27 Amazing Attic Remodels
Looking for more square footage? Embrace the angled walls and convert your attic into a master suite, guest room, office or a custom hideaway.
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This attic alcove makes a cozy spot for two twin-size beds. Keeping the walls white and adding color to the floor helps keep the space bright and spacious.
Color Upon Color
If your attic is a playroom, pile on vibrant colors to make the space bright and happy. A modular sectional makes a great place to snuggle and lounge. Carpet tiles are also a brilliant choice for playrooms; if one gets stained, swap it with one in a less conspicuous part of the room.
To add both architectural interest and texture to this attic bedroom, interior designer Alexandra Hernandez created a custom headboard/wall made up of individual, burlap-upholstered plywood cubes. In a small space, an accent wall pulls the eye through the room and visually enlarges the proportions.
Cozy, Rustic Attic Bedroom
Play up unusual shapes by covering them in a bold patterned wallpaper. A large floral repeat was used to accent this wall’s triangular shape.
White walls and floors help reflect light while colorful accents keep things bright and cheery. Multicolored wallpaper adds personality to a small wall and is the perfect backdrop for assorted throw pillows. A striped runner connects the two seating areas beside a small white desk.
Reading Nook and Closet
Natural light illuminates this clean and uncluttered boy's bedroom. A green striped pull-up curtain adds color and matches the green plaid ties hanging from the necks of the moose head and antelope head wall fixtures.
Sophisticated and Natural
Rich colors, clever lighting, and nature-inspired artwork create a soothing retreat for homework or quiet time. An unusual baluster three-than-two pattern adds architectural interest to the space.
Rustic Attic Bedroom
The sloped ceiling, textured wallcovering and platform beds of this attic bedroom evoke the feeling of sleeping in a tent, an especially luxurious one. Between the beds, open shelving stores books and displays colorful accessories.
An all-white color scheme makes the room look bigger than it is and helps the lower parts of the ceiling seem taller.
Serene Attic Spa
This attic was divided into three zones: a bedroom, dressing area and master bathroom. To give the bathroom a spa-like feel, luxe features were added like a soaker tub, a frameless shower enclosure, a new toilet (complete with heated seat and LED lights), marble and glass mosaic tiles and a crystal chandelier. A new skylight helps illuminate the many amenities in this divine bathroom.
A chandelier or ceiling fixture is not always possible in a attic. This designer cleverly used wall sconces to illuminate the attic hallway.
Normally beadboard paneling goes on the bottom of a wall and painted drywall on top. Here it's switched with the beadboard on the ceiling. The lighter color on the ceiling gives the illusion of height and helps keep the space bright. Take a look at the other side of this room in the next photo.
The cathedral tops on the dormer windows add a touch of Gothic style to this cottage setting. For practicality purposes, the entire back half of the attic was walled off to create a walk-in closet.
Game Day Getaway
A gridiron pattern was created on the lower walls with a combination of AstroTurf and molding. The angled walls are not ignored either they are adorned with team logos and artwork.
Kids' Attic Bedroom
This bright converted attic bedroom makes great use of the space. The wood floor treatment adds a playful look to the room.
Don't let the low walls of the attic trip you up. These are perfect spots for an iconic chair and unique pieces of art. See more of this makeover >>
Library and TV Room
Low walls in an attic naturally make for great storage. These recessed shelves provide plenty of space for books, knickknacks and games.
Built-In Bunk Beds
The slated walls in this attic help make the upper bunk a kid-friendly secret hideaway.
A rectangular attic is a good candidate for a theater room. Use one end-wall for the screen, then set up rows of comfy chairs.
Black and White Patterned
The corner of this attic becomes the perfect sleeping nook with mattresses from Anthropologie and fabric from Zak and Fox. The monochromatic space is simple yet vibrant.
Nap or Reading Hideaway
This small space is the ideal spot for a reading lounge or meditation room. Soothing artwork, comfy furniture and practical accessories help provide a relaxing atmosphere.
A cozy sleeping nook is flanked by two built-in bookshelves to create a symmetrical look in this attic bedroom. White walls and furnishings make the small room appear larger and more open.
A freestanding midcentury modern fireplace fits nicely into the corner of this attic apartment. An L-shaped sectional provides plenty of seating to enjoy the fire. Don't be afraid to use a large sofa in a small space. More seating will make the room seem bigger and it provides more functionality.
Blue seersucker bedding and cherry-wood twin beds give this attic bedroom a timeless look, while the printed X-base stools add a modern touch. Natural pine wood floors anchor the room and also lend to the classic look.
In this attic bedroom, the pairing of textured green wallpaper with a beamed ceiling and wainscoting creates an airy, tropical feel. Graphic-patterned fabric on the pillows, chair and window shades bring a modern touch to the room.
To conserve floor space in this attic bath, the designer chose a pedestal sink and built the storage into the slated wall.
Got a new family member on the way? Attics are great for kids of all ages. The smaller ones aren't hindered by the lower ceilings and older kids like having their own space away from the parental units.