Today I wanted to talk about the "5th wall", aka, ceiling. Ceilings are often neglected, but have the ability to completely transform a space. Ceilings give shape, form, and definition to a room. They have the biggest surface area in a space providing an excellent opportunity to make an impact. There are endless treatment options. From beams, beadboards, and coffers, to paint, pressed-tin panels, and wallpaper. The most important thing is to incorporate ceilings into your overall aesthetic and refrain form it being an afterthought.
Here are a few ideas to consider when designing a space.
1) A focal point on this ceiling echoes the chandelier making the ceilings seem higher.
Via Elle Decor
2) In an all-white space, the ceiling treatment provides a much needed visual texture without overwhelming the room.
3) Even though this ceiling is plain white, it's intentional and purposeful, providing the "black box" to be the sculptural element in this space.
Via Vintage Luxe
4) This is really thoughtfully done. The ceiling is mimicking the subtle linear texture of the walls providing a cohesive look.
5) Exposed beams is one of my favorite looks. It adds both natural and architectural elements to a space.
6) Incorporating the same pattern on walls and ceilings is great for rooms with low ceilings, as it alleviates the visual line where wall and ceiling meet, making the ceiling seem higher.
7) This is a great example of incorporating ceiling into the overall design. The different ceiling dimensions echo the line on the floor, providing a designated area for this dining space.
8) The walls and ceiling are painted the same color, providing a warm and cozy atmosphere, as well as highlighting the architectural elements in this room.
9) The ceiling in the hallway is painted a dark color, providing a great way to direct traffic to designated areas. This is a trick often used in hotel designs.
10) Painting higher ceilings a dark color makes the room feel intimate and inviting.