by Roelf Nel

Research suggests that tall rooms excite the brain and encourage people to explore space, and is linked with a sense of freedom. High ceilings enhance our creativity. You can read more here.

Yet the question remains, how do you design a space with high ceilings to create a flow in the room rather than having a disjointed feeling wasting the space above eye level?

  1. Take advantage of having a fire place. Creating a fireplace wall draws attention to this area of the room and emphasizes the architecture.
  2. Add in small windows just under the ceiling. The sunlight will flow in warming up the room, but also highlights that the ceilings are higher the usual.
  3. Install ceiling to floor windows. These massive windows create a dramatic effect. One caution though, rather use ceiling to floor curtaining, than adding a rail midway, which will separate the room and take away from the dramatic effect.
  4. Use eye-catching material such as wood or stone in your wall design to emphasis the high ceilings.
  5. High ceilings offers the fabulous opportunity to create a luxurious and glamorous look by having low hanging chandeliers.
  6. Transforms one of the walls into a floor to ceiling library.

Enhance your creativity and sense of freedom and consider designing a home with high ceilings, especially in the living room.

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