1) PAINT THE SLANTED CEILING!
If the slanted area is the same color as the walls (instead of ceiling white) it often flows better. Notice how this makes the ceiling feel taller!
2) CREATE SYMMETRY!
Below, 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) MAKE IT FUNCTIONAL!
A floor lamp, game table & chairs made this area under the slanted ceiling a functional space. 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 a game table so they could play scrabble or a board game.
4) ADD CURVES!
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) TALL WINDOW TREATMENTS
Window treatments make this area under a slanted ceiling feel taller. Also, when possible, paint the angled ceilings the same color as the walls, this will make the slanted ceilings less obtrusive.
6) BUILD IN SHELVING!
Slanted ceilings look great with built in shelving surrounding the window. And if it's storage you need, you can add file cabinets or doors at the bottom.
Make good use of a dormer area or slanted ceiling by adding built in storage, a window seat, or
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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