When decorating the home, many people ignore the ceiling. Think of the ceiling as an extension of the walls and give it a special treatment. By using architectural elements, moldings, paint, fabric, wallpaper and tiles, a ceiling becomes an integral feature of a room.
Fabric is a great way to create a special treatment for the ceiling. Fabric can be adhered or fastened directly to the ceiling or you can drape it for a special, luxurious look. Fabric panels can be installed in various patterns for a more intricate and custom treatment.
Ceiling tiles come in a variety of materials and finishes. Tin tiles are wonderful enhancements to the kitchen, available in finishes like silver, pewter and copper. Tiles add a shimmer and texture to ceilings and evoke a long ago era.
Wallpaper is not just for walls. Use metallic wallpaper on the dining room ceiling and accent with a shimmering chandelier to create a warm glow. 3D wallpaper can be used to wonderful effect in a child’s room, a home theatre or even in the living room.
Also good for the home theatre and children’s rooms is a fiber optic ceiling. This effect can be created with kits available at certain retailers or can be installed professionally.
Painting the ceiling with a mural or a stenciled pattern creates drama and dimension. Decorative paint treatments, such a gold leaf, greatly accent a room and heighten the ambiance.
Moldings can be installed to heighten the elegance and interest of a ceiling. Even installing a ceiling medallion around a light fixture adds a touch of interest. A medallion paired with trim around the perimeter of the room at ceiling height adds character and finishes a room.
Architectural elements such as coffered or tray ceilings bring dimension and structural weight to a room. The sections within the coffered or tray ceiling can be accented with paint or other finishes.
When you have a ceiling that is a work of art, show it off with statement lighting. Hang a grand or unique chandelier that ties everything together. A beautiful lighting fixture is like jewelry to an outfit, complementing and enhancing the ensemble.
A room with a decorative ceiling appears more complete and can heighten the drama and interest while adding a whole new dimension to the space. Look up and imagine all the great ways you can create a work of art for your ceiling.