Decorated ceilings: a new perspective on interiors - Part 2

Decorated Ceilings: A New Perspective On Interiors - Part 2

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.
Credit: Archdaily (SCAD Museum of Art)
Pendant light ceiling configuration. The lights, installed at different heights, look like a wave.
Credit: Toan Nguyen

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.
Credit: Fancy

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

Canopy bed with starry lights running all across.
Credit: Pinterest

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.
Credits: Saucy DwellingsArchiproducts

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.
Credit: FORM bureau (Behance)
The concrete ceiling in this bedroom seems sliced and thus conceals the lighting body.
Credit: Fresh Home (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.
Credit: Barnorama

What about transforming the room into a circus tent?

The ceiling, painted with radial red and white stripes, looks like a circus tent.
Credit: The Socialite Family (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.
Credit: Modenus (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.
Credit: Apartment Therapy (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 the implementation, feel free to reach out, so we can find out together the ceiling design that better suits your home!

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