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Create a Stylish Home for Tall Women: Tips for a Height-Friendly Interior
Living in a world built for the average-height can be difficult for tall women — even when it comes to designing a stylish and comfortable home. Whether you’re shopping for furniture or designing a floor plan, keep these tips in mind to make the most of your interior space.
1. Choose Custom Furniture
When you shop for furniture, you’ll find that most sofas and chairs are designed with the standard-height person in mind. This means they may not be as comfortable for you if your height is on the taller side. One solution is to invest in custom furniture, which is adjustable to fit your body shape and size. You can also swap out custom legs and accents to find pieces that work in your space.
2. Utilize the Walls and High Ceilings
Take advantage of your tall ceilings and wall space by mounting furniture, accessories or artwork higher up. Consider wall-mounted sconces or lamps in lieu of traditional floor lamps or table lamps to avoid blocking your view. Choosing furniture that combines storage and display — like an armoire, or shelves and open bookcases — help to maximize vertical space. You can also install a sliding ladder for floor-to-ceiling storage options.
3. Balance Height with Accessories
Accent pieces like rugs, artwork and wall mirror can lend the illusion of height, but be sure to balance your room and furnishings. A tall piece of furniture may be too overwhelming and heighten the sense of “towering”, and that’s the last thing you want. Think of height like playing with blocks — add longer pieces when needed and supplement with shorter-length décor to create contrast.
4. Prioritize Comfort
Tall women may be used to slouching, bending and folding to fit in tiny spaces — but at home, comfort should be your priority. Choose furnishings like sofas and armchairs that provide plenty or room for stretching out and elevating your legs when necessary. A recliner or a therapeutic massage chair can also provide needed neck and back support for a tall frame.
5. Add Height to Window Treatments
If you’re living in a taller dwelling, don’t forget about adding window treatments to complete the look. Create a grand effect by either installing window treatments as close to the ceiling as possible, or by mounting them above the actual window frame. Either way, the result will add a sense of sophistication and make your windows appear taller.
Tall women need not sacrifice style in order to find a home that is comfortable and accommodating to their height. It may take some extra thought and creativity, but with these tips, you can create a living space that looks amazing and serves your needs as well.
Start shopping for custom furniture pieces, utilize your walls and high ceilings, and add window treatments to really bring the look together. Following these tips will help you find the best balance of size, style and height-friendly comfort for a stylish and inviting living space.