The ceiling is more than just a detail in the interior designing, because it is the largest area without any visual obstruction in a home. Unfortunately, few homeowners and even designers focus on this important area when remodeling and decorating a room.
Thus, the ceiling is often painted flat white, no matter how low or high it is, and in other cases even left unfinished. And yet, there are variants of the ceiling decorations, which can be in harmony with interior design style of the room.
In fact, there are variants of the ceiling decoration for any interior design style.
Colours, Patterns, Textures & the Height of the Room
The colour, pattern and texture applied to a ceiling can completely change the entire look of the room. So, when you want to refresh or improve the look of a room and do not know where to start, it may be a good idea to look up.
But before starting, make sure that its surface is without imperfections such as bumps, small holes or cracks. However, if you want to install a suspended ceiling or exposed wood beams, these small faults could be overlooked.
Depending on the height of the room, you can use some “tricks” that will help to harmonize the room proportions.
The color is the most easy and convenient way. With its help, you can give the illusion of enlargement or reduction of the space according to your desire.
Rooms with a High Ceiling: However, you’ll have the same feeling of imbalance into a room with a high ceiling and when the floors, furniture and accessories occupy the lower half of the room. In this case, it is better to use a darker shade for the room ceiling. The ceiling painted in a colour or shade darker than the room walls will lead to a significant reduction of the visual space.
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Rooms with a Low Ceiling: Conversely, if you are dealing with too low ceilings and relatively small rooms use colours and shades lighter than the wall colours for their painting. White is certainly the most suitable. This colour will reflect the light and will create the illusion of a higher ceiling. However, to increase the visual space, it is recommended that the floor to be also in light colours and shades. Do not use under any circumstances, horizontal lines in a small room. Horizontal lines are fit only in rooms with high ceilings.
The interior design style of the room requires the choice and use of specific colors for both walls and ceiling.
Let’s take for example, a modern home with a quite high ceiling and that is decorated in an unconventional mix style or eclectic style, with traditional and modern furniture and accessories. In this case, you can use a pink or peach nuance for walls and for the ceiling, you can use warm neutral colours such as gray or sandy that can provide a benign décor for the room furnishings and design elements.
Ceiling paneling is a smart option to decorate your ceiling, especially if it shows unsightly cracks and bumps. With ceiling paneling, you can get a durable and beautiful ceiling they being basically, suitable for any interior style. The light fixtures can also be incorporated on or into paneling.
The rustic style is characterized by simplicity and naturalness, having exposed wooden beams at the room ceiling level.
Wallpaper. The use of wallpaper to decorate the ceiling of a room is not a very common practice. However, the wallpaper comes in a variety of designs, colors and textures and the decoration of a room ceiling, using this material deserves perhaps the whole attention.
Same design rules apply also when using wallpaper, so do not forget to use a lighter color of wallpaper and a model as simple as possible, if you want to create the impression of height.
Coffered ceilings bring a vintage air to the room where they are applied, especially if they are made of wood.
Suspended Ceiling. Another clever way of decorating the ceiling, and perhaps the most used, is the suspended ceiling. It is extremely easy to install and in addition offers high thermal comfort.