A room with a cathedral ceiling and tall windows will, of course, be bathed in far more natural light than a basement bathroom! If you want a home with a luminous, airy, and happy atmosphere, high ceilings are just the ticket.
Especially since, when the sun goes down, the extra ceiling height will diffuse the light generated by bulbs and other light sources over a larger surface area. No more dark, confined spaces!
A Lavish Decor Scheme (or Not)
If you want to hang the massive 19th-century paintings you’ve inherited from your grandfather in your home, high ceilings are exactly what you need. In fact, with walls over 10 feet in height, you can dare to go big with oversized mirrors, imposing artworks and ever-growing houseplants.
In other words, cathedral ceilings offer almost unlimited decorating and design opportunities. Satisfy your heart’s desire and, for example, buy that outrageously tall Christmas tree—like the ones displayed in department stores—or build Victorian bookshelves—the kind that require a ladder to reach the top volumes.
However, if home decor is not your thing and you have don’t have furnishings and accessories with which to adorn all those vast expanses of walls, opt for standard-sized ceilings. Indeed, nothing makes a home feel cold and lifeless like wide empty surfaces.