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Interior Design Ideas: Decorating a Bedroom with Difficult Sloped Ceilings

The sloping ceiling in designer Diane Mohamed’s bedroom presented her with a challenge.Danielle Robertson

It is the largest bedroom Diane Mohamed has ever had, and due to the sloping ceiling, the most difficult to decorate. “It looked cavernous, cold and characterless,” says the founder of MOMO Interior Design. Mohamed knew she would need to be bold, but she was also attached to a predominantly black and white palette. “I wanted to stay neutral for items that last longer, and then bring some color with accessories so I could swap them out once in a while,” she says. His choices did the trick. “Every time I open the door, it makes me happy,” she says.

1 the shag cover is a neutral base with lots of personality. “When the sunlight hits it, there’s a nice shimmer,” notes Mohamed.

2 The bedding, which includes a crushed-velvet comforter from West Elm and sheepskin pillows from Article, provides the only moments of color. “The contrasting mustard accents are unexpected and keep the dusty rose from feeling too feminine,” Mohamed says.

3 “Even though it’s not a mid-century house, the mid-century modern furniture is still my favorite,” Mohamed says, referring to the nightstands. CB2’s minimalist table lamps draw the eye beyond the decals, expanding the graphic impact.

4 The asymmetrical arrangement of shelves allows flexibility. “Since the middle shelf is longer than the top one, I can mix taller items like a vase with branches,” says the designer.

5 stylized flower decals by Wall Star Graphics were Mohamed’s starting point. “I’m a big fan of [fashion designer] Orla Kiely and these have her vibe,” she says. “Curves balance square windows and hard angles.”

6 capiz chandelier is dramatic without adding color and its geometric shape complements organic decals. “I would have liked to hang it lower, but I don’t want the children to damage it by jumping on the bed,” laughs the designer.


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