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Making the Best Use of High Ceiling Room Space
It’s hard from an interior design point of view to label high ceiling rooms and spaces problems! Most people would give good money to have vast expanse of space, high above their heads but, that said, it presents certain challenges when it comes to making it feel comfortable and not overly ‘sparse’.
There are many ways to use this height, and enjoy the opportunities that high ceilings offer you…
Use the height!
Having a height between the top of the door and window frames and the ceiling can be an interior designers gift. But, you will need to change the way in which you see your wall space.
For example, in rooms with an ordinary ceiling height, people hang artwork, mirrors and the like fairly low down the wall. With a high ceiling, you can afford to hang bigger artwork and higher up the wall. It may seem odd climbing a ladder to mount a picture but the final effect will be stunning, as well as bringing the ceiling height down a little as well.
Top tip – if you have plenty of height between the window frame and the ceiling, hang your curtains way above the window frame, with long, sumptuous and gathered curtains to give a look of sheer decadence at your windows.
Create intimacy and warmth
Quite often, high ceiling rooms can feel empty and cavernous, even with piles of cushions, throws and rugs all over the place. It is one thing having lofty grandeur but all that space above your head can make a room feel empty and overwhelming.
There are two ways you could solve this;
- Lighting – to create a snugger feel to a cavernous space, you need to bring the eye down and there is nothing better than a large, chandelier like central light fitting to do just that. You can afford in terms of style to be as big, bold and brassy as you want.
- Storage – if you struggle for storage space, a high ceiling room has plenty on offer but, you don’t want to wobbling on a rickety ladder every time you want something from the top shelf. Creating bespoke and professionally installed storage along a wall is a great way of using all that space, complete with a safe way of accessing things when you need to.
Avoid a 'flat horizon'
When a room has significant height, furniture and the other items in a room will often come up to a certain level, usually four or five feet off the ground. This creates a ‘line’ or a flat horizon because everything above this space can be blank. It’s odd to think that such a high ceiling room can be sliced in two but that is exactly what happens.
The solution is deceptively simple: use tall pieces to blend the room together as one. And the best way of doing this? Bespoke book case type structure either filling a whole wall or sections of it.
If there is one thing about a high ceiling room, it is the opportunity it provides to be bold in design statement and with furniture too. So you know that huge sofa you have always wanted? It will be a great design statement in such a big space…
Contact Komandor Storage Solutions to discuss your requirements.