Design and Decor

How to visually raise the ceiling: interesting techniques designers -

His design does not strike the eye at once, but exactlyIt determines the feeling that is causing you space. Do you feel that the ceiling presses on you? Take note of these interesting techniques that will help make it higher even if only visually, if not actually change the real height of the ceiling in the already constructed house is not easy. Therefore, to help us come tested in practice tricks and tricks that designers use to create the illusion of space, filled with light and space. You will enter the house with high ceilings, proudly raising your head.


Just pointing up the light of the outdoorLamps or sconces will magically raise the ceiling. And there are also built-in lamps - almost unnoticeable, but very effective to increase space. Even the backlight built into the baseboard will make the room taller and lighter.

Nude structure

In some rooms, the ceiling can be madeReally higher, opening the inner structure and. Remove the hinged structures and wipe off the paint. And the wiring is also possible in false posts. For industrial style and lofts this is a very good technique.

A bit of brilliance

Glossy ceiling or mirror coatingElements will visually add room height. Even if for this you have to install a false ceiling, you can lose a couple of centimeters in fact and gain a visual. At least coat the surface with a semi-gloss paint. Inna Raskina, interior designer: - Visually increase the "growth" of the ceiling with color. Cold white-gray or light-blue shades of glossy paint will add depth to the room. Another method is to use materials of the same tone in the decoration of walls and ceiling. Also, do not distinguish between them a contrasting border, and apply, for example, a mirror strip as a separator. Our opinion: - We do not recommend a fully mirrored ceiling in any room, except, perhaps, a small bathroom. This is still too extravagant and not too psychologically comfortable reception.

Location of decor

How high the ceiling looks is influenced byArrangement of decoration items. Suspended as much as possible curtains with a bright pattern attract attention and stretch the space upwards, especially against the background of neutral colors and surfaces without a pattern. Also open shelves with floor-to-ceiling decor and vertically arranged compositions of paintings and photos on the walls. Inga Azhirey, interior designer: - Low ceiling "will lift" a cool shade of white paint and light gloss. If it is planned to stucco, make it thinner and color the tone of the wall. Give up the central heavy chandelier - elongated wall and table lamps and light directed upwards. Visually increase the height of the room and help the door. If you can not raise the opening by increasing the door leaf, then make an additional decorative transom height for the ceiling to the standard door. As for furniture - it is better to avoid half measures. If the closet, then to the ceiling, with the mezzanine, if the chest of drawers, then let it be below the center of the height of the wall - complement it with a stretched up decor, flowers. And most importantly: remember that a lower visual ceiling makes an excess of fine decor in the room.

Diagonals in the interior

Lines that rise from the bottom up, prompt to follow their eyes. Place in the interior a decorative element of this kind or a diagonal line - and it will seem higher. Our opinion: - Vertical panels, high houseplants, elongated elements - panels, paintings - and even stripes on wallpaper work in a similar way.