How can you make a low ceiling look higher?


A low ceiling can be made to look higher by a few simple tricks. Avoid ceiling lights and use wall sconces or table lamps. If ceiling lights are unavoidable, choose recessed lighting or flush lighting that is shallow. Paint the ceiling with a high gloss paint. Furnish the room with low profile furniture. Vertical stripes on wallpaper or drapes can help make the ceiling look higher.
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How to Make Low Ceilings Look Higher With Decorating
If the ceilings in your home seem to be closing in on you, you don't have to resort to drastic measures. While knocking ceilings out or relocating might solve the problem, it's easier for you to make low ceilings look higher with a few simple decorating... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Paint the ceilings with a white semi gloss, or high gloss paint. Hang drapery from ceiling to floor. Paint vertical stripes on the walls. Lastly, don't hang ceiling fans or chandeliers.
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