6 creative ideas for high ceilings

High ceilings without treatment can seem bare and stark. So here are six texture rich ideas that will add personality to your space!

Our home, like many of you, has a high ceiling. It was one of the things that attracted us to the space. It was like a blank canvas we could redesign and the high ceilings with windows gave us a lot of ideas. The ceiling is 2 stories tall in the living room and foyer and right now is beige and void of style.

High ceilings without treatment can seem bare and stark. Below are six texture rich ideas that will add personality to your space! 

1. Wood paneled ceiling via House of Turquoise 

This space works beautifully together. I adore the paint color, the mod chandelier, and the choice of texture in furniture. The ceiling is high and the space still feels friendly. 

wood paneled ceiling

2. Add a second floor via Remodelista 

Sound crazy? If you have 2 story ceilings an upper level library would be a gorgeous addition. 

6 creative ideas for high ceilings: add a second floor

3. Shelving and artwork via Camille Styles

High ceilings are the perfect place to highlight large pieces of art. Our living room is sloped like this one, and I love how they installed the shelving.

shelving and artwork with a high ceiling

4. Add a few rustic beams via Ashe + Leandro

Wood adds instant depth in character to a space. These beams ground the space and provide a hint of warmth to a cool room.

rustic beams

5. A brick wall via The Style Files

Installing brick (or faux brick) will age the home in a good way. Brick goes a long way, one wall covered floor to ceiling will exude charm. And consider a creative color!

add a brick wall to high ceilings to warm up the space

6. Install a paneled wall...or two via BHG

Shiplap style paneling is still on trend and would be a relatively easy DIY. This paneling adds texture while keeping the space bright and white.

shiplap style paneling is still on trend and perfect for a high ceiling

Which is your favorite? Always pinning more ideas over on Pinterest

sensory-friendly playroom design ideas

sensory friendly playroom design ideas

Our playroom is the next room up for a makeover (check out the bathroom we just finished!). Currently the only furniture in the playroom is a lego table and bookcase. There are several things I would like to add to the space (character and texture, sensory-friendly furniture) and several things I would like to remove (beige, mini blinds, and ceiling fan).   

I have started the project and can't wait to show you the end result! Scroll down for several fun design ideas that are inspiring our new playroom space.

A wall with texture

I love this idea. The wood slats add instant warmth and character (and a hint of rustic).

rustic wood slats

A place to read

Both of our children made great progress with reading this year, and with summer quickly approaching a calm space would be good encouragement to keep reading. And for our child with sensory needs, it would also give him a quiet place to relax.

a space to read

Wall Color

Color does not have to be overly bold and bright to make an impact. I am always surprised when I see "sensory friendly rooms" and they are painted with bright, bold colors. I think calm and uncluttered is the way to go. I love the half-wall trend. At the moment we are considering a light blue-green for our walls.

half-painted blue wall

Sensory Input

All children benefit from movement, and especially children with special needs and autism. Jumping, hoping, swinging and spinning are all ways to calm and ground children with vestibular input. Outdoors is a great place for this, but some children are cautious outdoors (bugs!), and on rainy days it is helpful to have indoor sensory options.

sensory room

Workspace for kids

Our children are hands on learners and really enjoy drawing. I would like to add a table made for elementary age children (often children's tables seem to be for preschoolers). I would love ideas! Otherwise I may DIY this with hairpin legs and plywood.

blue hairpin worktable

What things are must-haves in your play areas?

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5 strawberry themed gift ideas

strawberry themed gift ideas | tag&tibby

It is (unofficially) strawberry week at Tag&Tibby! After visiting the farm and making skillet cake, yesterday I attempted to make strawberry ice cream with my kids. I did not read the owners manual to see that the bowl needed to be frozen (palm to forehead)... we will try again today after school. Meanwhile I am sharing with you today 5 adorable strawberry-themed gift ideas: a blend of store bought and handmade. Hope you enjoy!!

1. The Land of Nod Farmer's Market set. Pillow covers, quilts, duvets and changing pad covers: over the moon cute. (affiliate link) 

2. Etsy strawberry prints. Gorgeous watercolorgold leaf flake, and vintage botanical options.

3. This tissue strawberry how-to would be perfect for a birthday party. 

4. Soy Berry basket candles in a porcelain container from Anthropologie. So cute.

5. A handmade gift: strawberry bag pattern

6 simple valentine's day ideas

    Valentine's Tea Party  Flax & Twine |  Watercolor Heart Printable  this heart of mine |  Cranberry Scones  The Sewing Rabbit   Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows  smashed peas and carrots |  Finger Puppets  smallful |  Chocolate Wraps  Oleander and Palm

 

Valentine's Tea Party Flax & Twine | Watercolor Heart Printable this heart of mine | Cranberry Scones The Sewing Rabbit

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows smashed peas and carrots | Finger Puppets smallful | Chocolate Wraps Oleander and Palm

Crafty mom confession: I sent our children to school today with store-bought valentines (gasp!). My humble opinion on holiday projects: spend time on the projects you care about. Pick one or two. And keep it simple.

I fell quickly for these recipes and printables. Dipped heart marshmallows? I can do that! My daughter would treasure the finger puppets (she LOVES animals). I adore the tea party idea too.

Do you go all out for Valentine's Day? Decorate and bake homemade goodies? I want to try all of these!