There are so many creative ways to decorate and make the best out of a room with high ceilings, so we won’t get into too much detail now, but we will give you some ideas on how you can work with windows for extra light and openness.
In order to prevent the house feeling overwhelming, you should work with the vertical axis just as much as on the horizontal one. In other words, you should decorate and use the walls in their entirety. Some of them may be used to add more windows, while some are perfect to add large paintings, art or bookshelves. The height can also be visually reduced by a large chandelier hung on the ceiling, a sculpture – three-dimensional art, even trusses, for a rustic decor.
But let’s get back to windows in rooms with high ceilings. Depending on the house’s architecture you can already enjoy extra-large windows or two sets of them on the same wall. But if you don’t and you have a house with high ceilings and not enough windows, here is what you can do:
Add more windows
And when you do, make sure to have them arched. The curve will give the impression that everything is pulled to the floor.
If arched windows don’t go with your interior decor, you can opt for rectangular windows and for more diversity, you can add different settings of mullions and muntins.
It looks great even if you duplicate the lower windows.
Create a window wall
If you are building a new house, you have total freedom to design the windows size and placement. A great idea would be to replace one of the concrete walls with windows.
Tall rooms with normal windows tend to be darker. By adding skylights to your ceiling, you’ll let plenty of light in, reducing the energy bill.