How To Decorate a Room with Angled Ceilings

Rooms with angled ceilings can be tricky to decorate, but these unique ideas make the most of unconventional walls. Check them out:

Make a Half-Canopy Bed

Turn your bed into a luxurious spot to sleep by hanging loads of pinch-pleated fabric from the highest point of the angled ceiling and tucking it behind the headboard of your bed. This makes a grand statement and also creates a focal point in the room, which is normally difficult to do in a space with low sloped ceilings. Use touches of the same fabric in the shams and bed skirt to tie the look together.

What to do with angled ceilings - Isaac Mizrahi for S. Harris  Decor Ideas

S. Harris Fabric - Super Chintz - Ultra Violet 8398802
S. Harris Fabric – Super Chintz – Ultra Violet
S. Harris Fabric - Gloaming - Purple Haze 8393802
S. Harris Fabric – Gloaming – Purple Haze
Vervain Fabric - Salviati - Wisteria 0564801
Vervain Fabric – Salviati – Wisteria 0564801
S. Harris Fabric - Kuo Silk - Ash 8529705
S. Harris Fabric – Kuo Silk – Ash

Wallpaper Ceiling AND Walls

Contrary to popular belief, patterned wallpaper can work in a room with an angled ceiling. In fact, placing it on both the ceiling and the walls provides a continuity, making the space feel less jagged. The key is to use a small scale pattern, particularly with a white background. White and light colors tend to create the illusion of an expanded space, whereas darker colors do the opposite. Continue the color theme in the fabrics you use, going for a large scale pattern that anchors the room. We prefer blue for its soothing qualities.

How to Decorate a Room with Angled Ceilings - Stroheim Wallpaper and Fabric

Stroheim Wallpaper - Ardall - Navy 6129801
Stroheim Wallpaper – Ardall – Navy
Stroheim Fabric -1087A SELENIO DAMASK - S0515 Periwinkle 6022602
Stroheim Fabric – SELENIO DAMASK – Periwinkle
Stroheim Wallpaper - GIFFORD - Indigo 6149504
Stroheim Wallpaper – GIFFORD – Indigo
Stroheim Fabric 1029B SUZANNE - S0550 Cobalt On Lace 6019101
Stroheim Fabric – SUZANNE – Cobalt On Lace

Create a Nook

Tuck a small sitting area or bed into a cozy nook by hanging fabric halfway up an angled ceiling just in front of the space you want to seclude. Another way to separate the space is to use two different wallpapers to delineate the areas, as pictured in the pink bedroom below. Or you could use a sheer fabric to isolate an area without completely breaking the room up into harsh sections.

How To Decorate A Room With Angled Ceilings

Scalamandre Wallpaper - Mrs Davenport - Petal Pink WP81603-001
Scalamandre Wallpaper – Mrs Davenport – Petal Pink
Stroheim Wallpaper - Farmington - Camel0696801
Stroheim Wallpaper – Farmington – Camel0696801
Stroheim Fabric - OUTSIDE - Liquorice 6347004
Stroheim Fabric – OUTSIDE – Liquorice

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Vervain Fabric - Phoebe - Bronze 0595702
Vervain Fabric – Phoebe – Bronze
Vervain Fabric - Olympians - Smoky Quartz 0595506
Vervain Fabric – Olympians – Smoky Quartz

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