Make the Most of Your High Ceilings

If your home has high ceilings, consider yourself lucky. High ceilings give you a lot of options and they're not a common find in construction projects anymore.
Make the Most of Your High Ceilings

Last update: 10 June, 2019

High ceilings aren’t a common feature in home construction projects these days, but they offer a spacious setting to homes that have them. In our post today, read about how to make the most of your high ceilings. They hold an endless amount of possibilities for changing up your home decor.

1. Faux ceilings

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If you’re still not keen on high ceilings, faux ceilings might be your best option. Install faux ceilings or a mezzanine floor to bring down your actual ceiling, eliminating empty space.

You can install faux ceilings at the height and manner of your choice. If you create a mezzanine floor, you’ll need a staircase but you could create a personal space to relax or store items that you don’t use on a daily basis.

Or, you can create a loft space. Loft spaces are common solutions for smaller homes, such as studios or for homes with high ceilings that have the space for another floor.

Bedrooms normally go on the upper floor and sometimes include a bathroom as well, space permitting. Meanwhile, the other rooms of the home are located on the lower floor. The staircase connects the two stories.

2. Your personal overflowing library

high ceilings library

If you’re a book-lover, this could be the best way to make the most of your high ceilings. Install a shelving unit in the size of your preference; it could even cover the entire wall from ceiling to floor.

Now, you can store as many books as you want to create a personal library. Be sure to keep in mind that you’ll need a ladder to reach the upper areas of your library if the shelves are high.

A big, full library can create quite the impression on anyone.

This idea isn’t just limited to storing books. If you’re passionate about music, you can store discs instead. Just add your personal items to this space to make it entirely yours.

3. Hanging pictures and photos

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High ceilings mean big, tall walls. Leaving these walls bare will create a cold, unfriendly setting in your home.

Prevent that from happening and try this simple idea that’ll fill your room with personality and tasteful decor. If you appreciate art, try hanging up paintings.

Choose some small pieces and create a nice composition by setting them all up together. Or, choose one or two large pieces that occupy the entire wall. You’ll have enough art to enjoy for days on end.

If you would rather not hang up art, we have another idea that you’ll love. Instead, try framed photographsYou can use photographs from your own collection, from famous photographers or simply choose random shots.

4. Make the most of high ceilings with hanging items

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Our next idea might not be as common as the others, but it’s still a wonderful option. Who wouldn’t want a swing in their home?

Having a swing is totally possible, and we’re not talking about in the backyard but in your own home. It’ll convert your home into both a dreamland for your little ones and a place to disconnect and enjoy for adults.

High ceilings make swings possible. But if you’re not sold on that idea, look into other options like a hammock or large, decorative elements that hang beautifully from the ceiling.

The world is your oyster. You just have to choose what suits you and the space your home offers.

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