Do you have an attic in your home that you have yet to decorate? Or do you live in a tiny studio apartment? Channel your inner Bohemian and transform your space into a garret fit for a French artiste. Garrets are traditionally small living quarters that were generally in attics and inhabited by poets, painters, and writers. Here are some ideas on how to create your own garret:
Sometimes its nice to escape to your own space where you can relax and read a book, and a refurbished attic is an ideal spot to do so. Emphasize the unique quality of angled ceilings by using a statement light blue wallpaper. To get the eclectic artist ambiance, use a mix of of patterns. Here the warm color of the tapestry fabric mixes well with the cool color of the small tiled wallpaper pattern. The painting over the fireplace is the focal point and utilizes both color shades.
Painters living in garrets displayed their own art. Recreate history by hanging an array of pictures on one wall. To continue this diverse look throughout the rest of the room, mix textures and patterns such as velvet and florals, tying it together with a few throw pillows.
An attic is the perfect place for a guest bedroom. The French Country look is a great way to provide down-home hospitality, which the following two bedrooms exemplify. Try using patterns with small florals, plush quilting, and ticking stripes in the same color family or mix it up by using complimentary colors.