Take a look at this light, pretty and practical attic space designed by Candace Olson.
Many American bungalows and cottages have attic space the exact size as this. What an inspiring design showcasing the effect that a well planned layout, light paint, soft colors and well chosen furniture can have!
Not wild about the paisley wall stickers or the brown upholstered chair but the rest of the room is great.
More before & after shots here.