Here’s six looks for ceilings that cetainly make a statement:
1. Bold Tiled Ceiling
Ceiling tiles’ may throw up the notion of crumbling tiles in a neglected classroom corner, but ‘tired tiles’ are getting a revamp. The key to this look is to ‘BE BOLD’ – a daring monochromatic wallpaper can transform a white living space from ordinary to incredible.
Tiled-effect paper with ‘tribal’ or ‘Moroccan’ influence is really on-trend this year. A word of warning though, keep walls plain and floors even plainer to avoid creating an overbearing ‘pattern sandwich’.
2. Patterned Ceiling
Graphic geometric or trellis designs look fantastic on the ceiling. A paper with a touch of sparkle will catch the light and illuminate darker rooms; dazzling in every sense of the word. Use subtle colours if the ceiling is low to stop the room from feeling top-heavy.
3. Wooden Ceiling
Exposed beams are on the wish list for many homeowners. For those who aren’t blessed with original features or the budget to install an all-wood ceiling, wallpaper is an affordable way to give the impression of real wood. There are all sorts of realistic looks from traditional timbers and distressed driftwood to gnarled and natural tree bark or woodblock surfaces.
White with dark wood is a classic combination or for those craving colour, try subtle weathered blue or warmer red tones.
4. Cross Borders and Merge Boundaries
Striped wallpaper continued across walls and ceiling makes a room appear taller as it’s harder for the eye to pick out where the wall ends, and the ceiling begins.
An alternative to wallpapering all surfaces is to take a wide panel of patterned wallpaper up one wall and across the ceiling to create a bedroom canopy. A vine-like flowing floral design without an obvious ‘right way up’ will work best. Or get an edgier ‘industrial’ look with a 3D metallic trellis paper.
5. Tonal Scheme
Pick a vibrant patterned paper (either on all walls or as a feature wall) and pull the look together with a flat block of the same colour on the ceiling. Paint is great but to cover imperfections use a plain, textured wallpaper. A coloured paper with a “sheen” also looks ‘glamazing!
6. Metallic Ceiling
“Raise the roof with a glamorous, gilded ceiling!”
If you have fallen in love with this head raising trend there are endless possibilities for show-stopping statement ceilings that take just the smallest of efforts. If you want to add beautiful and innovative design style to the fifth wall in your rooms head over to www.iwantwallpaper.co.uk and create something truly magnificent.