While it is a design challenge, having a slanted roof in a bedroom is ultimately an asset to a room as it gives a room distinction and a striking look. However, the slanting ceiling does consume a lot of space so when it comes to a small bedroom, the way you design and plan the layout of the rest of the room is crucial.
Two Slanted Panels
Many slanted ceilings in rooms at the top floor of a house consist of two slanted panels: one which slants to the right and another which slants to the left. This creates a triangular, pointed effect to the ceiling. A simple way to design a bedroom with this type of slanted ceiling is to accentuate the symmetry of the room by placing a piece of furniture in between the two slanted sections of ceiling as a focal point. The bed or desk is a suitable piece of furniture for placement in the exact centre of these slanted ceiling panels. Alternatively, two twin beds can rest separately against each slant. Working with the designated symmetry of the room keeps the small space from feeling cluttered.
One Slanted Panel
A small bedroom with one slanted ceiling panel can sometimes seem like more of a challenge to design because it gives the room an inherent lack of symmetry. Don't be afraid of this lack of symmetry; instead you should embrace it by accentuated the one panel of slanted ceiling. A low piece of furniture that matches the dimensions of the slanted piece of ceiling should rest at the where the slanted panel meets the wall or floor. For example, you could place a low trunk, bookcase, shelf, rack or other appropriately sized piece of furniture there. The main pieces of furniture in the bedroom, such as a bed or a desk, should go against the opposite walls that are not slanted.
Sense of Space
The most challenging aspect of designing and decorating a small bedroom that has one or two or more panels of slanted ceiling is that it encroaches on the space of the room, making even an empty bedroom feel cramped. Thus, it's important to keep such a bedroom free of clutter at all times: things such as storage bins under the bed, shelves and cupboards with doors and closet space organisers are crucial for such a room. Light colours like shades of white and off-white and pastels will help contribute to a sense of space, whereas dark colours will make the space seem smaller. The light colour will also help to soften the sharp angles that the slants of the room create.
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