Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

Attic design +75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

The design of the attic in a private house is a kind of transformation of the "useful" floor. Work on it can be done even during construction or, if necessary, after operation. First, let's look at the difference between the attic and the attic. The second is the “cold” room between the residential area of ​​the house and the roof. It can be arranged, but use will be limited only to warm seasons. Under the attic means warmed attic, which is properly decorated and suitable for living. Previously, these premises were used as basements or balconies: to collect unnecessary things, which they eat up the place and do not go for the release. In some of the old houses, it was even possible to find real treasures or relics of the kind of owners. In the villages in the attics stored hay. The windows, as a rule, were tiny, because in this room there was no need for light.The interior decoration was out of the question: beams and floors were visible, and the aesthetic appearance of the attic did not bother anyone. Nowadays, mansard made out completely different. Domestic designers have taken over the practice of their foreign colleagues, because in Europe these premises are even sold and rented as separate apartments and studios. The attic workshop equipment became fashionable at the end of the last century. Now more and more residents of megalopolises are seeking to move to the countryside to a country house or a country cottage. Accordingly, the attic began to pay more attention. Let's try to figure out how to “domesticate” and make a cold attic suitable for life.

Features and benefits

The attic is a decoration of a country house, its highlight and a room with beautiful views, because it is located at least on the second floor. Attic space has several advantages and features:

  • Additional area, often impressive size. It becomes a necessity in conditions of acute shortage of square meters.
  • Independence from the styling of a private house. Here you can embody the most daring design fantasies, because the attic is in the "side" of the other rooms.
  • Versatility.In the attic equip additional bedrooms, living rooms, children's, game rooms and work rooms.
  • Unlike extensions, it does not weigh down the structure of the house and does not create additional loads on the foundation and supports.
  • Heavy furniture and durable finishes are allowed. Attic has no restrictions on the weight of the "filling", as their floors are not inferior in reliability to room floors.
  • Original forms of roofs emphasize the individuality of the attic. For a designer, such a room will become a real gift, the arrangement of which will be “repelled” from non-standard lines of beams and overlap.
  • The roof and the attic room in draft form is built from natural materials, among which wood leads. For this reason, the room will be environmentally friendly and safe for human health.

The interior of the attic of a private house

Of the minuses, an additional "test" for the owners' wallet is noted, because you will have to trim and equip a new spacious room. To create a stylish and luxurious interior to save on furniture and materials, alas, will not work. In simpler options, you can do it yourself, thereby reducing costs to a minimum.Another disadvantage is the peculiarities of the roof structure, which forces the owners to “customize” the environment for them.

The partition between the kitchen and living room

Recently, the minimum attic ceiling has come into vogue. Its main task: to emphasize the uniqueness of the forms, without hiding the natural coverage.

Cushion chairs on the floor Dining table by the window Palma next to the sofa Ceiling lights Tile under the stone in the interior

Layout

Before proceeding to large-scale work (finishing, decoration), it is necessary to sketch out a clear plan for the location of walls, partitions, doorways, ventilation, wiring and other communications. For these purposes, they are sent to the attic and using the tape measure to measure the distances between the elements, which can have a tangible impact on the design. Special attention is paid to gables (symmetrical “sides” between the roof slopes) and mauerlat (part of the roofing system). Their measurements are carried out with special care. Just pay attention to the height of the ceiling. In this case, conduct two independent measurements: from the floor to the rafters in the area of ​​the mauerlat and the ridge of the roof. The presence of wooden struts is also taken into account, they are subsequently profitably beaten up in non-standard design solutions.Rafter designs can have a number of difficult elements. If the latter fall below the level of the conditional ceiling (crossbar), their dimensions are also noted and put on the floor plan-scheme. If the attic is only at the construction stage, then separately think through the placement of windows and doorways. The latter is sometimes contrary to the traditions of output. Thus you get a completely independent room, which is more like a separate apartment.

Layout loft with living room

Attic layout is only necessary for spacious rooms in which they are going to accommodate several individual rooms at once. For small attics, a rather unpretentious scheme with an approximate arrangement of furniture and communications.

Floor lamp next to the chair Bright sofa in the interior Pictures over the bed Wall of stone in the interior Leather sofa by the window

Warming

Attic insulation can be done by hand. Work on the "beautification" of the room should be carried out in any case, even if you will not use it for living. In winter, under the roof, made of timber, the wind blows, which can reduce the overall temperature in the house. The heating system will operate at a maximum, which incurs additional costs.The level of humidity in the off-season in the attic varies greatly, which will adversely affect the lumber material, which later will begin to rot and quickly become useless. For work choose the following types of heaters:

  • Mineral wool. Practical and relatively inexpensive material. Available in mats and rolls. Cotton wool has good thermal conductivity, does not ignite, but allows steam to pass through; therefore, it is additionally protected from the inside with a waterproofing material.
  • Expanded clay. The material is obtained by firing shale or clay. It is light and environmentally friendly. It is produced in granules, therefore, when insulating it, a separate frame box is constructed for it, in which keramzitic balls are poured.
  • Polyurethane foam. It belongs to the group of gas-filled plastics. There are two types of material: flexible (elastic) and rigid (frame). The first is also called foam rubber, and the second is being warmed up. Polyurethane foam (PUF) is able to further strengthen the structure in which it is used.
  • Fiberglass. The main thing is that the material is tight to the surface, then the insulation will be top notch.Among the shortcomings, only small “glass” dust is noted, which during works will “soar” in the air. It should not be allowed to enter the eyes, skin or lungs. Glass wool is the cheapest thermal insulation material.

Warming attic begins with the preparation of the premises for work. He is freed from all unnecessary items, and the floor is sometimes covered with plywood. If the attic is cold, then install ventilation gutters. Then the entire roof system is covered with a waterproofing film. On top of it attach the selected heater (they also covered the floor). Then it is covered with a vapor barrier, if necessary. At the end of the crates are made for the decorative decoration of the attic.

Attic insulation

Lighting

Attic lighting is stacked from artificial sources and natural light. Usually in cold attics, the windows are very tiny and are not designed for use in residential areas. In these cases, it will be necessary to mount additional openings, since one cannot do without artificial light alone.

Attic lighting of a private houseChandeliers over the pool table Round table and chairs in the attic Chair by the bed Fish under the ceiling Loft-style bedroom

Natural light

As for the location of the windows, here use several options:

  • "Pitched" (inclined).In the literal sense of the word windows are on the roof. A kind of opening "in the sky." This type is characterized by an abundance of light and amazing views at night.
  • Pediment. Windows are arranged vertically, as in the rest of the standard rooms. This placement has a disadvantage: it is not suitable for complex apartments with many rooms. Some of them due to the layout may be deprived of light at all.
  • Eaves. It is applied only in rooms with a high wall. The window is divided into two areas: the upper inclined and the lower vertical.
  • Extensions. The small windows are round and triangular in shape, which are installed on the pediment under the ridge. Light give a little, but in the exterior of the building look organically.
  • "Auditory". The windows have a characteristic projection, which is strongly protruding ahead against the general background of the roof.
  • With a mini-balcony. These are the same vertical windows that have an additional superstructure for access to the “street” and a protective parapet.

Natural light in the attic

In large penthouses, which are strongly elongated, usually install a series of "pitched" windows on the roof on both sides of the ridge. Thus, each area of ​​the room will be lit equally.In small attic, symmetrical “panoramic” windows on both gables look more impressive.

TV on the partition Bedroom design with logs Interior in modern style White floor in the attic Bed by the window

Artificial lighting

Artificial lighting is divided into:

  • General The so-called "overhead light."
  • Local Lights specific places.

If the attic ceiling is sloping or is additionally equipped with ceiling beams, then it is better to refuse general lighting, because it will distort and reduce the space. It is replaced with a local one. With the help of spotlights or similar shades hanging from above on thin “legs”, non-standard ceiling lines are emphasized. If you want to give the room a soft comfort, then use halogen lamps, and for a “cold” environment - fluorescent.

Artificial lighting in the attic

A non-standard way to increase the space in small attic will be the installation of a floor mirror opposite the window. Its frame is decorated with numerous light bulbs. A “light corridor” is formed between these two elements.

Chest by the window Kitchen, dining and living room in the attic TV opposite the sofa Headlights U-shaped layout in the interior

The choice of colors

When choosing a color, they make a start from the style in which the room is designed. In each of the directions there are certain norms of combining shades.If you want to emphasize the features of the attic, then use an abundance of white, natural wood tones and their combinations. This combination is considered a classic. In small penthouses with a lack of space, give preference to light shades:

  • Gray;
  • White;
  • Sand;
  • Peach;
  • Blue;
  • Pink.

Attic of a private house in bright colors

Do not combine more than three colors in the same room. For decoration of large attic color restrictions do not exist.

Island fireplace in the interior Wicker chair in the living room Telescope by the window Flower pots on the floor by the window TV on the ceiling

Stylistic directions

The attic space in the loft style is decorated with brickwork. There should be a lot of windows, if necessary, you will have to attend to the installation of additional openings. The floor is trimmed with brown floorboard. Use furniture of strict forms with a single finish. Ceramic objects, vases with elongated branches, lamps on long curved legs are used as decor. Loft loves the abundance of metal and wood. Pipes and other communication lines should not be hidden. The attic in Provence is trimmed with light tones, among which white prevails. Beds and chairs are forged. On the floor or on the old tables set bouquets of fresh wild flowers.The windows are covered with curtains with a cute floral pattern.

In Scandinavian style, the floor is covered with a soft, fluffy carpet. Wooden loft designs are hidden behind false panels or painted in white and blue. The windows do not close, just buy models with beautiful frames. At the openings, two chairs or soft poufs must be placed in order to see the surrounding beauty and to drink tea in winter evenings was more convenient. In eco style, beams for flooring are left “as is”. Any natural details of the attic space emphasize and do not subject to change. In addition, they use stone, metal and natural textiles. The walls are trimmed with decorative plates of wood, which can form a complex composition (concentric circles, squares, triangles).

Attic of a Scandinavian style private house

Bedroom - practical, comfortable, aesthetic: features of the finish

The bedroom is decorated mainly with natural materials: wood and stone. In more budget options, partitions and wooden boards are carelessly painted in bright colors. Rough strokes that emphasize the texture of the material, elegantly fit into the interior composition.A sleeping set of a bed and adjacent bedside tables are placed either under one of the gables or under sloped windows so that at night before going to bed you can admire the edge of the starry sky. A bedroom in the attic has for many people to realize the old dream: the installation of a canopy of the "crown" of light, airy fabric.

Bedroom in the attic of a private house

Features attic space allows you to install a fireplace in it. A magnificent interior element that brings with it into the bedroom not only warmth, but also the coziness of a country house.

Wood burning stove by the window Turquoise accents in the interior Furniture with the same design in the bedroom Bright ottomans in the interior Marine motifs in the interior

Features of the living room

Taking guests in the attic is a very original decision. On the one hand, this is the most unusual room in the house, from which a view opens onto the surrounding area. On the other hand, space allows equipping a hall with conditional zones for different types of joint rest. One platform is allocated for watching movies: a TV on a stand surrounded by a whole “set” of soft pillows that are laid out directly on the floor. In another zone place for tea drinking with a coffee table and a soft sofa corner. If the dimensions of the attic allow, then another part of the room is equipped for active games or a separate small guest bedroom. Monumental floors to build is not necessary.Enough simple movable partitions.

Living room in the attic of a private houseDecorative fireplace in the interior Cube backlit by the sofa Clock on the wall Bright carpet on the floor Suspended chair in the interior

Children's room under the roof

In the attic, you can arrange a bedroom for the child, a room for games or a full-fledged “mini-apartment” for a teenager who aspires for freedom. Attic has a special "fabulous" flavor. Many people remember that the most impressive horror stories are told here, and behind any sofa or wardrobe can hide a monster, a brownie or the best “ghost with a motor” in the world that lives on the roof, that is, next door. Beat any of these topics, but not to frighten the child, but rather to dispel his fears and settle into a real fairy tale. For girls, whole castle compositions are set, and for boys, Indian wigwams. Above the skate hang birds with outstretched wings, flying Dutch and dream catchers. Hang a hammock or a floating “chair” to one of the ceiling beams.

Children's room in the attic of a private houseAirplanes under the ceiling Light walls in the interior Boat in the nursery Bright chandeliers on the ceiling Carpet in the form of grass and stone walkway in the nursery

Arrangement of an attic in an office, library or workshop

The attic space is an ideal place for arranging a quiet study, a cozy library with a reading room or a spacious workshop where no one will interfere with creative processes.In some embodiments, all three rooms are combined into one, conventionally divided into functional zones.

Cabinet in the attic of a private house

Bathroom - nothing is impossible

A bathroom in the attic will allow to realize the dreams of a spacious room for water treatments. There will not have to huddle in a narrow shower. The square of the attic usually allows you to set the overall bath-jacuzzi. Naturally, before design work, it is necessary to design the conduct of the necessary communications: water supply and sewage. Some additionally equip the attic bathroom with special cabins, which in effect are similar to the bath. Such a construction usually requires a lot of space and will ideally fit into such a room.

Bathroom in the attic of a private houseChocolate bar in the interior Potted flowers in the bathroom Laundry basket near the wall Niches in the interior Aquarium in the bathroom

Home cinema

Home theater organization is a topical idea that many embody, if not in the attic, so in the basement. The cinema room is suitable for those who like to collect large companies. Otherwise, there will be a rather wide plasma and a cozy corner for two to four “visitors”. Spacious "cinema" equipped with several sofas, placed parallel to each other, or rows of similar chairs.The first is considered preferable, since the seats can not only be rearranged, but also moved to other rooms. While dozens of identical chairs “to attach” somewhere besides the cinema will be problematic.

Home cinema in the attic of a private houseFigures on the shelf Ceiling projector Armchairs opposite the screen Interior acoustics Carpet in the form of skins on the sofa

Dressing room - save space

The attic can be fully used for the equipment of the dressing room or allocate only a small platform for it, and the remaining space can be given for residential premises. The room “for storage of things” is equipped with long or spiral-shaped (leaving the tip to the ridge) hangers, as in boutiques. The walls are set closed and open shelves for storing shoes and various small things. Be sure to have a place to rest: with poufs or chairs, a table and a high mirror. In some stylish rooms they even equip mini dressing rooms.

Dressing room in the attic of a private house Chair in the middle of the room Light wood wardrobe in the interior Ottoman in the dressing room Sliding wardrobe in an interior

Conclusion

Attic is considered a unique room, the main advantage of which is versatility. In the attic, you can really equip a room of any plan with different functional purposes. Restrictions on style in this room, too, no, the design will be chosen in accordance with the taste preferences of the owners.Another plus of the attic is the possibility of budget design and carrying out basic work independently without the involvement of specialists. If desired, most of the finishes are left in their original form and simply beat these eco-friendly elements in the design.

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  • Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house

    Attic design 75 photos of room arrangement in a private house