Instagram is the best place for discovering inspiration decorating ideas. I’m always on the ‘gram looking at dreamy loft bedrooms. I’m slightly obsessed! Today, I’m sharing my top 5 loft bedrooms spotted found on Instagram. And I’m sharing lots of loft bedroom planning tips with the help of attic experts, Abbey Lofts.
5 Instagram Loft Bedrooms We’re Crushing On
I can’t afford to convert my loft into a bedroom yet. But that doesn’t stop me from daydreaming about ideas for my attic for when I finally convert this space. Here’s my pick of my top 5 Instagram loft bedrooms that I’m decor-crushing on right now.
1. Fallow Grey
This loft bedroom has made me change my mind about decorating my home in shades of leafy green. I’m not sure what I love most…the crittal doors, the grey painted floorboards or the comapct ensuite bathroom. The design of this bedroom has made the most of every inch without it looking too cramped or cluttered. I bet the view from those doors is stunning.
LOFT PLANNING TIP: If you need to add a bathroom to your new loft conversion, don’t feel you have to change your existing boiler. Most heating systems can be adapted. In some cases (especially where there are combination boilers) the pressure can fluctuate. One way around this is with a Megaflos which helps with the pressure.
Morning! I’ve had to dig into the archive of my phone as I’m still away working this weekend. Mr Fallow is holding the fort at home this weekend with the little ones and I’m missing them all so much… Day 4 of the Christmas shoot today.. we’ve had dogs, trees, a lot of snow, stockings and mince pies…🎄🎄 -have a lovely day whatever you’re up to! . . . . ##interiordesign #interiorstyling #mykbbark #walltowallstyle #myhousethismonth #styleithappy #ekbbhome #hgfinspo #interior123 #interiorboom #elledeco #sassyhomestyle #blogger #interiorblogger #pocketofmyhome #interiorinspo #spotlightonmyhome #periodhomestyle #mygorgeousgaff
Evening all.. I’m away this week working on a Christmas shoot 🎄! So strange trying to feel festive in July! 💦☀️☀️. Fake snow, Christmas trees, twinkly lights and fake mince pies! . I’m trying out a bit more green in the bathroom after some of your advice last week. so nice to add some plants into the space for fresh feel. Have a lovely evening! . . . . ##interiordesign #interiorstyling #mykbbark #walltowallstyle #myhousethismonth #styleithappy #ekbbhome #hgfinspo #interior123 #interiorboom #elledeco #sassyhomestyle #blogger #interiorblogger #pocketofmyhome #interiorinspo #spotlightonmyhome #periodhomestyle #mygorgeousgaff
Sunny summer evenings really are the best! ☀️🍾.. just being able to sit in the garden after work feels like a real treat! Hope you have a lovely evening. X #drawers . . . . ##interiordesign #interiorstyling #mykbbark #walltowallstyle #catsofinstagram #pinkandgreen #myhousethismonth #styleithappy #ekbbhome #hgfinspo #myhomeforhp #interior123 #interiorboom #elledeco #sassyhomestyle #blogger #interiorblogger #pocketofmyhome #interiorinspo #mygorgeousgaff
2. Making Spaces
This is one of my fave loft bedroom projects by Karen from Making Spaces. She is an interior designer, based in Leeds, who has a knack of turning small boxy rooms into dream spaces full of stylish tricks.
Here, the simple monochrome scheme shows off the slants and angles of the room to perfection. The black painted woodwork matches the crisp matt charcoal walls. For a hint of zing, she painted the fireplace in acid yellow. Then a clever lemon stripe draws the eye up to the kooky shapes in the ceiling. Wonderful.
LOFT PLANNING TIP: When at the planning stages of your loft, you may want to consider an architect. Loft conversion specialists (like Abbey Lofts) will have their own in-house architects who will be on hand to get you the loft bedroom you desire.
Having a company provide a one-stop shop can save you money, speed up the process and make sure the space is planned out to it’s best. Then you can spend your budget hiring a decor wizz like Karen.
New blog post alert!!! ⚠️🚷☢ I really enjoyed writing this one. I'm answering a question I get asked a lot. Like, A LOT! "I'm doing a build, at what point do I get an interior designer involved??" Oh it's a good one **rubs hands together** If you're doing a build and thinking a) ooh I might use an interior designer and b) what does an interior designer actually do?? Then click the bloody link in my bio ☝️ It's a must read post which explains a lot about what we actually do, because if one more person mentions the word "cushions" I'm going to punch them in the actual face 👊 (But yeah we do do cushions as well, these ones are from @hmhome. Nice aren't they?) . . . #interiordesigner #designupnorth #design #interiordesigncollective #smallindiebusiness #makingspaces #interiordesigner #bedroomdesign #realhomes #instahome #instainterior #interiorboom #idealhome #myrealhouzz #cornerofmyhome #currentdesignsituation #midcentury #aahousecrush #interiordesignersofinstagram #interiordesign #interiorstyling #interiors #mono
From the same room as my last insta post AND featured in a recent blog post on @mad_about_the_house where I gabble on about how to go about doing the half painted wall thing. Because it does take planning, but is also pretty darn easy too. (Yes I just said darn) I've always said that Paint is literally the cheapest way to update a room… Well, paint and @frogtape. I've added the link to my stories if you want to read Kate's post with all the deets about half painted walls ☝️
3. Charlotte Asquith
Building regulations can dramatically influence how a converted loft space is structured – which will then impact on your choice of finishes and furniture – BOO! Choose furniture in proportion with the size and scale of your space.
Follow the lead of Charlotte, who picked a low-level bed and then put up a picture display shelf above. She kept the floor cozy with a neutral carpet and added splash of natural colour with houseplants. The peppermint and plum colour scheme is on right on trend for 2019. Hands up who would love to dive into this bed?
LOFT PLANNING TIP: Have you heard of a party wall agreement? It provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations to your neighbouring buildings.
If you want to convert your attic into a loft bedroom before works start make sure your follow the Law (a good loft conversion company will help you with this paperwork). Some neighbours may insist on a party wall surveyor drafting an award, and you’ll have to meet these costs. But don’t stress as neighbours can’t prevent a loft conversion going ahead.
The joys of a tidy room! I had quite a productive day yesterday – filling 7 bags for charity (see more stories for the proof!) and that’s not even a fraction of what I could have parted with! I desperately need to go on a sorting and decluttering mission if I want to move Lucas into a bigger bedroom and make space upstairs for all the toys I want to move out of the dining room! Why is it so hard to part with junk?!
That @aldiuk lamp. Need I say more, other than why didn’t I buy the floor version?! Day 7 #myhousethismonth Lamp @myhousethismonth @sharkcleanuk @pavotblueinteriorsco @littlehouseinlondon @__itslucy__ Week 1 #myinteriorstyletoday Relax @myinteriorstyletoday @the_wooden_hill @fallowgrey Day 7 #myhouseandhome On the wall is one of my favourite wall colours @farrowandball light blue, it’s so calming and I love how it appears so different in different lights!@houseandhomemagazine @venturainteriordesign
4. Tatiana Home Decor
If your attic or loft bedroom is going to be tiny, like mine – then take inspiration from Tatiana’s loft bedroom which is jam-packed with style ideas. The bed on packing crates is a easy alternative to a low futon, ideal if your ceiling is low. Then there in one corner she has managed to squeeze in a small home office/dressing table/display area. And then the other end a micro-walk-in wardrobe (my dream). By not having a door on her wardrobe, she has made the space feel open and roomy.
LOFT PLANNING TIP: In a small loft bedroom it’s important to maximise the amount of daylight. Glazing should make up 20% of the roof area. A long, shallow room will benefit from windows spaced evenly along its length while a narrow room will benefit from one large window. The more natural daylight the better!
Już myślałam że to łóżko ma wszystko czego mu trzeba, a jednak nie! Narzuty mu brakowało (pledy się nie liczą 😉)… to teraz już ją ma… Efekt moich nocnych zakupów… wiedziałam, że będzie udany… narzuta ze spranego lnu… gigantyczna, pokryje całe łóżko i przepiękna… dopełniła całości… ________________________________ I przypomniała mi się moja nauczycielka od zajęć plastycznych, jak stała nade mną podczas każdej mojej pracy i mi mówiła: Tatiana będę tu stała i pilnowała, żebyś nie przegięła … pomysły masz fajne, ale na litość Boską nie pchaj wszystkiego w jedną pracę… „ I dziś chyba wiem o co jej chodziło! Zaczynam się martwić, że przeładuję ten pokój… ale co zrobić, jak od zawsze tak mam! 🤷♀️😁😉 __________________________________ Nawet nie pytam co o tym myślicie, bo i tak zrobię po swojemu… to silniejsze ode mnie 🙈🙈🙈 __________________________________ Fajnego wieczoru Kochani♥️ __________________________________ #bedroom #loftbedroom #bedroominspo #bed #diy #palettes #furniturefrompallets #bedding #linenbedding #linen #cozy #cozyplace #interior123 #interiordesign #interior4all #mybdrm #interiorhunter #homedecor #lifefolk #farfromthecity #countrylife #lovemylife #lifestyle #tatianahomedecor
Wracam do rzeczywistości… dajcie mi chwilę, bo łatwo nie jest 🙈🙈🙈… I napiszcie mi co u Was, bo mam zaległości, a chętnie się dowiem co porabialiście w ostatnim czasie, bo co ja robiłam, to już wiecie 😁😉 ___________________________________ Tymczasem dobrego dnia Kochani ♥️ ____________________________________ #garderoba #wardrobe #whiteinterior #interiorstyling #interior123 #interiordesign #plants #plantstyling #plantsmakepeoplehappy #homejungle #minimalism #classicinterior #classicdecor #myinterior #mybeautifulhome #myhomestyle #homedecor #tatianahomedecor #interior4all
Dzień dobry… wszyscy już wystartowali, to i ja muszę… przede mną pracowity, intensywny i pełen atrakcji tydzień… bardzo się na niego cieszę… Mam nadzieję że przed Wami również fajny czas 😁😉 W każdym razie takiego właśnie tygodnia Wam życzę… FAJNEGO! ______________________________________ #toaletka #morninggoals #morningvibes #workplace #makeupplace #myplace #bedroom #bedroomdecor #homejungle #interiordesign #interiorforinspo #interior4all #myhometoinspire #myhomeidea #details #decoration #beautifullhome #homedecor #tatianahomedecor
5. This Style Rocks
Growing up, my teenage bedroom was in my parents’ loft. I loved the cosy corners, quirky shape and I felt that I was tucked away in the rafters. This clever bedroom in Amy’s house was designed by her daughter – with a sunken bed and a mezzanine desk up above. The faux brick wallpaper gives the space an urban edge – and works so well with the exposed beams. I love the paired-back wood and the cubby-hole storage which prove that teenagers loft bedrooms are officially the best.
LOFT PLANNING TIP: Lofts make great playrooms or extra space for teenagers but it’s important to keep them cosy so they’ll get plenty of use. You’ll need to insulate the roof instead of the floor, and cover it with plasterboard. They will also need smart, flexible storage for their all their stuff, as well as a desk for homework.
Trust me when I tell you this is a bed you would never want to leave! Now don’t get me wrong – my middle child is happy as a pig in, you know what, in her little pit- it would rival any sty but there is something quite comforting about her little den and her unique scent that makes me want to snuggle up with her whenever I get the chance! All her own idea- a sunken bed and a mezzanine desk – tick box ✅ Difficult to photograph on this dull morning… #mezzanine #loftroom #loftbedroom #atticconversion #attic #loftstyle #kidsbedroom #ekbbhome #sunkenbed #childrensbedroom #abmathome #thisstylerocks #myhappyplace #myhomeforhp #designsponge #apartmenttherapy
What a thoroughly lucky boy my Zeb is… he had a birthday surrounded by love and laughter and said to his big sister – “it feels like I have been cuddled out day”! What more could you ask for – it is my birthday in 8 days and I will take cuddles too- though don’t tell my man from Yorkshire that! Here is the pretty awesome bedroom of the aforementioned 7yr old that he has to put up with when he isn’t basking in Cypriot sun- I mean really?! Kid doesn’t know he’s born!! Don’t worry though I remind him regularly that he is indeed a lucky boy and was born, in fact, with his head in his waters which legend believes means he will never die at sea…. the luck just keeps rolling in! Sending luck your way…. #luckykids #boysbedroom #kidsbedroom #childrensbedroom #loftbedroom #mezzanine #coolkids #concretedecor #ekbbhome #atticroom #thisstylerocks #bedroomdesign #bedroomgoals #bedrooomdecor
There’s my top 5 instagram loft bedrooms to inspire you. Make sure you give these talented ladies a follow by clicking on their photos above.
If you want more inspiration, advice or ideas for your loft conversion or planning advice then check out Abbey Lofts who helped me with this post. They have a super helpful FAQ page that is worth checking out.
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** This is a collaborative post. All images are credited duly above. All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.