Summary: The extra space that a tall room gives can be great but figuring out how best to utilize it can be puzzling.
Few people would prefer less space over more space in their house. However, when given a high ceiling you might be wondering what you can actually do with it. More horizontal space means more space for furniture, but what exactly can you do with more vertical space?
The extra vertical space could be used as a good opportunity to add more character to your house. If the space is left untouched, it unfortunately can leave the room feeling empty and bare, even if the rest of the room is furnished.
Hang Lights from the Ceiling
An effective method of making a room with a high ceiling feel fuller is to take advantage of the extra height. Hanging a large light from the ceiling can tie the room together and make good use of space that would otherwise be left untouched. A chandelier that comes down over a table can add light to the room and highlight a focal point. By using the vertical space to add another light source we can free up some ground space for more furniture or we can simply leave it open to make the room more spacious.
Place the Drapes High
If you have windows in the tall room you want to decorate, there is a possibility there are already drapes surrounding them. Even if the windows do not go all the way to the top of the ceiling, you should still hang your drapes from the top for a dramatic appearance. The concept of having drapes that go above the upper edge of the windows might feel bizarre, but the opposite can have a negative effect on the overall feel of a room. If there is too much room between the drapes and the top of the ceiling, that exposed space will feel empty and incomplete.