Friday Fun: Going Mad in Attics

I’ve just finished reading Marlen Haushofer’s novella The Loft, but I’ve long had a love for attic conversions. In fact, back in the days when I thought this might be my forever house, I was planning to convert the loft into a very big study for myself (so that my sons can call me ‘the madwoman in the attic, perhaps?), drawing inspiration from one of the below.

A porthole, a swingchair and a skylight, who could want anything more? From
This one has my favourite colour scheme and a shabby chic look, but might feel a bit chilly in winter. From
Beautifully romantic rural feel, plus another hanging chair. From
This one actually reminds me of Austrian B&Bs in Tyrol and Salzburg, from
This one is on a gigantic scale, perfect as a ballroom with a reading corner. From
Needless to say, it’s the ones full of books that I really appreciate. From Pinterest.
This one has an especially cosy feel to it. From

8 thoughts on “Friday Fun: Going Mad in Attics”

  1. Attic rooms can be a great idea Marina. You have done some great research on this and I particularly like the Austrian one. There can be a problem of getting up and down to them though. My daughter and her husband now kindly put us in their room and use the attic room themselves when we stay!

  2. Oh, these are all beautiful, Marina Sofia! And attic nests like that can be made so inviting, too. I think that’s what I like best about the last one: it’s so warm and inviting, and I know I would spend all the time I could there. I love it!

  3. The first one is great. As usual, I disagree with the last 2 because of all those books I’d rather have circulating among readers … somehow 🙂

  4. I lived in a Cape Cod house about seven years ago, and the top floor was my office. I had SO much space. I wish I could have done more with it, but it was a rental, and my options were limited. However, I’m hoping to buy a home in the next few years, and finally, finally, have my dream office.

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