While wall colours, furniture styles and home accessories are the most obvious elements to think about when restyling interiors, it is often the case that far less consideration is given to the ceilings in our homes. However, ceilings are an important part of any room and can make a huge impact depending on their colour, style and texture. So, if you’re revamping your home this summer, we’ve got some great suggestions when it comes to innovative ceiling designs that could serve to transform a room entirely:
If you live in a Victorian property, the likelihood is that you’ll have the pleasure of staring up at some gorgeous beamed ceilings. If the beams in your home have remained unaltered, they will automatically create a classic country feel that will undoubtedly add character. However, if you’re looking to put a slightly modern spin on these wonderful beams, why not paint them in contrasting colours to make them more eye-catching? Go bold with glossy black beams or create an instant shabby chic feel with off-whites and creams.
While many play it safe with white, painting your ceiling in a more colourful tone can not only add personality to a room, but it can greatly impact the feel of the room overall in regards to size, mood and style. For instance, pastel colours can create the illusion of more space while making a room feel fun yet sophisticated. Similarly, neutral but soft colours such as creams, pinks and greys can create a cosy environment while still retaining a fresh feel. Finally, dark ceilings can be used to make a room seem smaller and more enclosed and always make a statement, whatever room they’re in!
If you want to go all out, a customised ceiling could serve to transform your living space totally and will enable you to put your own stamp on the room by choosing its design. If you’re looking to create a regal feel, a cathedral-style ceiling will add instant elegance and make the room seem more spacious overall. Similarly, a square-panelled ceiling will also help to achieve a more airy feel but will also create texture that will serve to break up the room rather making it feel enclosed.
One of the best ways to make the most of the natural light in your home is with a naturally lit ceiling. While this style of ceiling only tends to work on rooms that have nothing above them, they can drastically alter the light levels of a room, serving to create a brighter and airier environment. Skylight windows are always a fantastic addition to any room and enable direct sunlight to flood in throughout the day depending on where they are positioned. However, if the sunlight gets a little too bright, here at Skylight Blinds Direct, our skylight blinds for Velux windows will help detract those powerful rays at their most intense. Alternatively, roof lanterns also work fabulously in kitchens and conservatories, creating beautiful beams of light that will illuminate your home all day long!
Finally, if you’re looking to create a more natural or earthy atmosphere in your home, a wood-panelled ceiling will be perfect for you. Go for whitewash wooden panelling to evoke feelings of the coast or alpine-style cladding to create a classic forest feel. Not only will a wood-panelled ceiling add texture to a room but it will also serve to create clear and separate sections within the room, emphasising contrasting colours and adding a new dimension to the space.
Do you have any ideas when it comes to innovative ceiling designs? If so, we’d love to hear about them! Share your advice and style inspirations with us on our social media channels now or get in touch with the Skylight Blinds Direct team today to find out more about our extensive range of skylight window blinds.