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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-15-06 03:01 PM
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dealing with low ceilings
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I have a house built in the mid 60s with ceilings only about 8 feet high. The ceilings and doorways are very plain. I look at everyone's house very closely nowadays, trying to pinpoint details I like about them, and think about whether they would work to improve mine. One thing I noticed is that most newer houses have moulding around the ceiling and more detailed door frames, so I was thinking these were things I could possibly attempt to update on my own. But I was wondering if, since I have such low ceilings, adding moulding would make them look even lower? Or would certail types of moulding be better for this issue?

I have no moulding on the ceiling at all, and what is around my door frames and floor all looks very plain like the top piece of wood in this picture, only painted white to match the walls:

What about painting too... are there any painting techniques specifically to understate how low a ceiling is? Like, I have seen rooms where part of the wall is color and part white, and it has a divider on the wall... either a border or a piece of molding...would that be good or bad for a room with low ceilings? Should ceilings always be some kind of white?

Thanks for any suggestions! :-)
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