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Tuesday Aug 29th, 2017
7 Ways To Upgrade Your Boring Ceiling
The ceiling tends to be a part of a home that is overlooked and underappreciated as many do not know what to do with it. We are here to show you that things are looking up!
Skylights are the perfect way to bring the outdoors inside. Adding one to your home is not only a stylistic move, but also a practical and environmental one. A 2014 study proved that by adding vented skylights to your home, you will save on energy costs when compared to a house without any skylights. This is because of the natural light and ventilation that the skylight provides the home with.
You paint all of the walls in your home, so why leave the ceiling out? Painting your ceiling a light colour can make the room seem much bigger than it really is. If you are looking to create a more intimate and comfortable vibe in a room, look to paint the ceiling a darker colour than the walls. Wanting to create a memorable space? Paint your ceiling a completely different colour from the walls and it will be clear how important the ceiling can really be.
It is true, wallpaper is coming back in a big way and not just on the walls. People have started putting wallpaper on their ceilings and we cannot get enough of it. The bold prints and colours bring attention to the ceiling like never before, finally giving it some recognition.
Typically when we think of wood paneling, we think of the dark and dated 70s homes that consisted of that and only that, but times have changed. People are now starting to use wood paneling on their ceilings as a way to add some rustic charm to a space in a subtle and understated way.
Looking for something a little more subtle? Crown moulding is an upgrade that can add an undeniable touch of elegance and character to any room. The architecture and style of your home and the decor within it can determine what kind of crown moulding would look best. If your home has a more traditional look, heavy and ornate mouldings could be a great option. Is your home more modern? Look for simple moulding with clean lines.
Adding ceiling beams to a room is an architectural element that is used to add dimension and character to a room. Exposed wooden beams are currently the trendy option and can be commonly seen in rooms with high and/or vaulted ceilings, like kitchens, living rooms, and master bedrooms. Although many want the look, they tend to shy away as they are neither cost nor labour efficient. Fortunately, there is a better option: faux wood beams, a lightweight synthetic alternative that comes in a variety of finishes and looks just as good as the real deal.
We saved the best for last (this is my personal favorite)! Coffered ceilings are proof enough that ceilings do not have to be boring. Not only do they create the illusion of more space, but they also introduce an element of elegance and texture that ultimately adds value to your property.
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