Photo: An attic can give you enough space to create the bedroom of your dreams. Shutterstock.
Don’t Forget Display Pieces
Are you into antiques or iconic works of art? Do you have enough unique items that you can create your museum? Maybe you like setting up themes around your house and find that your attic space is the perfect room to decorate with your different ideas. You might also want to practice your interior design skills to show them off for your new side hustle or business.
Display pieces are perfect for an attic because it’s an environment that you can control a little easier than other areas in your home, especially if you have little children. You can set up your unique pieces of furniture, show off your carpentry skills, and even refurbish your furniture to make it look rustic.
Go farther than just building a bedroom in your attic – create a master suite. If the space is large enough, half of your attic can be your personal bathroom, and the other half is your master bedroom. This project will create an extra bedroom downstairs, but it gives you more room and area to be you.
You can design the space how you want it from creating a tropical paradise bedroom to a spa-like bathroom. You can even include a reading nook and other features providing you have space. Maybe you want to limit your material items to create a large open area.
One unique feature about attics is they have slanting walls, which often makes them unattractive for many of these ideas until you start to build it. However, you can also make use of the walls and create a rock-climbing gym, especially if your children are into it.
Use Pinterest or talk to people who have experience with rock climbing to design your walls for safety and usefulness. You can also contact the nearest gym with this feature and ask them the best process for this type of wall.
You’ve always had an interest in photography but never had the place to set up a studio. An attic creates a room for a photography studio because you can design it to take photographs in one end and develop it on another end.
Create a cozy spot so children will be comfortable and interested in playing. You also have room to have different props and an area where adults can relax while waiting for their turn or their children to finish with the pictures.
Is your living room rather small downstairs? Do you feel like you can benefit from a more prominent room where your family and friends can come together? If this sounds like you, one of the perfect steps to take for your attic is to make the living room of your dreams.
The walls will help give this space a unique style that you can customize to your desires. You can also create an accent wall where your family can sit and talk without distractions from phones or TV.
That’s right: create a space that is meant for napping. The attic can provide you with the right amount of silence to help you find a dreamy state. It can also make you feel relaxed because you don’t have to worry about the hustle and bustle in and outside of your home.
You can create space for your children and adults to sleep. You can even decorate your attic to make it cozy and warm with the perfect colors.
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