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Before and After: An Inviting Attic

An underused attic space was recently given new life as a cheerful, teen-friendly hangout space. Beforehand, its beige walls and brown carpeting were definitely less than inspiring.

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To make the room functional, it was divided into smaller spaces based on the activities that would be done in each area, such as a computer area for doing homework and a comfy sofa area for hanging out with friends. Bright colors on the walls and furniture updated the space, and an eco-friendly cork floor is both a durable and unusual choice for this space. I think it looks great. What about you?


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girrly girrly 7 years
Much better than before, not in love with the style, but a great improvement.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 8 years
big improvement and cute for teens! by the way i have the cute ikea desk chair on the left, with the holes...its not comfy at all:(
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 8 years
I like it and would love for that to be my room.
soapbox soapbox 8 years
Oh wow, I totally missed out on the teen friendly part. This is far from teen friendly. This is more early 20's bachelor pad or an oversized dorm room.
sweettea sweettea 8 years
Exactly a trading spaces inspired room. And i think thats its downfall, the room is not infused with enough character from the teens who actually inhabit the space. I am not sure if its an improvement.
soapbox soapbox 8 years
It reminds me of trading spaces. It's not something I would put in my house, but it looks okay in a picture. I just hate that rug though!
Kalliefornia Kalliefornia 8 years
I never would have thought of that color scheme but it def looks like something out of a magazine. I think it's really great.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
Wow, so love that floor! You did an amazing job - MAJOR improvement!
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 8 years
wow! huge improvement! i actually do really like the color scheme...perfect.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
Great job!
nv27 nv27 8 years
It looks much better, but not my taste.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Wow! Great improvement!
SweetnLow SweetnLow 8 years
Nice furniture upgrade. Love the beanbags! :)
Bassett56 Bassett56 8 years
I agree. The color scheme is... okay. Seems like they just painted the place and added a colorful rug. Definitely an improvement from the "before" though.
sunnynight sunnynight 8 years
Not completely sold on the color scheme, but yeah, it's definitely a big improvement.
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