There’s a lot of advice out there about how to create more space (or at least the impression of more space) in small rooms and homes. Yet what about those who have the opposite problem, living in properties that feature rooms with high ceilings. In a lot of cases, this is excess space that a lot of homeowners struggle to decorate and use efficiently, however in this post I’m going to be exploring decorating rooms with high ceilings simply. With the right tools there are various ways to decorate those rooms with high ceilings.
Use Your Beams
If you already have wooden beams in any of your rooms with high ceilings, then these are a great place to start. They can be painted in contrasting colours to help them stand out and take attention away from the large gap, or you can even hang lights and other decorations from them. It’s also possible to add decorative beams to your home which don’t serve a structural purpose, that allows you to choose one or more that have a texture that suits the room.
Install Hanging Lights
A statement hanging light feature is a great way to fill this space and connect the upper and lower part of a room. Depending on the size and shape of the room, this can impact where you position the hanging light. When in doubt, the centre over a coffee table is always a good bet. Those after a touch of class can go for a crystal chandelier, but there are plenty of effective budget options available too.
Add Long or Roof Windows
Introducing as much natural light as possible is always a popular idea and can help make large areas of space seem more logical. Depending on the shape of the room it may make more sense to install large windows in one outside wall or skylights in the ceiling. Remember to include a big set of curtains or blinds so that the light can be blocked out when necessary, with easy to reach controls for opening and closing the window and any blinds.
Create a Feature Wall
To easily and neatly connect two parts of one room a feature wall is a relatively affordable solution. A couple of cans of paint can let you create a design that suits the rest of the room, extending the fireplace with tiling or wallpaper above or even a wooden pallet wall are all options. If you’ve got a lot of artwork, then placing the majority of it on the feature wall soon makes it a focal point, just don’t overdo it to the point that it looks tacky.
Have you got any other suggestions or experiences of decorating rooms with high ceilings?