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Reader Query: How Do I Adorn Partitions With Actually Excessive Ceilings?

Laura’s Query:

I’ve excessive ceilings all through the principle dwelling space and kitchen, and I’m at a loss as to what to do with them within the kitchen and entry. The kitchen cabinets solely go half approach up.  What ought to I do with the expanse of wall above the cabinets?

Nothing may be held on both aspect of the entrance door as a result of paintings rattles and fall off.   I did stencil across the door but it surely appears fairly unsophisticated.    Any ideas?

In a observe up emails, Laura despatched this extra data:

In my earlier electronic mail, I noticed I used to be asking your recommendation about two areas – the kitchen and the entry.   I ought to have damaged these down into two totally different emails and supplied you with extra images so you possibly can see your entire dwelling space.  So, please let me attempt once more!

The principle ground of our home has excessive ceilings which I like.  Nevertheless, I don’t know easy methods to embellish the entry wall.  Sadly, I can’t dangle something there as that may be a excessive visitors space, the wall will get bumped and paintings falls off.   I lastly gave up and stenciled the wall.  Would you please give me recommendation?  I’d respect any ideas you’ve concerning your entire lounge space.  (Additionally, I’d love hardwood flooring all through the world however I’m afraid it could sound echoey.)

Laura’s Kitchen, Eating Room, Entryway, and Dwelling Room:

Right here’s Laura’s kitchen with the issue wall. The kitchen cupboards are commonplace top, which leaves this huge expanse of wall above the cupboards. She’s at a loss about easy methods to embellish this space.

On the opposite aspect is that this cupboard space with the identical expanse of wall above the cupboards.

To the left aspect of the crimson wall with the cupboards is that this breakfast space.

That is Laura’s drawback entryway the place she initially tried hanging paintings, however gave up on that concept when issues would fall off when the door was closed. So as an alternative, she went with a stenciled design.

And you’ll see that to the suitable of the entryway is the breakfast space within the kitchen, which implies that the crimson wall of the kitchen is seen from the entryway.

Laura has these tall partitions and hovering ceilings all through the entire fundamental dwelling space.

And right here we will see the place the doorway to the suitable of the crimson wall within the kitchen leads. It results in the eating room.

And the eating room and lounge are open to one another, with the far wall of the lounge being a normal top (seems to be to be 8 toes to me).

So the excessive partitions on this space are on this wall of the lounge, the alternative wall within the eating room, and your entire aspect with the entryway.

My Solutions:

So far as the kitchen goes, I don’t assume that the issue is that you might want to discover a approach to embellish the expanse of wall above the kitchen cupboards. I feel the issue is the wall colour. As a result of that wall has such a hovering ceiling, and it has such a daring, eye-catching colour on it, that wall area above the cupboards mechanically turns into the point of interest of the kitchen. And since that’s what your eye is instantly drawn to, and it’s a naked wall aside from a clock, you’re feeling obligated to embellish it in order that when your eye is drawn up there, you’ll have one thing fascinating and ornamental to take a look at.

However I personally assume that’s the mistaken strategy. If this have been my undertaking, I’d paint over the crimson with the identical impartial colour that’s on the opposite partitions, and that approach your eye might be introduced again right down to the kitchen cupboards, that are typically the point of interest of a kitchen.

You may see how vastly totally different this crimson wall with the cupboards seems to be from this reverse impartial wall with the cupboards.

On that wall, as a result of there’s no crimson that goes all the best way as much as the ceiling, your eye isn’t drawn as much as the ceiling to spotlight the expanse of wall. As a substitute, the attention is concentrated on the cupboards and the paintings above. I don’t actually assume it’s essential to refill area on prime of kitchen cupboards, however I understand that some folks do like to embellish up there. So after the wall is impartial, and should you nonetheless need stuff up there, preserve your adorning extra in relation to the cupboards (i.e., preserve issues on prime of and near the highest of the cupboards) slightly than feeling the necessity to refill as a lot area as attainable.

Simply for instance, if you wish to preserve the decor that you’ve on prime of the cupboards within the image above, I feel that the horizontal paintings must be introduced down slightly bit in order that all the objects up there seem like a composition, slightly than the framed paintings floating by itself, wanting such as you’re attempting to take up area.

Anyway, it is a actually unhealthy picture modifying job, however you may see how the crimson attracts your eye up, whereas a impartial would mean you can deal with the cupboards.

And if you wish to take it even additional to make the kitchen cupboards the draw the attention, you possibly can do two issues. And if this have been my residence, I’d do each of them, however I understand they’re each initiatives that many individuals would discover overwhelming, so it’s definitely not required. 😀

First, I’d lengthen the tops of the cupboards in order that they terminate with the highest of the bottom components of the wall.

That undertaking would require (1) eradicating the present prime crown molding, (2) including a board horizontally throughout the highest as much as that time on the aspect wall, (3) add a small trim to cowl the joint the place the unique prime of the cupboard face meets the brand new board, and (4) reattach the crown molding. That was one of many first initiatives I keep in mind seeing Layla and her husband at The Lettered Cottage do of their first residence. This was a few years in the past, and I’ll always remember the distinction it made. I can’t discover the tutorial they did, however you may see the earlier than and after right here.

And secondly, you possibly can paint your kitchen cupboards a colour aside from white. And you realize if this have been my kitchen, I’d do this in a heartbeat. 🙂 It’s an enormous job, however carried out proper, it solely must be carried out as soon as. And it could definitely make the cupboards the point of interest of that kitchen, and nobody would give a thought to that expanse of wall above. However after all, it’s definitely not completely needed.

Now on to the entryway. If this have been mine, I’d make that entryway wall a large gallery wall. I imply, “go large or go residence” form of mindset. And I recommend that just because I can see within the picture of the doorway that leads out of your eating room to your kitchen that you just clearly like gallery partitions, so this entryway looks as if the pure place for it, for my part.

This isn’t precisely your scenario because it’s not on a wall with a door, however it’s an instance of a gallery wall that takes up many of the vertical area. And it’s superior. 😀

And this one is unquestionably not your specific scenario both, but it surely’s positively a “go large or go residence” mindset with a gallery wall close to a entrance door. And I feel it seems to be superb.

Now I do know proper now you’re most likely pondering, “However I advised you I couldn’t do paintings on that wall! It’ll fall off!” However I guarantee you which you can. You simply want the proper image hanging instruments. And on this case, hanging paintings on a wall the place it wants to remain put requires 3M Image Hanging Strips.

These are what I used to hold the paintings on my entry wall, and people issues keep put. And whereas they’re not on the identical wall as my entrance door, I do stay in a home with a pier and beam basis, so somebody simply strolling via the home makes the ground shake. However I’m not a delicate particular person, and I’ve slammed that door extra instances that I may rely, and my photos keep put. I may deliberately stand there and open and shut my entrance door 30 instances, slamming it as laborious as I may every time, and people photos gained’t even budge a hair, a lot much less fall off of the wall.

However I do agree that the wall stencil most likely isn’t your best option for that wall. Precise paintings could be preferable. And I hope you’ll give these 3M strips a attempt as a result of they’re superb! I exploit them on actually every bit of paintings I dangle on my partitions, and nothing ever strikes. I by no means should undergo my home straightening frames on my partitions as a result of they keep completely in place.

So that’s my enter on the 2 areas you requested about.

Alright, people! What options do YOU have for Laura?

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