Sizing It Down: How to Decorate a Home with High Ceilings

High ceilings are truly breath taking, but they are often hard to decorate around. However with a bit of creativity and by following some simple guidelines, you can use this space to good effect to create something that is unique and beautiful.

We spend so much time talking about problems and design conundrums that arise out of limited space, the other end of the spectrum is largely forgotten. While in the past we have discussed how to give a room with low ceiling a spacious appeal and the ways to enliven an interior with a sloped ceiling, today we take a look at those who might be suffering with a ‘problem of plenty’. Tall rooms with high ceilings are as hard to decorate as those that have limited vertical space and do present an entirely different set of challenges.



Interiors with high ceilings offer a great opportunity to express your design style in a more exuberant fashion while stealing the show with their grandeur. While the additional vertical space is great to have, it does require careful decorating, without which things can go south really quickly. Here are a few simple yet effective tips that will help you in mastering this difficult art –

1. Beam It up, Scotty!

One of the easiest and best ways to solve the problem of an unappealing room with high ceilings is to add wooden beams that reduce the overall scale of the room and bring in better proportions. This is indeed the trendiest way forward, as exposed and even painted wooden beams have made a grand comeback of sorts in the last few years. It is a trend that is here to stay, and even contemporary homes with sleek, modern design are turning towards wooden beams to usher in some personality and texture! If you are already blessed with structural wooden beams, highlight them beautifully. Otherwise, add a few decorative beams to get the job done.

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