11 Ideas For Making A Room Feel Taller

11 Ideas For Making Your Room Feel Taller

 

Living in a space with low ceiling can be frustrating. If it isn’t decorated just right, the space can feel darker and smaller than it actually is.

Here are 11 different ways you can decorate, to make your low ceilings feel taller and your small space a little larger.


 

1. Low Furniture

Furniture that sits closer to the ground creates the illusion of higher ceilings by creating more distance between the top of the furniture and the ceiling.

11 Ideas For Making Your Room Feel Taller // Low Furniture -- Furniture that sits closer to the ground than average creates the illusion of higher ceilings by creating more distance between the top of the furniture and the ceiling.

Inspiration via Article Home Decor

11 Ideas For Making Your Room Feel Taller // Low Furniture -- Furniture that sits closer to the ground than average creates the illusion of higher ceilings by creating more distance between the top of the furniture and the ceiling.

Inspiration via Article Home Decor

 

2. Long Mirrors

As they reflect a lot of light, mirrors are a great way to make any space feel larger. And, if they’re positioned vertically, they make the space feel taller by drawing the eye upward.

11 Ideas For Making Your Room Feel Taller // Long Mirrors -- As they reflect a lot of light, mirrors are a great way to make any space feel larger. And, if they're positioned vertically, they make the space feel taller by drawing the eye upward.

Interior by Maria Castello Martinez. Photography by Estudi EPDSE.

 

3. High Curtains

Installing your curtain rods just below the ceiling draws your eyes upwards and tricks your brain into thinking the windows are taller than they actually are.

11 Ideas For Making Your Room Feel Taller // High Curtains -- Installing your curtain rods just below the ceiling draws your eyes upwards and tricks your brain into thinking the windows are taller than they actually. And if the windows are taller, the whole room is taller!

Decor by Studio-McGee. Photography by Travis J Photography.

 

4. Vertical Lines

Much like the last two ideas, vertical lines elongate a space by directing your eyes toward the ceiling and tricking your brain into thinking the space is taller than it actually is.

11 Ideas For Making Your Room Feel Taller // Vertical Lines -- Much like the last two ideas, vertical lines elongate a space by directing your eyes toward the ceiling and tricking your brain into thinking the space is taller than it actually is.

Interior by studio GEOMETRIUM

 

5. Low Contrast Ceilings And Walls

Painting the ceiling a color that’s either the same color as the walls or is low contrast with the walls gives the illusion that the walls just keep going.

11 Ideas For Making Your Room Feel Taller // Low Contrast -- Painting the ceiling a color that's either the same color as the walls or is low contrast with the walls gives the illusion that the walls just keep going.

Interior by dries otten. Photography by Jef Jacobs.

 

6. Pot Lights

Low hanging lights can make the ceilings feel even lower. Lights installed directly into the ceiling keep attention away from the height of it and can create more ceiling space for reflecting light.

11 Ideas For Making Your Room Feel Taller // Pot Lights -- Low hanging lights can make the ceilings feel even lower. Lights installed directly into the ceiling keep attention away from the height of it and can create more ceiling space for reflecting light.

Designed by Amit Apel. Photography by Brandon Valiente.

11 Ideas For Making Your Room Feel Taller // Pot Lights -- Low hanging lights can make the ceilings feel even lower. Lights installed directly into the ceiling keep attention away from the height of it and can create more ceiling space for reflecting light.

Designed by Martin Dulanto Sangalli. Photography by Juan Solano.

 

7. High Corners

Putting tall pieces of furniture, floor lamps, or tall plants in the corner guides your eyes further into the room and upwards, making it appear taller.

11 Ideas For Making Your Room Feel Taller // High Corners -- Putting tall pieces of furniture, floor lamps, or tall plants in the corner guides your eyes further into the room and upwards, making it appear taller.

Interior design by Tara Benet

11 Ideas For Making Your Room Feel Taller // High Corners -- Putting tall pieces of furniture, floor lamps, or tall plants in the corner guides your eyes further into the room and upwards, making it appear taller.

Inspiration via Ligne Roset (Solveig floor lamp by Avril De Pastre)

 

8. Stick To Vertical

Hang pictures vertically and choose art that’s taller rather than wider to direct eyes upwards and elongate the walls.

11 Ideas For Making Your Room Feel Taller // Stick To Vertical -- Hang pictures vertically and choose art that's taller rather than wider to direct eyes upwards and elongate the walls.

Artwork by STALLMAN 

 

9. Only Paint Half

Painting the bottom half of the walls darker and leaving the top half and the ceiling the same light color creates the illusion that the walls continue on forever.

11 Ideas For Making Your Room Feel Taller // Only Paint Half -- Painting the bottom half of the walls and leaving the top half and the ceiling the same color create the illusion that the walls continue on forever.

Interior designed by Van het kastje naar de muur. Photography by Milou.

 

10. Paint Diagonals

Diagonal color blocks will change the perspective of the room and can help the room feel taller by allowing directing your gaze upward.

11 Ideas For Making Your Room Feel Taller // Paint Diagonals -- Diagonal color blocks will change the perspective of the room and can help the room feel taller by allowing directing your gaze upward.

Furniture via HAY

 

11. Be Bold

Bold floor rugs will keep the focus at ground level and distract from the height of the ceiling, making the space feel taller.

11 Ideas For Making Your Room Feel Taller // Be Bold -- Bold floor rugs will keep the focus at ground level and distract from the height of the ceiling, making the space feel taller.

Rug via Urban Outfitters

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