It’s official: home decor is going retro. Minimalist design, modern lines, and Scandinavian influence are back in full swing, which means that triangular-shaped A-frame homes are not only dreamy and slightly unique, but also in, and it’s easy to see why. While some cottagers might find the angles difficult to work with, they’re not all bad. Sloped ceilings can create a cathedral effect in larger spaces, and a cozy, intimate vibe in smaller ones. Not sold on the benefits of this type of architecture? These incredibly designed A-frames make some of the most picturesque homes and cottages.
This woodsy lodge was built in 1963 in sunny California and though newly redesigned, still maintains the attributes of its time. The light wood finishings, Moroccan textiles, and bare walls allow the open-concept architecture to do the talking.
Tall A-frames that were built as summer cottages or cabins are more likely to be open concept with a full wall of windows, like this home nestled in the woods.
Book lover's dream
This wall is an impressive and innovative way to save space and introduce an accent wall to your room.
A muted colour scheme of mixed textures and fabrics allow the architectural details—beautiful wood beams, hardwood floors, and skylight windows—to really shine.
This above-to-below shot shows a more typical A-frame interior, where the upper loft overlooks the lower level.
This cozy, southwestern-inspired loft would be the perfect place to warm up and crack open a book after a day spent in the snow.
A shabby-chic bathroom wouldn't be the same without the coziness of the low, panelled ceilings. Small details, like a claw-foot tub and worn accents, make this A-frame room look anything but uncomfortable.
A strategically arranged gallery wall accentuates the unique lines of this A-framed room. Natural influences of wood and cartography keep the sailor theme in check.
This multi-purpose space would be a great getaway for any member of the family. This play or nap space for a child could easily be a reading nook for a parent.
A guest bedroom with low, stark-white ceilings and floral wallpaper is light, refreshing, and summery. Hanging pendant lamps make for great space-saving fixtures.
Full-time kid's fort
Bedrooms in A-frame houses are great for the little people in your life, who will love the nooks and crannies as well as the idea that their room is a full-time live-in fort. In this room, a wall of full shelving provides all the storage space necessary for a bunk-style play area and bed.
Big exposed beams
A room with large, black-rimmed windows and exposed beams have these homeowners angling their furniture toward the great outdoors rather than their Netflix account. Now that's inspiring.
Boho beach hangout
A-frames often have small attic, loft, or second-storey areas that could easily be converted into a small work space. In this case, a couple of rustic painted boards, a chandelier, and a hammock create a bohemian beach haven.
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It’s official: home decor is going retro. Minimalist design, modern lines, and Scandinavian influence are back in full swing, which means that triangular-shaped A-frame homes are not only dreamy and slightly unique, but also in, and it’s easy to see why. While some cottagers might find the angles difficult to work with, they’re not all …