Ceiling height can be visually lowered by applying a molding on the wall below the ceiling. A rule of thumb is to place the molding at about the nine-foot level. The wall above this detail is then painted the color of the ceiling, thus lowering its perceived height.
Updating a room? Upgrade to "full height doors" to make the entire room look bigger. How to make use of a small room space with low ceilings and make it look much larger. Simple upgrades to raise the value of your home.
Transitional Living Room by Thom Filicia Inc. if you’ve got a big fireplace that’s unlit 99.9 percent of the time, and a dark painting or flat-panel TV above it, a black door will help mitigate the impact of those big, black voids, so they don’t look as noticeable in the room