In decorating, ceilings are often referred to as the fifth wall. They’re such a large expanse of surface that is usually begging for something special. There’s no end to the creative treatments you can give a ceiling. In searching for new ideas for clients, I found ten fabulous inspirational ideas to share with you.
Ceilings with the Wow Factor
Including the ceiling in a design plan is a wonderful way to complete a room’s design. It’s all about using different design materials to create an eye-catching ceiling – a ceiling that makes you say “Wow!”
Ornamental plaster is the highlight of this historic home’s main salon. Vintage details like plaster design-work get a modern update when used in a contemporary pattern.
Using elements like wood and brick bring warmth to a home. Wood is a great way to accent a coffered ceiling, as shown in the living room above. The barrel vaulted ceiling in the kitchen adds old world charm to a new build.
The stunning ceiling of this veranda accentuates the room’s height. You can see the geometric pattern repeated throughout the room in the various textures and artwork. Repetition is one of the key principles of design.
Two unique ways to decorate ceilings are stencils and tin ceiling tiles. French Versailles meets French Deco in the dining room and living room above. Neutral tones on the ceiling are anything but boring when done with a fanciful stencil. A tin ceiling accents the combination of vintage and modern elements in a living room with a black and white chevron floor.
The ceiling in the above formal dining room was done in gold leaf to give the room added elegance. In the evening when the chandelier is on, the glow must be amazing! Open rafters and a room done in all white visually expand the space in an open concept room.
When you are working on your room’s decorating plan, don’t forget to think about the ceiling. Ceilings are another opportunity to bring fantastic design elements to a room. It doesn’t have to be elaborate; it can be as simple as painting it in an accent color.
Which one of the above ceiling ideas do you like the best?