Forget Feature Walls, What About a Statement Ceiling?

April 3rd, 2018 by Jemma

You’ve seen walls done to death, but have you considered making a feature of your ceiling? Decorated ceilings fell out of fashion after the Second World War when such a thing was considered frivolous and ostentatious. Now 2018’s most dramatic trend sees the oft-ignored “fifth wall” take centre stage once again, bringing a creative whimsy back to our homes after years of pared back details.

From lighting to stencilling, we’ve compiled a montage of the most playful, the most glamorous and the most outrageous statement ceilings for you to feast your eyes on…

Painting ceilings in a contrast colour can take an ordinary room to new levels and add interest. A continuation of your wall colour onto the ceiling, on the other hand, can actually make your room look bigger by drawing the eye upwards.

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Painted or stencilled patterns and murals on the ceiling add interest and tonnes of fun. They can be particularly striking in children’s rooms and rooms with sloping ceilings.

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Similarly, a wallpapered ceiling in a bold design can also add an accent to the room without requiring as much skill and time.

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Built in lighting features can really draw the eye to your ceiling and create a beautiful opulence and warmth. Use mirrors to reflect the light from an up-lighter back into the room for a really interesting look. Panels and beams will create light and shade.

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Meanwhile, Stylist magazine’s feature on, ahem, feature ceilings (and floors) looked too good not to share…

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