It might seem that in a place like a bathroom a high ceiling means only trouble, with the difficulty of keeping the highest wall parts or proper heating being just a part of it. In addition, such a place has distorted proportions; high walls in a small room make it optically smaller, more narrow and overwhelmed.
Additional space for use
However, what we consider a flaw might become an advantage of our bathroom. First, we should utilise the space below the ceiling for "stuffing" most of the pipes and other less attractive items. We can also install a spacious, suspended cabinet there, and for interiors of over 3.5 ceiling height we might consider building an entresol for a small "beauty salon", in which we can do a make-up or dress our hair.
Unique suspended ceiling
The most frequently used way of adjusting the proportions of a high-ceiling bathroom is installing a suspended ceiling. The options here are endless, mainly due to ceiling lighting, which does not necessarily have to (or rather it shouldn't) be symmetrical or equally distributed on the ceiling surface. Installation of a luminescent "constellation" made of small diodes or halogen lamps in one part of the ceiling and spotlights across the entire bathroom might be a very interesting solution.
There are many ways to improve the optical proportions of such a bathroom. Installing tiles horizontally, not vertically, or designing horizontal or diagonal "widening" patterns on the walls are just examples. A high-ceiling bathroom should not be covered with homogeneous tiles laid from the floor to the ceiling, as then it creates an overwhelming impression of a water well; we have many options to choose from using asymmetrical, diagonal patterns. Colour is also important. Another way of optically lowering the interior is painting the ceiling and 10-20 cm wall stripe below the ceiling with a colour darker than the colour of the walls.
- Selection of colours and materials and
- A word about colour