What can be done with slanted walls?

John Dornellas
by John Dornellas

I am seeking suggestions as to what can be done with Slanted walls? Attached is a picture of the slanted walls in my room, and they are driving me crazy. I don't really see any real way to spruce them up, hang pictures, ....etc. Please HELP!!!

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  • Jennifer Leigh Jennifer Leigh on Dec 31, 2018

    I Have the same issue with my two upstairs bedrooms! Please keep me posted on any and all ideas you may get. Im interested.

  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Dec 31, 2018

    Cabinets and Bookshelves.

  • There are walls like this in my loft. I have furniture lined up on the slanted wall side and hung art on the opposite wall. Bookcase, desk, display table and high boy type dresser.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Dec 31, 2018

    How do you use this room? How would you like to use the space if it were decorated in a way that you liked?

    • John Dornellas John Dornellas on Dec 31, 2018

      This room is actually my Bedroom, and I tried hanging pictures from it, but it didn't work out so well, and it really didn't look right to me. I was thinking of a Southwestern theme, as I have western room decor items.....but these slanted walls have really thrown me off. The wall that you see being painted here and a brown blotted pattern, but I don't know what to do with those slanted areas. Someone suggested painting them a light Bluish Grey, and another person suggested grey with brown wooden slats going across. Someone suggested buying one of those Arizona Desert Murals to go all the across....but that would be very expensive and a big pain to put up......we put a mural up on my son's wall behind his bed, and it looks great, but what a pain. (actually had to buy a second set, because the first attempt went horribly wrong...loll)

  • Taya Taya on Dec 31, 2018

    You could do something like this behind your bed. If you put your bed on the slanted wall. The curtain would hang from the top of the slant and Then you would attach another rod to the bottom of the slant. You may have to see a pocket in the curtain for the bottom rod. It makes a kind of canopy for your bed.

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  • Vicki N Ade Ball Vicki N Ade Ball on Dec 31, 2018

    We have the same problem people before us artex them and used it as the ceiling comes down to the wall

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  • Misseee Misseee on Dec 31, 2018

    How about decorative ceiling tiles. They look like tin tiles but are made of foam. You use construction adhesive to install them then paint them. That's my plan for my 2nd story bedroom with the slanted ceilings/walls. I just need to get around to doing it.

    • John Dornellas John Dornellas on Dec 31, 2018

      If I do this (and I am considering it), I would probable go with those 3D Rock...Stone...Brick....or even log look.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 31, 2018

    Instead of posters what about a collage of pictures. Use a glue thats suitable for paper & whatever your walls are I'm assuming drywall/plaster and drys clear. If you cut them from your favorite magazines you'll find cool stuff, like phases of words you like to say, bands, animals, whatever.

    Have you thought about wall decals? Here is a link to amazon.com and they have some beautiful decals. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wall+decals&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Awall+decals

    You could also put them on a giant bulletin board using corkboard and put up pictures or snapshots. Change them on a regular basis to reflect the season or current events.

  • Oliva Oliva on Dec 31, 2018

    Paint them the same color as the walls, realizing that you'll be unable to attach much on the sloped area. Hanging curtains from the top of your slope merely shortens your floor space, which most people cannot afford to lose.

    If this is a bedroom, can the bed be positioned against a wall without the slope?

    Can you purchase taller chests of drawers that would still fit below the slope?

    Another alternative is to place a chest of drawers with lamps, photos, etc. atop the furniture, in staggered form (taller items near the front of the furniture top) to afford you a better view that that of the sloped ceiling.

  • Alice Alice on Dec 31, 2018

    Bookcase or shelves up to the level part of the wall. Put baskets or knickknacks on top to hide the angle of the wall. You'll never notice the angle

  • Bearcub6 Bearcub6 on Dec 31, 2018

    Bottle of Jack Daniels

  • Lina Splichal Lina Splichal on Dec 31, 2018

    John, we have these angles ceilings in our upstairs bedrooms. In one I painted the edges black and the main space white. I have black themed artwork and screwed it on the angle (like you see sometimes in restaurants and hotels). The other one I blended pastels to get a "morning predawn" look. In the storage room I want to put shelves and drawers across the end wall and extend the partial counters down both sides so that it will be more useful for storage and use the space up in a better way. I you like you could attach pallet boards, tile, wallpaper, fabric or mirrors on the angles. If it were my Southwestern room I would use a coral base and teal paint for geometric shapes (spirals, shields, triangles, v-ended banners, etc. Good luck. Please let us know how it comes out.