Ways to Make A Ceiling Look Higher

17 Feb

Ways to Make A Ceiling Look Higher

Most homeowners dream of having high ceilings in their home. Unfortunately, not all houses come with that feature, and low ceilings are very common.  Lower ceiling are actually more conducive to heat and air efficiency and circulation.  However, they do lack the visual appeal that higher ceiling provide.

So, if you’re looking to create a more open feel in your home despite having low ceilings, here are five tricks to help you:

  1. Paint your ceiling a color that is lighter than the walls; preferably plain white. High-gloss paint can reflect light and make the ceiling look brighter and more open, while a matte finish help the ceiling to blend in more. You can also paint the first two or three inches of the ceiling around the perimeter the same color as the walls to give the illusion of taller and higher walls.
  2. Use vertical patterns. Painting your walls with vertical stripes or using wallpaper that has a printed printed pattern can create the illusion of taller ceilings.  It provides an optical illusion of stretching your walls and making them feel more expansive.
  3. Incorporate large windows and keep window coverings simple. This will enable you to have more visual access to the outdoors, which will make the room feel more open and less confined. This trick works well for rooms at ground level.
  4. Hang window treatments as close to the ceiling as possible and let them drop all the way to the floor to create an elongated vertical line. Pick a rod that is as minimal as possible and extend it a few of inches beyond the window moulding.
  5. Use low slung or low profile furniture with fewer horizontal elements.  Low furniture emphasizes the distance between the furniture and the ceiling and maximize the perceived height of the room.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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