A 800-Square-Foot Colorful UK Home Has a Treehouse-Inspired Attic With a Bookcase Bed

We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
House tour cover

Can't-Miss House Tours Straight to Your Inbox

Keep up with our latest house tours each weekday with our House Tour of the Day newsletter

Colorful bohemian plant-filled living room with green sofa and chair hammock

Name: Charlotte Violet (@happyenchantedhome on TikTok), my fiancé Dave, and our two cats, Mog and Mango
Location: Brighton, UK
Type of home: House
Size: 800 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I live here with my fiancé, Dave, and our two cats, Mog and Mango. Our home is a Victorian house built in 1882. Initially, when we first moved in we didn’t think there was a lot we could do with it! But during the pandemic, I started to think outside the box a lot more and actually really grew to love working with a smaller space. I’ve learned not to let a small space limit my design, and our house has become all the better for it! Both myself and my partner have taught ourselves so many skills over the last couple of years and do all of the renovation work — including building lots of furniture!

The treehouse-inspired attic with loft net.

My home is definitely a reflection of my personality. It has a very fun side with lots of color but also a calmness to it. I’m quite an introverted-extrovert, so it makes perfect sense!

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Whimsical, colorful, cottage-core, rustic, and fun!

The attic with bookcase bed.

What is your favorite room and why? The treehouse-inspired attic for sure. I had a vision and I was really able to bring that to life. It turned out far better than I had ever imagined! We decided to wood panel the ceiling so we could keep the original Victorian cedar beams on show. It has a huge loft net that we love to chill in, and a spectacular view of the city and the sea. It’s my favorite place to watch the sunset from. It’s also home to a bookcase bed, swing, and a spot for “cinema nights,” too.

The treehouse-inspired stairs up to the attic.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? I recently bought a beautiful half-moon basket for storage, and some Limewash paint in Malibu.

Our cat Mog in her matching loft net!

Any advice for creating a home you love? Don’t try to emulate a certain style completely! Your home should be a reflection of you and feel personal. So take some time getting to know what your style really is before decorating!

This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.