Ceiling Treatments: How To Design The 5th Wall
Often times people forget about the one wall that plays a huge part in tying a room together: the 5th wall, a.k.a. the ceiling! Providing sufficient lighting to a ceiling is first and foremost, but when it comes to design, there are many ways to give your ceilings a little more love. Scroll on down to explore our favorite ceiling treatments!
A coffered ceiling is a pattern of indentations or recesses in the overhead surface of an interior. This classic treatment can be executed using various different materials and patterns, such as crown molding details, geometric outlining, or wood beam grids. The grid is also a great uniform way to lay out ambient recessed lighting.
It’s especially important to include a design element on a sloped ceiling, since it takes up quite a bit of real estate in a room, compared to your average flat ceiling. Patterned wallpaper is a great treatment that highlights that overhead space and draws the eye in in an exciting unconventional way.
A well known treatment for bathroom walls, shiplap is becoming more present on ceilings too! These wooden planks work especially well on sloped ceilings due to their vertical linear ability to make the space seem longer and larger.
Painting a ceiling black is a bold move, but totally worth it! Small apartments can appear much larger by applying this simple and affordable method.
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Looking to add a rustic farmhouse element to your space, but don’t know how? Installing wood beams is the perfect way to incorporate a raw element into a modern space in order to bring that warm cozy feel. From parallel to x-frame to boxed, the orientation options are endless!
A pricey but breathtaking ceiling treatment, tile can instantly add an upscale timeless vibe. This tiling makes the most sense in water-prone spaces like bathrooms, but make a great statement in kitchens as well.
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Pop Of Color
Maybe you have neutral furniture pieces and are looking to add some color or maybe your nursery needs that extra fun element. Brightly colored ceilings are fun and unique and can liven up any space.
Not sold on just one method of ceiling treatment? Mix it up and apply a combination of treatments listed above! A classic combination would be to overlap shiplap with perpendicular wood beams. Add contrast by mixing wallpaper with white coffered ceilings or wood beams. You can’t go wrong with any of these combinations and it adds that extra variety and character to a space.
So, there you have it. I hope this ceiling treatment guide has inspired you to redesign your 5th wall!
For more inspiration, follow our The 5th Wall Pinterest board!
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