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3 Tricks For Decorating Rooms With High Ceilings

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You don’t often hear people complaining about having too much space in their house, but when that space goes upwards, it can be a problem. Rooms with high ceilings can look great but if you don’t decorate them properly, they can make a room feel quite empty and impersonal. The biggest mistake that people make is just decorating them in the same way that they would any other room and not working around the high ceilings. Incorporating that height into your decor is the best way to get the most out of those rooms and make them as comfortable and homely as all of the other rooms in your house. If you’re struggling to find a way to decorate a room with high ceilings, here are some helpful tips.

3 Tricks For Decorating Rooms With High Ceilings


Rooms with high ceilings usually have tall windows as well and that’s something you need to consider when decorating. The main issue with larger windows is that they let out more heat and make the home far less energy efficient. It might be worth replacing the windows with more modern ones if they’re wooden frames because you’ll lose a lot of heat and your energy bills are going to shoot up.

The other issue that you might find is that hanging window treatments above the window will make them look out of place. It’ll look like you’ve got a window floating in the middle of the room and it divides that wall in half. When you’ve got high windows, it’s always best to take the curtains or blinds right up to the ceiling. Big windows can also make you feel quite exposed, which is why blinds or shutters are usually better than curtains. Check out these plantation shutters prices to get an idea of the cost. When you’ve got blinds or shutters, you can close them halfway if you want, so you don’t feel quite as exposed but you’ve still got plenty of light coming in.

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Light Fixtures

The main challenge that you have is trying to marry the upper and lower portions of the room together so they don’t look like two separate parts stacked on top of one another. A statement light fixture is a great way to do this. Find something quite large and striking (chandeliers are ideal if they fit with the style you’re using) and hang it right in the centre of the room.


You’ve got a lot of empty space up there so you might as well use it for something. If you get a bit creative with your shelving and put some higher up, it gives you more storage space in the house but it also fills a lot of the empty vertical space. You could consider some tall bookcases or even an entire feature wall made with shelving. Putting hanging plants on high shelves and letting them droop down is another great way of bringing the top and bottom halves of the room together.

If you just leave all of that space up there empty and don’t do anything with it, it won’t look right. You need to use these simple tricks to bring the ceilings down into the rest of the room.

Do you have high ceilings in your house? How have you decorated your house to accommodate them?





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