Homeowners love a high ceiling because it gives the interiors a grandeur and luxurious effect. However, urban homes tend to be quite small. Finding a home with a high modern ceiling design can be difficult. Even if you find one, it might burn a hole in your pocket. This does not mean you cannot make your vertically challenged home interiors appealing and spacious. There are many tricks experts use for making a room with a low ceiling appear taller. If you are not sure about how to do it, here are a few tips that will help you:
01 of 06 Add vertical stripes
If you want a simple and cost-effective high modern ceiling design, adding vertical stripes to the walls is the best idea. This is because they will naturally draw your eyes upwards and create the illusion of a taller ceiling. The most common way of applying stripes is by getting a striped wallpaper for your home decor. They are durable and installing them is quite easy. However, people looking for options to give the interiors a personal touch can consider painting the wall as well. It is a very simple task and does not require any expertise. You just need to get a painting brush or roller.
02 of 06 Choose low furniture
The furniture pieces you choose for your home decor have a huge impact on the overall appearance of the room. Hence, you should be careful while choosing their style and design. If you choose bulky furniture pieces that feature intricate details, your room will appear small. Hence, people with low-ceiling rooms should avoid them. Minimalist furniture pieces are best if you want to create the illusion of a larger space. If the room has a low false ceiling as well, you should opt for low-profile furniture. Since they sit lower to the ground, the ceiling naturally appears taller. You can find all types of low-profile furniture like sofas, chairs, tables, etc.
03 of 06 Decorate with a mirror
Experts always prefer hanging mirrors in small spaces. This is because of the reflection in the mirror. It can make the interior appear twice its actual size. Moreover, they reflect light and make the space brighter. You can create a feeling of more openness by incorporating a mirror in your low-ceiling room. Just make sure that you opt for tall mirrors. They tend to visually make the walls appear taller and create the illusion of a taller modern ceiling design.
04 of 06 Display tall flowers and branches
Using indoor plants has become immensely popular. People love them because they create a calm and relaxed ambiance. Also, they purify the air and make the interiors feel fresh. You can use them to add more colours to your home interiors as well. However, all flowers and branches might not be appropriate for making your short room appear taller. You will only have to stick to tall plants and flowers for this purpose. The long elements will naturally draw your eyes upwards and make the ceiling appear taller. Opt for a stylish vase for them and keep it on any high ground if possible like a console table. Design the rest of the elements in the room around it to have a greater impact.
05 of 06 Choose recessed lighting
Lighting is very crucial to make your home’s interiors appear bright and appealing. There are various types of lighting fixtures available in the market. If you want to make your low false ceiling appear taller, you will have to very carefully choose the lighting fixtures. Options like chandeliers and pendant lights might have an elegant and luxurious appearance, you should always avoid them as they hang and can make the ceiling appear lower. Instead, you should stick to minimalist options that do not occupy a lot of visual space. Recessed lights are perfect for rooms with a low ceiling. Since they do not protrude outward, the ceiling does not appear lower. Similarly, you can get wall-mounted lights so that the ceiling does not appear shorter.
06 of 06 Hang artwork on the wall
Hanging artwork on the wall is a very common practice for elevating the appeal of any room. However, there is more than one benefit to it. They can be used to make your short room appear taller as well. You just have to be a little careful about the position of the artwork. In most homes, people hang artwork at eye level. However, it might not be the best idea in a short room. To make the ceiling appear higher, experts suggest hanging artwork slightly higher than the usual height. Just hanging a few inches higher can visually stretch the walls. Do not hang them so high that you may end up straining your neck while looking.