Ah, wallpaper….. either you love it or you hate it. Me, I love it! Almost too much. I would put it in every room in my house. It just creates visual interest and adds color where you need it most. Sometimes, you need it most in rooms where the walls are all kinds of funky – angled, sloped, pitched – however you like to say it. Funky. Personally, I believe that you can fix this by camouflaging sloped walls with wallpaper. Here are a few examples of how it’s done.
Remember my one room challenge guest room from a couple of weeks ago? Well, the walls are funky. The previous owners added on and the room is just strange. I added wallpaper to the focal wall, which was also sloped and angled at the ceiling. And did I mention that the angles weren’t straight? It’s a good thing I have an amazing wallpaperer!
So how does camouflaging sloped walls with wallpaper actually work? Good question! By adding a pattern or texture, your eye is drawn to that, not the slope of the wall. Check it out in this summer house by Andrew Kotchen and Matthew Berman as featured in Elle Decor. They used grasscloth wallpaper to conceal oddly angled walls in this master bedroom.
Jenna Sue Designs used precisely this method to hide a sloped ceiling in her cottage remodel laundry room. I love how you can barely even tell the wall is angled.
This sophisticated bathroom uses a bold patterned wallpaper to hide the sloped ceiling as well. By using the beautiful trellis pattern throughout the whole space, you make the sloped ceiling almost invisible. And because it is a small space to begin with, that slope would be very pronounced if you didn’t try to camouflage it.
Now, for all of you wallpaper skeptics out there, can you disagree with these great spaces? If you have angled or sloped walls that you hate, try camouflaging sloped walls with wallpaper. I promise you won’t be disappointed!