5 Ideas of How to Decorate a Small Bedroom With a High Ceiling

Suppose you have a small bedroom with a high ceiling congratulations. In that case, it's a rare sight, and it's maybe a vaulted ceiling that has been created in a loft space of the attic to reveal a unique opportunity to create a small bedroom with some intriguing designs.

Forget about interior designers' rule of three, it means nothing in a small bedroom with a high ceiling and would waste your time because the principle of the rule of three is to design for high ceilings and walls, and that's not your issue.

We can take a brief, authoritative look and let you know the best way to deal with your high ceiling and to take advantage of its architectural prowess.

Let's dive in and discover:

  • Accent walls and curtains.
  • Exposed beams.
  • Whitewashed beams at the beach.
  • Use chandeliers to your advantage.

Do vaulted ceilings in a small bedroom add value to the home?

Vaulted ceilings are traditionally found in homes that you would consider high ended, so if you have modified a bedroom and you now have a high vaulted ceiling you should be proud of yourself because you have added value to your home.

 

1. How do I decorate a vaulted ceiling?

Well, you have some choices that can look spectacular. You could paint the walls and the ceiling white and let the shadows do the rest of the work. This is a popular cliche for high ceilings.

Place the bed centrally against the gable end of the house and use a full-size headboard that is soft and vibrant in color. You will need vibrant colors to avoid neutral being overwhelmed by the expanse of white walls and ceilings.

You will certainly benefit from using some bigger artwork to detract your eyes from gazing at a loft. However, this is a benefit as the artwork can be seen for its beauty on a scale representing the originals.

Of course, a high ceiling calls for a beautiful chandelier to celebrate the loftiness of the ceiling.

How to create this look?

White paint from floor to ceiling and vibrant colors and contrast, such as the green headboard and the black door frames. Using luscious bedding makes the bedding the main focal point in the bedroom.

A chandelier can be elaborate or simple in a room of these dimensions.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish these bedroom shelves is a 6.

It's a simple but popular decor for small bedrooms with high ceilings. Try to detract from a painted high ceiling as much as possible with paintings and chandeliers.

2. Take advantage of architectural designs

Painting a dark accent wall in a small bedroom with a high ceiling can draw your eyes away from the height of the ceiling, but with a ceiling as distinct as the one in the image, it is hard to imagine why you would not celebrate its glory to the full.

Hanging drapes the full length of the wall is a hack designers use to make bedrooms look bigger than their dimensions, and in the case of a high ceiling, it brings the ceiling closer to the bedroom.

The contemporary downlights in this brilliant white ceiling with the warm glow of the golden modern pendant light illuminates the bedroom perfectly.

Opulent bedding is perfect for this style of bedroom with its regal undertones.

How to create this look?

It is a regal bedroom and deserves to be decorated as such, the dark navy blue is superb in this bedroom and the matching pillows and bedspread are the perfect compliment.

The walls are busy with drapes and artwork, which will detract from the overall height of the ceiling.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, these bedroom shelves is an 8.

It's an expensive small bedroom in terms of decor and styling, making this small bedroom an 8.

3. Exposed beams

Who doesn't love to see exposed wood beams in a bedroom, they are the quintessential architect's dream which allows the creation of a beautiful warm bedroom by following the theme of the natural supporting timber of the roof.

Cream walls and hessian-style bed throws with warm neutral tones make this bedroom cozy and adorable. The beehive light shade is fun and intriguing and will cast wonderful shadows at night.

High ceilings are not always a challenge and should be embraced as part of the structure of your home.

How to create this look?

The soft tones of cream color paint and the warmth of the hessian and soft browns create a stylish bedroom. The beehive lampshade is wonderment and a fantastic addition to the bedroom.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, these bedroom shelves is a 4.

Its paint and a clever combination of colors and textures.

4. Braced oak beams

This small bedroom is cozy and full of nature from the bright windows looking out on a snowy scene to the height of the natural stone fireplace. But the bedroom has a high ceiling, did you notice?

The braced oak timbers draw your eyes away from the height of the ceiling, you may not have oak timbers of this stature but the concept of using exposed wood beams is exactly the same, wood beams are a terrific feature in a bedroom so make the most of the feature and highlight the wood beans as much as possible.

The white ceiling and white walls accentuate the natural hues of the oak timber to great effect.

How to create this look.

Use white paint for the ceiling and walls, leave the timbers exposed in their natural condition and enjoy the beauty. Use soft luscious bedding with neutral tones.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish these bedroom shelves is a 3.

It's just white paint and soft furnishings to create a beautiful small bedroom with a high ceiling.

5. Use a paint wash on exposed beams

If you love the paint wash look, use it from top to bottom on exposed beams. This design style creates a unique ambiance of being by the beach in the summer. It's an awesome look and works well on exposed ceiling beams on high ceilings, particularly if the exposed beams are not in the best condition.

It's a simple diluted white emulsion applied sparingly with a sponge or cloth to achieve a washed-over look. Use a fantastic chandelier as the perfect juxtaposition in the bedroom.

White walls and white ceiling make the bedroom look and feel awesome while celebrating the natural timbers in the bedroom.

How to create this look?

It's easy to apply a whitewash to timbers, and you may need to apply it several times to get the coverage you want to achieve. A beautiful modern bed contrasts the ornate french influenced picture frames and the chandelier.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, these bedroom shelves is a 5.

Applying a whitewash over timber can be messy and time-consuming.

Is a high ceiling a problem in a small bedroom?

No, it should be embraced. Explore color options for walls. It seems best to keep the ceiling light and white for the best effect.

Exposed beams are awesome, don't try to hide them. They are part of the architectural structure of your home.

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