Ceiling Features That Are Anything But Boring
08 Oct 2019
When you look up at your ceiling, what do you see? If you’re like most people, it’s either plain white or, worse still, some kind of textured paint.
It’s fair to say that we probably don’t show our ceilings the love that they deserve. In any room, they’re something of an afterthought.
But if you look back at historic properties, you see that this was never the case in the past. If you had wealth, one of the ways that you’d use it would be to flesh out the ceilings in your home a little, adding a sense of luxury along the way.
The great thing about the modern world is that technology has brought the cost of adorning your ceiling with embellishments down considerably. The price of decorative ceiling tiles, for instance, has plummeted.
So, what can you do to spruce up your ceilings and make them a little more interesting? Let’s take a look.
Skylights are fabulously fashionable right now and for a good reason. Nothing opens up space in a home better than windows running along the ceiling.
The good news is that, for many people, skylights are easy to install. If you have a single-story extension or an attic room, then you’re in luck. All you have to do is carve out a hole and install the window. It’s usually incredibly straightforward. Plus, it makes an enormous difference to the feel of your interiors. You get bright sunlight pouring into your home all day long.
Wallpaper has come a long way over the last forty years. Manufacturers replaced the nightmarish and garish wallpaper of the 1970s with stunning, stylish alternatives that make your interiors look fabulous.
It’s worth noting that the term “wallpaper” is something of a misnomer today. While you can theoretically put it on walls, many homeowners now plaster in over other surfaces in their homes for effect, including ceilings.
Wallpaper comes in a variety of styles, textures, and bold prints that can utterly transform a room. Paint is okay, but if it’s sheer grandeur you’re going for, then nothing beats it.
The idea of installing crown molding on the ceilings in your home might seem a little far-fetched. But, again, thanks to the help of modern technology, it’s easier than you might think. And, importantly, it doesn’t look out of place.
Crown molding, for instance, now comes in all kinds of styles. Sure, you can get the traditional patterns that you see in dining rooms in stately homes. But you can also get modern, clean, alternatives that help to elevate even the most contemporary of spaces.
Finally, adorning your rooms with ceiling tiles is a must if you want to elevate a space.
The great thing about today’s ceiling tiles is how they’re made. In the past, you had to buy expensive, molded tiles, custom-designed to fit a room. Today, however, that’s all changed. You can get mass-produced alternatives that look just like the real thing, cutting the cost of dressing your ceilings dramatically.