A bedroom with sloped ceilings may look interesting, but it poses challenges as well. The slant of the ceilings makes walking in the room awkward for tall people and makes decorating difficult. The best way to decorate a bedroom with sloped ceilings is to work with the shape of the room instead of against it. If you plan the layout and purchase furniture with it in mind, you can embrace the interesting, quirky aspect of the bedroom while minimising the negatives.
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Things you need
- Paint and accessories
- File cabinets
- Decorative pillows
Paint the sloped ceilings and walls the same colour. Painting the walls a different colour than the ceilings will make them seem shorter in attic-type spaces without a lot of ceiling height. A ceiling and wall combination that's the same colour will give the illusion of more height.
Graduate the height of the furniture; place the shortest pieces next to the wall near where the sloped ceilings meet the walls. Position taller furniture pieces in the middle. Make sure your bed, which is the room's focal point, is in the very centre of the room. This set-up allows you to make maximum use of the space available.
Position bookshelves against the wall under the ceiling's slope. Measure your wall height and look for bookshelves that stand just under that height.
Scoot your desk under the slant of the ceiling. Because you're sitting down at your desk, you don't need as much ceiling height to comfortably use this space. The desk against a shorter wall in your sloped-ceiling bedroom works with the room's design. Flank the desk with file cabinets or shelves just below ceiling height.
Create a sitting nook on one side under a ceiling slant. Slide a banquette-style bench next to the wall and decorate the area with pillows.
Lay a large area rug down in the middle of the room where the ceiling is at its highest. You'll place your bed on this. This draws the eye to this spot, helping to minimise the lower walls on the side.
Choose a headboard that mimics the shape of the ceiling. This draws the eye upward and ensures a better fit for your bed.
Push your dresser against the end of your bed or buy a bed with built-in drawers. Either of these solutions will help you maximise space. The dresser at the end of the bed positions the dressers in the place in the room that has the most ceiling height --- the middle. The built-in drawers occupy the same space that the bed does.
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