High ceilings – a beast or a beauty? Not only are they notoriously difficult to clean, but they can make a room feel a bit too big. However, when decorated right, they can also be one of the best features of your property.
If you’re a landlord or a homeowner with properties featuring a high ceiling, then keep reading to find some great design tips for high-ceiling rooms.
Of course, every property needs to have a set amount of good quality light fittings and fixtures, good taps and plumbing, as well as a functioning and reliable heating system. Considering that high ceiling properties result in much more space to work with, you can try and fill up that space with the necessities.
For light fixtures, it may be more appealing for you to use ones that hang from the ceiling to bring down that height and make the property a little less intimidating. Comparatively, you may also want to draw attention to the taps in the kitchen and any bathrooms by choosing not to go with the simple silver, but maybe brass or golden colours instead.
Additionally, when it comes to heating, it can also vastly improve the feel of the space to include vertical radiators rather than traditional standard horizontal ones. Not only does this contribute to the filling of space, but it looks classy yet modern whilst also catering to the height of the property.
Most of these fittings and additions can be purchased at general hardware stores or through specialist retailers online. This is specifically relevant to vertical radiators, which may be harder to find in general stores on the high street, but can be found on Trade Radiators.
They sell a large variety of vertical radiators, whether thermostatic or valve based and in a number of finishes and different colours, so you can decide for yourself which one best suits the atmosphere of your property.
Speaking of colour, you can transform the feel of the space in a property simply by using colour wisely. By choosing darker colours, you can make the space feel smaller; but use brighter colours and the room is more likely to feel wider.
The colours you choose will really depend on the room that you’re choosing to redecorate. If you’re working with an open plan living room, kitchen and dining area with high ceilings, you may choose to use brighter colours to maximise the airy feel of the communal areas.
For bedrooms, however, it may be more appealing to choose a singular wall as a feature wall, and apply a definitive splash of paint to that wall alone. Not only does the feature wall effect come across sophisticated and classy, but it can also bring a lot of character to a room.
Another way to make great use of the high ceilings in your property is to maximise the inevitably large amount of wall space that comes with that. Not only can you choose to place storage against the walls, but you can also increase the amount of hanging storage that the property has.
Shelves, floating cabinets and sets of hooks can all be added to high walls and is seen as quite an innovative solution to the endless amount of space.
Of course, if you are making any major changes to your high-ceiling property, then make sure you seek the right planning permissions if necessary before you make any changes.