Most metal ceilings are high, creating lots of space in the room. Let’s take a closer look at some of the easiest and most interesting ways to decorate a room with high ceilings, from lighting to the rule of thirds – and also practices to avoid.
The Rule of Thirds
If you are a photographer or other visual artist, you may have already heard of the rule of thirds. This means that you should visually split up each wall into three parts to create balance, both from the bottom up and from side to side.
Consider where you want to hang your art so that you can best showcase your taste and style. Your pieces can also be hung stacked, as long as this is tastefully and thoughtfully done, so that you don’t feel like the space is overwhelming your pieces. Because high ceilings can sometimes make a room feel more like a gallery, you can soften this effect by arranging your artwork the way you want it to be seen, such as by placing paintings at eye-level. On the other hand, don’t shy away from showcasing the elegance of your collection. Tin ceilings are a classic, attractive complement to any art piece.
One of the best things about having a room with extremely high ceilings is the fact that you have so much space to play around with your décor. For example, a room with high tin ceilings has much to offer in terms of lighting – which is why many homeowners choose chandeliers for a regal, elegant look. Lighting can also be used as a subtle way to break up the space without physical divisions.
What to Avoid
Remember as well that just because you have a lot of space doesn’t mean that it needs to be filled all the way up – clutter in a big room can be just as overwhelming, if not more so, than in a small room. When you have a room with the extra space that tin ceilings often provide, you should focus more on larger pieces of furniture and art, rather than multiple smaller ones.