Living in a low-ceilinged space can be quite frustrating. And if the room is not yet properly decorated, it may look darker and smaller than it actually is
Here are 11 different ways in which you can make your low ceilings look taller and increase a small space.
1. Low furniture
Furniture that is closer to the floor creates the illusion of higher ceilings due to the greater distance between the top and the ceiling.
2. Long mirrors
Because of their reflectivity, mirrors are a great way to make any space look bigger. And if they are located vertically, they make the space visually higher.
3. High curtains
Placing cornices under the ceiling makes the human brain think that the windows are taller than they really are.
4. Vertical lines
Similar to the latter two, vertical lines lengthen space, directing the eyes toward the ceiling, and trick the brain into thinking that space is higher than it really is.
5. Small contrast between walls and ceiling
Painting the ceiling the same color as the walls or contrasting it slightly with the walls creates the illusion that the walls are simply extending higher.
Low hanging luminaires can visually reduce the height of ceilings. Luminaires installed directly into the ceiling keep attention at its height and create more ceiling space for light reflection.
7. High angles
Placing tall pieces of furniture, floor lamps or plants in the corner directs the eyes further into the room and up, making it taller.
8. Stay vertical
Hang pictures vertically and choose art that is taller than wide to direct your eyes upward and stretch the walls.
9. Half wall painting
Painting the lower half of the wall in a darker color, and the upper part and the ceiling in the same light color creates the illusion of an endless continuation of the walls.
10. Diagonal coloring
Diagonal color blocks alter the perspective of a room and can help to visually increase its height by making it look upward.
11. Be bolder
A bright carpet on the floor will keep the center of attention at ground level and distract from the height of the ceiling, which makes the space visually taller.