2009 Idea Home: Chicago Remodel
Idea Home: Most old homes have second-floor challenges like the pitched and low ceiling in this bedroom. To maximize usable floor space, we tucked a low platform bed from Charles P. Rogers under the slant. A wall-hung shelf acts as a nightstand. All through the home we chose tiny side tables to avoid "filling up" rooms.
Your home: Choose low-to-the-ground furniture profiles to mitigate the impact of low ceilings. Hang art low and place other pieces on the floor to create the illusion of higher ceilings. Limit colors to one or two, enhancing the feeling of space in a room.