5 Ceiling Styles for Your Space
Vaulted, dropped, or plain? Be guided by this list
The ceiling is an important part of the home's structure. After all, aside from the roof—it is our first defense against harsh weather conditions. It's also part of the space's overall aesthetic so we need to choose which style works best. Decide on the treatment and be sure to take into consideration the size and design style of your home. If you're still unsure, here are five styles worth checking out.
Does your home have a high ceiling? A generous ceiling height allows you to build a secondary ceiling needed for this treatment. Dropped ceilings can also help balance out the proportions of a ceiling that's too high if the room is quite small.
Plain treatments are great for low ceilings because they don’t have the vertical area for any extra structures that go with dropped ceilings. Play it safe with a flat, plain, ceiling surface then add decorative elements such as small mouldings and cornices instead.
Photo by Dairy Darilag.
This type works best for long hallways because it has a repetitive succession of vaulted elements that can break the monotony of a long hallway or room. It visually enhances the height of a ceiling as well.
The sweeping lines and curves of a cove or domed ceiling can direct your eyes to the elegant architectural details of a room.
If you're planning to have a smoking area at home, you may want to consider an embossed tin ceiling. It can withstand cigarette smoke and can be easily cleaned using a damp cloth.
Photo by Paolo Feliciano.
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