A Designer Touch
Personalize your bathroom or powder room with creative bathroom ceiling ideas. First time decorators are generally not in a position to completely renovate an entire bathroom. However working with what you have in place and making it attractive and functional is still a reality. From paint, wooden beams, moulding and tiles, you’ll see just how easy it is to make a big difference in a small space for projects that add designer touches you can do yourself.
Decorating The Fifth Wall
Ceilings, often referred to by designers as the fifth wall, should not be ignored. An embellished ceiling adds dimension to a room and makes it complete. Decorating a bath ceiling can be as simple as painting it a coordinating or contrasting color to the rest of the room. A ceiling can become ornate and unique by adding custom molding or stenciling a mural. Whichever you choose, be sure not to skip your room’s crowning glory.
Wooden Beams and Moulding
Moulding gives a ceiling dimension. If you are adding architectural elements like this after construction of the home, the molding and faux beams are a great way to hide new electrical conduits for lighting or sound systems. And if you do want to go the extra mile and actually add wooden beams, the effect is reminiscent of an old world mountain retreat that even makes an urban room feel cozy and inviting.
Create an Attractive Mural
One creative technique to liven up the space is to create a mural on your bath ceiling by enlarging a color copy of an Old World map and gluing it to the surface. You can then sparingly apply spackle to sections of the surface to make it looked aged. The overhead surface can then be stained and glazed. The overall look gives the appearance of the ceiling having crumbled away to expose an old weathered map.
Add Texture and Style
Metallic ceilings are another decorative option that may be enjoyed in any room of the house including your washroom. You can either paint the surface with a metallic emulsion or you can physically install ornamental tiles. These ceiling tiles are an easy, affordable way to add texture, style, dimension and color to any bathroom.
Avoid Sagging and Falling Tiles
One word of caution: If you plan to install ceiling tiles in a bathroom, gravity and humidity can sometimes be a problem. To avoid tiles sagging or falling off, make sure the room is vented to the outside with a fan. You may also want to consider a commercial product such as Armstrong ceilings with the HumiGuard® Plus coating for extra sag-resistance and BioBlock® Treatment, which inhibits the growth of mold and mildew in the room.
Using Tin to Create a Vintage Look
Tin ceilings similarly capture the exquisite beauty and nostalgic ambiance of metal. The intricate embossed patterns add depth and texture to the surface all the while creating a vintage look and feel to the room. The plus of using tin is that the durable, vinyl-coated surface can handle moist environments and condensation. You can also use latex paint on the tiles to coordinate your ceiling with other décor colors.
Breathe New Life Into the Space
One of the easiest ways to give your bathroom a fresh, new look is with decorative ceiling tiles. They’re easy to install directly to the surface and come in a variety of designs and textures. Ceiling beams and moulding add dimension and breath to the surface. The cheapest alternative is to paint in an alluring metallic color to visually expand the space by bouncing the light around the room. Whatever solution you choose, it is sure to give new life to the space over the boring stucco ceilings that are so common in today’s homes.