Decorated ceilings: a new perspective on interiors - Part 2

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In case you missed it, here is where you can find PART1 of this article.

Welcome back!

As promised, I’ve got some more ideas to share on how to decorate a ceiling and make it a stunning focal point. Let’s get into them!

Light

If you want to make a huge statement, that’s the idea for you.

There exist some light fixtures that are so particular and beautiful that you could spend all day looking at them…and if you get more than one you can create real art pieces! Have a look at these examples…are they not just incredible?

Corridor with white flat suspension lamps covering the ceiling completely.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Archdaily (opened in a new window/tab) (SCAD Museum of Art)
Pendant light ceiling configuration. The lights, installed at different heights, look like a wave.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Toan Nguyen (opened in a new window/tab)

For those who like staring at the sky at night…you can recreate it on your ceiling! It does involve a bit of work but imagine going to bed in this room every single night!

Tiny lights on the ceiling create a stunning starlight effect in this bedroom.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Fancy (opened in a new window/tab)

And here is a less work-intensive but equally effective project.

Canopy bed with starry lights running all across.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Pinterest (opened in a new window/tab)

Indirect ceiling decoration

A good way of achieving the effect of a decorated ceiling with just a tiny intervention is the use lights and shadows.

Imagine to choose a light fixture with a lot of details, especially solids and voids. It will certainly be decorative all day long, but at night, when you switch it on, it will project some beautiful shadows that will immediately bring your ceiling to life!

Two examples of ceilings decorated with shadows. 1: Rounded pendant light casting flower-shaped shadows onto the ceiling. 2: Corridor with geometric lights and shadows design. Two examples of ceilings decorated with shadows. 1: Rounded pendant light casting flower-shaped shadows onto the ceiling. 2: Corridor with geometric lights and shadows design.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credits: Saucy Dwellings (opened in a new window/tab)Archiproducts (opened in a new window/tab)

And here are some other interesting effects achieved with light.

Bathroom with light running all around the perimeter of the room. The lighting body is hidden so all is visible is a light aura.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: FORM bureau (Behance) (opened in a new window/tab)
The concrete ceiling in this bedroom seems sliced and thus conceals the lighting body.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Fresh Home (opened in a new window/tab) (Design by Gisele Taranto Architecture)

Through the eyes of a child

What if you decide to decorate the ceiling in your children bedroom? Great, here are some ideas to do something that will make him / her daydream!

Starting easy…look at what you can do with just some scrapbook paper…tiles!

Squares of scrapbook paper sticked to the floor act as colourful tiles. Squares of scrapbook paper sticked to the floor act as colourful tiles.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Barnorama (opened in a new window/tab)

What about transforming the room into a circus tent?

The ceiling, painted with radial red and white stripes, looks like a circus tent.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: The Socialite Family (opened in a new window/tab) (Photo by Constance Gennari)

Or maybe you prefer this tree house effect?

Trompe l’oeil mural of a tree covering the wall and part of the ceiling.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Modenus (opened in a new window/tab) (Design by Simes Studios)

And finally, a rain of joyful hot-air balloons!

Colourful hot-air balloons drop down from a pure white ceiling. Colourful hot-air balloons dropping down from a pure white ceiling.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Apartment Therapy (opened in a new window/tab) (Design by Covadonga Cánovas)

So, do you like the idea of decorated ceilings? Do you see it happening in your home? If you’d like it, but you're unsure on how to do it, feel free to check out my services, so we can create the ceiling design that better suits you!

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On Amanda Burridge said:
Amazing stuff, love it. An you tell me what lighting is used 7th picture from the top, the cloakroom with lighting round ceiling and floor?
On Silvia - DforDesign said:
Hi Amanda. Thanks for reaching out, I'm happy you enjoyed the article! That lighting effect around the whole ceiling & floor is obtained with recessed LED lights. Not sure which product is used in that particular case, but that could be either strip lights or modular linear lamps. Hope this helps! Silvia

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