Focus On Your Ceilings

When most people look low for decorating enhancements, you can look high.

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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! ceilings-square_edited.jpg

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

  • Vaulted ceilings

  • Coved ceilings

  • 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.

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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!

Fresh Ideas for Your Home from Hunter Douglas