4/24/12

Attic Bedroom Inspiration

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Hey lovelies!  I'm blogging today with exciting news.  As I believe I've mentioned before, my lease in my current apartment will be up this summer.  I've been searching high and low in this expensive college town for a studio within my budget.  Unfortunately, everything I found was either outrageously expensive or in the ghetto.  Haha.  But, I did find my next apartment!  It's not a studio...

It's a two-bedroom apartment on the second floor and attic of a big late Victorian house near campus.  The second floor of the house has a living room, kitchen, (big!) bathroom, bedroom, and little deck just off of the kitchen.  The attic is a bedroom itself... and that's what I'll be renting!  The house is big, old, renovated, and full of charm and character.  I toured it today and can't wait to move in this summer!  My head is just full of ideas about decorating my attic bedroom!  So I decided to round up some of my favorite attic spaces for decor inspiration.  

Maybe I'll incorporate lots of bright colors like in the photo above---and in my current bedroom.

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Maybe I'll tone it down with cream and soft grays.

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Oooh, I wish my attic bedroom had exposed brick.  

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Maybe I'll hang a vintage chandelier from the highest point in the ceiling.  

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Maybe I'll go all shabby chic in the antique white space. 

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I'd love to wallpaper the closet doors.  Isn't this attic^ lovely?!

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This one is charming, too.  So light and airy.

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If I'm allowed to paint the walls, maybe I'll go with a soft grayish brown like this.


You see, I've always had a fascination with attics.  I've never lived in a house with a real attic.  Growing up, my family's house just had one of those attics that was more for storage than anything.  You got up there by climbing through a hole in a closet ceiling, but there was no stairs... not even a ladder.  A full-grown man couldn't even stand up in the space.  So I always envied the big old houses with attics.  There's something especially antique and romantic and charming about an attic.  

It'll come with its own challenges: angled walls, really low and really high ceilings, a unique "+" like layout.  But it is so adorable and right up my alley when it comes to charm and character.  There's even a little wooden deck outside one of the windows---perfect for reading!  It's really private and would definitely be my own space.  Plus, there's lots of trees and greenery in the neighborhood.  And I met my roommate and it seems like we'll get along very well.  I will keep you updated!

In the meantime, have any of you ever lived in an attic?  Did your house have an attic growing up?  Or do attics just give you the creeps because of the movie "Flowers in the Attic"?  Haha.


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8 comments:

  1. OMG! you have no idea how excited this post made me aha.

    I'm moving into a house with 5 boys for my second year of Uni and they've let me have the attic space!

    This has made me sooo excited to move in and make it my own girly sanctuary XD

    Love to see more posts on this.

    Also, I love you're blog, you have great style :)

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  2. Sounds like a fun place to fix up! I didn't know there was a flowers in the attic movie, but I've heard horrifying things about the books. haha There's something enchanting about slanted ceilings, like in the 3rd picture. :)

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  3. I don't know if you're willing to answer this, but what city were you searching in? Also, it's definitely sometimes better to have a roommate - somebody to split the rent with, somebody to be in the same house as you if you're sick, and somebody to cook dinner with because cooking for one is difficult.

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  4. These are great looking bedrooms. The idea of making an attic bedroom is brilliant as well. If I had the money to build my own house, I would love to have a bedroom that looks at least one of these. It's a pretty good investment.

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  5. These are great bedroom inspirations indeed. I bought a house which happens to have an attic as well. I think I should consider redesigning the place to make it more compelling and livable.

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  6. The idea of putting such design in the attic bedroom is brilliant. It gives worth not only to the attic itself but also to the entire house. If I had this kind of house, I would call my lawyer to help find an insurance that would save the house's worth and value. A reputable home owners insurance company must be able to deliver the best service and excellent alternatives.

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  7. These Attic Bedroom designs really inspired me. I love those colorful designs but have a relaxing ambiance. Interior painters would make it more unique.

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  8. These designs are cool. I am in search of Painters In Houston and will pretty soon get a unique design for my bedroom. Thanks for sharing. Keep exploring.

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