Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Turning the Attic into a Room fit for a Pre-Teen

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The attic in our new house had been converted, so we set about turning it into a bedroom for Bradley.

He was super excited. His own little den at the top of the house, away from whinging little brothers and nagging parents. 

We had to turn it from an 'attic' into a cosy bedroom fit for a pre-teen. 
He's 11 so we wanted something grown up, that he wouldn't grow out of in a couple of years.

I couldn't wait to get started. We had the walls re-plastered and central heating installed and was left with a blank canvas; a interior design fans dream!! 
There is something about an attic room that makes them appealing, special, particularly for children; their own secret space!

We painted the walls and ceilings bright white, to make the space look bigger, painted the wooden beams, skirting and cupboard doors black and wallpapered the feature wall with a London theme. 

attic, bedroom, home improvements, VELUX

attic, bedroom, home improvements, VELUX

attic, bedroom, home improvements

Organising furniture into a small, quirky shaped space is pretty tricky. It's not a huge space, but for what he'll be using it for; sleeping and playing on his computer, it's perfect.
The eaves have been turned into storage space, leaving the room space clear.

I've come up with the following wish list, perfect for a pre-teens attic bedroom:

VELUX, blinds
A high quality blind for your roof window is essential. 
They come in lots of different colours, designs and functions, I particularly like the black out, pleated blinds.
VELUX offer manual, remote controlled, electrical and solar powered blinds, so there's something for every budget and room function.
We chose a black pleated blind for Bradley's room. It simply slides up and down so it's super easy for him to use day and night.


Gaming Chair
A gaming chair is a great idea for an attic room, with low ceilings.

Pull Down Desk
A wall mounted desk that pulls down when homework calls, is a great space-saving idea and can be popped back up when finished.

How would you design an attic bedroom?

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  1. Looks like a fab space, I'd happily sleep in there! #PoCoLo

  2. Wow, you did a great job. Bet he absolutely loves it!


  3. Wow! Lovely room!! I would have loved an attic room x

  4. I also just lean my photos and frame on the wall! What a cool interior! #pocolo

  5. It looks beautiful, he must be so happy there.

  6. Wow! That's a pretty epic room! I bet he's the envy of his friends! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  7. This looks awesome! Good job, bet he's chuffed!

  8. Looks fantastic well done thanks for linking to the binkylinky

  9. I love the wallpaper! You've really nailed the nearly-grown up look! #MakingHome

  10. What a perfect room for a teen boy. He's going to love it! That wallpaper is pretty cool.

    Thanks for linking up to Your Inspired Design! We hope to see you next week.

  11. This is so cool. Any pre-teen would love it. Way to go!

  12. Wow! If I were a pre-teen I would be over the moon with that room. Well done, what a great job. That gaming chair would be perfect too! Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo x

  13. OMG! I LOVE that wallpaper. I need some! Thanks so much for linking up to #MakingHome. You've made this space amazing!

  14. I love that London wallpaper!!! I haven't dealt with wallpaper since I had my first house many moons ago. I love how it turned out. Thank you for sharing with #momsterslink.


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