Ceiling Decorating Ideas


Ceiling Decorating Ideas KitchenIt is rather intuitive, and often overlooked, but your ceiling covers as much space as your floor. Yet despite this fact, most people choose to leave it plain white or at best, white with a popcorn texture. What they may not realize is that there are a variety of interesting techniques that can be used to add beauty, style, and personalization to this remote but important part of every room.

If you have a choice, you should not let your ceilings be sealed in with popcorn or other textured treatments. This limits your freedom by making painting and other decorative treatments practically impossible. Instead, choose a nice, flat, standard colored paint treatment for your ceilings, which will allow you to change the style and colors later on. If your ceiling already has a textural treatment that you want to remove, you should consult your local hardware store for the best methods.

When changing the look of your ceiling it is important to be aware of the style that has developed throughout the rest of the room. In this way you can use your ceiling to support this style, and vice versa, rather than having the two clash.

White is by far the most popular color for ceilings. That is because the white color reflects the most light, which automatically supports whatever colors are used in the walls and floors.

One way to add interest to a white ceiling is to create geometric focal points of color, over various spots in the home. This can include painting an oval over the dining area or a contrasting square over a seating area in a living room. This figure will most often be painted in the same colors as the walls or flooring, to tie the entire space together.

This idea of unity can be carried even further by painting the walls and the ceiling different shades of the same color. If the ceiling is painted a slightly lighter shade, it will make the features fall away from the room, giving a low ceiling the illusion of being much higher up. The reverse is also true where a towering ceiling painted in a darker tone will seem to fall in on the room, making even overwhelmingly large spaces seem cozy.

Another way to make the ceiling seem higher or lower is with molding. You can paint molding the same color as the ceiling to make the room smaller, and paint it the same color as the walls, to make the room seem larger, and the ceiling further away.

Ceilings are a large and important feature in a space, and should not be ignored just because they are remote, and difficult to reach. By using contrast, unity, and color, it is possible to use the ceiling to add a whole new level to your decorative designs.

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