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9 Ways to add Character to your Ceiling

Now that the artex ceiling is long out of fashion, we often forget about the space above our heads. It’s often just left white, with all the focus on how the room itself is decorated.

But ceiling designs are back – we’ve compiled 9 of the best ways to add character to your ceiling.

high dark ceiling
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Create an illusion

If you’ve got a narrow space with a high ceiling, painting it a dark colour will help to balance the room’s proportions out.

In this bedroom, the grey helps to create the illusion that the room is wider than it really is. On top of that, the contrast with the white walls and furniture gives it a sleek and modern look.

Get arty

To add some fun to a child’s bedroom, why not get an artist to paint their favourite cartoon or character on the ceiling? If you’re daring enough, you could commission an artist to paint your ceiling elsewhere in your home in a style that complements the rest of the decoration.

Go retro

If you have neutral walls, consider papering the ceiling in a floral pattern. This can soften the look and draw the eyes up. There are lots of retro patterns that you could go for, and all will look stunning in the right room.

plastered ceiling
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Uncover a relic

If you’re lucky enough to have an orginial plastered ceiling in a room, use it as a feature and embrace it. Keep furniture and other decorating simple and you’ll have a fantastic up-to-date style.

Make exposed pipes a feature

If you live in a building that’s been converted from a warehouse or similar, take advantage of the pipework. You could paint them to give a room a really modern look – try it in your kitchen.

Paint your beams

If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere with beams, paint them for a striking design. Try painting beams a bright colour and pairing them with a white or netural room to inject a small but effective amount of colour.

Planks on your ceiling

Really? The floor on your ceiling? Yes. Using white planks can open out a room and give it a rustic look. It doesn’t have to be expensive either – you can just use tongue and groove planks that you can get cheaply from hardware stores.

Build your own beams

If you live in a period home that’s had its beams removed in the past, or if you’re going for the rustic country look, consider putting in your own DIY beams. With a bit of help, they’re not difficult to construct, and will certainly give you the character you’ve been looking for.

kitchen with ceiling same colour
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Keep a room all one colour

This might frighten some people, but painting a whole room the same colour can create a fantastic look. It helps to create a relaxing atmosphere, so can be great in a bathroom to give a calming effect.

If you choose a bright colour it can really open up a room, so it looks fantastic in this kitchen.

Whether you think you can go it alone with a ceiling decoration project or if you need some help from professional decorators, we can help.

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9 Ways to add Character to your Ceiling
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Emily Rivers

Emily Rivers is the Customer Experience Manager at Quotatis. She informs customers of the latest developments in a range of products so they can make the best choice for their homes and ensures they get the best out of our service. For more information about Emily visit her Google+ profile.