Decorating on an Angle – A Teeny, Tiny Bedroom

While many people nowadays have luxuriously large master bedrooms, there are many others that have to deal with the confines of  limited space and awkward window placement.

 

 Petite Master Bedroom

 

What would you do if you had a space like this and needed to include a full-size bed, bedside table, dresser, and a comfy chair?

Master Bedroom Before

 

Since there was no long wall for the bed or a window centered on a wall, the option that worked best was placing the bed on an angle in the corner between the two windows.  This works because the bed is centered between the two windows and their draperies, which makes the bed look balanced.   Another reason this on-the-angle placement works is because the bed is the focal point from the entrance of the room.  We put a folding screen behind the headboard to give the focal point even more visual weight. 

Bed on an Angle

 

Since the room was so small, we decided to put a neutral color on the wall but add some drama on the ceiling with Benjamin Moore’s Charlotte Slate AC-24.   Even small rooms deserve a little glamour! 

Painted Ceiling – Charlotte Slate AC-24

 

Here’s a secret:  to make any angled piece of furniture “work,”  you must angle another piece of furniture elsewhere in the room, like we did here with the wingback chair.

Bed and Chair on an Angle

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Ann
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Ann

Beautiful! I just may give this a try! I am going to be re-doing our son’s rooms … one is off to college so his will double as a guest room and needs a double bed though the room is drastically small. Thanks for the tip about echoing the angles…time to work up a plan!

joy
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joy

looks great!
I think a small bedroom is much easier to do than a large bedroom. Hard to fill a big space..

Sheila Zeller
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I love working with angles, so this room works for me! Great colour on the ceiling too 🙂

Dianne
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Dianne

I love your idea of the screen behind the headboard!

Monique
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Monique

Kristie, thanks for showcasing a smaller bedroom. Often bloggers offer design info on large bedrooms. Nice to see a well-decorated small room. Love the idea of painting the ceiling a darker color. Makes it cozier.

Linda
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Linda

Beautiful job. I too love working with angles. It gives the room such nice energy. I also love your use of the screen behind the bed and of course the ceiling is fabulous!

Susie
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Susie

Beautiful!!!! I am loving the painted ceiling and would love to do it in my bedroom. Does there have to be crown molding to separate the two colors?

Barbara
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This is certainly the winning solution to a small room, found in many older homes. I love beds at an angle! Does the ceiling color have a metallic element or is it just the sheen of an eggshell? Lovely!

Susie
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Susie

I just noticed that my ceilings are textured with knockdown and the ceiling in your picture is smooth. Is that something to consider when painting a ceiling?

Michelle at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust
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I love beds on a angle & this looks so great. And the ceiling color is another great touch. You’re so talented. Thanks so much for sharing this at my Fab Friday linky party.

Warmly, Michelle

mychampagnetaste
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Oh i have almost the same dilemma in my guest bedroom…i decorated it exactly the way you did, except that the bed was not on an angel, it was all the way to the wall ( like so close to it) excuse my english but hope you understood what i mean ( usually i ask my husband if i had a problem expressing my self in english but it is now 1:23 and he is sleeping 🙂 )

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K.H.
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K.H.

I just wanted to thank you for this post! I used your tips to rearrange our small family room and it looks great and functions much better. Your helpful guidelines meant the entire transformation took only minutes instead of hours or even days of trial and error. THANK YOU. 🙂

Jenny
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Jenny

I have a situation that forces my bed to be angled in the corner as well. I love how you made the room look pulled together without being cluttered. Where are the duvet cover/comforter and shams from?

Ivy
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Ivy

I have to say, when I look at the photo of the finished room, the ceiling looks like it’s only feet away from the top of the bed. The dark color really makes the ceiling look like its coming down into the room. I don’t know that I would have done that with a small room like this.

Pat Siefferman
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Pat Siefferman

Excellent tips! Plan to try thisin my very small log cabin bedroom. Small, dark, and a “ NO PAINTING “ hubby . A challenge , many constraints !