decorative shelf instead of night stand
Add visual height. Unfinished ceilings can also help add height to a space, especially when painted a dark color. “Paint the ceiling dark and finish the rest of the room off as you would normally,” says Holloway. “This type of ceiling works with a variety of aesthetics, and the unfinished effect makes it feel higher than a drop or drywall style would.” Benjamin Moore’s Baby Seal Black is one of Holloway's go-to paint colors.
Borrowing light — bringing light from one space to another through openings in walls or through translucent surfaces — is best achieved through clerestories, for these high openings still allow walls to be used with furniture, such as this bed. It's worth taking a look at the bathroom on the other side of the wall to see how the borrowing benefits both spaces.