When it comes to ceilings most times what you see is that outdated popcorn ceiling, or one that’s just white and flat. Luckily, there are some really beautiful options out there to spice up your ceiling and add some flair to your room’s fifth wall.
There are so many patterns and colours to choose from, as well as some unique materials to finish your ceiling with that will add beauty and style to your home and at the same time can cover up any flaws.
The most common way to give your ceiling a makeover is with paint. It’s affordable and can really update the look of the space. There is no right or wrong colour to choose, as lighter colours on the ceiling expand space, while dark colours add warmth. You can create contrast in the room by painting the ceiling dark in a light or neutral room or vise versa. Continuing on the ceiling with the wall colour also looks great and creates the illusion of a taller space.
Adding tiles or planks is a great way to add style or conceal ceiling damage, too. Choose square or rectangular tiles or planks made of PVC vinyl, laminate, or mineral fiber. Tin tiles have also become a popular choice for the ceiling. They provide a classy and sophisticated look. Embossed tin-plated steel tiles often reproduce mid-1800s patterns. Or choose polystyrene ceiling tiles, made of extruded polystyrene (high density styrofoam). They are light, elegant, moisture proof, paintable, easy to clean and can be installed directly over a popcorn ceiling.
Wallpaper is another option if you have a flat surface and the thousands of patterns to choose from can provide a punch of drama and interest. Other ceiling options and types are tray ceilings, vaulted, beam, sculptural, cathedral, cove, suspended, and the highly popular drop ceilings.
Explore your options and turn your ceiling into something beautiful and unique and add a dramatic effect to your décor.