Contrasting Ceiling Paint
Go bold or go home. A pop of dark color can make a large room feel closer, warmer and more intimate. You can add a lot of style and personality without having to invest a ton in the furnishings below it. Go for flat paint to help absorb light and not draw attention to any surface defects.
Your heart’s biggest ceiling desires can be fulfilled with the right wallpaper. This option allows you to get really creative. Opt for a textured 3D pattern to add depth and create intrigue. If your style permits, you can look for a baroque inspired wallpaper that will make you feel like you’re standing in a beautiful museum every time you look up. Is it real or faux? Your guests might never know!
Add the perfect lighting to make the ceiling radiate with glamour!
Gold Leaf Ceiling
Add timeless and classic elegance with gold leaf paint. The paint is called gold size which you apply to a prepped ceiling through a process called gliding. This is truly a show stopper, but will require experience and technique when applying the gold leaf sheet by sheet, so best to hire a professional for this option! If hiring a professional is not in your budget, opt for a gold metallic paint for an equally visually stunning look.
Create dimension and architectural intrigue by adding crown molding and decorative trim to any size room. You can choose from simple to ornate styles but this is one simple yet elegant way to creative a cohesive look throughout your home.
Let there be light! Create beautiful ambiance and lighten dark spaces with a decorative light fixture that can be changed as your style changes. Add a dimmer switch to create a truly customized lighting experience to suit your mood!
Create the ultimate cozy experience by adding beams to your ceiling. If you already have exposed beams, a coat of fresh paint, especially in a darker contrasting color will instantly add to the warmth of the room. If you think your home has a warm comfortable vibe already but plain ceilings, you can add the beams to really lock in the charm of your home.
Coffered ceilings, which means indentation in architectural terms, work especially well in larger formal spaces and in homes with higher ceilings to produce a 3D sunken effect and make your ceiling the focal point. Amp up the elegance wit medallions at the intersection of the grid or attach a chandelier for a dramatic glam.
Coffered ceilings, while purely decorative and made of hollow faux beams, can give the illusion of spaciousness and potentially add to your home’s resale value.
These are just some of the few ways to add visual interest to an often plain and boring ceiling. Most importantly, go for something you can live with for a long time. Does your ceiling resemble any of these? Leave a comment below!