Get ceiling savvy

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: DecorDesign

Many homeowners don’t consider ceilings to be part of their interior design, and it shows. Most are expanses of bland white paint.

But savvy do-it-yourselfers are converting these blank canvases into interesting and functional design elements that can accent a room’s decor, create a cozier space or even disguise problems.

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Updating a ceiling is one of the easiest and budget-friendly ways to freshen a space. All the recent attention on ceilings has prompted the creation of new products and project ideas.

Dana Vento, DIY expert and popular home renovation blogger, recommends tackling a ceiling project that can be quickly and easily finished over the weekend. Here are her tips to boost your home’s value, while achieving DIY gratification:

Warm up with wood

There’s a reason wood flooring is so popular — it tends to warm up a room and add character. The same goes for ceilings. Real or engineered wood panels can extend your sense of style in any room. That’s because they come in a wide range of tones,

textures and patterns to suit any decorating style, from rustic to mid-century modern to sleek contemporary.

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Go beyond plain vanilla

For those who want to add a splash of color, the ceiling holds special allure. Painting the ceiling the same color as the walls (or one shade lighter) can make a small room feel larger. A bright color, say yellow or pink, could enliven a child’s room, while a sky blue ceiling creates a more soothing ambiance.

Black ceilings have their own design advantages, dramatically defining a dining area in an open floor plan, for instance, or enhancing the enveloping atmosphere of a home theater.

Love the look of metals?

Add some character and shimmer to your ceiling. Consider today’s pressed metal ceiling tiles. They’re far easier to install than their antique ancestors, and the light-bouncing properties of copper, brass and lacquered steel can help raise the ceiling visually in any room.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.