A pitched ceiling adds a lot of character to a room, but often presents one of those dreaded decorating dilemmas. One of the most effective tricks is to paint the entire room the same colour. This reduces the stark effect of the angles while helping to create a more soothing atmosphere.
A lighter shade, such as Blueberry White, is the way to go to enhance the illusion of space. For a splash of colour, use tonal furniture and contrasting soft accessories. If your pitched ceiling meets a flat horizontal ceiling, you can paint all the walls one colour, except for the flat horizontal ceiling. This works especially well if the flat part of the ceiling is quite wide in proportion to the rest of the room.
The L-shaped room has certainly given decorators more than a few design headaches. However, on the positive side, it provides a unique opportunity to create a transitional space between two domestic domains. The key is to create a focal point that’s visible from all angles in the room. Using the Dulux Feature Wall range, paint one wall in an eye-popping colour and, hey presto, you have your focal point. Artwork also works well to draw focus to one area.
If you’d rather create a harmonious appeal and tie the whole area together, consider painting the entire room in a single colour. Another idea is to use the same flooring throughout, which helps to join the two spaces and enhance the overall flow of your L-shaped room.
There are a couple of handy things you can do to ensure you’ve chosen the right decorating ideas for awkward spaces. Download the Dulux Visualizer App to take advantage of new colour picker technology. Simply take a photo or a video of your narrow hallway, pitched ceiling or L-shaped room, choose a colour and tap to see what your choice looks like. To take it one step further, pop down to the hardware store or order Dulux paint testers online, then create colour swatches to hang on your walls for a real-life preview.
Have you stopped scratching your head? Great! Now, back to work on that amazing design of yours.