Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cozy Attic Bedrooms

When you search on line for images of attic bedrooms you will usually find plain rooms that have fallen into the hands of contractors and had the interesting design elements dry walled over so that the room looks pretty much like any other bedroom in the house. Yes you will have extra space that way but not the wonderful sense of coziness one dreams of when thinking about relaxing in the rustic charm of a quaint attic bedroom.

There is something magical and mysterious about a bedroom secreted away among the quirky angles  and architectural elements of an attic. I find the slanted ceilings, dormers, exposed beams and occasionally a portion of a brick chimney incredibly irresistible. Add in the privacy, the sense of warmth and intimacy, not to mention the sound of raindrops on the roof on a stormy night, and you have one of the most coveted sleeping quarters you could possibly find.

This post puts the spotlight on quaint and cozy attic bedrooms that are stylish and comfortable yet charming in an old world way. I hope you enjoy the images I have gathered to help you turn your attic into a great bedroom that makes it just as fun waking up as it is snuggling down for a good nights sleep.

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If you want that wonderful quaint charm in your attic bedroom, learn how to use the interesting contours usually associated with these special places to your advantage. All it takes is a little inspiration. Whatever you do don't let anyone talk you into drywalling over these quaint spaces. It will only take away degrees of charm. 


To achieve a cozy attic bedroom you must embrace the angled, sloped, and slanted ceilings and walls. Another way to bring on the warmth for these attic bedrooms is to wallpaper them. The first five images show you how pretty this effect can be.

There can be some quirky architectural elements in attic spaces such as low and sloped ceiling, dormer windows, eaves, funny nooks and crannies. This image shows you just how important these charming elements are to the success of a quaint and cozy attic bedroom. Remember that you don't have to use a traditional bed in your space. A french daybed like this makes the space chic as well as cozy.

A bedroom in the attic just makes sense. They provide a sense of coziness that can’t be replicated anywhere else.

I love tall ceilings, the taller the better. Mine are 12 foot and the house we looked at recently had 15 foot ceilings. However, if you are going for quaint and cozy, the attic bedroom is a place where low ceilings really work in your favor.

Remember just because a space is small doesn't mean you can't make it splendid. This lovely attic bedroom is proof. Still very cozy, this small room seems grander because they have been bold and given the bed a canopy feel.

What a delightfully quaint attic bedroom this is. It is actually more like a suite yet still maintains it's cozy, picturesque quality. Being totally saturated in like wallpaper and fabric is what gives this room a "snug as a bug" feeling.

I love this cozy and quaint attic bedroom because of the wallpapered ceiling that is seen above the hewn beams. What a beautiful French cane bed in this half-timbered romantic hideaway!

This is one of my favorite looks when it come to rustic charm and the quaint attic bedroom is the perfect place to utilize this technique. Hooray for you if you are fortunate enough to have great beams.......if not there are options for installing some of your very own. Some of the faux beams look incredible.


The next set of images features attic bedrooms that owe their quaintness to original features of the attic such as exposed beams or rafters. This cozy space has a rustic appeal because of all the natural wood overhead.

These chunky exposed beams, create a very solid, safe and cozy feel in this quaint attic bedroom.

Another lovely option for your quaint and cozy attic bedroom is to paint or whitewash the beams. Such a pretty space!

A restful and charming attic bedroom can add livable square footage to your home while transforming storage space into the perfect guest bedroom. If you like rustic, let your rafters show!!!!

Quaint attic bedrooms are usually the most appealing with sloped/slanted ceilings.There is something so homey about sleeping under the eaves.

Charming and eclectic describe this great attic bedroom. I love all the marvelous antiques mixed in with the rustic design to create a sense of adventure in this cozy yet refined space.

Not positive if this is an attic bedroom but if it isn't is sure could be. I love the ceiling and the fun and whimsical beam held in position by corbels. A very attractive cozy space that is warm and inviting.

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Beams can be left natural for an industrial look, stained or painted. White wash on the attic rafters will achieve this look for your own quaint and cozy bedroom.

White washed or pickled rafters will help to visually enlarge the attic space by providing a light and bright feel. You don't need a huge attic to make an impact. The trick to a quaint and cozy attic bedroom is how warm and inviting a space you can create.

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Cute painted alcove with privacy curtains in this attic bedroom. Remember that brilliant white like this is a cool color so you won't have the warmth that an off white or creamier paint would bring. If you want a cozy space stick with off white.

Attics might not be the first choice when it comes to adding an extra bedroom. Sometimes all you have up there is a series of nooks.........which is not a problem as this next set of images can attest to. How quaint and cozy is a bed charmingly tucked into a nook.

And let us not forget the crannie. The definition of crannie is: a place or part of a place, especially small or remote. In other words the perfect attice bedroom space if quaint and cozy is your desire.

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If you love the idea of an attic bedroom but prefer lots of natural light, you can always incorporate windows, roof windows, or skylights to achieve daylight and natural ventilation.

Take advantage of slanted attic space roofing by installing one or more skylights which will ensure a cheery, light-filled quaint and cozy attic bedroom.

Cute window treatment idea for your skylight windows. The soft cream painted rafters add to the warmth and quaintness of this attic bedroom.

The sloped ceiling is an interesting and unique piece of architecture for your new room. Make the most of it by finishing it in a way that will compliment your room’s design. Beadboard paneling can easily be installed and will give your space a country farmhouse look.  Beadboard is similar to drywall in weight, but the decorative grooves give a more finished look.

If you are creating an attic bedroom, be sure and make good use of the knee wall if you have one. It is the perfect place for small tables, chests, etc. that add to the quaint feel of the space.

A bit of an exposed stone or brick chimney is always a good feature to have for a warm and cozy attic bedroom. Please, if you have one don't drywall around it......use it to complete the look.

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And last but not least, a lovely attic bedroom with a ceiling that runs to a peak with exposed rafters and notched beams. 
Hopefully you have found a few ideas you can use to make the perfect quaint and cozy attic bedroom.

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