Today we’re going to take a look at interior design ideas for transforming your loft or attic into a bespoke living room. If you have a growing family and feel cramped in your home why not consider turning your loft space into a stunning living room – a place where you can relax and unwind with or without a television in sight.
As we’ve already seen in our earlier posts you may need planning permission, so check this out prior to starting the conversion. Planning is key to a successful loft conversion, so you may also need to hire professional help. However, once the building works have been completed you can get your interior design flair to work!
It’s up to you whether you decorated the room in the same manner and style as the rest of your home or whether you branch out and try a new interior design style. Think about what you want to get out of the room and its purpose.
If you want somewhere calming and relaxing opt for a soft colour palette. Whites and creams make a good main colour to help the room look and feel light and airy. Add injections of subtle, calming colours with pastels if you want a chill out room or add vibrancy and pops of colour with this year’s on-trend burnt orange, teal or purple for a room which is more invigorating.
Whichever accent colours you use highlight them in your soft furnishings. Cheap rugs are a great way to add colour to a room, along with sofa cushions and throws. Include patterns and a variety of textures on your soft furnishings to stop the room from looking too flat.
If you have dormer style windows pretty floral curtains to coordinate with cushions will bring balance to the room. If you have skylight then skylight blinds are the only real window dressing option you have. Look for brands such as Keylight who have skylight blinds with blackout properties to help keep the room cool during the summer.
With skylights literally facing the sky you shouldn’t have any privacy problems, (unless your windows are opposite a large tower block!) so you won’t need to add net curtains to your windows. If privacy is an issue Velux have Venetian blinds designed to fit skylight windows which will provide all the privacy you need without blocking out all of the natural light.
Make your new living area a special place to be, that way you’ll spend more of your time in the room and it will be well worth the investment.