Your furniture, appliances, walls, doors and windows are not the only things to consider when remodeling or redesigning a house. Uplifting the ceiling and giving it a new look would make the transformation more phenomenal and make your home fresh and visually appealing. To yield good results, here are some tips on how to give your old ceiling a whole new appearance.
1. Choose a Light Color
Your ceiling should not be necessarily a light color but definitely lighter than the color of your walls. If not then the entire room would look dark, especially when you live in a house that’s not located in a sunny place which inhabits more or ample natural lighting. Also, lighter ceiling shades can visually enlarge a space. Most households prefer white as this color is safest. Other alternatives are beige, light gray, light yellow and off-white. For the paint, it is suggested to go for high-gloss to reflect light more. On the other hand, a matte finish for the ceiling will make it appear more fixed or static.
2. Show Creativity
If you want to show more of your creative and artistic side, get inspired with the artsy ceilings of churches. Paintings of angels, the sky, lush greens, animals in the wild or even fruits and vegetables may seem pretty interesting. Guests who would visit your home for the first time would feel most ecstatic about the design of your ceiling and it would be the first thing that they notice. Particularly if your home has a high ceiling, this option is best.
3. Get Rid of Parasites
Because ceilings are commonly overlooked as you can’t reach it, you need to schedule a regular checkup to maintain cleanliness. Termite control should be done so you can be rest assured that your ceiling won’t get damaged and be cracked by these pesky parasites. Sometimes, termites can camouflage as dirt so if you are not good at detecting them, hiring a professional to get the job done will be most effective.
4. Install Light Fixtures on Ceiling
A modernized ceiling still would not be complete without also modernizing the accessories such as lights attached to it. So when the ceiling renovation is done, don’t forget to also update your lighting fixture. A simple chandelier would make a large difference in a room. You know it is time to also replace your lights when the fixtures are ones that date back to the 1970s to the 1990s.
5. Add Beams
Instead of the plain look, adding horizontal or vertical beams would really bring immediate grand effect to the ceiling. To bring forth powerful architecture, these beams should blend with your color scheme. If your house is on the rustic side, choose beams that are made of wood or stones. Easily, the overall design would be warm and elegant. Installing beams is pretty straightforward but is as well cumbersome.
Remodeling your ceiling is one of the most effective ways in giving your room a face-lift. You don’t always have to stick with the norm. Feature accents as you like and dress it up with wallpaper or paintable wallpapers. Have more time and budget? Get your ceiling tiled and see how attractive it will look. Also, along with the designing, restoring the ceiling to a new condition is a must and this can be done by scraping and priming it first. Giving the ceiling a new look may be an expensive and long process but it’s a good investment to make your place a more loveable one.
Jeremiah Erasga is a Freelance Interior Designer with a diploma in architecture and a ridiculously high score in Flappy Bird. He is a car enthusiast as well. When he’s not busy transforming simple houses into special homes, Jeremiah is in the great outdoors burning hours and calories away with endless running and cycling. Follow his journey on Twitter and Google+.