For years, the loft has been a space for dusty videotapes, old clothes and tattered photographs, with the quirky uniqueness of loft spaces quickly being dismissed. When designed creatively, a loft space can have a variety of uses – a quiet office, a colourful playroom or a secluded yoga studio for early risers. Transforming a loft into a magical kingdom for children to play in or have as a first playroom can be a great investment!
For children, a loft can be a magical place to play in or have their bedroom, with quirky angled ceilings and plenty of wall space for posters, drawings or nightlights. One of the ways to utilise your loft space for a child is using a feature wall, like this loft conversion on Charlton Park Lane by Simply Loft, London’s leading Loft specialists. Your feature wall need not be tucked away either, why not have a chalkboard on the wall for some drawing fun?
Loft Conversion by Simply Loft on Charlton Road, London.
A unique feature of lofts are the eaves, which can be used in a variety of ways. If your little one is scared of the dark, you can decorate with glow in the dark stickers, or pin up some fairylights to give the room a magical feel. Put some planets on the walls too, and your little ones can be astronauts for a night!
Loft Conversion by Simply Loft in Kirkstall Gardens, London.
There are lots of ways you can incorporate crafty storage into a loft bedroom. Make use of the dips in the walls to place shelving to store books or toys. It can be a good way of putting toys out of reach for smaller children, or for displaying photographs. The best part of a loft conversion is that it can be adapted and renewed easily. Shelving for toys can become shelving for University books or removed and replaced with coat hooks if turned into a spare room.
Loft Conversion by Simply Loft in Brigstock Road, London.
If you are struggling to bring light into your loft, a great way of bringing more natural lighting into the room is using skylights. These can emphasise bright colours in the room, making loft conversions ideal playrooms. Use brightly coloured beanbags to create a fun, yet relaxing space under the eaves, to contrast the bright light from the skylights. By introducing more light to the room, it can function as an office space once your children are grown-up, making a loft conversion a great long-term investment.