To make a low ceiling look higher, keep heavy furniture low and wide. Draw the eye upward with drapery styles and patterns, lighting, artwork and architectural details.Continue Reading
Select wide couches with low backs, use low tables both for accent pieces and for dining. Select stools with low backs or no backs. Find dining room chairs with backs that do not extend much higher than the table itself.
Hang draperies at the top of wall. Hang shelves all the way to the ceiling to accent what height there is. Artwork groupings should be hung vertically rather than horizontally. Use high-gloss paint on the ceiling to reflect more light and draw the viewer's attention.
Diagonal lines draw the eye upward so a carefully placed diagonal feature adds height to the ceiling. Vertical paneling lines give the feel of upward movement.
Choose pops of color against the ceiling, or even on the ceiling to draw the eye. Vertical stripes, whether painted directly on the wall or created with draperies or other artwork, give the illusion of height.
Keep lighting fixtures recessed or flush to create clean ceiling lines. For features such as fans, raise them as high as possible and keep styling minimal.
There are several ways to apply glow-in-the-dark ceiling paint. Gather the supplies, such as paint, brushes, stencils and cleaning rags, and prepare the painting area. Make sure the ceiling to be painted is clean and smooth, and cover carpets and furniture to prevent spills.Full Answer >
Common ceiling medallion patterns include renaissance, egg and dart, Jefferson, Rochelle and Chelsea styles. Most manufacturers make dozens of ceiling medallions that incorporate historic patterns, curves and floral motifs to complement traditional decors. Designers often create medallions that complement common crown molding styles to create cohesive interior design options.Full Answer >
Choose the size of a ceiling medallion based on the room size, the height of the ceiling and the ceiling fixture size. A tape measure is needed to determine the size of the room.Full Answer >
One bathroom ceiling idea is to install decorative metal ceiling tiles. The tiles are available in a number of patterns and finishes that will update the look of a bathroom. Another idea is to add wood planking to the ceiling to give the room a rustic atmosphere.Full Answer >