How to Decorate a Sloped Ceiling Bedroom

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Decorating your bedroom with a sloped ceiling may introduce issues that a level ceiling wouldn't. Sloped ceilings, however, may actually serve to add natural character to the space. Planning ahead, and working with the slope instead of against it is the key to creating a room that looks attractive and allows a relaxing space for you to get a good night's sleep.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Paint
  • Paint supplies
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Decorative accessories

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    Paint the walls and ceiling in a light and airy or bright colour. Painting the sloped ceiling the same colour will help to open up the space, making it appear to be an extension of the wall. Add a darker or bolder colour or a pattern to the tallest wall in the room to serve as an accent wall if you desire. Vertical stripes on all of the walls or the shortest wall will also give the illusion of added height.

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    Place your furniture in a way that maximises the space without giving a cluttered appearance. Place the bed under the slope so that windows or full walls don't become wasted space. Use a headboard that comes just below or is the same height as the slope.

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    Make use of the taller walls in the room, such as a full wall opposite the slope and bed. Place a tall chest, armoire or dresser with a mirror on that wall. Use the walls to add artwork, pictures, flowers or candle sconces.

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    Opt for a large pattern or solid colour on your bedding, and add patterns in a couple of small pillows or an upholstered chair. Vertical striped curtains will help to elongate the walls.

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    Add accessories that tie in your colour scheme and theme, such as candle groupings, floral arrangements, plants (real or artificial), an area rug, decorative baskets for storage and any other accessories you wish to add. Lamps or other items on the nightstands should be lower so they don't touch the ceiling or get too close to the ceiling. Shorter bookshelves can also line the wall under the slope.

Tips and warnings

  • Sloped ceilings are not easy to hide. Work with them, and use the ceiling to add to the character of your room instead of trying to hide it or work around it.
  • If you do place your bed or other furniture directly under the slope, make sure you can easily sit up in bed or use the space as normal. If not, rearrange the furniture until you find a configuration that functions for you and looks appealing in the room.

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