LUSTING AFTER: CEILINGS HAVE FEELINGS TOO

Poor ceilings, they are so often forgotten during the design process. But, let me tell ya, that boring white plane above your head has the potential to be your room's shining star. I love treating ceilings because it's such an easy way to add that wow factor to any space. There are a number of things you can do to dress up a ceiling.....

like, painting it the same color as the walls.....

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I like the idea of painting the ceiling and wall the same, with one (or two?) accent walls in a white or paler colour.
I like the idea of painting the ceiling and wall the same, with one (or two?) accent walls in a white or paler colour.

or painting it a contrasting color.

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If you bring the color down onto the walls a bit, it will make your ceilings appear higher.

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Painted stripes are pretty popular, especially in kid's rooms.....

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or for more of a statement, try a unique pattern.....

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or scribbles.....

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or a high gloss or metallic paint.

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One of my favorite ways to treat a ceiling is to wall paper it.

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Too much for ya? You don't need to use a patterned paper. A grass cloth will give you great texture with a less busy look. I've done this in a couple of houses and loved it every time.

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Another fun idea, that I've seen recently, is a painted ceiling medallion.

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Want more drama? Install a coffered ceiling......

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or create a more modern version

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Whatever your preference, when decorating your next space, make sure you let the ceiling play too!

all images via my pinterest

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