I love #mytinybungalow, but living in a small space, more often times than not, means having sad, oppressive, low ceilings (can you tell I really despise these things?). If you follow many designers on Instagram or via blogs, you’ve probably picked up on this trick whether your ceilings are super low or not.
Arc lamps really have such a magical effect not only spaces with low ceilings, but just small rooms in general.
Heck, even if you don’t struggle with low ceilings, I highly recommend looking into arc lamps. When I first moved into the tiny bungalow, I was worried my beloved arc lamp wouldn’t fit, but instead it’s beyond perfect! I love how the height draws your eye up — plus the living room has zero overhead lighting (which is gross anyways), so this helps to illuminate the space in the evenings.
Recessed lighting can be a little tricky to install so you may want to call an electrician for this one, but if this is your home for the long run, it’ll totally be worth it. When we finally tackle the kitchen, we plan to install recessed can lighting in there to help illuminate the space.
To really go the extra mile in making your low ceiling feel higher, be very mindful when picking out your furniture for the space. Avoiding as many horizontal lines as possible will help shift the focus of how little distance there is between everything in your room and the ceiling.