By: Alex Lewinsky
The living room is one of the most important rooms in the house. This place is where friends and family members spend most of their time socializing with one another. Therefore, it is very important that the interior decoration of this room is both tasteful and practical. One way of elevating the look of your living room is by transforming your ceiling. Although often overlooked, the ceiling provides great potential for creativity without compromising on space for other things like furniture and electronics. Here are some methods you may consider for transforming your living room into a unique area.
Installing a beautiful chandelier
by Debra Villeneuve Interiors
If you do not want to go through a massive renovation project but still want to change the look of your ceiling, you can install a chandelier. There are many different types of chandeliers that you can choose from depending on the size and theme of your living room. One of the most popular design types is those made with hanging crystals. The crystals reflect lights in a way that will make your living room brighter and give a sense of spaciousness too. A chandelier is not only a functional light, but it is also a piece of art, making itself an elegant decoration in your living room. Choose a big and magnificent chandelier if you want it to be the centrepiece of your room or a smaller and less obvious one if you prefer it to be more low-key. Either way, the chandelier will surely add a touch of class to your living room.
Consider a unique false ceiling
by Hammond Design
Although false ceilings had at one time, gone out of trend, you can still find many designs for it as an inspiration for the look of your living room. You can combine the false ceiling with flushed LED lights to achieve a clean and sophisticated ceiling design. You can also use false ceilings to cover up and hide any flaws in your current one. It is also very light and can be installed with ease. Because of its versatility, the design ideas for false ceilings are limitless. You can have a suspended one or even layers of wavy sheets to create the unique look that you want for your living room.
Play around with colors
by Karen Grace Interiors
Ceilings are often painted in plain neutral colors or colors matching the walls of the living room. However, it does not always have to be that way. Combining bright colors can give your room a unique look that is eye-catching and exciting. You can also have a combination of colors and patterns painted on your ceiling. However, you will need to make sure that the colors you choose do match one another or you could end up with a very awkward and out-of-place looking ceiling.
Take advantage of geometrical shapes
by Britto Charette Interiors
Using cut-out geometrical shapes to your ceiling is an excellent idea for making the interior of your living room stand out. You can do this by adding the shapes to your false ceiling or even cut them out from your original ceiling. However, the latter is not recommended unless you are using an expert to do the work. There are many ways you can create your desired effect by juxtaposing the lights and geometrical shapes. Moreover, you can recycle the cut-out pieces by painting them a secondary color and placing them around your living room. Not only will you get to save money on decorations, but you will also add an inspiring and harmonized style to your living room.
With homes that have been lived in for many years, it could be difficult to get a new interior look without spending a lot of money or going through a big renovation project. The ceiling is a great space for you to elevate the looks of your living room without needing to change your furniture or look for more space. So, you should leverage on this fact if you want to transform your living room into a unique and stylish one.
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