Loft conversions can result in a lot of awkward spaces with strange angles, which can make them a difficult to furnish. But those same awkward angles can give your loft conversion character and unique features that you won’t find elsewhere – you just need to learn to think about furnishing your loft conversion differently to other rooms.
Consider Your Angles
When you’re adding furniture to your loft conversion, you really need to think about how you use it and whether it’s comfortable with the angles of the roof. A lot of loft conversion images show beds that are placed against the pitch of the roof rather than the upright walls. That can leave the other walls free for desks or other furniture, but you really need to consider your height and how you get out of bed – it’s hard to enjoy a spacious new bedroom if you begin each day by hitting your head!
Putting your bed up against the upright walls means that you can get in and out comfortably and don’t risk feeling claustrophobic at night.
Whether or not your have your windows above the windows is a matter of taste. A lot of people like the idea of the natural light and seeing the stars at night if you can’t sleep, while others feel too exposed without a blind.
Use Awkward Spaces for Storage
Most loft conversions result in areas of floor space that you can’t really use due to the pitch of the roof. Rather than leaving these spaces completely unused, you can install wardrobes and cupboards to keep the space uncluttered while providing a surprising amount of storage space.
But Don’t Fill Every Inch
Most people convert their lofts for space, so why not make the most of it? Rather than filling every little gap, you can enjoy having some room to move around or just enjoy the luxury of unused space.
The strange angles and gaps don’t have to be awkward – they’re an opportunity to be creative and really create your perfect room. You can use swags of fabric on the walls for a luxurious or gypsy inspired room, or find wallpaper that looks painted on (or paint the walls with intricate patterns). That creative approach can extend to your furniture, using reclaimed materials or upcycling to make really unique pieces that fit your loft and your lifestyle.Tags: furniture