3 Design Tricks To Make Your Ceiling Look Higher

There are so many blog posts in the blogosphere that contain tips for decorating small rooms. But what if it’s not your floor space that’s the problem? What if you actually don’t have that much room when you look up? 

Low ceilings can be a problem in a property as they can make rooms feel very dark. Even large rooms can feel a lot smaller if the ceiling dips quite far down, but that doesn’t mean that you have to get used to living in a dingy room. Here are some useful tips that can really help you decorate a room with a particularly low ceiling.

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Play with proportions

If you get your proportions wrong when you are decorating your room, you might find that you make the problem worse and that the room ends up looking even smaller. The best way around this is to think about the size of all the furniture and fittings that you bring into the room. You can easily create an optical illusion and make the room feel much more spacious by using small features. For instance, in your living room choose coffee tables that are low to the ground. You can find high quality bathroom radiators that are low to the ground as well, or you might prefer to go with underfloor heating. When it comes to your bedroom, think about decorating it in an oriental theme and look for a Japanese-style bed.

Be smart with lighting

Clever lighting can add some extra dimensions to a room, which can also create an illusion of more height. One great way of doing this is to add a lighting pelmet on all four walls right under the ceiling. The light will then shine up onto the ceiling and flood it with light. It could also be a good idea to use coloured lighting, as this can take everyone’s attention away from the very low ceiling. Try and stay away from central light fittings, as these will attract attention straight to the ceiling.

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Flaunt the ceiling

One nifty idea for low ceilings is to flaunt them. Why not make yours look like it is a deliberate choice rather than something you are just lumped with?! This is very easy to do if you want a retro design for your room. Just hang some items from the ceiling as a decorative feature. One of the best things to hang is a pendant light. You could hang a few of these and use them as your main light sources in the room. If the low ceiling is in your child’s bedroom, you might want to create a safari-inspired decor. Then you can add some camouflage tent onto the roof, which will greatly add to the overall theme of the room.

As you can see, low ceilings shouldn’t be too much of a problem for your decor. There are plenty of ways you can overcome them! Do you have any ideas of your own that might work?

Author: Sam Charles

Meet Sam, the creator behind UK lifestyle blog, Strawberry Squeeze 🍓 Sam is a newlywed living in Cornwall studying her PgDip in Strategic Direction and Leadership with the Chartered Management Institute 🍕🐰 She's also the Founder + Director of multi-award-winning SEO & PPC agency, Float Digital ✨

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