5 Ways To Make The Most Of Your High Ceilings

BY Allconnect Inc | Fri Jan 10, 2014

Living Room Interior With High CeilingHomeowners with high ceilings often fail to see the importance of décor. When you move into a home that contains high ceilings, you need to decorate in such a way that the home benefits. Whether the ceilings are several feet taller or double the height of a standard room, you have to consider what you can do to accentuate the height. With more homes than ever before encompassing a high ceiling architecture, there are various ways you can work with designs for something stunning.

Hang a Chandelier

Chandeliers can have a stunning effect in any room because of the way they hang down from the ceiling and add lighting as well as décor. When you choose a chandelier, you want to be sure you choose one with a chain that is sufficient based upon the height of the ceilings. It should hang down low enough that it can be seen without intruding upon people who pass underneath it.

Every room in the house can have chandeliers. While the most common areas for them are foyers and dining rooms, they can also be placed in large bedrooms with a high ceiling and even master bedrooms. You may want to consider a design with crystals where there will be windows in the vicinity. This will add a sparkle so the light can play against the walls.

Use Wall Mirrors

There are a variety of wall mirrors on the market. Mirrors in the form of rectangles, ovals, circles and other shapes are available for you to tap into. As you hang mirrors on the wall, you can maximize the space and even make the other areas of the home look larger.

Interior decorators frequently use wall mirrors in order to add artificial square footage to homes. If you have high ceilings, you can use them to your advantage by making the rest of your home appear larger and airier.

Decorate the Wall with Art

It’s possible to find long and narrow canvases that can be used on the wall associated with high ceilings. Many of the art pieces display a scene across three or four canvases. As opposed to hanging the art side by side, you can hang them on an angle. This allows people’s eyes to travel upwards, taking advantage of the space that you have at your fingertips.

Add Floor-Length Curtains

When you have a blank canvas, you have options with drapery. You can make the room soar even more when you use long and simple draperies. If you wish to do stripes, be sure they are vertical. Otherwise, keep it simple. If you use a drapery rod across windows that only span half the wall, you could cut the room in half and thereby lose the benefit of high ceilings. Instead, you want the eye to travel up the length of the wall.

Paint with Unique Strategies

The walls do not have to be the same solid color that is found elsewhere in the home. You can hire a professional painter to come in and paint stripes or use a faux painting strategy. As you gaze upon these walls and up towards the ceiling, you will be able to see just how much the room benefits from the airiness. If you have a skylight, the painting can guide people all the way to the sky.

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