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Inspiration Design for Ceilings
Every room in a home has a ceiling of some sort, and yet they are often neglected in terms of colour and design. This infographic showcases some inspirational ideas for giving the humble ceiling a touch more visual appeal.
Rather than plain white giving a ceiling some colour can really make it stand out. Interior designers will use a dark colour on high ceilings to give the illusion that it is lower, alternatively they will use light colours to make a low ceiling appear higher.
Ceilings are typically plain, use the ceiling as a place to add artwork, colour and pattern to make it a focal point in the room. Artwork on ceilings has been around for centuries, think along the lines of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel or William Morris, and give a room a design, picture, old style map or artwork that highlights the theme of the room. In today’s world of interior design you don’t have to dedicate years of work to get the look, use the latest digital imagery instead.
The entire ceiling doesn’t have to be painted or covered with artwork to make it stand out, hidden lighting is an achievable idea that will shine a new light on the way your view your ceiling. Alternatively geometric ceiling roses will add instant visual impact without being too overstated.
From candy cane stripes in a child’s room to amazing artwork, a ceiling offers you a blank canvass to experiment with colour, lighting and pattern, making all who enter the room look up in envied amazement.
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INSPIRATIONAL CEILING DESIGNS
Most people leave their ceilings a neutral colour, but why not get your guests talking by giving yours a bit of a ‘wow factor’? We’ve found a few examples to give you some inspiration.
- Why not give your study a vintage feel with an old world map?
- A rich red works with this ceiling medallion.
- Take inspiration from William Morris with some bold patterns.
- A rich emerald green works great in this dining room. Why not use modern furniture and lighting for a slightly more contemporary look?
- We love this Art Deco ceiling detailing.
A MORE MODERN LOOK
- Creative use of lighting makes this ceiling really stand out.
- A splash of bright yellow works great in this kitchen.
- Geometric ceiling tiles give a twist on the traditional ceiling rose.
- Stripes with pastel colours work great here. Why not try them in a playroom?
- Want to bring a beamed ceiling into the 21st Century? A neutral palette could be the answer.
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