How to Apply Wallpaper to Sloping or Slanting Ceilings – Choice of Wallpaper, Ideas and Methods

Rooms “under the eaves” exude a cozy, pleasant atmosphere. But the downside, there is a lack of space and area. Furniture, wallpapers, and color need to be reflected in a bit more depth to make the best possible atmosphere and quality of well-being. Contrary to the popular opinion that sloping ceilings are difficult zones, they give a tremendous amount of creative potential. This imaginative potential can be used fully by using attractive design wallpaper, as this guide blog will show. Wallpapering slanted ceilings aren’t rocket science either; you just need a little bit of endurance and time when you first try it. Armed with our suggestions and methods, you can tackle it with belief.

Not all sloping ceilings are identical

 To determine the right wallpaper for sloping ceilings, the first concern is whether more than one is being in the room. If the roof, or the attic/top floor, is changed, there will be two inclines and two gable walls opposing each other. There will be a lowering straight wall area (or none at all) which is called a knee wall, jamb wall, or flap tile. Alternatively, the room might just have one sloping ceiling including a pillar wall of about 80 cm. The resting walls will then be straight 

Patterned wallpapers for sloping ceilings

Patterned wallpapers for sloping ceilings

Thematically, there are very few limits. For example, you can choose fanciful floral patterns, geometric or colorful designs, baroque patterns, and many other unusual themes. The size, positioning, and effects of the patterns have a major impression on the ambiance of a room:

Large-scale, wide, or horizontal patterns make the sloping ceiling look lower, visually shorten the height of the room, and generally make space seem smaller.

More sensitive, narrow, and vertical patterns make the room look larger, higher, and wider.

Multi-dimensional or sculptural designs and visual effect patterns often found in graphical and geometric designs are not satisfied for areas around windows and dormers. They build a less-than-calm environment. If there is more than one skylight in the sloped ceiling, patterned wallpapers should be avoided entirely.

Ocular illusion effects created by pattern orders, colors, structures, and special finishes look very distinctive on a straight wall than on a slope. Depending on how the light hits the wall, there might also be a glower effect. It’s helpful to get some pattern samples and check for these possible points in situ.

Wallpapers in wood or marble look present sloping ceilings in naturally residential design and are a real eye-catcher. They attract the eye to the slanting ceiling, but at the same time integrate it into the general room idea.

In children’s rooms with slants, it should be considered whether the wallpaper is simply a beautiful element or it is also meant to encourage the child(ren) to play. If the wallpaper is meant to be a part of playtime, it makes sense – for possible causes – to not use it for sloped walls.

Carrier and surface materials

Patterned wallpapers for sloping ceilings

There are two types of carrier matters: fleece (also known as non-woven) or paper-based wallpapers. Fleece wallpapers are an easier choice for sloped ceilings. They can be set onto the paste bed, i.e. straight on the wall, which makes the whole process a lot more relaxed. For paper-based wallpapers, the paste needs to be fitted to the back of the wallpaper and dip in for a particular time before it can be put up on the wall. They are significantly more massive when wet, and there is also an increased risk of loss when they are hung.

Pattern wallpapers are characterized by special patterns, embossings, and formations as well as exclusive facades made from natural materials, textiles, metal or effect foils, or decorated with shining glass pearls. These wallpapers are all fit for sloped ceilings, too. Attractive grass, bamboo, flock, and crush wallpapers or patterns with glass beads turn the slope into an interesting Centrepoint. For wet rooms with slopes, e.g. baths or kitchens, moisture-proof wallpaper with a sealed surface (e.g. vinyl wallpapers) should be used.

Wallpaper concepts for rooms with one slope (topmost floor)

Sloping ceilings are frequently seen in their true simplicity and treated accordingly. However, it is deserving to think outside the case to find different design choices for those areas. By changing the optical appearance of a slope, it can create a fully new aspect.