How To Convert Your Loft Into A Spare Room

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If you’re looking for an extra room in your home but don’t have the space to build an extension, converting your loft into a spare room could be a great solution.

Loft conversions are becoming increasingly popular, as they provide a cost-effective way to create extra living space without the need for planning permission.

An attic converted to a spare bedroom with neutral blind, wooden floor, double bed with white and grey beddingImage: English Blinds

This article will look at the process of converting your loft into a spare room, from the initial planning stages to the final touches.

How to Convert Your Loft into a Spare Room

Cleaning and Decluttering

Cleaning and decluttering your loft is the first step to converting it into a spare room. Removing any unnecessary items from the room will create a blank canvas to work with, and this is essential for any kind of interior design.

This is your chance to make the room a reflection of your personal style. It will also make it easier to add furniture and decorations that fit the space. Make sure to dust and vacuum all surfaces, including the walls and window frames, to make sure the room is ready for its new look.

Once you’ve finished cleaning and decluttering, you can start planning the layout of the room and picking out the items that will make it your own.

Installing Insulation

Insulation helps to keep spaces warm in the winter and cool in the summer, which is essential for comfort. Adding insulation to your loft will help you convert it into a spare room in several ways. 

Additionally, insulation helps to reduce the amount of noise that travels in and out of the room, providing a more private and peaceful environment. It also reduces energy costs by minimising the amount of air that escapes through the walls, ceiling, and floor.

It helps to protect the structure of the room by providing a barrier between the room and the outside elements. By adding insulation, you can enjoy all the benefits of a loft conversion in your own home.

Adding Flooring 

Adding flooring such as carpet to your loft will help you convert it into a spare room.

Attic conversion to a spare bedroom, with grey carpet, white walls and white bedding on the double bedImage: Carpetright

Carpet will add a level of comfort and insulation to the room, making it a more inviting and comfortable place to spend time. It will also help to reduce outside noise, creating a more peaceful atmosphere. Additionally, carpet can help to absorb sound, which is important when creating a loft, since it is often used as a multi-function space.

It will also help to create a sense of home, making it a pleasant place to relax and enjoy. Carpet is an easy and cost-effective way to improve the look and feel of your loft, helping to turn it into a cosy spare room.

Artwork and Decor

Interior design inspiration is everywhere, and there are many creative and stylish ideas for spare rooms that can help you transform your space.

For example, adding artwork and decor to your loft when converting it into a spare room will help to make the space feel more inviting and comfortable.

Attic converted into a spare room with wisteria wallpaper, white floors and single bedsImage: Woodchip and Magnolia

Artwork can help to set the mood of the room and add a personal touch that is unique to you. Decor such as rugs, pillows, and curtains can help to add texture and colour to the room, creating a more cohesive look. Additionally, artwork and decor can help to create a sense of privacy and create more of a separation between the loft and the rest of your home.

By choosing pieces that match the style of the rest of your home, you can create a space that feels like it is part of the rest of your home, instead of just an extra room.

If you’re considering converting your attic or loft you can follow the process we took in our own home and look at 5 Reasons to Install Attic Windows, How Much Does a Loft Conversion Cost and The 5 Crucial Steps to a Successful Attic Conversion.

Then don’t forget to add this image to your Pinterest board so you can come back to it later:

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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1 Comment

  1. coquette
    January 16, 2023 / 7:35 am

    Hello Jen! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I love your ideas about how converting the loft into a spare room Your post was insightful and informative. I appreciate the time you took to write it.

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