When we bought the house, there were drop ceilings on the second floor. My husband took those ceilings out and put in vaulted ceilings, something I adore! He also crafted a "plant shelf" which we do not store anything but dust up there, but I do still love the look of the darker walls (newly painted) with the lighter crown molding and borders in the room!
P.S. I readily admit the comforter on the bed no longer looks that great with the room, but it works for now ;)
|Looking in from the door way|
|My nightstand corner and hubby's closet.|
|Hubby's nightstand corner|
|The vaulted ceilings and plant shelf.|
Another compromise was having a ceiling fan, hubby loves them, I grew up without them...we were able to find one we both like and I do admit it comes in handy (see it spinning? It's been a hot few days!!)