Gorgeous Attic Bedrooms that Will Make You Want to Move Upstairs

Trista - April 29, 2022

Attics are nothing to be afraid of; in fact, the highest room in your house can be a great place to escape. About fifty or sixty years ago, it was the popular trend to have an attic built into the new houses, and the additional room completely changed the way everything was framed. Still, it is not until now that homeowners have brought their “A” game into the interior design. What is often used as a space for storage can be so much more. With a few DIY interior design projects, you can transform the attic into the most magical place in your home. Get ready to revitalize what could be a great opportunity to love your home all over again with fantastic attic bedrooms. Check out these interior design ideas to take your tucked-away attic to the next level.

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30. Trade in a closed space for wide-open attic appeal.

Readers rejoice! Here is a classic look for your upstairs attic bedroom that can house everything you want and more. Opt for a more open feel with an attic that feels contemporary and cool. You will love how this transformed space has everything you need to read. The openness of the attack makes it feel like it could be on the main floor as it incorporates all of your favorite things. The sleek and organized look of the floor-to-ceiling bookshelf above the couch provides a place for everything, but it can also make a great conversation piece as it frames the artwork! Pair with an office area near a window and a bedroom, complete with a privacy divider. You practically have your own studio apartment that could be an excellent place for large families or those who need to rent out a space for extra income.

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29. Enjoy the elegance of transformed attic space.

What is more inviting than a room that embraces the bright and cozy floral patterns in a more modern way? This attic brings the needed elegance and extra personality with its little furniture details that can be found throughout the room. The attic room only has a mattress, two tables, and a seating area to entertain. Using a soft cream pattern beige carpet creates the right kind of compensation for the color of the floral prints. You also got to love the built-in dresser that nestles right inside the architecture and allows just enough space to set things on top. The understated beauty of such a cheery room can make it one of your favorite places to be at the end of a long day.

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28. Bring out the best in the classic decor.

You can’t go wrong with the classics, as this beautiful design definitively approves. If your attic allows the extra space, you can make it more functional by borrowing some minimalist inspiration and everything you need and more. A dominant color theme makes it seem like everything just goes together, and it looks good together because it is modern. A lifted bed and a simple nightstand nearby can be some other elements to add to your barn-inspired room. The frame above the bed’s raised headboard is another to-die-for detail to keep in the back of your mind. A sloped window also allows to naturally lighten up the room, especially during certain parts of the day. You will be dazzled by how the whole look works together in harmony.

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27. Use black and dark colors sparingly to seem more inviting.

A little can go a long way in interior design. An attic space can be synonymous with dark and creepy, but a fresh coat of white paint can easily make your room the most open, inviting place in your home. Add wooden floors in a hue that is not too dark, and you can create a cozy and dreamy look that you will surely adore. Black is a great accent color because it accentuates everything around it. You can also apply the same principles to a smaller room to make it seem bigger. White window covers can make it simple to keep the light out when you need to sleep. Large angled windows are another way to invite the best part of waking up while allowing the sun to lighten the entire attic naturally.


26. Make use of what you got.

Giving your attic a makeover does not have to be too labor-intensive. You can find inspiration for many things within your own space. Here is another great example of white in your interior design. Everything has been given a shabby white look – the walls, the ceiling, the floors. Even though the ceiling is low, the strategy put most items on the floor to make it seem like it was larger. You can achieve this attic room idea without the paint treatment. Halve the time spent erecting a brand new loft by getting your own inspiration. An attic with an exposed wooden beam or brick wall has quite the character already. Bring in industrial details, and you will complete a budget-friendly bedroom in no time.


25. Get inspired by Scandinavian trends.

What else could you need to make your attic bedroom a cozy place to sleep and stay? A popular trend in interior design, Scandinavian includes a minimalistic style with an exclusive blend of different textures and soft hues for an overall sleek and modern look. A Scandinavian interior design is how it blends all those other elements and still offers to make the room feel warm and inviting. The emphasis on the clean lines is perfect with gray and white tones that you can accent with other colors and lines. You can also attach lights to the light-colored wall for extra lighting, like this gorgeous overhead chandelier. The primary purpose of this type of trend is to improve your life, and whether your family is large or in need of supplemental income for a studio, you can get what you need with this gorgeous and simple design technique.

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24. Pick a classic theme and run with it.

Less is certainly more when working with an attic that is a bit on the small side. Downsizing does not have to be a bad thing necessarily. A smaller white space can still pack quite a punch when it comes to interior design, and the dominant white color in this room shows what can be accomplished in nearly half the space as others on this list. The black and white oversized photograph on the gray accent wall adds an extra wow factor. A runner rug in a neutral gray is an additional perk to the room’s overall feel. You can also put everything within reach with other finer details. The built-in bookshelf, desk, and closet give it a dorm-like sense but still has everything you need.


23. Use white textures for a modern look.

Another way to maximize a small attic space is to keep up with the lighter side of the color spectrum. White is an effortless color to work with. Breeze on into your new luxurious bedroom with this inspiration. The white on white is so incredibly classic that nothing can quite compare with the impeccable style. The plant and the painting on either side of the bed pull everything together in a neat and classic way. The throw blanket and rug provide more textured elements for this beautiful room, and the other decor pops against the white backdrop. What is not to love about this cozy choice for an attic bedroom? Incorporate your own personality in the attic bedroom that is also functional like with the floor photograph, the shelf, the plant, and the wicker basket.


22. Pick the perfect accent color.

Achieve the modern attic bedroom look you desire with the right kind of color that just pops. White and light colors are great for opening up the area, but the right hue in furniture, bedding, and fixtures works wonders in illuminating the central focal point of this attic room. Once you have a color theme in mind, play with the one color that speaks the most to you. You cannot deny the cheery yellow used in this attic space. A chandelier and a pendant light hanging from the ceiling can greatly improve your interior design aesthetic. Using a headboard as a plant stand is another nice touch that brings something unique to the room. A small window with a built-in wooden sill allows everything to be within reach when you lay your head down for the night.


21. Embrace the incredible vibe of a dark accent wall.

There is a certain sweetness that can be enjoyed when working with specific interior design ideas. Another option for a smaller sized attic, this room feels longer thanks to the paneled black accent wall. Dark colors naturally seem to recede, so the room looks more prominent because of the visual effect. The beautiful rug ties nicely with the bedding, and the privacy window for a light and airy feel as gorgeous as it comes. You can also connect the bedroom attic with a stoned wall column and feathery plant. While not large in space, this room impacts its attention to detail. How magnificent would it be to call this place your room at the end of the day?


20. Turn on sophisticated lighting for a fancy room.

Want another dramatic example of what a darker room could do? Check out this chic modern attic bedroom that uses hard elements and softer textures for its interior design. Elevate the look of your attic bedroom with the inclusion of sophisticated lighting. The ho-hum of regular lamps cannot compare with the mind-blowing upstairs space. You can either incorporate it on the ceiling or underneath the bed, and either way (or both) is truly something special. Here the combination of wooden and concrete materials presents a great backdrop for the lighter and elegant glow. Having the arrangement of the light on either side of the bed adds interest and symmetry to this impeccable room. The different windows allow light to come in from either side of the house.


19. Mimic cottage style for a cozy modern feel.

There is something to be said about the simple life, and that mentality can be carried over into your attic bedroom. You can easily relax and enjoy the truest parts of life while connecting with the outdoors. A cottage can bring peace and tranquility just by stepping into the room. Bring that same atmosphere to your attic bedroom with rustic beams and wooden accents. Enhance the seclusion-like style with a larger bed and an impromptu office complete with a chair and a foot table at the side. You will adore coming to rest in a cottage-like room with a modern and contemporary feel you can call all your own. This bedroom attic would be another excellent option for a studio apartment so that your renovated space can also earn your family some extra income.

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18. Work with built-in walls for another loft.

The peekaboo aspect of this attic bedroom design is too cute for words. Most attics have something you can work with, even if it may take a little ingenuity. If you have an attic separated by a wall (or you would like to add one), check out this separation inspiration. The cute little window treatment adds a bit of whimsy to this charming space, which is divided into a sleeping area as well as an ingenious walk-in closet complete with its own dresser and linen area. What to do with the extra room is entirely up to what you need; whether you need office space, a play area, or a lounge area, or completely set it up for a studio apartment. Thanks to this innovative attic design, you get two rooms for the space in one!


17. Cabin-inspired attics display wood beautifully.

Another take on the outdoorsy interior design is to go all-in with all wooden aesthetics. And what a sight it is to behold! If you prefer the outdoors to indoors, consider taking some inspiration from the Mother Nature aspect for your perfect bedroom. The wooden elements all over this room are a gorgeous display, and the beautifully patterned rugs accentuate them. From the hardwood floors to the furniture, it is breathtaking enough to feel like you are in a cabin in the woods every time you hit the pillow. Keep up the motif with a similar wardrobe and side table options for a completely cohesive look. You can keep going until you have an exact look you want for your attic bedroom.

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16. Take it to the twin bunk bed.

A tiny space can present some challenges but take a look at this innovative way to decorate a small attic. Size doesn’t matter here. Your attic can also provide an excellent place for your twins to call their own if it is spacious enough. Place two identical single beds on top of each other. Each twin will get their own space to personalize but still enjoy the shared space with their brother or sister. The white shown here is clean and calming and helps the room look that much bigger. You can also add a pendant light in the middle of the room for more decoration. This bedroom attic could also be an excellent idea for an only child who likes to have friends stay over. The same situation applies, and they should have a great time during the sleepover in the shared room.


15. Embrace black and white in new and innovative ways.

Here is another bedroom idea incorporating a gorgeous use of statement colors and modern interior design. This can’t-miss attic is a beautiful and unique way to create a bedroom. Black and white together provide one of the best background colors to accentuate any area. The bed becomes the center point in this gorgeous upstairs room when the curtains are closed. The customized sleeping area has a cushion-like base that is cozy and relaxing. The white wooden beams across the top of the room and the beautiful dark gray rug pull everything together in a layered look that you will definitely love to hang your head on after a long day. The built-in shelves provided parallel decoration for the rest of the room.

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14. Pick an accent color for an eye-catching effect.

So much can be said with the right color palette, but the exclamation point to any interior design is the proper use of a pop of color. Take this gorgeous attic bedroom for an example. If you are sticking to a central theme, you can create more mystique with the addition of accent color on the wall behind the bed. The only orange item in this room may just be a throw blanket, but it has enough drama to make you take notice. The bare wooden walls are the perfect backdrop, with the triangular architecture details drawing them all to a point. It is best to have them all go toward the accent wall when dealing with textures. The zig-zag lines provide further interest as they draw the eyes up and down the slope of the room.


13. Soothe your room in blue hues.

Throw boring out the window with this plaid style decorating that is sure to please. This loft-style attic bedroom creates a fashionable and functional space that creates extra space right where you need it. The oversized photo frame is the perfect accent color compared to the rug and the bedding. We also love the white furniture and greenery to help bring out the personality of this attic bedroom. The paint treatment on the walls adds another level of blue greatness. How serene it would be to sleep here every night! The color scheme would also go great for a large studio attic apartment, perfect for anyone looking to rent out some space for some extra income.

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12. Make the functioning wall a work of art.

Nothing makes a room feel more like home than filling it with all the comforts you could ask for. You can create a contemporary main bedroom in your attic that is as fashionable and fun as it is functional. Like the built-in wall but need to have some extra storage? This charming attic room has you covered. The space in between has been transformed into a trendy floor-to-ceiling bookshelf. Indeed, your favorite reads are right within reach. However, even better: the attic already includes a bathroom with a room divider in between. From the all-white sheets to the giant plant, the room speaks volumes for anyone needing to make a little space count. A gallery of black and white photographs behind the headboard delivers the minimalist style in a personalized way.


11. Consider a light grain wooden effect.

Looking for something different but still want to open up your attic to the lighter side of interior design? You can set your sights on a wooden floor plan that brightens up the whole space. Take inspiration from this attic bedroom, where every item is light wood grain. You still get the airy evanescence of white, but the earthy feel of wood blends well with the outdoors and the more subdued hues in the design aesthetic that you will love. With neutral options, your simple and classic, contemporary look for an attic is sure to please. Mix and match with different neutral stripe pillows and accessories to tie all the elements together. The sizeable overhead window lets light in and brings some intrigue to the entire room.


10. Various windows can make all the difference.

Windows are not the only great ways to add light to a room; they can also help with cooling costs and provide a connection to the rest of the world. It can be hard to choose just one, so bring multiple inspirations into one idea! If you are unsure what kind of window treatment, borrow inspiration from several sources to create your own. This beautiful room has not only a low window but also features several wall-length window panes that lead out to a balcony. You are not only letting the natural light into the room, but you have the perfect spot to take your morning coffee or read a book while you enjoy the best of the outdoors. What more could you need in a room than everything you could dream of.

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9. Built-in shelves can put anything within reach.

Don’t have a closet? Need some shelves to put away your things? You can customize it to create the bedroom you have always wanted, no matter the size. An attic room can easily become a place to read, and it is a secure spot from the distractions downstairs. Decorate the walls with favorite book paintings or quotes, and add a shelf to keep the favorite reads right where you need them and will want to pluck from their spot. It is also the perfect place to display your favorite trinkets and other knick-knacks. There is even a built-in closet. Personalize your space with unique furniture and other items to feel more like home. Keep it classic with all-white bedding and shelves for a cozy night in.


8. Select Bohemian pieces for your own attic paradise.

Invite the jungle into your home with contemporary inspirational pieces that call to the natural side. You can create your own bohemian mecca attic bedroom that will present the best and most luxurious private room you could ask for. Keep it simple with a wooden pallet bed frame. You can add other accents to liven up the room, including potted plants along your bedside and decorative star pieces that hang from the ceiling. Use a natural rug to call back to the beauty of nature. Opt for neutral and like colors for bedding, so the rest of the room stands out aesthetically and spiritually. Take it to the next level with smaller pillows and other decoration items.

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7. Let your beams frame the bedroom of your dreams.

Another contemporary room that uses cool gray as a backdrop, this attic design elevates what you believe your bedroom could be. Depending on the architecture of your home, your attic may have something unique. It can present some design details that could add to the overall personality of your room. Check out the beams in this alluring attic that have been transformed from dull to delightful. Adding a bed, table, and chairs and an additional seating area make it an ideal loft for all of your everyday living. The lines in this design naturally draw your eyes to each corner of the room, which has its own proper purpose for whatever you need it to be. This space could be an excellent place for a bedroom. Alternatively, you could put together a studio for extra income property for the household.

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6. Sky’s the limit with an attic skylight.

If you prefer soft overhead natural light, this genius idea has you covered. A skylight satisfies those who want to add more natural light to their often dark rooms. They can also add a bit of personality to a bedroom. Inviting that outdoors inside is particularly beneficial in the winter months when everyone is craving a bit more brightness. The attic idea presented here provides a cozy spot over the bed. With other warm and wooden details, it is easy to see why this room could soon become an instant favorite. Candles and other comfort items provide an inviting atmosphere that makes you want to stick around and stay awhile.

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5. Create a dedicated bunkroom in the attic.

This attic bedroom is in another cabin in the woods and is working as a dedicated bunkroom. You can create a DIY platform bed frame and shelf for your attic just like this one. Besides shelves for books and other knick-knacks, this creative homeowner even added an extra bar for hangers. Some new carpet, a modern light, and neutral wall, and you have a classic attic space that everyone will love. The natural light from the large window is a nice touch, with the great outdoors just a glance away. Keep reading for more beautiful attic bedrooms that you can build in your own house.

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4. Unique windows set your attic apart.

Afraid that your attic is not equipped for large windows? Don’t worry about this attic bedroom idea. If your roof comes to an odd point, you can have customized windows that mold with the side of your house. Check out how awe-inspiring this attic room is with a window that bends with the walls. Put up a window seat and let the natural sunlight travel all over the room. Another detail to love is the bauble chandelier, which adds just another class element to this instant classic bedroom.

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3. Line up your storage with side-by-side dressers.

Smaller attics may come with their own challenges, but you can make the most of even a tiny space with strategically placed dressers along the walls. This room comes to a direct triangle point as the highest point in the house. The white dressers make the most of the space and make the room seem bigger. Pair with a complimentary area rug and a bed frame that is slightly off the floor for more ideas on making the room more adaptable to your needs.

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2. Find Southwest inspiration with an Aztec attic.

Aztec architecture and decor are all about shapes and symmetry. You can visually stun and elongate your smaller attic thanks to the geometrically eye-catching rug placed right in the middle of the room. The white walls provide the perfect canvas to show your attic’s new style. Put in furniture and pillows that complement the design aesthetic, and you will have a room that is too hot to handle!

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1. Make the attic your dream room.

Are you in love with this last attic bedroom design? Brighten up this heightened space with a light and airy design in the attic bedroom. You get the best of both worlds with ample and comfortable seating. Wake up naturally as the vaulted window details let the sunlight illuminate this gorgeous room. String a light over your headboard area and hang a hammock seat for some extra class. With a room like this, you will want to spend all of your time resting and relaxing in your attic getaway room.