March 21, 2014
When renovating or adding on to your home, a perfectly rectangular room may not be available, see these seven creative ways to carve out bedroom space.
Architect David Hotson and interior designer Ghislaine Viñas designed the alcove attic bedroom in this four-story penthouse in New York City

A top floor bedroom often means attic space, especially in older houses. This mint  bedroom atop a New York penthouse tucks a bed into a tight nook. Photo by David Hotson

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Originally appeared in 6 Airy Attic Renovations
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a white walled bedroom with a white bed and a rose colored throw in from of a Japanese screen and a teak chair

In Belgium, a home’s cramped layout meant some serious reconfiguring. The living room was moved near the garden and the previous space it occupied was turned into a split-level bedroom. A fireplace in the lounge area and a sleeping area that opens onto the garden make it dreamy rather than cold. Photo by Frederik Vercruysse

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Originally appeared in A Concrete Home in Rural Belgium
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Modern bedroom with Bretford light and Paola Lenti rug

In Omer Arbel’s Vancouver bedroom, a light by Bretford in Chicago is next to an Ikea Malm bed topped with Indian linens and folk weavings. The rug is from Paola Lenti. A Bocci 19 brass bowl sits near a hamper from Connected Fair Trade Goods. A console runs the length of the far wall, utilizing otherwise difficult-to-access space. Photo by José Mandojana.

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Originally appeared in Designer Omer Arbel's Eclectic Home in Vancouver
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hollywood cabin loft bedroom curtain

In a 580-square-foot Hollywood bungalow, a heavy velvet curtain slides across to shield the bedroom from the rest of the open space, creating privacy without walls. Photo by Joe Pugliese.

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Originally appeared in How to Design with Red
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woodwork portland renovation bedroom

A 520-square-foot backyard retreat was made with a steeply pitched roof to match the main house’s design. The low ceilings posed a problem for standard furniture, but custom built-ins by Phloem Studio made the room appear to be “carved from a single piece of wood.” Photo by Lincoln Barbour.

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Originally appeared in Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland
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Sleeping space is adventurously tucked away in an alcove above the kitchen, accessible by a track ladder that slides along a rail mounted above the counter.

In Edge Studio's apartment building, sleeping space is adventurously tucked away in an alcove above the kitchen, accessible by a track ladder that slides along a rail mounted above the counter. Photo by Roger Davies.

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kids rooms bedrooms Merzbau Design Collective Austin renovation remodel
A dormer on the south side of an Austin family’s house contains two bedrooms. One of the bedrooms features a reading loft carved out of the attic space above the dining room. The intersection of the gabled roof and the shed dormers allowed the residents to wrap large windows around each corner, taking advantage of the “borrowed landscape”—treetop views that root the house to its site. Photo by J.C. Schmiel
 
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Originally appeared in Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow
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Architect David Hotson and interior designer Ghislaine Viñas designed the alcove attic bedroom in this four-story penthouse in New York City

A top floor bedroom often means attic space, especially in older houses. This mint  bedroom atop a New York penthouse tucks a bed into a tight nook. Photo by David Hotson

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