Ceilings have long reflected architectural, economic, and other influences of the day. These days interest in personalizing space has meant ceilings have begun to play a role in helping rooms take on different personas, create memorable impressions on buyers, and solve problems such as adding visual depth to a low room.
Here are 5 ways to showcase your ceiling:
This is the least expensive way to make a ceiling stand out and alter its look without major architectural change. Paint the ceiling slightly lighter than what’s on the wall to add depth, or keep the walls plain and use a bold color on the ceiling. You can even paint a pattern on the ceiling if want to really steal the show.
A graphic paper can define an activity area in an open space. Colorfully patterened paper can bring together the palette of a room, and metallics can add drama and luxury. We recommend wallpapering the ceiling or the walls, not both.
Ceilings don’t have to be a flat plane. Use a pitched, vaulted or arched shape to provide airiness and light.
Woodwork is used for all sort of interior spaces and can make a house look more luxurious or unify adjoining rooms. Add interest with coffered or trey ceilings or fashion a grid pattern.
Lighting can greatly affect the mood of a space and oversized light fixtures are on trend. Make a statement with centered fixtures and add in recessed lighting or linear strips to spotlight art and brighten the room.