When you buy an apartment or have a house built, you do not think much about the ceiling. However, as soon as we start renovating a room, we realize the importance of the ceiling! To not neglect it and integrate it fully into our interior decoration, here are some deco tracks dedicated to the ceiling.
Ceiling or false ceiling?
The first basement ceiling thing to know about the ceiling is that there are two major categories, ceilings, and false ceilings. And among these categories, there are subcategories. Thus, we find three types of ceilings, the ceiling in the French, with its visible beams; the staff ceiling, usually decorated with plaster and coffered ceiling, characterized by the presence of hollow boxes. Among the false ceilings, which consist of covering or masking the original ceiling, there are suspended ceilings in which we can integrate a storage area and stretch ceilings – usually a PVC canvas stretched over the real ceiling to embellish it or to renovate it.
Once your type of ceiling has been identified or chosen, you still have to choose the material that will cover this ceiling. We put on a sober material, resistant and impervious. For suspended ceilings, PVC is particularly suitable for playing, just like wood boards or paneling, with its more decorative spirit. Metal is also increasingly popular, despite a higher cost. Side conventional ceilings, it is usually put on wood or plaster.
And for the decoration of the ceiling?
To give a decorative basement ceiling look to the ceiling, you can bet on traditional moldings or even make gilding. It is also possible to opt for an original ceiling by suspending many decorative objects – for some even extravagant! For those who want to “pamper” their ceiling without turning into too much, why not opt for color on the ceiling? This one allows giving depth, to intensify the decoration or to delimit zones by creating volume. For example, why not delimit your office area in the middle of the living room?