Renovate your Boring Ceiling!
For this post, I’m bringing this blog back to interior design. We covered things in the realm of rugs and furnishing already, but this time I wanted to aim a little higher–literally. Typically, ceilings aren’t the highest priority when designing a space. However, they’re still important enough to warrant critical thinking, especially if you’re renovating anyway. If you’re interested in chandeliers or similar lighting fixtures, then you could actually find them at Rug and Home, the company I mentioned in this earlier post. I bring up ceiling design because there’s a surprising amount of variety and types of ceilings beyond a typical flat surface.
Check out this article about different types of ceilings that I found. While some are probably too ornate or impractical in any old home, there are plenty of ideas to pull from. Having options like this can be pretty eye-opening. For (relatively) little effort, you can vastly change the atmosphere of just about any room.
There are plenty of ways to install a new ceiling style or change the one you already have. Of course, a common, and perhaps easier, route to go is to simply hire someone to do it for you. However, there’s a good chance that this’ll be more expensive than doing it yourself. Now, you’re probably thinking that there’s no way you could do such an undertaking yourself. You may be right, I don’t know your life. Still, if you’re looking to adventure a little, and get some DIY’er street cred, you could actually buy the wood and materials yourself and build something from there. So you don’t go in blind, you could actually customize and order a kit specifically for your ceiling with a company called Archways and Ceilings. I mean, you’re more than welcome to wing it, but getting a kit from a company like Archways is probably a safer bet. They’ll cut the wood for you, and provide all the instructions you need to put together your custom ceiling. Ultimately, if you’re not sure what you can do to improve a living space, consider changing the space itself by modifying the ceiling.