1) Paint the slanted ceiling the same color as the walls (instead of ceiling white), notice how this makes the ceiling feel taller and doesn't "chop up" the area with lots of stop and start areas.
2) Add Symmetry! We furnished this unused space by adding a curved window valance, (to soften the angles) and added a pair of chairs so it was symmetrical. Next step - add a ping pong table or fooseball table!
3) Instead of ignoring the space, make it functional! We added lighting and a game table in the below area. Notice the tripod floor lamp, and how it makes this dark corner more appealing. Our client said this room was "wasted space" until we furnished it with a sectional, a large TV, and this game table so they could play scrabble or a board game.
4) If you're remodeling, curved windows will compliment your slanted ceilings. Or, if the room is already finished, an arch shaped mirror...or a round mirror will accomplish the same thing. Notice how the desk makes this room functional, even with the low slanted ceilings!
5) Window treatments make this slanted ceiling area feel taller. Also, when possible, paint the angled ceilings the same color as the walls, this will make the slanted ceilings less obtrusive.
6) Add built in shelving. Slanted ceilings look more appealing with built in shelving surrounding the window. And if it's storage you need, you can add file cabinets or doors at the bottom.
a built in bed. Notice the pull out bed allows the ability to sleep extra people...what a great use of a dormer space!
Low ceilings, slanted ceilings, dormers, and finished attics can be furnished and decorated so they're functional and beautiful. Do you have a solution for angled ceilings of your own?
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