Often overlooked and unnoticed, ceilings offer a great opportunity to add beauty, express your personality, and create a unique look for your new custom home. So if you are ready for something other than a boring, flat, white surface overhead, check out these great ideas and use them as a spring-board to design your own great ceiling.
ONE: Paint Your Ceiling
Simply painting your ceiling a color other than white can change the whole feel of a room. It can add drama, warmth, and interest. For more ideas on painting your ceiling check out freshome.com.
TWO: Add Patterns to Your Ceiling
Patterns can be created with paint, fabric, wallpaper, or stencils. The options are limitless and create a unique feel for your room.
THREE: Build a Tray Ceiling
A tray ceiling is an inverted or recessed ceiling, which breaks up a flat ceiling line. It creates an interesting architectural feature in your home and creates a feeling of spaciousness. Leave it plain or pump up the impact with moldings, recessed lights, or contracting paint colors.
FOUR: Coffer Your Ceiling
Sometimes confused with a tray ceiling, a coffered ceiling is made up of a series of recessed or sunken panels. Most often square, they can also be other shapes including rectangles and octagons. It is an excellent way to add character and dimension to a room.
FIVE: Decorate with Trim
Adding pieces of trim to the surface of a flat ceiling can mimic the look of a coffered ceiling without the cost. Or you can create your own unique design.
SIX: Add Beams and Panels
A popular option is to add ceiling beams (faux or real wood), v-groove paneling, or a combination of the two.
SEVEN: Create a Wood Ceiling
Use real wood, either by itself, or in combination with arched, coffered, or tray ceilings, to create a rich look for your ceiling.
NINE: Design an Arched or Barrel Ceiling
Adding a barrel or arched ceiling during the design phase adds a distinctive and decidedly high-end look to a home. Check out the beautiful barrel vaults on mydesignchic.com.
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