The loft bedroom designs you know you want

Loft conversions open up a world of possibilities for homeowners. From a children’s playroom to a quiet library, it can be anything you want. However, a bedroom is a king amongst all extra space. It increases the BD count of your house and allows more living space for family members. If executed with good judgment, it can even become the most coveted room in your home. So, how do you create the most pleasing bedroom for your loft space? In this article, we discuss brilliant loft conversion bedroom ideas that navigate well around tricky designs and limited space.

Twin beds can look more spacious

It not only allows for a more individualistic space but can give off a bigger feel to the room. It can be a perfect guest room, a children’s room for two, or even a master bedroom if an en suite bathroom is in the offing.

Bedroom with relaxation space

Ideal for an extensive attic conversion, you can add a small living room or yoga space in the bedroom to escape from the busy downstairs. Invite your friends to this more intimate and quieter quarter when the kids are making too much noise. Plush cushions, Nordic sofas, and comfy chairs can bring the ultimate lounging.

Loft conversion bedroom with a balcony

A Juliet balcony doesn’t cost you much or need planning permission (often). It can make the room airy and bring in more natural light than your average windows or skylights. From mansard to rear dormer loft conversions, Juliet balconies work with most loft conversions. Take in the views from your balcony with a cup of tea.

Converted bedroom with a roof terrace

If you thought roof terraces were a luxury you can’t afford in the city, you were wrong. Converting your loft also leaves you with the delightful prospect of your very own roof terrace. Taking into consideration the available roof space and planning permission requirement (whether your property is listed or in a conservation area), a roof terrace can be incorporated. Mansion blocks, mansard conversions, apex connected terrace, and more can be included in the plans during the design process after assessing suitability by professionals.

How to maximise light and space in your loft bedroom

Embrace its proportions; don’t hate its size, if small. These tips can turn your extra bedroom to one that cleverly overcomes the steep sloping ceiling, low light, and unusual corners.

Dual storage – use a bed that comes with storage units around it. It gives you extra room to stash away your clothes, linen, books, and other essentials. Platform beds with plenty of storage space can be a novel addition to maximise space in your new room.

Open plan – if your new room also incorporates a kitchenette, an office space, a library, a living area, or a yoga studio, make it open plan to max out space. Adding sliding partitions can give you privacy when you need it.

Shelves under the eaves – multi-level shelves under the eaves can transform low hanging ceiling areas to a study table or workstation. You can position a shelf as a table.

Invest in pull out furniture – there are revolutionary designs and innovative furniture for compact spaces.

Built-in wardrobes – use space under the steep ceiling slopes to accommodate built-in wardrobes. It avoids the hassle of looking for niche-fit furniture.

Light up your loft bedroom

There are plenty of ways to bring in natural and artificial light to your loft space. While the latter requires little strategy, the former needs designing ahead. Floor to ceiling windows, dormer windows, balcony windows, gable end windows, and skylights (roof light windows) can make a world of difference.

Hung roof windows that open outwards do not hinder the precious space you have and allow an increased head height to stand and stare as long as you want. A roof window for a Juliet-style balcony opens part of the roof, allowing a climb up for views and fresh air. Dormer windows give you ample headroom.

Ideas for your loft bedroom interiors

Lighter shades

  • Matching your furnishings to interior colour, a lighter pastel shade, or clean white can enhance the spaciousness of the room.
  • Built-in overhead lighting and wall-mounted sconces can provide ambient lighting without taking up space.
  • Think minimalist with hidden storage and chic designs.

Turn your loft into a children’s bedroom

  • Especially fun for kids, papering the eaves with art and patterns can make the room pop with uniqueness.
  • You can bring in themes such as naval, outer space, castle, fairytale, or sci-fi to design, decorate, and choose furniture and fittings.
  • Easy to reach shelves for storybooks help children get used to books and reading.
  • A bunk bed design that allows more than one child to sleep in can be useful.
  • Different coloured lighting, especially soothing ones for nighttime, can make sleep times fun.

When converting your loft into a nifty bedroom, the design is your ultimate tool to create the most imaginative spaces. Good Design & Build are design experts and offer access to top architects and their genius insights.

Author: Amol

Amol is an architectural designer and has worked on hundreds of residential projects in London since 2008.Having done his M.Arch from the Glasgow School of Arts he gained valuable experience in London working in the construction industry managing high-end residential projects, before founding Good Design and Build in 2015.You will meet him for initial consultation and work closely with him during all stages of your project