Maximize storage under a sloped ceiling by placing a low bench near the wall. Decorate with a roll of twine, textiles, a basket and primitive candleholder. Top: Add a decorative flourish to a simple calico curtain by layering it over a plain linen panel. Draw the calico panel to one side of the window, pull the linen panel to the opposite side and tack it to the top of the frame. Above: Liven up a neutral backdrop by bringing in pieces that have a patina. Leave the original weathered paint finish on a stepback cupboard, but enhance its interior with leather books, chalkboards and a pile of vintage children’s clothing.try a reproduction gathering basket to bring more pattern and texture to a rustic wall.