Book lovers may appreciate an entire feature wall made of shelving, but also consider hanging some floating shelves in different spots on the wall. Styling them will require a tall ladder but it can definitely be worth it!
A large statement fixture hanging in a prominent spot is an ideal way to connect the upper and lower portions of a room. Where you hang it will depend on the room, but centered in the middle of the room or over the coffee table is always a good bet. Look for something that is large, but not necessarily heavy in scale. For instance, a crystal chandelier can be a striking and elegant option.
There are a few things you should try to avoid in order to maintain balance in your high-ceiling interior. Do not clutter the room using many small items, like tiny furniture objects, small works of art or various decorating pieces. Try instead to use less larger artifacts. Paintings should always be placed at eye-level. If you want to cover the space above eye-level, bring in some abstract sculptures or a wall clock. With these being said, we wish you a fun time decorating. Please leave your comments below with more tips from you own experiences.
A feature wall from floor to ceiling can help unite the two parts of the room. It can be achieved inexpensively with a can of paint, or you can do something more extensive. If you have a fireplace consider extending it upwards (ie, with tile or stone). A wood pallet wall is another unique option that will enhance and not overwhelm the space. Wallpaper can work for this type of feature wall. Just be sure to hire a professional to hang it as the height can make it too dangerous for a DIY project.
This is a tough one for some people to wrap their heads around, but no matter how tall the windows are, hang your draperies at ceiling height. If you bring them any lower you’ll create a division in the wall and make the upper area feel cold and isolated. This will require a lot of fabric but it will create a very dramatic effect and make your room look fantastic. (Tip: Use a solid color for this.
When dealing with high ceilings, paintings are not just optional, they are a must. Why? Because they add life , elegance and nobility. Not all appreciate the soberness of an art gallery effect, so the best idea is to arrange your graphic art the way you want. In order to reduce the overwhelming architectural impression of tall walls, place the paintings at eye level. Otherwise, enjoy the majestic effect of highlighting space through art!
Just like in art and photography, visually splitting a wall in three equal parts when decorating will guarantee balance and ultimately, success. From the bottom up, try imagining your room as having three different “design levels”. You can adorn the first with judges paneling, use the second for paintings and leave the third as it is. This is just a random example; as the photos below will show, the possibilities are endless. Furniture should also be placed within the bottom third. The idea is to create focal points and to diminish the intimidating feel of high ceilings.
Curtains can add that homey feel a tall space needs so much. You can try models that cover the entire wall, or just two thirds of it (less recommended). White curtains will ensure a breezy feel, red will bring in extra energy and darker hues will add an intriguing sense of drama. Black materials will also contribute to the idea of shrinking the room and make it more cozy, if that is what you are after. For cohesion, be sure to repeat the color of the drapes somewhere else in the space. A patterned design, although a bit more difficult to integrate, will ensure diversity and visual appeal.
Color is always a good way to accentuate height and help bring drama to the space. By painting a single wall in a bold color, the high ceiling and other unpainted walls will automatically be connected at a different level. The space will get a fresh look and a unique personality.
Many homes with high ceilings already have architectural details such as exposed beams or beadboard. If yours doesn’t, consider adding some. Granted, it can be costly, but adding details to the ceiling will help it feel more connected to the rest of the space.
Almost everyone craves extra space. But when that extra space is vertical it can pose some unique decorating challenges.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on lighting fixtures to give your interiors a special vibe and this is also true when it comes to rooms with high ceilings. But lighting can make a bold statement and you should definitely pay a lot of time and attention to this subject. We noticed lighting spots are very popular these days. We are a fan of chandeliers, as we believe they are a great way to add elegance to a tall living room, kitchen or bedroom. You can also use lighting to subtly divide areas. For example, three chandeliers in the living room can visually separate the lounge area, kitchen and dining space.
Hang art and other decorative items high up on the wall. This could be by way of a gallery-style wall that runs the entire height, or you could hang something large high up the wall. Whatever you hang should obviously tie in with the rest of the room, but whether it’s one large item or several small ones, a decorated wall will help draw the eye upwards.
We are intrigued (read that pleasantly surprised) by the growing popularity of exposed wooden beams. On a design stage where minimalism and functionality are main actors, it is nice to see elements that bring personality back into the game. But what are the effects of wooden beams in a tall interior? Mainly, they can reduce the scale, making the room feel more comfortable and friendly. Some use fake ceilings to bring the room down, we prefer this solution instead. As you can see in the photo below, the rest of the interior does not have to be decorated in a rustic style. Wooden beams can be successfully integrated in a contemporary interior as well.
Having high ceilings means having a fair amount of unused space over the 8ft high mark. It can make a room feel grand and luxurious, but it can also make a room feel cold and empty. In fact, a room with high ceilings can look quite terrible if not properly addressed. In order to avoid this, you need to blend the upper and lower areas by drawing the eye upwards.
Here are six ways to decorate a tall room and make the most of your soaring ceilings.
Just like with an accent wall, you can make the ceiling stand out by using a special texture. In the example below, the wood adds warmth and makes the room feels smaller than it actually is. It also does a great job at contrasting the walls and floor and creating a sense of disruption.
6 Tips for Decorating Rooms With High Ceilings Make the most of your soaring ceilings
Shelving is a great way to make use of otherwise empty wall space, and when it comes to tall rooms there are a lot of options. Tall bookcases can work, but if the room is particularly tall you may have to think outside the box.
Decorating interiors with high ceilings implies a high dose of creativity. Building personality for a room with tall walls is neither difficult, nor more challenging than dealing with common-sized rooms. After all, home space is a gift no matter how you look at it and you should not be reluctant to use it. In this post we will share some tips&tricks to help you out in your upcoming projects. Master these simple guidelines and let your imagination do the rest.
Architectural details also add depth and character to otherwise plain spaces.