1. Decorative ceiling beams
Some old buildings such as barn conversions or just the lucky purpose-built home have exposed ceiling beams which contribute to the structure of the building. Ceiling beams draw your attention upwards, rather than straight forward, as would be the case in a typical home, where the decorations and furniture are usually at eye-level or lower.
Drawing attention towards the ceiling makes the most of all the light and space in your tall room. Ceiling beams add character, remove the dead space at the top of your walls and connect your ceiling to the rest of the room.
Nowadays you can buy decorative ceiling beams made from a range of different materials, from real wood to faux beams. You can even install lighting into ceiling beams to create an extra feature. You could put ceiling beams into any room of the house to accentuate the tall walls, and you could even extend to the outside of the house to commit to the rustic theme.