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How to decorate high walls

How to decorate high walls

The walls aren’t exactly the main detail you focus on when you first walk into a home, but they do have a remarkable effect in maintaining a sense of flexibility and space.

Everyone realizes that the ceilings are fundamental to creating that extra inviting feeling.

A low-walled house can make you feel like you are living in a little bird.

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Image source: West Chin Architects & Interior Designers

In terms of mental effects, low walls are known to regularly induce a low state of mind. Anyway, this is a different story. Many of us are faced with awkwardly high walls.

But don’t worry, if you can make your wall look bigger, you can also make the awkwardly high wall look cozier. So, if you were wondering how to decorate tall walls, check out these tips.

Try the two-tone painting technique

Try using earth tones like yellow, red, or brown to visually reduce the height of the wall. Choose the color depending on your existing fabric, decor and accessories. Try using a two-tone painting technique to paint the walls with two shades of the same color.

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Paint the wall surfaces with the darker shade and paint the ceiling with the lighter shade. This technique makes your tall walls less dramatic.

Decorative wallpaper

The decorative wallpaper draws attention to the wall height. There is a variation on the highlight wall strategy, especially when applied to a wall with implicit vertical components like bookcases or tall windows. If you have kids, you may want to use darker spots that hide hues or limit this strategy to a formal living room.

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Decorating a wall with bold arts

You have to use some bold and great arts on these tall walls if you want the wall to look more decorated and not that tall. These walls might be the best place to hang your grandmother’s handmade ceiling or a large portrait of your family. High walls and bold arts go hand in hand.

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Image source: Lake Flato Architects

Mirror on the wall

If you want to divert attention from the high wall, you can add some mirrors and moldings in white. This combination makes your high walls look very stylish and is also not a very expensive accessory.

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Image source: Hensley Premier Builders

High wall decoration – stage curtains

Having tall walls doesn’t mean they have to look awkward. Either way, you can keep your room from looking uncomfortable by adding stage curtains from the ceiling to the floor.

It gives your room a classy look, especially if you leave the curtains open. You can also make your windows look taller by adding long valances from the roof to the top window frame.

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Image source: Pangea interior design

The standard room height is about 8 feet, so below 10 feet isn’t amazing. You can use the same method in a room of average height as in a room with inconveniently high walls. So don’t hesitate to try this tall wall decoration. It will look just great.

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Image source: Elliott + Elliott architecture

Embrace the height in your room

You can decorate your tall walls with murals or paint tree scenes that match nature. You can experiment with man-made tall bamboo sticks, tall trees, and flowers placed in well-decorated vases in case you have a natural style in your home so that you can cover the height of your walls.

You can place this decoration over your fireplace and give your room a natural look.

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Image source: Meritage Homes

Use horizontal stripes

If you are working with high walls, horizontal stripes are a good alternative as they will help add to the appearance of the room so that the dimensions appear better adjusted.

Design the tall walls with two or more shades of the same color if you want to keep them from looking too uncomfortable. You can also use a chair rail to expand the space and create a more stylish look.

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Image source: Atmosphere Interior Design Inc.

You can paint the chair rail in white, brown or cream, or any neutral shade, and paint the wall behind the chair rail a darker shade to give the room a more extravagant look. You can also paint the ceiling the same neutral shade that you painted the bottom wall.

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Image source: Worthington & Shagen Custom Builder, Inc.

If you don’t want to use the chair rail, you can use a wallpaper border instead. So don’t hesitate to use horizontal stripes as this is an easy way to embellish the tall walls.

Decorate everything

High walls are the perfect place to arrange vintage, heirloom antiques and collections. So why not use it? You have the perfect place to showcase your collections while other homeowners have to keep theirs in the basement because they don’t have the space they need.

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Image source: The Sofa and Chair Company

Install shelves at the height that works best for you. You can also use your ceiling line to reflect the shape on your shelves and add visual interest. There is a lot to do with the high walls; You just need to have some good ideas. Don’t be afraid to experiment and use every space in the room.

Great art

Take your favorite large works of art with paintings or photos and frame them identically. Start by positioning yourself at eye level and then work your way all the way up to the wall. When you hang small pieces of art on an awkwardly high wall it just looks ridiculous.

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Image source: Dick Clark + Associates

Instead, you can use large works of art or combine them with smaller items. That way you have balance and the tall walls look wonderful.

Combine tall furniture with works of art

You can easily hang a piece of art over some tall furniture. It adds some style to the wall and attracts attention. For example, you can combine tall bookcases and some artwork on the wall above the bookcases. This way your tall wall will look beautiful instead of uncomfortable.

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Image source: Robeson design

Accent wall paint

Painting your awkwardly high wall a darker shade of the existing wall paint will encourage visual cohesion. For example, if the other walls are painted gray, a dark slate gray shade will go perfectly. You can also use some orange-brown or bronze-colored wooden frames and wooden floors.

This way you add contrast and the room looks great. You can also frame a painting or mirror in bronze and hang it on the wall. It will look very stylish.

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To conclude

If you’re still wondering how to decorate a high wall, just buy some pieces that look great together and hang them on the wall, or use some large piece of art to cover the area. You can easily camouflage awkwardly tall walls with artwork or an accent wall paint.

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Image source: Coral Interiors

Using the tips above, you can see how quickly your awkwardly tall walls turn into perfectly decorated walls that you will simply love.