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).