Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Decorating Ideas for a Dormer.

 Decorating Ideas for a Dormer.
I learned all about dormers during the building process of our current home. When our builder asked us if we wanted to add dormers to a certain wing of our home, I have to admit, I thought, "dom-what?" and memories of college and dorm rooms briefly came to mind. I thought surely dormers and dorms have nothing in common... We opted to add dormers which cost us more, but fast forward to now and that decision has proven to be a very sound investment.

modern dormers
photography by Whit Preston

So what exactly are dormers? If you look at this picture, you'll notice the three modern windows in the roof and also the picture above, the dormers are those windows in the red like roof. Dormers serve the purpose of bringing in light and air into an existing space.  They are an architectural feature that add character and dimension to a structure’s external appearance. With our home the rooms that now feature  dormers would've been dark, dungeon like, and totally depressing if they were "dormer-less."





decorating ideas for a dormer
It's very popular to place a bedroom in a dormer.  Even if the space is at an angle, the natural light flooding in like above makes it work. The design of this dormer bedroom is streamlined and simple to maximize on the space. Below are some additional examples of dormer decorating:

decorating ideas for a dormer

decorating ideas for a dormer

decorating ideas for a dormer

decorating ideas for a dormer

a great example from the home of Life&Home at 2012

decorating ideas for a dormer

decorating ideas for a dormer

decorating ideas for a dormer

decorating ideas for a dormer


decorating ideas for a dormer

decorating ideas for a dormer

decorating ideas for a dormer

Does your home have a dormer or dormers? Do share in the comments how you've decorated or maybe you've received some ideas from this post. I am actually inspired as our dormer spaces have not yet realized their full potential... xx

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4 comments :

  1. I'm a fan of this with our recent addition in my son's room, and I love all the inspiration you put out here too!

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  2. Dormers can be such fun reading nooks or built in desk areas, love it!

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  3. I'm trying to remember if my parent's house has dormers and I don't think they do, but have large windows instead. I am in love with the look of the dormer with the pendant light and window seat. How gorgeous!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  4. Awww, thanks so much Stacey!!!!!

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