Everyone wants their bedroom to be a haven of peace and quiet, and your layout and decoration has a lot of influence on how relaxing a room feels. The question is, what do you do if your bedroom is an awkward shape – perhaps you’ve converted the loft and there are sloping ceilings to contend with, or you might have a chimney breast awkwardly jutting across. Luckily, with a few clever design tricks you can make the most out of an awkwardly shaped bedroom without compromising on space or style.
Custom made storage
Awkward nooks or eaves under sloping ceilings are the perfect place to add custom made storage such as fitted cupboards or wardrobes, and a furniture company will be able to work with you to make the most of the space. Bespoke fitted bedroom furniture can be tailored to any room shape or size, so no more awkward gaps or wasted space.
Build in your bed
A bedroom with a low ceiling or sloping walls might have very limited space, and often the only large wall surface is where the bed is placed. Try building into the wall behind the bed to make an alcove for fitted cupboards, shelves or a space for bedside lamps.
Add a mezzanine
If ceilings are high enough, try transforming the space by adding a mezzanine, which could be used as an extra bed, storage space or chill out area. This is particularly effective in children’s rooms (especially if they have to share), and adds an element of fun or some privacy if there are two children to a room.
Trick the eye with colour
Disguise an awkwardly shaped room by adding a bright colour or patterned wallpaper to draw the eye to one feature wall; perhaps the largest wall behind the bed. It really makes an impact and distracts from any awkward corners or angles.
Mirrors create the illusion of light and space in any room, but consider custom shaped mirrors if you’re working with a tricky space. A dressing table below a sloping wall with a custom mirror to fit makes the most of the space and helps reflect light around the room – perfect if you have small windows.
Don’t have space for a bedside table? Try wall mounted shelves instead, they take up less room and free up extra space underneath for a pile of books or a waste paper basket. A corner shelf next to the bed can look very stylish and provides enough room for bedtime essentials.
If you need storage solutions or furniture for your awkwardly shaped bedroom, get in touch with Woodhouse Kitchens and Bedrooms. Based in Harrogate, we specialise in designer fitted bedrooms and our tradesmen are experts when it comes to working with difficult room layouts. Whether you have a sloping ceiling, bay windows or a jutting chimney breast, we can work with you to create the perfect designs. Give us a call to discuss your requirements or visit our website to view some of our previous work.