Monday, March 31, 2014

3 stylish ceiling designs for the home

Most home designs are focused on adding interest to the walls and choosing beautiful furniture. However, ceilings, which are often overlooked, with a play on height, lighting and materials, could also become stand-alone features when it comes to interior design. Here's how...

Molding and trimming are not just for walls and cabinetry. Having some trimming installed on the ceiling can make for a distinctive room.

1. Central feature

One great way of integrating your ceiling design with your furniture arrangement is to add a central ceiling feature over the room. This may be in the form of a pendant light, a dropped ceiling, a different material used towards the center area or a combination of these options. A central feature will create a visual anchor and help facilitate a cohesive design from floor to ceiling. 

2. Architectural ceilings

For high ceilings, you may opt for key architectural features that will make your space stand out. Coffered ceilings make for a beautiful traditional design, while exposed beams are more of a modern statement piece. For added contrast and interest,  play around with different textures and materials.

3. Trimming and molding

Molding and trimming are not just for walls and cabinetry. Having some trimming installed on the ceiling can make for a distinctive room. You could also go for a streamlined modern look with subtle molding or something more traditional with intricate molding or quatrefoil designs. Consider using trimming as a way to reinforce your central accent lighting to amp up your style. On the other hand, trimming may also be used to create a running design across the ceiling such as a lattice screen design.


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