We are enamoured with height. Countless people travel the globe to stand in awe before towering natural and man-made monuments. Tall interior spaces evoke that visceral reaction as well, whether it's Grand Central station in New York or the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City.
In our homes, high ceilings lend a sense of grandeur on a smaller scale. But what if your ceilings aren't that high and you're starting to feel boxed in? The answer is simple: Cheat a little. You can create the perception of height without making your ceilings any higher. Use these 11 features to create the illusion of higher ceilings and help make a smaller space feel more open.