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9 Ceiling Design Ideas That Make a Statement

Stephanie Kratz
June 8, 2021

In 2017, 22 out of 77 million American homeowners completed at least one home improvement project. This should show you that remodeling is extremely important in keeping your house updated and looking like new.

When tackling renovation projects, most people only think of the rooms and the things contained within them. Often, the ceiling is completely forgotten, even though it's something that can not only pull together a room, but also elevate it.

Wondering what to do with your ceiling? Here are 9 ceiling design ideas that make a statement.

1. Wallpaper

This is a simple ceiling design that you can easily DIY. Plus, it won't cost you much either.

If there's a wallpaper you like but think it's not right for the 4 walls in a room, then try plastering it on the ceiling. The right design to choose will depend on which room it is, and the existing color and/or pattern theme inside.

A great advantage of using wallpaper on the ceiling to perk up the room is it can be replaced quite easily. And because many wallpapers are peel-and-stick types, you won't have to spend much time on putting it up.

Once you get bored with a design, just simply choose another to refresh your room's aesthetics!

2. Fresh Coat of Paint

Another simple way to change up the look of your ceiling is to give it a fresh coat of paint. If you're good at this, this project can also be a DIY one.

Paint gives you lots of ideas to play around with. You can always go with a similar color to the other 4 walls to make it look more cohesive, or you can go bold and pick a hugely contrasting hue.

If you want to get creative, you can even use painter's tape to create interesting patterns in your ceiling. You can also utilize some stencils to make more intricate patterns.

3. Wooden Boards

When you think of wooden boards and planks, you usually envision them on the floor. But how about we turn that idea upside-down, literally?

You can take those gorgeous wooden boards and put them on the ceiling to make it into a statement piece. This works incredibly well for small spaces, such as your bathroom or closet. As soon as someone opens the door, their eyes will be drawn to the boards immediately.

If you choose to put them in the bathroom, do make sure you get the planks properly treated so they don't mold or get water damage.

4. Gold Leaf

Turn any room into a historical estate with a gold leaf ceiling. This material adds a touch of class and sophistication, but only if it's done right.

For instance, you'll probably want to fill the room with antiques and an elaborate chandelier. A dining room with IKEA sets will hardly seem right with a gold leaf ceiling, after all.

We'd suggest using gold leaf in your dining room, as you'll have more space to work with. Also, this is a room where your guests will spend a lot of time in, which means they'll appreciate this ceiling design more.

5. Use POP

Plaster of Paris (POP) is very popular for creating a 3D look in your ceiling. This quick-setting plaster is most often used to create false ceilings and protrusions.

What's great about POP is you can make it as simple or as intricate as you want. Some people like to create a lace-like texture to make their rooms more elegant.

An idea to consider is to use that lace-like texture as a false ceiling and install lighting above it. This will give you a luxury bedroom that'll have your guests oohing and aahing when they get a glimpse of it.

6. Draped Linen

Here's another idea to give your ceiling a more 3D look. Billows of linen can hang loosely from your ceiling, giving the room a dreamy look.

This aesthetic will work best with light-colored linens in a room that's large and gets lots of natural light. For these reasons, this idea will probably work best in your living room, where you have plenty of ceiling space and a clear patio door that lets in lots of sunlight.

If the room has a skylight or clear panes on the ceiling, even better! This will make it seem like you're out on the ocean, sailing away to a tropical island.

7. Beams

This is another ceiling design that adds some depth and dimension to your ceiling. If you're a fan of simplicity and uniformity, then you'll love having beams on your ceiling.

Depending on the color and material you choose for your beams, you can transform your space to look either industrial or rustic. You can also choose to paint over your beams or leave them their original colors to let their characteristics shine through.

For example, you can choose gorgeous dark wood to put in as beams. Instead of painting over them, just apply finish and lacquer to protect the wood's integrity. This will give your home a touch of nature inside.

Get an Amazing Ceiling Design for Your Home

As you can see, there's a ceiling design that's right for every home. You wouldn't have expected it, but there's so much you can do to get an end result that's both elegant and beautiful.

The best thing about upgrading your ceiling design is you won't have to wait for a complete home remodel to get started. So if you see something you like on the list, then go ahead on making that dream become a reality!

Ready to get started on a new ceiling design? Then get in touch with us now. Tell us about your project and we'll schedule a meeting to discuss it further in person.

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