When we talk about interior design, its common that most discussions mainly point to wall and floor finishes, whether to use tiles, terrazzo, marble, paint or wall paper. These are what make up 60% of the project design, they think. I think more to these, is the ceiling. Yes, the ceiling is worth prior planning.

A ceiling is the upper part of a room, playing the major role of covering timber trusses to give the room a cozy feeling and look. Further designing of the ceiling must thereafter come with a lot of considerations into play. Some ceilings are left plain while others are heavily designed, others have materials dictated for use to fully birth a complete interior space.




  • 1. Lighting systems and positions

The lighting system of the building is not fully dependent on the type of lights used but much more on their positioning. This also is a remedy to a beautiful ceiling. Be careful to choose the right lighting system, choosing positions that will enhance both the lighting in the room and its general appearance. The lighting system of the building should be planned earlier to incorporate any required installations early.


  • 2. Interior color them and Interior space

After a serious of how to choose colors to use for your interior space, consider that the theme chosen applies to the ceiling too. The color chosen must compliment the interior’s design scheme. Beyond the theme, one can use darker colors for large rooms to create a cozy feeling. If small, brighter colors area better suit to make the room brighter.

  • 3. Height of ceiling from floor level

The height of a ceiling is key in its conclusive finishes. Usually high ceilings are tricky to balance with plain paint finishes. The use of textures, or drop ceilings can play a big role in regulating the extremes of its heights. To further enhance it, hanging lights can be centered in such ceilings to divert focus from its height to the beautiful lighting systems attached to it.

When a ceiling is at a lower height than required, using semi-gloss paint will create an impression of a larger and higher ceiling.


  • 5. Function of the room

In extremely large rooms, say halls, suspended ceilings are usually used. This is majorly to create ample space for mechanical installations and wirings running between the structural slab and the ceiling. Ceiling tiles are the best for large halls intended for office portioning. They are easy to fix and  allow for partitioning of the building space at any point due to their continuously flowing textures. Ceiling tiles also allow for ventilation within the slab and roof systems, are easy to remove as well.

If in chapels, Victorian buildings and Edwardian buildings, decorative ceilings are the best options in maintaining the standards of the structure. Any works made on the ceilings must emphasize and preserve the originality of the heritage structure.

Modern day structures can be finished with plain ceilings with beautiful lighting systems.





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Posted on: March 25th, 2022 by London Building Contractors No Comments