On the eyes to the ceiling!
Have you ever thought that the ceiling of the living room, kitchen or bedroom can be a piece of furniture? The 2018 trends speak for themselves: there is a boom in interest towards the so-called “statement ceilings”, ie the decorated and / or colored ceilings.
How much attention are you putting in choosing the walls? If you are furnishing a room from scratch or you are renovating it completely, there is no doubt that you are spending a lot of time and energy to make sure that the shade of the walls is the right one. The ceiling is instead always taken for granted, a pass of white and away, it’s done.
The ceiling is actually the fifth wall. It is there, on our heads, enhanced to the maximum by a chandelier. Yet, if you feel that your room is missing something, or you want a touch of originality that stands out in the neutral and sober tones of the rest of the furniture, perhaps decorating the ceiling is the right move.
From accent walls to statement ceilings
The decorated ceiling is the latest trend in the interior design sector, but the concept behind it is actually already a classic interior design. Before the decorated ceilings, in fact, the choice to diversify from the others a wall of the room was already very fashionable. The “accent wall” (literally: accented wall) could be painted with a bright color, in contrast with the white or gray of the other walls, or decorated with a wallpaper that would jump to the eye.
Accent walls are often a brilliant idea for decorating a room, but it is a style that does not fit in with any environment or decor. Here then the accent can move to the ceiling: a choice much more versatile and almost without limits of choice. It matters little whether the room is large or small, or what the arrangement of the furniture is! A ceiling can be decorated in the vast majority of cases, without damage and without compromise.
Which style best matches a decorated ceiling?
The style of modern furniture always suggests to prefer light-colored, neutral-like environments. By opting for walls and furniture that move between a timeless white and the tones of an elegant gray, the catalog of possibilities that opens up for the decorations is endless. In particular, if the rest of the environment is sober, the design chosen for the ceiling will set even more.
If instead you are a lover of colors, do not worry! The ceiling can be combined elegantly even in warmer and brighter tones, everything is in choosing a style that is married with the rest of the colors and style of the room. Let’s see some ideas you could choose from.
Examples of decorated ceilings
Among the most popular ceiling decorations there are graphic and geometric patterns and colored prints. The graphic patterns play with the typical figures of geometry (squares, rhombuses, lines, triangles …) giving a refined air to the environment. These decorations give their maximum when the designs are in black on a white background. Perfect to give an original touch to a sober lounge, decorated in shades of white, black and gray.
Colored prints, on the other hand, are fine in smaller rooms. It is important that the color of the ceiling patterns match the prevailing colors in the rest of the environment.
A nice idea for rooms such as the kitchen or bedroom are classic prints such as squares, polka dots or fine lines. Finally, a great classic that is comfortable in every room, is the simple painting with a different color than the other walls.
Personally it is a trend that I really like! what do you think about it? would you feel ready to decorate the ceiling?