The loft space can often be overlooked when it comes to renovation with many people using it to store a load of weird and wonderful things “just-in-case!” you need them. A loft conversion is a great way to improve your home, adding extra space whatever you require.
From bedrooms to bathrooms, there are many different options for you to consider. Long gone are the days of dingy, stuffy loft spaces with many interior designers using them to add light and value to our homes. But if you’re in need some inspiration, here are some of the best illuminating loft conversion ideas.
Embrace awkward spaces
If your loft space is on the smaller side, don’t feel like you can’t make the most of the space. Consider building handy recesses into eaves to create storage, giving you more space for furniture in your loft room. Recesses are also a good place to put lamps in your loft space, adding more light to all corners of the room.
Embrace awkward spaces by finding storage that complements them, such as having shelves or desks in difficult corners. Not only will this avoid wasted space, but it also keeps your loft room open and airy, rather than creating shadows with bulky storage.
Decoration is key
You can’t go wrong with a light-coloured scheme when decorating your loft conversion. Using lighter colours, particularly white, to decorate with is a classic design tip that has the power to not only lighten a room but make it appear larger.
Brighten up your loft space with brightly coloured bedding and textiles to further increase the light and avoid a clinical feel. Where possible, use mirrors on walls so that natural light is reflected around the room.
Consider a dormer loft conversion
Natural light is one of the best ways to create an illuminated, open space. Installing large windows brings in as much natural light as possible, but sometimes space can be an issue.
If your budget permits, then it might be worth investing in a dormer loft conversion. A dormer conversion allows optimum light into the room. This is because their boxed-shape structure replaces slopes in a roof, allowing for the installation of full-sized windows.
Get creative by installing French doors and creating a balcony for your loft conversion. Not only will this bring in a lot of light, but it creates an eye-catching feature to your home that differs from the typical loft conversion.
Explore your lighting options
Of course, a dormer loft conversion might not be within everyone’s budget. But that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve a light loft space. Artificial lighting can be used in combination with natural light to light up a room.
For example, wall lights are a good way to ensure that all areas of a room are lit up while ceiling lights can illuminate dark spaces and maintain height in your loft conversion. Companies such as Instaloft also offer different loft lighting options to suit your loft conversion that can easily be switched on and off.
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