6 Ways To Create An Illusion Of Higher Ceilings

6 ways to create an illusion of higher ceilings cover

Ceilings are perhaps not them first thing you notice when enter but they really create an ambience and can make your space look smaller or bigger than it is. A room with a low ceiling usually feels uncomfortable, so if you don’t have high ones, why not create such an illusion?

Use Glossy Paint On the Ceilings

It will reflect the light and the ceilings ill seem higher, just keep in mind that the ceiling surface should be ideal.

glossy neutral-colored ceiling creates an illusion of higher ceiling room

glossy neutral-colored ceiling creates an illusion of higher ceiling room

glossy finishes reflect the light and that's what you need

glossy finishes reflect the light and that's what you need

use different shades of paints with glossy finishes

use different shades of paints with glossy finishes

even if the glossy ceiling is dark, it creates a dimension

even if the glossy ceiling is dark, it creates a dimension

Use Glass Walls Or Floor To Ceiling Windows

Just like glossy paint, glass has the property of reflecting things around. That’s why a glass wall or a large window will increase the sense of space and will also provide natural daylight.

such glazing will fill the room with light

such glazing will fill the room with light

floor to ceiling windows with thin framing make your indoors merge with outdoors

floor to ceiling windows with thin framing make your indoors merge with outdoors

glass reflects the light no less than glossy finishes

glass reflects the light no less than glossy finishes

keep the framing light-colored for a better effect

keep the framing light-colored for a better effect

Paint The Ceiling Lighter Than The Walls

Lighter ceilings create an imposing effect and shape the illusion of a large and bright space. A dark colored floor will also do the trick!

light dimensional ceiling and a dark wooden floor

light dimensional ceiling and a dark wooden floor

turquoise ceiling and navy walls for a contrast

turquoise ceiling and navy walls for a contrast

black walls and a white ceiling make room look bigger

black walls and a white ceiling make room look bigger

Hang Your Curtains Close To the Ceiling

Even if the windows are small, floor-to-ceilings curtains will unveil magnificent features of the room, that you were not aware of.

pastel bedroom with color block curtains hung to the ceiling

pastel bedroom with color block curtains hung to the ceiling

contrasting curtains hung right to the ceiling

contrasting curtains hung right to the ceiling

these neutral curtains seem to double the height of the ceiling

these neutral curtains seem to double the height of the ceiling

Avoid Using Pendant Lamps

Pendant lamps are specially designed for high ceilings, mainly because they make the ceiling look closer to the floor. If you have low ceilings, we advise you to use flush mounted lighting, even though these may not have such an alluring design.

metal flush mounted lighting

metal flush mounted lighting

simple ceiling mounted lamps make the ceiling higher

simple ceiling mounted lamps make the ceiling higher

Decorate Your Walls With Vertical Stripes

Vertical stripes visually make any space higher, that’s the effect they produce. Pay attention to stylish striped wallpapers and enjoy the effect you’ll get!

this incredible striped wall art not only catches an eye and makes the ceiling higher

this incredible striped wall art not only catches an eye and makes the ceiling higher

just one accent striped wall will be enough

just one accent striped wall will be enough

non-traditional stripes will catch an eye

non-traditional stripes will catch an eye