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Decorating an oddly shaped room

by John Saunders
16th Jun 21 10:26 am

Rooms in houses come in all different shapes and sizes. While some spaces are easy to decorate, finding furniture for awkwardly shaped rooms can be challenging. A well-designed room should have an anchor point and a good flow. In addition, each piece should transition into the next with an established colour and texture palette.

Try to select items that enhance your room and make it look much bigger and brighter. Consider these tips and tricks to get the best use out of your room.

Have a focal point

The bed is usually the focal point in a bedroom as it’s the biggest item in the room. However, you can tailor other pieces around this anchor so that everything flows and goes together. For example, once you’ve decided where the bed goes in the room, you may place the light fixtures, bedside tables and wardrobe accordingly.

If you are struggling to find a focal point in an oddly shaped room, you could use a floor to ceiling mirror to box off awkward corners. You can use the cornered off space as hidden storage.

Pick a colour scheme

Neutral tones make a space look more open and brighter. However, if your room is particularly small, sometimes it’s nice to lean into the size and opt for a cosy atmosphere. Incorporate different textures and deep jewel tones to create a den or cosy guest bedroom. Use at least one brighter accent colour to add personality and a brick wall effect for added texture.

Paint is a great way to make those awkward corners blend into the space. For example, you could paint the walls in one colour so that they melt into one another – genius!

Built-in furniture

Furniture is the hardest part of angular and oddly shaped rooms. It can be difficult to find a piece that fits into corners and isn’t too big for the oddly shaped space. Instead, invest in a bespoke built-in wardrobe that fits perfectly into your space and provides you with added storage. Install electric radiators to warm the room and a few floating shelves for your photo frames and personal trinkets.

Think outside the box

If you’re decorating a small room, try to use wall space over cluttering the floor with more furniture. Use artwork on the walls to inject colour and a personal touch into the room – or use plants to make the space feel more homely. For example, you could invest in a few hanging plants or display small succulents on your bedside table.

You could also use a colourful rug to add a little homeliness to the space. Just make sure to measure the floor space so you can find a rug that fits perfectly.

Make sure to enjoy the process of decorating a room and have fun with it!

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