Creating vertical focal points are one of the smartest designer tricks to adding focus to high ceilings. Most people love and appreciate all the space the height that rooms with high ceiling offer and added cubic space that make your room feel grand and lofty. But what do you do with all that upper space above the doors and eye level?
The upper part of the walls in high ceilings can feel like a blank canvas and the space can feel unused. One way is to blend the upper area with the lower part of the wall with decorative objects and vertical focal points. Creating a gallery effect is a great way by placing art work up the wall. This will create balance in the space, and draw your eye upwards.
Another way to create movement upwards along the windows of high ceilings to hang draperies high above the top of the windows, not just above the lower windows especially if you have double story and also hang draperies off the window to expose light and view. One definite don’t is to chop tall room in half by hanging the drapery rod with draperies hanging down, that’s running across the top of a room’s lower windows. By placing items high on the wall will give you the opportunity to add a good amount of color and interest along the wall. Look at some of the images I have included so you can see what a can be done.
Lighting or architectural feature are great way to put some interest and give focal points. Hang a large statement lighting fixture. Center it in front of a fireplace or over a coffee table. This is a very important element in creating interest in the center volume of the space. You should fill that void with the same kind of visual interest as the lower part of the room. Is all about creating interesting areas within the room that the eye could travel, having a chandelier in the center of the room or interesting gallery composition on a wall will make your room more interesting.