9 effective tricks to make the ceiling appear lower

How to make the ceiling appear lower It may seem like a complicated task but, as we will see next, applying certain decorative tricks, we will can make the ceiling appear lower, without work, basically, creating visual effects available to everyone.

¿You want to make the ceiling seem lower? With these tips and tricks you can do it.

Create contrast with the color of the walls or paint the ceiling in a darker color

Dark painted ceiling

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By painting the ceiling in a darker color than the walls, we will create the optical effect that the ceiling is closer, lower.

If we paint it in warm colors, like orange or red and all its many shades, for example, even better.

Well, the warm tones (see color wheel) create the effect of “getting closer”, while the colors that are in the cold part of the color wheel, such as blue, green and purple, for example, give a feeling of “moving away” .

Let’s keep going.

Lower the ceiling with the paint

Black painted ceiling

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This effect is the same as when we paint a plinth, but in reverse. By “lowering” the ceiling, painting a strip of the same color, we will have created the illusion of lowering the ceiling height.

Instead of painting the ceiling or wall in the natural architectural delimitation, you have to lower about 30 cm with the paint on the wall, to achieve this effect.

To paint it, remember the colors that we talked about in the previous point, or directly dark colors.

Hanging lamps

Ceiling with pendant lamp

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If in the article where we saw how to make the ceiling appear higher, it was recommended that the lamps not protrude, or any element, in this case, we need just the opposite.

Anything that hangs and overhangs the ceiling will make the ceiling appear lower, closer to the ground.

Avoid recessed ceiling tiles and portholes. Choose pendant lamps. And if you already have them, try to lower their height further.

The curtains, short

How to make the ceiling appear lower

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This point was also discussed in the article where we saw tips to make him appear taller, and in this case, we also have to do just the opposite.

We need short curtains, which do not reach the floor, but cover the advantage and little else. The blinds also work.

Floor-to-ceiling curtains guide the eye vertically, making the ceiling appear higher. So, the curtains, short, if what we want is to make the ceiling appear lower.

Bet on horizontal designs

Make the ceiling seem lower

The horizontal lines painted on the wall, in addition to being a very fashionable painting technique, will also make the ceiling appear lower.

Exactly, what they will do is guide the eye from left to right and vice versa, that is, horizontally, thus disguising the height of the ceiling.

Decorate the ceiling with ornate wallpaper, trim, beams, or patterns

Wooden ceiling with original beams

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We all know that when we recharge a wall with a wallpaper with a very strong pattern, it seems that the wall is going to hit us. We have created a visual effect. The same thing happens with the roof.

If we recharge it, always with style naturally, we will make it appear lower.

Beams, moldings, lamps, all contribute to lower the ceiling.

Don’t light the ceiling

Wall sconces

If we put sconces on the walls that face the floor, leaving the ceiling unlit, we will create the illusion that the ceiling is lower as it is not illuminated.

The tall furniture

How to make the ceiling appear lower

If to make the ceiling appear higher we need low furniture, to make the ceiling appear lower we need tall furniture.

The closer they get to the ceiling and the more vertical space they occupy on the wall, the closer they will get to the ceiling and the closer we will feel it.

Use pictures to fool the eye

Bedroom with a horizontal painting

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If you create a nice wall art gallery, the eye will be on the wall and not the ceiling. This is creating a focal point or point of attention.

It is a trick or decorative resource that is used a lot to guide the eye to a specific point so that other factors of the same decorative scene are obviated or disguised.

Not only paintings are worth, anything that makes us look at it, such as vinyl, photographs, some painting technique, etc., will make the eye go to the wall, leaving the ceiling in a second or third plane.

Of course, avoid being in a vertical format, better horizontally, like the painting that we see in the bedroom above these lines, since the vertical makes the spaces appear higher.

With these decorative tricks you will get make the ceiling appear lower even visually. Do you use a different trick? Let me know in the comments.

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