No matter whether walls are decorated with wallpaper, wood or paint, each room has its fifth element – the ceiling. Ceilings don’t always have to be white, you can use creativity for your ceiling as well.
You can use the following ideas.
1. Paneling with Wood Strips
Ceiling panels are not brand new in design. However, wooden panels are quite a recent trend! Using other lumber and structures would help to solve the old-fashioned pine-paneling of the eighties.
2. Exposed Wooden Structures
In this case creativity literary goes up to the ceiling. The exposed wooden structures, coming out of the black paint, look particularly well, and the room looks very high. A few tips: ceiling beams or boards can also be used as an ornament. For example, if your room looks long enough, but not wide – lay the boards crosswise to make the room look wider, and vice versa.
3. Concrete Ceiling
Do you like industrial style, but without cold concrete floor and walls? Then you can try it with a ceiling. You can make it concrete by either simply exposing an existing building material, or by using the applied concrete plaster.
Tips: you can use the parquet floor and wooden furniture to soften the strict Industrial design and make it cozier.
4. Ceiling of Wooden Sections
A good example of such an artistic design would be an eclectic room in Paris by interior designer Fabrice Ausset. He created an artistic installation in his own apartment by placing 1700 pieces of wood and on the ceiling painting them white.
5. Tiled Ceiling
So called tin ceilings, paneled with decorative tiles, remind of a very popular North American decor of late 1930-ies, a cheap imitation of elaborate European stucco ceilings.
Now, the tin tiles are rediscovered by many Interior designers, and shiny metallic look of the tin tiled ceiling is especially trendy.
6. “Dancing” Ceiling
A great example of such a ceiling was designed by Fiona Winzar. The floor in a plain walnut color and walls of naked brick create a great combination with an avant-garde zig-zag ceiling. Large composite wood panels, painted black and white, add dynamics to the space.
Elegant and timelessly beautiful ceilings are the ones decorated with stucco. All those who enjoy an old-fashioned design, can finish the new building with stucco elements. Stucco rosettes, moldings and other stucco finishing elements can be found in professional stores.
8. Ceiling in Wallpaper
Wallpaper… What would it look like if you bring wallpaper to the ceiling? Graphic patterns, flowers, meadows or wild zig-zag would come up from the walls to the ceiling. The reward is a feeling of a special kind. As an example, look at the project, designed by a pattern-loving Interior designer Greg Natale.
Tips: to prevent low ceilings, you should choose wallpaper of rather light colors. Dark colors press spaces visually. Elongated pattern make the room look larger, cross-current pattern will widen narrow spaces.
9. Brush Strokes on the Ceiling
It is even easier to put some colorful paint on your ceiling instead of wallpaper. With a proper use of colors and patterns, you can not only enlarge the room visually, but also resize, give it a cheerful mood, make it cozier. For example, a bright yellow-painted ceiling will add a warm sunny accent into a room with cool concrete walls.
10. Ceiling, Black as the Night
If you already decided to paint your ceiling – why not choose black or deep blue color? Very high rooms will fit perfectly good. Ceiling, painted under the molding, will significantly widen the space visually.
11. Ceiling with a Beam Pattern
Designer Erin Williamson combined two colors in this already famous Mid-century beam pattern.
Tips: to bring a similar look to your ceiling, draw the desired lines with a pencil and then attach the tapping along the lines. Caution: because the tapping seldom lies flat, it must be smoothed carefully. Nevertheless, the paint may run underneath and get to the edges. To avoid this, you should cover the tapping transition with the lighter ground color, and only afterwards paint the fields with the desired color.
12. Canopy Ceiling
You can create an exciting ceiling design even with a few pieces of fabric. A drapery, or a “starry sky” will give your ceiling a three-dimensional structure. To create such an effect, gather the fabric in the form of wrinkles or tie it together. This way you can also hide all the lighting cables.
Whether you choose modern wood panels, tin tiles, or a colored paint, by means of a right ceiling design, you can transform any room into a work of art. You only need to believe in it!