That fifth wall up above
that's so lonely and overlooked at times can be a real gift.
Especially when it looks like this!
But part of Interior Design is to enhance the good qualities in a room, while downplaying or improving the not so exciting elements.
I'm working on a project now with a beautiful 14 foot ceiling in the dining room (pictured below)
just crying out for a stunning chandelier to replace this boring shade.
And a gorgeous coffer ceiling in the family room (below)
oh joy, oh bliss I get to start with this!
I MUST do something to enhance these beautiful surfaces.
There will be a stunning crystal fixture in the dining room for sure, client wants a very formal space. I'm thinking a metallic finish of some sort in the central coffer, perhaps antiqued gold or silver leaf as a backdrop to the crystal fixture, like this
Or we could simply apply a dark paint to enhance the trim work
This black lacquered ceiling reflects the soft glow of the chandelier so beautifully as well as the sconces. It truly creates a mysterious backdrop for this room with textured wallpaper and beautiful millwork.
Speaking of millwork...
How creative is this ceiling below?
Some trim strategically placed to form a circle then painted gold and sunbeams added
make this room feel very special and again enhances the chandelier while providing
a whimsical feeling to this lovely space.
A little bit of tape and some metallic paint... eh Voila!
A boring white ceiling is now a piece of art.
Or something as simple as a vintage ceiling medallion on a dark painted surface
even the simplest pendant looks fantastic.
This ceiling helps give the dining room an outdoor garden feeling
echoing the lines of the floral area rug
Add a zingy lemon yellow to a neutral colour scheme and BAM!
Why not create the illusion of a coffer ceiling with patterned wallpaper?
Love this geometric pattern in a very modern room office space.
The contrasting gold chandelier creates a bit of tension but they work well together.
So the next time you walk into a room, look up and see the possibilities!
All images via Accents & Details board on Pinterest