Ceilings are often ignored as part of a remodeling process, but refinishing ceiling components can give a room a whole new look. Here we explain some of the essential elements of a decorative ceiling and how they can enhance your next renovation or remodel.
Crown molding can be thought of as ‘baseboard for the ceiling.’ It comes in many rich and beautiful styles, and often when people think of luxury, crown molding is what comes to mind. Adding crown molding will give the ceiling a whole new appeal.
Ceiling medallions are generally used to highlight a light fixture, such as a chandelier, by accenting them with a decorative element. The ceiling medallion is also often complementary to the crown molding, creating an impressive statement. There is an enormous number of choices in ceiling medallions, each of which produces a different feeling.
Ceiling tiles are another element which comes in a variety of materials and patterns. For purposes of remodeling, the vintage, old-world appeal of wood ceiling tiles is unmistakable. As with other types of ceiling elements, tile panels can be either added or refinished and restored until they regain their former glory.
A coffered ceiling creates depth and a multi-dimensional effect to a ceiling which transforms a whole room. Coffered ceilings are best in rooms which already have a tall ceiling, but even in a place with standard ceiling heights, a gently coffered ceiling will make a room pop with energy. Coffered ceilings are sometimes integrated with wall panels or beams to create a balanced, integrated look.
Regardless of what kind of ceiling exists, adding elements such as those described will create a new look in the room. It can be cozy and intimate, or fresh and elegant, depending on the style and color of the ceiling components.
Working with a custom crown molding and accent company will help the homeowner achieve the best possible results with not only the architectural elements which may already be in place but also to create a feeling in each room which is complementary to the rest of the home.
While many ceiling features were part of the turn of the century style, there is no reason they can’t be added to a more modern home and achieve a fresh, new look. The essential thing is not to overlook a ceiling during a renovation or restoration project, regardless of the period style or current elements of the plan.