If you have high ceilings in your home, then you know that finding the right decorating ideas can be a challenge. But with a little creativity, you can turn those tall walls into a beautiful canvas for your personal style.
One creative way to decorate tall walls is to use wallpaper. Wallpaper comes in a variety of colors, patterns and textures, so you can find the perfect design to complement your home’s décor. You can also use wall stencils to create a unique design.
Or, if you’re handy with a paintbrush, you can freehand a design onto your wall.
Another popular option for tall wall decor is art. Artwork comes in all different sizes, so you can choose pieces that will fit perfectly on your tall walls.
If you have a large collection of art, you can create an art gallery by hanging several pieces side by side. Or, you can pick one large piece of art to be the focal point of the room. Go for an epic, large-format piece of art or a collection of smaller pieces that tell a story.
Choose bold paint colors to make a big impact. Selecting the right color can make your space feel bigger or smaller, so be careful with your choice.
If you’re looking for something a little more personal, consider using family photos as wall decor.
You can frame your favorite pictures and hang them on the wall, or create a collage of images. This is a great way to show off your family’s personality and make your home feel
Create a gallery wall by hanging several pieces of artwork side by side. Or add a ton of different pictures to make a big statement.
Try hanging statement lights to brighten up the space and add some decoration.
Another idea is to add some floating shelves and display your favorite items on them. Add in a ladder if you want to get really creative! You can also use your tall walls as storage space by adding some high shelves. This is especially useful in small homes where storage space is limited.
Install a fireplace or a fake one if you want. It will make the room more cozy and bring in some extra warmth.
Find huge architectural salvage pieces and use them as is or mount them on the wall. An oversized mirror, for example, would look great on a tall wall.
If you’re looking for something a little more unique, try using hanging plants or even vines to decorate your tall walls. This is a great way to bring a touch of nature into your home. Just be sure to use plant hangers that are strong enough to support the weight of the plants.
If you’re looking for something a little different, consider using tapestries or rugs to decorate your tall walls. Tapestries and rugs come in a assortment of colors and configurations, so you can find the perfect one to match your home’s décor. You can also use them to add a pop of color to any room.
Alternatively, if you want to add height to a room, consider using tall plants. Tall plants can help to create the illusion of more space in a room. And, they can also add a touch of nature to your home.
So, you live in a house that feels like it could almost pass as a two-story due to the tall walls that make your home feel larger than life.
This is especially common if one has moved into an old shop or warehouse that has been converted into a residential dwelling that is in need to make it feel homier.
This has also been a bit of a trend with former churches. Believe it or not, this even exists among former grain bins. Regardless of what you call a house, sometimes the higher than usual walls can pose as an interior decorator’s biggest challenge or biggest thrill, depending entirely on their perspective.
More High Ceiling Tall Wall Decor Ideas
1. Bookshelves and Mirrors
Between the option to install bookshelves and other shelving units along tall walls or a special collection of mirrors, the possibilities coming from both of these ideas seem endless. Why not mix them together? That would also work.
If you’re not really into dots, come up with a shape that suits you more. However, this is one good way to add a little more something to what would otherwise be a giant wall of nothingness. Squares would work, as would alternative shapes and the sizes they come in.
So, you have an old bike you don’t know what to do with. Okay, how about putting it on that tall wall and framing it? You don’t necessarily need a bike to pull this off but it gives you a general idea what you can work with. Pop-out pictures are not uncommon these days either.
Breaking up a tall wall by installing a framed version of wall cabinets is one good way to break up the mundane. The piano sitting in the middle looks like it’s waiting for its keys to be tickled. If you’re not a piano player, install a fireplace instead, or an entertainment unit of some kind to liven up that wall’s appearance even more so.
5. Get Classy
Class up the tall wall with a fireplace featuring a tall display of beautiful art, along with something similar to the entertainment unit. Windows also work to turn an otherwise simple wall into something better than its previous self.
6. Murally Speaking
What better way to liven up a tall wall than installing a mural that perfectly fits it from corner to corner? Turn your wall into a reflection of artistic brilliance that makes it seem larger than life. There are so many possibilities to work with between abstract options, family portraits, paintings, and scenic imagery that allows you to get caught up in the moment in all its majestic splendor.
7. Picture It
With various shapes and sizes, doll up the tall wall with a collection of pictures. Whether the artwork features something abstract, painted or photographed, puzzling together the right combination to pull off that special look to your liking is easy enough to pull off.
Among the houses that have a sloped ceiling, installing a fireplace featuring a display of masonry leading climbing up the wall to the top can add a great dynamic to a room’s overall decor. Alongside the taller wall, a layout of framed artwork long enough to tastefully cover up its blank canvas also works.
9. The Big Picture
So, you have a large wall you’re staring at, wondering what can you do with it. Why not see the big picture, literally speaking? What actually makes the pic in this presentation seem cooler is more than simply the image of an artsy tree. This provides an opportunity to either have a pic of an actual tree, like a giant oak or willow or go with something abstract that best suits your personal style.
10. What Do Pictures Say Again?
The old cliche about pictures saying a thousand words can certainly apply to this tall wall’s design idea. Leave it to a collection of framed pictures to turn a bland wall into a tall work of art, displaying whatever theme you have in mind that best matches your personal tastes.
11. Where’s the Wheat?
Believe it or not, this used to be a grain bin. What has been done here is a three-floor installment where the spiral case leading downward goes to a simple walkout basement. The spiral staircase going upward leads to a loft area that has an office and a seating area.
The installment of the windows adds to the dynamic of what would otherwise be nothing more than covered-up bin walls.
Situated below the loft area is a mudroom, plus a door leading into the master bedroom.
What has been done here is more than just dolling up the tall walls. An entire residential layout has been designed to turn this former wheat bin into a home luxurious enough that has actually been setting a new trend of new home development among communities that see this as a cool thing.
What colors make sense for tall walls?
For tall walls, you’ll want to use colors that are light and airy. This will help to make the space feel larger and more open. Try using pastel colors or neutral tones.
You can also use white to create a blank canvas that you can then accessorize with pops of color.
Other popular color combination ideas include using black and white together, or using two different shades of the same color. Our favorite wall paint color combinations include:
- Tall Walls + White or Beige Paint = A Crisp, Clean Look
- Tall Walls + Light Blue Paint = A Relaxing Atmosphere
- Tall Walls + Pale Pink or Peach Paint = A Romantic Feel
- Tall Walls + Yellow Paint = A Bright, Cheery Space
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