Cozy Colorblock Corner

3 Materials
3 Hours

Our attic bedroom is tricky to work with because of the sloped ceilings. We decided to use colorblocking and some shelves to bring a boring corner to life!

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This is what we started with. I painted the beige walls white when we moved in. To keep the whole room cohesive with our other accent wall, we thought a green color block with open shelves would help this neglected space.

Decide on a colorblock shape

I played around with shapes using a pencil, then taped off the final shape to prepare for paint. We originally played around with a column idea but ended up embracing the slope. We ran out of painter's tape so I used some electrical tape as shown.

Apply the first coat of paint

Apply the second coat of paint

Remove the tape and touch up with a small brush

It took a while but worked out great!

Add shelves

Or whatever you'd like! We were pretty limited in our options due to the lower ceilings, but adding open shelves was perfect for this space.

Another photo with our cat, Poutine!

Check out my blog post for sources and follow along on Instagram!

Suggested materials:

  • Paint
  • Shelves
  • Decor

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Cheryl
    on Jun 24, 2020

    I love how clean and neat this turned out! I have a room with the same kind of sloping walls on both sides of the door. As soon as I clear the clutter I’m going to do this! Oops! I forgot I was supposed to ask you a question! So, is the other side of your door sloped as well? Thank you!

  • Nancy
    on Jun 24, 2020

    your shelf brackets? Where did you purchase them or are they black rope?

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