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High ceilings can sometimes be a decor dilemma. The vertical expanse of tall walls needs proper design strategies to fill the space in a way that it brings out the true beauty of the room. To fill the gap between the scale of the walls and your own height, you can decorate the walls and the ceiling with these ideas that we have gathered for you:

1. Hang Artwork Higher Up

Tips for Decorating with a High Ceiling

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There are two ways in which you can fill the vertical space created by the high walls. You can either group small frames into a gallery wall or you can hang one large frame high up.

2. Make Use of Ambient Lighting

Tips for Decorating with a High Ceiling

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Lighting is an important feature of any room. You can install a large lighting fixture to be the focal point and then team it up with small lighting fixtures.

3. Hang The Curtains at Ceiling Height

Tips for Decorating with a High Ceiling

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A tall room may or may not have floor to ceiling windows. But in both cases curtains that hang from the ceiling and cascade till they reach the floor bring texture, style and coziness to a room.

4. Build a Shelving Unit

Tips for Decorating with a High Ceiling

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Book lovers can make use of the expanse of the high walls for storing their books in a built-in bookcase. You will need a ladder or a staircase for reaching such a bookcase but there is so much fun in doing so. You can also use such a shelving unit for boosting the storage of your home.

5. Paint The Ceiling

Tips for Decorating with a High Ceiling

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Painting a high ceiling in a warm color will visually reduce its height. Paint not only will help balance the height, but will also bring a fun feel to the room.

6. Design a Feature Wall

Tips for Decorating with a High Ceiling

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By creating a feature wall you will draw attention from the height towards it instead. There are many materials for jazzing up a wall such as paint, wood, wallpaper, picture frames, so on and so forth.

7. Create a Harmony with White

Tips for Decorating with a High Ceiling

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Channel a calm look with an all white decor. But to prevent the decor from getting too bland punctuate it with hints of any color or earthy tones. This way the white will be balanced out and the room won’t look stark.

8. Bring Texture to The Ceiling with Tin Tiles

Tips for Decorating with a High Ceiling

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You can also add an architectural accent to your high ceiling room by covering the ceiling in textured tin tiles.

9. Add Structures Such as Trusses or Wood Beams

Tips for Decorating with a High Ceiling

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If you want to bring warmth and charm to your tall ceiling, consider installing wooden beams or trusses depending upon the structure of your ceiling.

10. Add Character to The Wall with Panelling

Tips for Decorating with a High Ceiling

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You can also clad a wall of a prominent height with molding in areas such as a staircase.