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I pulled into the driveway of my parents' recently purchased Thornhill century home and imagined how Anne Shirley felt as she walked up the path to Green Gables.

Gables... they sound lovely, don't they? Let me tell you something about gables: they don't accommodate large furniture. Many homeowners view slanted ceilings as a nuisance rather than an invitation to be creative. But I really see the potential!

My current bedroom holds some pretty exquisite pieces that I acquired with a massive space three years ago. I guess an awkwardly shaped dollhouse had no place amidst plans for the future back then.

Here is the bedroom I get to work with in the new house:

I've decided to take this interesting new layout as a decorating challenge. Thankfully only the bedrooms are slanted. Here are some plans I'm keen on:

I like the idea of a settee under the slope. The bed I swapped with my sister is still too high to fit underneath.

Arranging the bed on an angle is a quirky alternative.

If my headboard weren't so high, I'd prefer it tucked away.

This wall of frames complements the slant perfectly.

Hopefully, along with the settee, my desk can grab a spot under the slope, too.

To make space, I've bid adieu to a fabulous antique record player, which will find itself reunited with our living room furniture. (My first ever hunt for antiques was through my parents house and he was my very favourite find.)

It will be replaced with this beauty, which will house my shoes (another parent snag). When adapting to a smaller space, I've learned that storage planning is essential.

For more ceiling solutions, see Seema Persaud's blog post on painted ceilings.

Photo credits:
1, 2, 9. Floriana Paonessa
3. Julie Loves Home
4. Katelyn James Photography
5, 8. Houzz.com
6. Hodge:Podge By Markova Design
7. Elle Decor, photography by Laura Resen

Author: 

Floriana Paonessa

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