Thursday, May 5, 2011

attic rooms


B and I have an unfinished attic that we've been contemplating what to do with and while it would be nice to save our pennies and eventually "pop the top," we also really like quaint and cozy attic rooms. Here are some of the images filling up my inspiration folder lately...
















40 comments:

The Fancy Teacup said...

There's something cozy and truly grand about attics and their cathedral ceilings. The ones with the chandeliers are spectacular.

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Lyndzie said...

wow some of these rooms are amazing! I especially love the first one!!

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christine donee said...

sign me up for that last one. I probably would never leave though. who needs a social life anyway, right?

LyddieGal said...

I really love the ones which turn the roofs into a huge source of natural light. so gorgeous.

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Jessi said...

Wow, beautiful! I love the 5th pic down... typically you think of attics being dark, but that is so bright and cheery. Makes me think of the Mediterranean, actually ;) ... Like you're own Med getaway right in your house!
xoxo J

jennieL said...

these homes are phenomenal. seriously amazing!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Love the pop of white in the attic - it really brightens the space!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

downtownchicagobarbie said...

All of those Attics are beautiful. I know now when I buy a house I can actually do something spectacular with that space. HGTV don't have anything on these spaces. New follower

TigerLily said...

Gorgeous choices! I love all your attic inspiration, it kinda inspires me too :)

Christina said...

These are lovely photos. My room is the attic. My parents finished it when I was younger so it is very pink. The one thing I wish they would have done was leave all of the original wood exposed. Instead, they plastered and painted over it. Now I am dying to rip up the carpeting and see the wood underneath, but they have warned me it is probably in terrible shape.

Eli said...

I had just earlier seen a blog with them showing off their attic space that had just been renovated and you magically posted this too!

Very jealous! apartment living in San Francisco is sometimes not glamorous at all!

Closet Fashionista said...

SO cool! I want an attic room, hahaha :D
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Sing said...

I love the cozy, intimate feel of them.

Style-Pursuit said...

Well, my room is in the attic, but it isn't really as cool as those that you've shared here! I guess the time has come for some changes... :o)
Thanks for the ideas!

x

Claggie said...

Oh my gosh, the one with the pool?! These are so dreamy!

FashionJazz said...

These are so inspiring! Love the cosy feel of a attic :) Happy Friday hun xx

∆ Sara said...

i am also in love with attic rooms.

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

You are so lucky to have an attic room. I have always loved those rooms as a little girl.
I like the very bright white pallattes the best.
Would make a great older kid room (too impractical for a nursery) especially for a girl.
But for now what a lovely guest room that would be if you tend to have guests a lot.
I can come! :)

Daphne.
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Liana said...

omg these attics are so amazing! i wish i had one now, just so i could decorate it!

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Natalie said...

The room with the yellow headboard is so calm and happy. I would love to go to sleep every night in a room like that.

Ana said...

I always thought I'd be at a loss in such a room, because of the slanted roof walls that take away a lot of the space you'd have in a regular room. But I have to say, these pictures sure prove me wrong! They are all so creative and beautiful!

十十f十 said...

hey E thanks for dropping by! i like the bright lips in your last post.

i like these settings but only if the attic ceiling's very high else i'd feel closed in.

northwest is best said...

Nice inspiration. As a student, I had an attic room and loved it, it was my cosy little nest and I had a beautiful view over the city.

Susan said...

I love attic rooms, so cosy!
xoxo

Brittany Videll said...

The first and second rooms are to DIE for! Oh how I would love an attic like that!

Vivi said...

Nice pictures. I would love to have an attic. And it would definitely not become a storage room like so many ones I have seen.

She is Sara said...

Oh geez some of these are so beautiful! I love my house and I want to decorate my room, it's a bungalow so it's kind-of like an attic room! Hehe, I can't wait to see what you pick :)

Francesca C said...

fantastic pictures!!!!!
Thefunnygame

Becca [Free Honey] said...

I have a real soft spot for attic rooms! When I was a kid my best friend's house had a playroom in the attic. It was totally redone to be a kid's wonderland. Just thinking about all the hundreds of hours I spent up there brings a smile to my face. I can't wait to see what you and B do with your attic space.

wulanasihsetyarini said...

ooohhhh those room architecture is just fabulous, warm, and cute...
those use an empty space in a house.. that's cool

love the twins bed..

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

These are amazing!!!! My grandparents have the most incredible attic, and I would give anything to have a house with an attic similar to it. It looks a lot like some of these photos. It's huge though.

I think you should make yours very cozy.

Melanie said...

I always wanted an attic room when I was younger and these photos are really making me want one again!

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joellevandyne.com said...

those are all so beautiful! i love typically hidden spaces like atticks and crawl spaces. as an alternative to decorating yours, you could have a bunch of friends bring over random flea market items and leave them in your attic, turning it into the typical "movie attic"- it would require a dress form, a creepy dollhouse, a storage trunk with a lock, etc. etc. then you can explore it on rainy days...

drollgirl said...

ooooooooh, you lucky thang! these inspirational shots are INCREDIBLE! i can't wait for you to get started! and if you ever need an attic mate, i know someone that might be interested! lol

jess said...

I've never seen attics look so pretty. I love the room that matches the dress.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

These look so cozy!

Kristin Wyly said...

I can honestly say I could live in any one of these attic rooms and be completely happy. There is something so cozy about them.

Raya said...
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Raya said...

amazing places!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

These are all so wonderful, but I especially love the well lit picture at the bottom. It looks like a dream world!