Renter-Friendly Ways To Make Ceilings Look Taller

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Whether you have eight or ten-foot ceilings, it never hurts to give the appearance of extra height in a room. Luckily, there are a few simple and renter-friendly ways to elongate a space. Here are a few to consider:

Floor-to-Ceiling Curtains

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Floor-to-ceiling curtains guide the eyes from the bottom to the top of the room. It streamlines the space, adding more dimension and an expansive feel. When curtains are shorter, they tend to cut the room in half. To avoid this, measure your walls and consider ordering curtains with custom measurements. This way, the bottom will graze the floor at a satisfying length that will look regal and elongating.

Low-Slung Furniture

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Low-slung furniture, or furniture that is lower to the ground, exudes a contemporary and cozy feel. Additionally, it also makes a room seem taller as it leaves more room for wall space. We love these furniture picks from Sight Unseen, as well as this sectional set from West Elm.

Hang Artwork Higher Than You Normally Would

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Hanging artwork up higher than you normally would tricks the eye into thinking the room has higher ceilings. When a piece is hung halfway up the wall, it can visually cut the room in half. When you lead the eyes upward, then that gives the illusion of a more expansive space.

Buy Tall Plants

Similiar to long curtains, tall houseplants and floral arrangements lead the eyes upward and expand the space. Not only this, but they also add a natural feel to any room. Consider varietals like fiddle leaf figs, birds of paradise, or certain types of palms.

For even more decorating tips, check our recent post on styling an apartment on a budget. Or, if you’re looking for a new apartment to make entirely your own, reach out today! The team at Lincoln would be happy to arrange a tour at a property near you.