Low ceilings? Short paintings!

Short but wide paintings emphasize horizontal lines and can make a room look larger (painting: by abstract artist Claire Desjardins).

Do you wish to add a sense of height to your room by making the ceilings appear taller than they actually are? The solution lies not in major renovations, but in a simple and artistic approach – long, skinny, horizontal art strategically placed at eye level.

Art has the incredible power to transform a room's ambiance and perception. By selecting artwork that is horizontally oriented, you can draw the viewer's eyes outward, creating an illusion of width and space. When placed at eye level, this artwork draws attention to the middle portion of the walls, shifting the focus away from the ceiling's height.

Colorful abstract painting by artist Claire Desjardins: "This Side of the Picture".

When choosing the right piece of art, opt for landscape paintings, panoramic photographs, or abstract artworks with horizontal lines. These styles not only complement the width of the room but also evoke a sense of depth, tricking the eye into perceiving the ceilings as higher.

In addition to the artwork's orientation, consider the size carefully. Larger pieces tend to have a more significant impact, but be mindful not to overwhelm the room. Strike a balance between the artwork's dimensions and your available wall space.

Original abstract painting "My Best Friend's Geraniums" by Canadian artist, Claire Desjardins

So, if you're looking for an easy and budget-friendly way to elevate your living space's aesthetics and make your ceilings seem taller, invest in long, skinny, horizontal artwork. The visual impact of well-placed artwork is sure to breathe new life into your home, making it feel more spacious, open, and stylish than ever before.

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