How should I paint an attic room with dormers and angled ceiling, ?

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I do not know if I should use more than 1 color ? should I paint only the lower half of the walls? I do not want to make it look smaller

I am hoping to use a color other than white.

q how should i paint an attic room with dormers and angled ceiling
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  • A.V. Perkins A.V. Perkins on Aug 20, 2018

    This is a ver interesting shape I would maybe only paint the bottom half possibly a darker color to anchor the room making it look longer. Hopefully that helps. Happy painting!

  • Dee Dee on Aug 20, 2018

    I think the ceiling should be a lighter color of the paint that you selected for the rest of the room. Used a paint chart and go up for lighter color and down for all the walls. Light grays would look great with white trim.

  • Swinnen Lisette Swinnen Lisette on Aug 20, 2018

    A nice colour is beige with a tendency to yellow. It realy lightens up the room with accents in pure white (trims, windowsils,..)

    I think you could paint all the walls as whole and the ceiling in white.

    I would avoid all dark colors except for your gorgous carpet, and go for natural light wood furniture, not too big and too much.

    I would try to choose furniture on legs so you can see the maximum of your floor, if you understand what I mean.



  • Emily Emily on Aug 20, 2018

    this is a beautiful space but I can't tell if the ceiling is flat and looks otherwise because of the light from the ceiling fixture. Are the right and left walls the same dimensions? cause the one on the right looks taller. You need to heighten the room visually so use long curtains with no valance on the windows (inc. the dormers) The wall in photo center could maybe be painted in vertical stripes and also the wall from which the photo was taken. Then the lighter color of the stripe could be the top paint for the slope to ceiling and the darker color could be the bottom of the walls in pic, I have an attic room down in bead board and I chose to paint it all white except for floor as it is smaller than your room.



  • Gk Gk on Aug 20, 2018

    If you paint just that rectangular top section of the ceiling white and then rest of the ceiling and walls a different paint color your room will look taller and bigger. If you bring the ceiling color down onto the angled section your room will look smaller. I would LOVE to have an attic room like this! Lucky you!

  • Cin33829785 Cin33829785 on Aug 20, 2018

    That is such a unique rug and the present color is great. If I were going to change I would do maybe a lighter beige with peach backgrounds I think all one color including the ceiling to continue to make the room look bigger.


    If you are keeping the rug, which I hope you are, get some paint samples to see which one would also pull the carpet in as the present color does.


    I tend to do very basic wall colors creams, white, bone because I love to use art and accessories to change up color scheme in my areas.

  • Dee Dee on Sep 19, 2018

    what a beautiful space. Love the rug. If I were going to paint that room I would do the ceiling whee the fan is white, I would use a color chart and whatever color you want to paint the wall, I would go to the lighter color for the slanted parts.

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Sep 19, 2018

    You could paint the recessed window areas a darker or brighter color, it’s a small area, and depending on what you put in there, will give the room some interest. And then it can be changed much more easily!

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Sep 19, 2018

    Also, bring in the color you choose in the decor around the room. Maybe the curtains on that back wall ( have the curtains go all the way to The Floor) , pillows...

  • Courtney Courtney on Sep 20, 2018

    I would find a fun print of peal and stick wallpaper and put that on the sides and angled sections of the walls! Check out this link for an example.