Decorating a room with two-story ceilings can be a challenge. These rooms tend to lack warmth and feel cavernous if they aren’t styled correctly. In a living room, this can be especially frustrating because it’s a space we commonly like to feel a sense of comfort in. Creating a space that feels intimate and cozy may seem like an impossibility if the ceilings are high, but it’s not only possible but full of opportunity to do something really special.
The trick is to highlight the beauty of the high ceilings while pulling them together with what is happening in the lower half of the room. By including the upper half in the overall design of the space and making use of it as you would any other part of the room, you simultaneously highlight this captivating feature while creating a more intimate vibe.
Here are 10 two-story living rooms that did a beautiful job of making the most of the high ceilings with a variety of solutions.
Two-Story Living Room Ideas
A large chandelier draws your eye up and fills the space with something charming to look at while the wood panels add character.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
The lines of the chandelier and beams match the other lines in the space to create a captivating visual flow.
Three well-placed chandeliers look like art installations floating from the ceiling.
Source: House of Turquoise
A graphic wallpaper and beautiful stone facade stretch floor-to-ceiling for an incredible statement in the room.
Source: Traditional Home
Beautiful stone stretches from floor-to-ceiling as the focal point while wall art keeps your eye moving through the space.
Source: Kelley Nan
The three pieces of art that flow together lead your eye upward while subsequently making the space feel cozier.
Floor-to-ceiling drapes soften the windows while stone and artwork around the fireplace ground it.
Source: Toll Brothers
Many smart solutions for making a tall, large space feel more intimate are at work here: the floor-to-ceiling drapes and stone, the artwork, the green ceiling, and the area rug.
Source: The Style Estate
Wood panels add an extra element to the high ceilings to give them dimension and a sense of coziness.
Source: Two Twenty One
A glamorous chandelier and chic artwork keep the charm going all the way up to the ceiling.
Source: Addison’s Wonderland
I hope these ideas inspire you to make the most of your high ceilings.