28 Aug Decorative Ceilings – Pay Attention to What Goes Up
Are you bored of looking at plain white ceilings? Here are a few interesting types of decorative ceilings that can add that much needed drama to your home.
When considering options for your office interior design or your home interior design in Delhi, Noida or Gurgaon, you would pay most of your attention to the walls and sometimes, the floors. Although often neglected, ceilings add height and depth to your space and play a very important role in how your room looks. So the next time you speak to you home interior designer, you may want to give decorative ceilings a thought. There are many types of decorative ceiling and each has its own appeal and advantage.
The convenient stucco
Stucco ceilings are without any doubt, the most common type of decorative ceiling. The fact that ancient civilizations like the Greeks and Egyptians used stucco to create wall and ceiling art speaks volumes of the artistic value of this material. In stucco roofs, a plaster like material is sprayed on, given the necessary design and allowed to harden. Various designs like the popcorn ceiling, floating ceiling or the knock down ceiling are created from this technique. In addition to improving the aesthetics of a space, stucco surfaces can also be used functionally to improve acoustics and insulation of the space.
As you would have seen in most cathedrals, these ceilings start at a lower level to gradually rise to a high point in the centre. They are also known as raised ceilings because of this design. They are also dome shaped sometimes and are more rounded in their structure, These ceilings give the room an illusion of added size. So if you have been struggling to make your room look larger, you know what to do! A variation of the cathedral ceiling is the tray ceiling which has more than one riser built like steps to end into a flat central area.
Who said that tiles are meant for walls and floors alone?. You can conveniently add tiles to your ceiling to increase the visual appeal of your space. The ceiling is covered with tiles that perform the job of either increasing the acoustics of your space, decorating it beautifully or both. Popular among tiles ceilings is the drop-in ceiling which includes a grid that is dropped from the existing ceiling. The tiles are then inserted into this grid as per the design. The advantage of a drop-in ceiling is that the tiles can be removed easily in the future to make way for something new.
If you want to make your room more dramatic, then paneled ceilings are the right approach. These ceilings involve adding panels of wood or metal on the ceiling to create the design. The panels are nailed in or simply glued on to the ceiling. This is perhaps the most effective way to add life to an otherwise boring and simple roof. If you have a low roof, the panels can also be arranged in the form of grids or boxes to create a coffered surface. These roofs are also made with plaster. The drama, however, comes only with the panels.
Ceilings add a lot of variety, uniqueness and space to the space. So, make a good choice and ensure that the roof is perfect for your interiors.