One of the very popular interior design trends that can be witnessed in big mansions and large homes are high ceilings in the living room. The high ceiling is not only an aesthetically pleasing design element that is added to the home, it is also incorporated to make smaller rooms look larger, spacious and grander. At the first glimpse, they offer a very dramatic look to the viewer and that eye-catching sight has nothing to do with what kind of decorative elements are found in the interior of that room.
High ceilings in living rooms are constructed in a variety of designs and these various designs impart a different kind of atmosphere and grandeur. Depending upon the kind of look or era, the client wishes to create in the living room, a specific type of high ceiling will be worked upon by the interior designer. Here we take into account, 5 of the very popular high ceiling living room designs are that currently being built in different kinds of building structures.
Pitched High Ceiling
A pitched high ceiling is one which is pitched or raised from the centre of the ceiling. So although the entire ceiling might be above 20 feet, the centre of the ceiling is raised even higher and is shaped into a pointed structure. Usually exposed wooden beams are incorporated in pitched high ceilings which renders it a very traditional and soothing effect.
High ceilings can also be arched from the centre. They add a lot of dramatics to the room and there is no central focal point. The lines of arch merge into the walls on the sides. This is also one of the traditional looks and goes well with old Victorian style houses. Large windows on the side complement such type of ceilings.
Flat High Ceilings
For a more contemporary and modern look, many home owners these days prefer flat high ceilings. These ceilings are also constructed at a great height from the ground but are flat with no slopes or arches. They have a very bold style. One of the common ways of taking advantage of bold, flat and high ceilings is panelling them completely with wooden boards and/or by adding spot lights to them. Flat high ceilings go equally well in houses constructed in modern design as well as in historically built houses which are being restored.
A cathedral ceiling is also a type of high ceiling which has equal sloping sides around the dimensions of the room. These sloping sides join in the centre of the roof. It can also be classified as a type of pitched high ceiling.
A vaulted ceiling is one in which there are unequal sloping sides; this means that one wall of the room is taller than the other wall on its opposite side. So the ceiling is not at its highest measurement from the centre but along one side of the room.