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Home Decor Tips for Open Ceilings

Posted by CCE Bloggers on 7/10/2017 to General Home Decor
Home Decor Tips for Open Ceilings

Open ceilings a beautiful and aesthetically pleasing addition to any home. Extending high above the floor, they offer a greater amount of space than rooms with traditional ceilings. As such, open ceilings allow for more choices when decorating the room. However, you should follow some basic tips when decorating a room with open ceilings to ensure a positive outcome.

Choose the Right Paint Color

First and foremost, it's important to choose the right paint color when decorating a room with tall, open ceilings. Colors to avoid include black, yellow and purple, all of which will hurt the room's aesthetics. Instead, consider using "warm" colors like sunset orange, teal, sky blue, lime green, etc. Colors such as these will compliment the tall atmosphere, enhancing the room's decor while creating a more visually attracting environment in your home.

Pendant Lighting

From traditional fixtures and chandeliers to recessed lighting, globe lighting and more, home lighting possibilities are endless. For rooms with tall, open ceilings, however, nothing beats pendant lighting. As the name suggests, pendant lighting is characterized by a unique structure in which the light hangs down from the ceiling like a pendant. It's a simple yet elegant style that looks amazing in rooms with open ceilings.

Wall Sconce Lighting

In addition to pendant lighting, you may also want to use wall sconce lighting in rooms with open ceilings. Why are wall sconces recommended? A wall sconce is a unique style of interior lighting that's characterized by an upward direction. Once installed on the wall, it projects light upwards against the wall. This is in stark contrast to most other light fixtures, which typically project light downward. By projecting light upwards, however, wall sconces will enhance the open ceiling, making it more appealing.

Balance the Wall with Decorative Accessories

If one or more rooms in your home has tall, open ceilings, those areas will subsequently have large walls. As a result, you need to choose your decorative accessories carefully, especially if you intend to use them on the wall. Hanging a few small paintings on the wall isn't going to work, as the open space will create an awkward, unfilled voice. So, strategically place your wall accessories to fill the voided space. By arranging your decorative accessories throughout the wall, you'll create a more balanced atmosphere that works with the open ceilings.

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