Paint the ceiling a cool color like pale blue. This will make the ceiling feel more distant; and thus, taller since cool colors recede. This is particularly great when the ceiling has some detailing such as beam work or a tray which will draw attention on it's own.
2 things I love about this craft room feature -- (1) great way to store all of the random paper scraps & bits that you get when you cut paper for scrapbooking. I always want to keep those bits for later, but needed a way to organize them so they're useful later! ...and (2) PULL-OUT TRAYS FOR PRINTERS/SCANNERS/PAPER CUTTERS! Ohmygosh. Heaven.