Converting attic space to something useful can be tricky. When you have this type of ceiling slant, the possibilities and functionality are minimal.
However, if you don’t ask too much of the space, it can be a charming addition just because of its small size and off-beat style.
The homeowners chose an inviting dark wood flooring to emphasize the old attic feel. Older and antique furniture in a variety of colors contribute to a modified shabby chic style. The one surprise comes from the plush cream-toned rugs. Their off-beat shapes and rich texture makes them feel more like animal skins than rugs.
Choosing to place the furniture as though the room is normally shaped but much smaller allows the sharply slanting ceiling/wall style to seem normal. Instead of hanging pictures – almost impossible on these walls, the containers of silk flowers add warmth and also help define the pretend walls in this room.
If you have an upper room with sloping ceilings and walls, there are a number of design choices that help compensate for the situation. Some people choose to put cupboards or bookshelves covering the sharpest edges of the room. Others will put chairs, sofas or beds along the low walls, allowing people to use the space in a sitting or lying position.
This homeowner is not afraid of letting the room stand as it is. The glass-paned French doors at the opening help create the impression of a secret room, providing a special space to practice music, write notes and sit in the comfy chair and read.