautiful living space that is attractive, stylish and functional. With a bit of creativity a small space can be given a beautiful look.
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