Design Ideas for Any Room with Sloped Ceilings

Sloped ceilings sometimes come with skylights, but more often they bring design challenges. With bit of planning and arranging, though, you can make the most of those awkward angles.

Whether it's in a bedroom, living room, kitchen, or work space, a sloped ceiling can be made into a positive feature with the right paint, shelves, or furniture.

By keeping their bed low and building a headboard on the straight portion of the wall, the team at Hindsvik made their dormer ceiling looks interesting, not awkward (Image 6). Painting that lower portion of wall can help ground this type of room (Image 8). Similarly, putting a desk just under a sloped wall can be a smart use of space and gain you great natural light for your work (Image 2).

While the skylight in Image 3 is beautiful, it's the black paint on the back wall that stands out and emphasizes the room's height. You can also take advantage of tall sloped ceilings with shelves cut to size (Images 4 and 5). A bookcase put in below a sloping wall also makes for smart, good-looking storage (Images 7, 8, and 9).

Images: 1. Marie Claire Maison 2. Etsy 3. 4. Apartment Therapy 5. Skona Hem via Midnight Friday 6. Hindsvik 7. via Pinterest 8. Apartment Therapy 9. Sarah Coffey for Apartment Therapy 10. ArtId

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Kim has been sharing creative projects and ideas as a Contributor to Apartment Therapy since 2010. Her writing highlights stylish, budget-friendly solutions to common household problems. Kim is a fluent French speaker and a houseplant enthusiast.