How to Make Your Ceiling Look Higher

When you first enter a house the first thing you notice may not be the ceiling but in creating a sense of space and freedom they pay a major role. You may get the feeling of a small cage while entering rooms with low ceilings. A low ceiling can even have a negative impact on your mind. Here are a few tips if you want to make your ceiling look higher.

Try uplighting

If you want to make your ceiling look higher this is one of the best solutions. Use your walls without fear. To create a cozy, warm atmosphere use wall lighting fixtures.

Uplighting

Choose furniture carefully

When choosing furniture for your home functionality should be your priority and not just appearance. For houses with low ceilings low profile furniture is the best as it makes the room feel more breezy and spacious because it increases the space between the floor and the ceiling.

Low Profile Furniture

Use ceiling windows, or glass walls

Glass reflects things around just like mirrors. To increase the sense of space use large windows or glass wall. This will also provide a lot of natural daylight.

Glass Wall

Use vertical stripes to decorate walls

If you use vertical stripes creatively they will look classy on your walls. You can either paint them or use wallpaper.

Raise doors to ceiling height

This is something most people are not aware. There is nothing strange about a floor to ceiling door. To create the illusion of a generous space this is a brilliant idea.

Use glossy paint

On ceilings and walls, glossy paint is rarely used. But if you use it on the ceiling it will reflect light and give a sense of space.

Hang picture frames closer to the ceiling

To make walls look taller use vertical framed paintings or pictures. This will make the distance between the floor and the ceiling higher.

Paint the ceiling lighter than the walls

To create the illusion of a bright and large space paint ceiling lighter than the walls. 

Hang your curtains as close to the ceiling as possible

To emphasize length use long curtains even if the windows are small.

Avoid using hanging lamps

Hanging or pendant lamps will look good only on high ceilings. Use mounted lighting if you have low ceilings.

Avoid clutter

The ceiling will look low if there is clutter below. For an extensive design use a simple interior design.

Use a bold floor rug

Using a bold floor rug you can draw the attention from the floor to the ceiling. 

High shelves will kick the eye

By using high shelves you can create the illusion of a tall ceiling. You can decorate them with books, pictures and other decorative pieces.

Use tall accessories

By using tall accessories like candles, flowers, and branches you can create a sense of height.


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