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Low Ceilings? No Problem!

How to make squat rooms appear larger

By Kathy Barnes


You might not be able to raise the roof, but you can give your low-ceilinged rooms a visual lift. Try these tips using color, art, and accessories to vertically stretch a short room.

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Living Room by David Kaplan

Problem: My room has short walls.

Solution: Visually stretch the room.

Minimize those things that break up the wall or draw attention to the ceiling. Avoid crown molding if possible, as it visually brings down the ceiling. Use window treatments minimally: Roman shades or blinds are a good choice and, when chosen in a color that blends with the wall, will de-emphasize the height of the room.
Living Room
by David Kaplan

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