Tips on Designing Great Ceilings

These professional designer tips will help make tall, vaulted, cathedral and low ceilings blend into your room design.

Bring It Down to Your Level

Homebuyers love high ceilings for the sense of space and openness they lend to rooms, but one problem is how vaulted and cathedral ceilings seem to swallow everything else in the room, making the room tiny in comparison. Haley says the key to avoiding this design disaster is to emphasize the opulence and drama of the ceiling while maintaining a relationship with the room below. She suggests using architectural features to play up the room's height, while bringing the interest of the room to eye level.

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