While a home with high ceilings and big windows is ideal, it isn’t always the reality when you’re trying to check everything else off of your dream home list. Low ceilings can make a room feel cramped or smaller, but it doesn’t have to feel that way. There are many small (and big) things that can be done to make a room with low ceilings feel like any other room. The experts at Floor Coverings International share their tips for making rooms with low feelings look higher and not feel so small.
Paint Vertical Stripes
It may not be your design aesthetic, but if you like the look of stripes, they can do wonders for a low ceiling. This can be done by using wallpaper, or if you’re handy, try painting them on using painter’s tape.
Choose Dark Flooring
Unless the room is also small, going with dark flooring can actually draw the eye away from the low ceiling. Why not go with an espresso stained hardwood or a Brazilian Walnut? Add a fun area rug to draw even more visual interest to the floor.
Install Long Curtains
Installing long curtains high up and close to the ceiling can have an elongating effect. Even if the windows are small, floor-to-ceiling curtains will help make the ceilings feel higher and add a focal feature to the room.
Avoid Low Hanging Lamps
Hanging lamps are great for high ceilings, but will make a low ceiling look even lower. Try using standing lamps or flush mounted lighting.
Install High-Level Shelves
Even if you don’t have the need for such a large shelf, they help trick the eye into making the room appear taller. This also gives you a place to showcase knickknacks, family photos, plants and more.
Keep Furniture Low to the Ground
Big, bulky pieces of furniture can make the room feel smaller. If you are looking to visually increase the height of a room, keep the larger pieces of furniture lower to the ground. Low profile furniture is designed with low ceiling houses in mind, and works great in these types of spaces.
The flooring experts at Floor Coverings International are here to help you redesign any room! We will help you pick the perfect flooring for any of your rooms with low ceilings. We offer a wide variety of hardwoods, carpeting, tile and more! Give us a call to schedule a free in-home design consultation.
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