Every bathroom renovation comes with its own challenges, and renovating a bathroom with sloping ceilings can be particularly tough. That said, there are several ways you can deal with the issues presented and make the room work wonderfully.

Here are just four renovation tips when dealing with sloping ceilings in the bathroom.

1. Colour it Right

Firstly, make sure the sloping part of your bathroom's walls are painted the same colour as the ceiling, not the same as the vertical parts. Having the sloping section of wall and the ceiling a different colour will make the room look smaller and more oppressive. It's best to choose lighter shades for these areas in order to prevent the ceiling appearing too overpowering or confining. If you're going to add some colour, try creating an accent wall out of one of the walls that is completely vertical. These will usually be the smaller walls at each end of the bathroom, so they work well for vibrant accenting.

2. Add Skylights

There are plenty of downsides that come along with sloping ceilings, but there are also a few benefits. Probably the most important is the ability to easily add skylights. These are great for the bathroom since they can bring in light from the sky above without making you visible to passers-by. Try having one placed above the bath or the shower. There's nothing nicer than sitting in a warm bath with a view of the blue sky or the night's stars above you, and showering under a skylight feels more open and natural.

3. Install Recessed Lights

It's often tricky to light a room with sloping ceilings; even if you can add a couple of skylights, it's hard to avoid having a few darker areas. One thing you want to avoid is having one large light positioned in the middle of the room. Instead, install several recessed lights across the ceiling. You can even have some fitted within the slope as long as you make sure they are recessed enough to face downwards instead of outwards.

4. Fit the Shower Enclosure

Another advantage that comes with sloping ceilings is being able to fit your shower enclosure to match the space. A normal enclosure will run horizontally across the top, but this can look a little awkward next to a sloping ceiling. Instead, fit a glass enclosure door that runs parallel to the slope of the wall, then tile or otherwise waterproof the wall itself. Your shower enclosure will now fit more naturally against the wall in question. If you're dealing with a longer, smaller room, you can even have one whole end converted into a shower enclosure.