How to Furnish Your Newly Converted Loft

So you’ve just completed a loft conversion to open up some new (and much needed) space in your home. The hard work is finished and now comes the fun part – deciding what type of furniture you want in your new surroundings.

Loft conversions can be created for many purposes: you might want to add a new guest bedroom, a study for you to work the hours away in, a little workout pad or maybe even just a place to get away from the stress of it all. As a result, the sort of furniture you might require and the sort of ethos you want your loft conversion to give off is likely to vary greatly.

In most instances, loft conversions will function as another bedroom, either for yourself or for guests. If so, the first thing you’re going to require is a comfortable bed.

If you’re going for a modern, chilled out bedroom you could go for a stylish metal bed or a dark, wooden bed frame. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous you could even plump for a round bed which functions as a great showpiece for your new loft conversion.

A dressing table is a must if you need to spend hours in front of a mirror making sure you look the part every day. A smart and chic wardrobe is also needed to complement your bedroom ensemble, but positioning is important as most loft conversions will have pointed roofs.

If it’s a kid’s bedroom you’re going for then it’s best to have a fun and funky looking room which could feature a cool themed bed – it’s really up to you about how you want to design it.

To make your new loft conversion a functioning workspace as a new office you’re going to need some classy office furniture. The centrepiece of any office should be a sizeable desk, which you can work from. You’ll probably need space for a computer, as well as a lot of drawers to store your files and folders. You may also want to consider investing in a filing cabinet if your paperwork is likely to explode out of a few drawers.

A decent amount of leg space is important too, as comfort should be your top priority in order to work to your maximum potential. On that note, it’s also worthwhile investing in a comfortable office chair. If you don’t have the required back support then every moment you work in your new office is likely to be in agony.

This guest post was contributed by freelance writer Joe Dart on behalf of J and M Home Improvements, who specialise in planning and building loft conversions in Kent.