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Ceiling drive

Draw all eyes upwards and let the ceiling take centrestage at your home.

india Updated: Jul 10, 2010 00:52 IST
Roma Arora

Often overlooked, but your ceiling covers as much space as your floor. Don’t ignore it when you can do many interesting things with this part of the room. Apply a fresh coat of thoughts and see your ceiling smiling bright!

Bright and thoughtful

If you are bored of the mundane white on your ceiling, then it’s time for change. “Try out different pleasant colours like green, blue, yellow or even pink. If your ceilings are low, make sure you paint them a shade or two light than your walls to add height and vice-versa for high ceilings,” says Nupur Gupta of Alchemy.

Go for textured ceilings as they add a refreshing feel to the room instantly apart from creating a three-dimensional look and hiding imperfections. Ceilings can also be adorned with wallpapers for colour and uniqueness.

Rajiv Saini, an architect says, “From floral to geometric patterns, cartoon characters, scenery and more, wallpapers come in various designs, colours, patterns and styles that can blend well with any room décor.” They can also hide patches, ugly spots, unevenness and cracks that paint cannot.

Other creative ideas

Give your ceiling a makeover by using tiles. “Ceiling tiles enhance the décor of the room. Tin is often used for ceiling tiles. Though an expensive option, it adds shine to the room. On the other hand, wood finished tiles look glamourous,” adds Gupta.

If your budget is tight, choose plastic tiles. They help in providing insulation. You can also jazz up the ceiling with interesting lights. “Colour-changing lights add mood and dramatic look to the ceilings. You can also go for false ceiling, in which lights can be inset to the ceiling,” adds Saini.

Paint murals on the ceilings, add decorative mouldings for a more custom look, get a fancy design made on your ceiling with plaster-of-Paris or use stenciling for making subtle designs in the corners of your ceiling.