How to decorate rooms with high ceilings?

High ceilings are the feature we simply adore. Not only properties with high ceilings look great but make people feel better. Scientists proved that we tend to feel better in rooms with high ceilings; they say that tall room triggers our tendencies toward spatial exploration and we think more freely. But high ceilings can be also a bit demanding when it comes to decorating. Here are 5 tips how to decorate tall rooms.

1. Cornice  Photo-08-09-2016-12-42-52

Cornice is an ornamental moulding around the wall of a room just below the ceiling. Comparing with coving, cornice tends to be much more ornate in order to achieve a grander effect. Cornice help with achieving an elegant transition from wall to ceiling.  It provides an elegant look not only to Georgian and Victorian properties. Cornice will look great in houses designed in an eclectic style.

2. Chandeliers and ceiling roses

Standard height ceilings don’t necessarily allow for installing great, ornament chandeliers as they took too much space and are hazardous for taller people. However, tall rooms are simply perfect for chandeliers rather than spotlights. Depending on the style, chandelier will look classy and trendy at the same time. If you are installing cornice in your room, a ceiling rose matching cornice style will look great with classic looking chandeliers.

Chandelier - high ceiling decoration

3. Tall doors17191992_1911125769121281_8603530608417725872_o

Now that you have tall ceilings you can also have tall doors! While standard door height is 1981mm, with some manufacturers you can order and buy doors up to 2,4m. If you are even more adventurous, you can order bespoke doors made to order.

4. Dropped ceilings and coffer lighting

Also known as false or suspended ceiling, is a secondary ceiling, hung below the main (structural) ceiling. A dropped ceiling, or a central coffer can look fantastic, especially if you will add smart lighting hidden in the coffer. This combination will surely create moody and shadow free lights in your room. Very important – the lowest point of the drop ceiling needs to be above the highest level of your windows.


5. Art

Any art fans here? Tall ceilings equal lots of wall space. Creates perfect conditions for art and paintings.

Cornice - high ceiling decoration

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