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.
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.
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.
And check out our Decorative Ceilings Look Book:
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