decorating your angled walls

Angled or sloped walls or ceilings present many decorating and design challenges. One of the biggest — after space planning and furniture placement — is whether to transform the angles into an architectural feature or attempt to make them blend seamlessly into the overall design.

If you decide on the former, there are many ways beyond straight paint to accent your angles.

Beams

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Kristin Peake Interiors

Beams, structural or decorative, may be one of the most commonly seen solutions. They can be dressed up with mouldings and discreet lighting to create a glowing effect, or kept more natural and raw, as above.

Stripes

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Vertical stripes are a great way to lead the eye around the room, from floor to ceiling and back again. If you’re patient and don’t mind the prep work, paint your stripes. Alternatively, think wallpaper or something like Washi tape, which is available in varying widths, colours, and patterns.

Artwork

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Artwork can be tricky in hanging on a slope, and may be made even more challenging pending the weight of the canvas or frame, as well as the back construction of the piece.

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Deborah Lewis Design

Lighter pieces with no obstructions may be fine with a sturdy velcro. If the frame has glass, opt for something that promises more security, such as locking picture framing hardware.

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If the thought of hanging art makes you nervous but you like the idea, consider using picture rails. Just be sure with any hardware to check the recommended weight recommendations.

Hand Painting and Stencils

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Malene Waldron painted various shades of blue, yellow, and green onto a plank ceiling at the farmhouse in Columbia County, New York. | photo: William Waldron

If you’re artistically inclined, infuse your own personality into the artwork by drawing or painting your own.

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Kelly Deck Design

Or write a section of your favourite poem or saying; something that will inspire you.

Wallpaper and Murals

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Wall art has really taken off in the past few years and there are many suppliers of great pre-made murals that can be customised to the size of your wall.

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The reflective quality of this wallpaper helps to bounce the light around the room and elevates this space from “closet” to elegant “dressing room”.

 

 

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