Excessive ceilings are thought of a luxurious characteristic in actual property—in spite of everything, they make your house really feel extra spacious and provide extra room to show giant artwork or characteristic lighting. That stated, understanding find out how to embellish a room with a excessive ceiling is usually a difficult balancing act: If you happen to depart the partitions naked, the room can look cave-like and sterile, however in the event you add an excessive amount of, it may well look cluttered. The Kips Bay Present Home in Dallas featured expansive ceilings, and we have been impressed by how the designers styled the rooms to boost this characteristic whereas nonetheless making the rooms really feel cozy. Right here, their finest ideas for adorning high-ceiling dwelling rooms, bedrooms, and extra.
Add Sudden Artwork and Window Therapies
Jean Liu says she and her staff tried to play up the quantity of this high-ceiling front room, although she admits, “It did really feel just a little daunting at first to make one thing that grand really feel heat and alluring.” To interrupt up the area visually, she hung a rust-colored patterned wallpaper by Effective & Dandy Co. and painted all the things from the ceiling down a contrasting blue-gray colour (Mount Saint Anne by Benjamin Moore). So as to add drama and texture to the grand area, Liu hung a 13-foot macrame sculpture from the ceiling.
This vertical piece from Mexico Metropolis-based artist Emma Boomkamp (from Garde) added a “wow” second that immediately helped draw company’ eyes upward. So as to add much more drama to the grand area, Liu says she opted for floor-to-ceiling window therapies from The Shade Retailer, “as a result of these home windows are a wonderful architectural element that we wish to spotlight.”
Extra From Veranda
To get the look in your personal house, go for an extra-tall sculpture that pulls the attention upwards and brings consideration to the excessive ceilings in your room. We love this teak sculpture made by a Cuban American artist; it stands at a whopping 92.5 inches tall.
Strive a Daring Wallpaper
This front room has extraordinarily excessive ceilings, which made it considerably of a frightening design problem, based on designer Alessandra Branca. Nonetheless, she says, “We discovered an effective way to have fun [the height of the room] by doing a customized colour and dégradé model of our Casa Branca Foglia wallpaper…It now makes the room really feel like a beautiful backyard.” She then added complementary Roman shades outlined in a inexperienced striéd trim (fabricated by The Shade Retailer) to make the sky-high vertical home windows mix higher with the verdant design.
To steal her thought, strive utilizing daring wallpaper in your dwelling area as a substitute of leaving your partitions clean. All-white partitions can really feel sterile and naked in a room with ultra-high ceilings. Professional tip: When selecting a patterned wallpaper, ensure that to pay attention to the dimensions—you don’t need something with a teeny-tiny sample, or else it can look too busy. Take be aware from Branca’s design; the wallpaper she used (under) is giant sufficient to appear like an actual vine trailing up the partitions.
Add Furnishings to Match the Room’s Scale
On this major bed room designed by Natasha Baradaran, you’ll discover an outsized, colorblocked headboard (Natasha Baradaran Assortment). It is a good instance of how furnishings ought to complement your room’s dimension—and how one can experiment with scale and proportion so as to add a little bit of drama. To play up the ceiling’s top and the large dimension of the headboard, she added a female wallpaper and stopped it instantly above the mattress. Moreover, she says she added “modern panels on the ceiling, which juxtapose the floral of my Giamba blue-and-white wallpaper.”
Get the look in your bed room with an extra-tall mattress just like the one under. We additionally love the concept of taking part in with contrasting wallpaper, molding, and ceiling panels to get your required look.
Play with Dramatic Mild Fixtures and Ceiling Design
To convey consideration to the terribly excessive ceilings, the Fisher Weisman staff designed an unlimited customized chandelier to go over the eating room desk. To enrich the primary gentle fixture within the heart of the room, Weisman says, “We made 4 cylindrical pendants [to hang] within the corners of the rooms over pedestals of the identical design. We created a spot for flowers and a approach to activate the great quantity of the area so it wouldn’t really feel empty.”
The designers additionally added a coffered ceiling in a daring crimson hue to incorporate one other aspect of curiosity above the gilded lighting fixtures. A big-scale tryptic helps steadiness the symmetry and colours of the room and ties all the things collectively. Get the look in your personal house with an outsized gentle fixture and a colourful triptych.
Strive a Enjoyable Paint Therapy
When Lance Scott from LC Studio first noticed this room, one of many first issues he observed was the large 15-and-a-half-foot ceilings. “We have been making an attempt to form of make the area really feel much less cavernous and produce the ceiling down just a little bit,” he says. “So we thought, ‘let’s darken the ceiling.’”
Scott says, “We knew we wished to do one thing darkish on the ceiling to comprise that large area.” To perform this, he and his staff painted the entire moldings a wealthy, midnight blue lacquer. Then they painted navy down the partitions and light it in an ombre sample right down to a beigey-gray hue on the underside.
Not fairly able to ombre your house’s partitions? Strive portray your ceiling a darker colour to make it visually seem a bit decrease. Listed here are a few of our favourite daring paint colour concepts for inspiration.