Decorate An Odd-Shaped Room

A room is considered ‘off shaped’ or irregular if it’s not a square or rectangle. These unusual spaces can be decorated thoughtfully to make it a standout room. To make the most of your interesting space, have a look at the guidelines below.

- If possible, try to divide your room into separate spaces. If you have adequate space, set out each area with the necessary décor for various tasks. For example a large living area could have a TV/ leisure space and a study/desk space.

- Harsh angles and corners can be disguised by placing round furnishings there. Rounded tables and plants will take the focus off the sharp angles.

- Repeated elements, such as window coverings, doors and molds should be kept consistent within the room. All of these should be identical in the space so that it appears more regular.

- A rug placed in the middle of the room will draw attention to the centre of the space, instead of highlighting the room’s edges.

- Interesting corners can be transformed into a space of their own. Things like easels or reading chairs can be placed there to make it appear like the corner has a purpose.

- Free standing shelves can create a sense of balance in the room. Without being permanently attached to the wall, you can move around it if the space allows. For example, a four sided book stand can be accessed by all sides. This will make the room seem more symmetrical.

- Odd walls can be used as a feature. Keep the room interesting by painting them a different colour, because trying to camouflage them will make the room more noticeably unusual.

- Choosing the right colour scheme is another important factor. If you have sloping walls, keep them painted crisp white so that they open up the room. Using paint with a semi gloss will let light reflect throughout the space.

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