When you’re constructing or renovating a house, the worst thing to waste is the square footage. Thus, you have to be creative with space, using it in different yet functional ways. Most homeowners are trying to revamp their attics as bedrooms and family rooms rather than a storage space.
Sure enough, if you’re creative enough with your interior design ideas, you can repurpose it as a bathroom too. If you’ve got some space management tricks up your sleeve, you can easily add a roof, shower, marble sink, vanity, and tub to the floor plan. Plus, there are endless options to work with the sloped ceiling.
However, if you’re a design novice, here are some elegant attic bathrooms with shiplap walls, bright colors, and sloped ceilings to take inspiration from for bathroom design ideas.
It’s quite easy to spot the artistic elements in this attic bathroom, cue the patterned wallpaper, and the black-rimmed mirror. Moreover, the vanity is a beautiful addition to the area while the tile floor adds texture.
In the far corner is a shower space with a glass door. Despite being away from the main bathrooms, it blends well with the overall artistic vibe due to the white subway tile. Also, the designers get bonus points for the stunning rug that’s adding a splash of color to the tiled floor.
Something about the color white adds serenity to any space, and this attic bathroom speaks volumes to prove this point. The white subway wall tile is continued by the penny tile on the floor, while the shiplap sloped ceiling brings texture to the monotonous space.
Furthermore, the little hints of golden – in the light and shower fixtures – break up the whiteness of this attic bathroom. Most importantly, the claw foot tub is – quite aptly, if I may say so – placed under the window. What’s better than connecting with nature and looking at the treetops outside while bathing?
Looking for some amazing classic styles? Here is one to start with.
You can’t go wrong with the good old artistic wallpaper and a bit of wood furniture in your attic bathroom. The solid plank of wood acting as the countertops attracts beautiful light through the ceiling window.
It’s also a breath of fresh air from over-used marble counters. Meanwhile, the small sink bowls bring in some modern-chic touches.
When designing an attic bathroom, you have to center the placement of the tub around the skylight and the ceiling. In this design, the clawfoot tub is placed directly under the skylight, allowing you to soak up the natural light while relaxing. You can also add some additional furniture to relax under the sunlight.
Meanwhile, the shiplap floors impart visual warmth to the room. When replicating this idea for your attic bathroom, you can also bring in some greenery and thrift store furniture to make the space look livelier.
If bright colors and shiplap isn’t your style, opt for darker shades like black and dove-gray. For instance, the black tub in this style is in perfect contrast with contemporary vanity.
In interiors like this, it’s best to keep the decor to a minimum. If the room feels a bit bland, you can amp up the ceiling somehow.
One look at this visually-stunning bathroom will tell you that the designer is a pro at woodwork. The different shades and types of wooden furniture come together to impart a rustic vibe to this room.
Besides being a soothing space to relax, the attic powder room is quite Instagram-worthy too. Plus, that dark wood storage area and the wooden ceiling are right out of the classic era.
Classic art seems to be a popular theme for decorating attic bathrooms, and rightfully so. While the wooden countertop is a treat to the eyes, it also provides ample storage.
At the back, the subway tiles are reminiscent of the old period while the washed-out gray half walls complement the shiplap floors.
For modern homes, this attic bathroom with mechanical fixtures, black and white interior, and minimal design is a replicable inspiration. The designers have let the natural light shine onto the vanity, keeping the tub in a far corner.
Besides being a smart way to compartmentalize the bathroom, it also keeps the focus on the remarkably gray – worthy of making an architecture magazine cover – bathtub.
While the patterned tile speaks of the classic vibe of this room, it’s the copper bath that makes you eye the space in admiration. It’s strategically placed under the sloping attic ceiling to create a relaxing haven beside the window. At the back are classic curtains to finish off the look.
No color does more justice to natural light than white. Thus, if you’re into neutral tones, opt for white walls, subway tile for the tub, and a white mirror for your attic bathroom.
To ensure that the color isn’t too overwhelming, the designers have added checkered floors and a wood vanity – just the right way to strike a balance.
Sure enough, black and white are safe style options for an attic bathroom. However, if you like to go the extra mile, paint your powder room a bright color for the artistic bling.
For instance, this style is a splendid representation of minimal artistic themes with a hint of modernity. Plus, if your attic has limited space, you can work with a smaller mirror as in this bathroom design.
Since there’s not enough space for bigger statement pieces, the designers have let the wall color do the talking.
The absolute regalness of this attic bathroom is evident in the sleek black tub, a pseudo mantle space, and green half walls. Bringing in a hint of the class is the patterned Carrera marble tile that is subtle, thanks to the neutral wall paint.
If the skylight isn’t conveniently placed in your attic bathroom, use the window instead. Notice how the designers have harnessed the sleekness and sophistication of the black tub to spice up this white attic bathroom. Plus, the penny and subway tiles keep the attic bathroom simple yet classy.
Bathroom designers often tend to use different shades of green to add life to the area. For example, in this design, the dark-green vanity and the olive green towel blend with the white ceiling.
Also, the printed wallpaper with palm trees is inspired by the classic era and adds three different hues of green to the wall.
Featuring wicker baskets and tiled white walls, this design is a harmonious blend of artistic touch and vintage themes. If you can’t afford marble-topped counters, opt for wood beams as in this design.
Next, the designers placed subtle hints of gold in the attic bathroom, cue the towels, dust bin, storage basket, and roof light fixture.
Every once in a while, you come across an interior decor that leaves your jaw hanging open. Here’s an example of that idea. The powder blue walls contrast with the blue sky outside, peeking in through the skylight. Meanwhile, the tile floor and painted ceiling exude an artistic vibe.
The ultimate blueness of this attic bathroom is toned down by the wooden counter space and rustic sink bowl.
The sloped ceiling in your attic bathroom is the perfect place to house the tub, especially if there’s a source of light nearby. As evident, the patterned walls and ceiling highlight the classic themes of this room.
Besides, the furniture has been carefully selected to match the color of the sloped ceiling. If there’s not enough space for extensive furniture pieces, you can keep a marble-topped counter or a pedestal sink under the ceiling slope.
Along with taking up less space, a pedestal sink also adds classic touches to the attic bathroom.
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