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Optimizing the Size of a Room with Sloped Walls to Inspire a Sense of Lavish Living

Optimizing the Size of a Room with Sloped Walls to Inspire a Sense of Lavish LivingExperienced interior designers understand the importance of infusing smart ideas and blending multiple elements of a room in order to optimize existing features. This ability is essential in rooms with less-than-desirable features such as the presence of sloped walls. While you might have the option to make structural changes, this isn’t always a feasible idea. What can you do when one of your rooms has a sloped wall that makes it appear small and cramped?

Monochromatic Coloring | Rather than papering the walls, you might want to select a light shade of paint that can be used to create the illusion of spaciousness. You can carry this effect over to the entirety of the room by choosing a lighter hue for the ceiling. Avoid the impulse to choose the same color for the ceiling and walls because doing so makes the room appear smaller since the ceiling now looks lower than it actually is.

Redesign the Sloped Section | Depending on the angle and location of the sloped ceiling, you might be able to redirect the slope in order to create a new element within the room. For example, you might want to build an interior half-wall or two that can be used to create bookshelves or a short closet.

Select Sufficient Lighting | Choosing all three types of lighting (ambient, task, and decorative) can help to make the room well-lit, giving it an illusion of spaciousness. Track lighting, ceiling fixtures, sconces, and floor lamps can all add to the brightness of this space.

Minimize Your Furnishings | Keep the number of furniture pieces in the room to a minimum. This strategy avoids making the room appear even smaller than it is. Place shorter pieces beneath the lowest end of the slope and taller furniture items in the area that is unaffected by any sloping.
Optimizing the Size of a Room with Sloped Walls and/or Ceilings | Don’t allow a sloped ceiling to cut into the spaciousness of a room. Hire an interior designer who can provide you with innovative ideas or use some of the tips presented in this article. Colors, furnishings, and rebuilding can all be used to open up the space!

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Embracing Broken Sightlines in Oddly Shaped Living Spaces in a Way That Promotes Interior Beauty

Embracing Broken Sightlines in Oddly Shaped Living Spaces in a Way That Promotes Interior BeautyNot all homes feature clean-cut lines with attractive transitions from one room to the next. In particular, l-shaped living spaces often create awkward transitions for homeowners who intend to design on their own. Taking advantage of the expertise of an interior designer is perhaps the best way to minimize the frustration of trying to figure out what works best to encourage an attractive continuation from one living area to the next.

Choosing Furniture That Works Well Together | Finding the perfect design flow is a task best suited for a professional with the training to know what styles, colors, patterns, and dimensions work best together. Choosing furniture in the same type of wood might appear to be too forced in selection. However, you do need to keep in mind the need to select furnishings that are complementary in nature. An interior designer has the experience needed to make useful suggestions.

Defining the Walls | No matter which two rooms are adjoined in an l-shaped setup, both of them are going to share a single wall. Therefore, it is up to you, in conjunction with your designer, to decide which room’s coloring will be featured on the part of the wall that is visible in both rooms. For example, you might want to allow the dominant color to be portrayed at the end of the wall that is shared.

Maintaining an Open Line of Sight | Since the furniture in one room is seen from the area adjacent to it, you’ll want to focus on a selection that allows your eyes to easily see over the furniture into the next room. This strategy keeps your line of vision open, while creating an easy transition from one living space to the next.

Complementary Hues and Patterns | Since portions of each room will be visible from the other area, it is important to select room décor in patterns and colors that are similar. For example, choose a rug offers a wide swath of blue shading with white designs and then reverse the color percentages in the drapery of the adjoining room. You can discuss ways to create a more attractive transition from one room to the next with your designer, who might make suggestions such as following a theme of crystal, chrome, or leather.

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