From the architecture itself to the spacious feel it provides, there’s something beautiful about high ceilings — so it’s no surprise they’re in high demand among homebuyers.
Unfortunately, vaulted ceilings are a rare find in some communities. If you ultimately decided on a home with average-height ceilings, but want them to appear taller, we have good news — interior designers have been “faking” height in rooms for years!
Choosing and Hanging Window Treatments
Hang Them High and Hang Them Wide
It’s our motto for a reason! Hanging your drapes high and wide will draw visitors’ eyes up and make your window (and therefore ceiling) appear larger.
Pay Attention to Window Treatment Patterns
Feeling a little bold? Vertical stripes can make a room feel longer than it is. Patterned drapes also lead the eye up — just make sure they’re the only pattern in the room as multiple patterns can make a room feel cramped.
Opt for Lightweight Curtains
Speaking now of a different kind of “light” — it’s important to choose lightweight curtains for smaller rooms with low ceilings, as heavy drapes can make a space feel smaller. Sheer curtains or delicate window shades, paired with simple valances creates a subtle statement.
Decorating for a Low Ceiling
Play with Furniture Height
Pieces that sit low to the floor will leave more space between the top of the furniture and the ceiling. Your sofa, coffee table, and end tables should all sit low to the floor, while armoires and chests should be thin and tall.
Choose Recessed Lighting
In the showroom, a large chandelier can seem grand and luxurious, but once in your home, it can pull (metaphorically, that is) your entire ceiling down. Not to mention, taller guests may have a difficult time maneuvering around it.
Think “Light and Bright” While Painting
Yellow, pale blue, light grey, beige, and cream are all light colors that still pack a punch. All too often, people associate white walls with light and airy, but an all-white space can actually come across as monochromatic and uninspired. Instead, reserve white or an off white for just the ceiling.
Having a hard time deciding on a paint color? If so, you may want to pick your window treatments first and then base your wall colors around that.
At Gotcha Covered, we pledge to do so much more than just help you find window treatments you’ll love. With high-quality products and services that will exceed your expectations and add beauty and safety to your environment, we’ll help you create the space of your (and your children’s) dreams!
About the Author: Brooke Carr, Gotcha Covered
Brooke joined the Gotcha Covered family in 2018 as the Social Media Coordinator. She works closely with our corporate teams and our Gotcha Covered franchisees to develop insightful and helpful content for our brand.