When most people look low for decorating enhancements, you can look high.
Most of the time, we think about ceilings as just a blank place at the top of our walls. Actually ceilings are a fifth wall that can uplift decorating to a higher level. A focus on your ceilings can top up your rooms by adding character and beauty, and can make your rooms seem more spacious too!
You can heighten the beauty of your home with attention to your ceilings. Some changes involve major structural renovations, such as:
Warm wood beams
Rustic wood slats
Raising the roof to add clerestory windows
Cutting through the roof to install skylights
For these dramatic changes, you’ll need to hire a contractor (and maybe even an engineer) to advise you and do the work, keeping in mind structural issues in your home.
Other ceiling enhancements are more minor, involving paint or trim additions, including:
Contrasting paint color, either darker or lighter than wall paint
Stencils or murals
Faux paint finishes
Crown molding on or near the ceiling
Hollow beams that don’t add weight to your home’s structure
Take your home environment to a higher level. Don’t forget the ceilings in your decorating plan!