Loving parents always want to create a small and wonderful world for the child in his room, where he will grow up happy and joyful. Of course, for this, a lot of effort is put into choosing the interior of the room. This means that the choice of the ceiling will require a serious approach. For a child's room, the choice should always start with the safety requirements for the child's health.
Ceilings, like any other part of the children's room, must meet certain requirements:
- Made from environmentally friendly materials, that is, they do not have components harmful to health.
- Highly flame retardant.
- Do not build up static electricity, do not attract dust and dirt
- Easy to clean without deterioration.
The following ceiling options currently meet these requirements:
- Covered with water-based paint or pasted over with special wallpaper
- Stretch ceiling
Each of these types has its own characteristics, positive and negative sides. The choice will be determined by the style of the nursery, its size, budget, and the technical possibilities of implementing the chosen design.
Drywall can be one of the possible finishing options. This material appeared at the end of the last century and quickly gained popularity due to its undeniable merits.
In the production of drywall, gypsum is used, which is a natural material, it is completely safe for health, non-toxic, does not cause allergic reactions.
Gypsum is a non-combustible material, which means that this material has a high fire safety.
Possesses good plastic qualities. It is possible to make both straight and curved profiles from drywall.
It allows you to hide most of the imperfections of the ceiling.
The space between the drywall sheets and the ceiling makes it possible to mount electrical wiring for any variation of the lighting system without being noticed by the eyes.
A large number of options for decorating drywall.
Possibility of replacing the damaged part of the ceiling without completely dismantling.
The material has a low cost.
But there are no ideal materials, drywall also has disadvantages:
The main disadvantage is that such a ceiling will steal from 7 to 12 cm of the height of the room. For a small child, such a loss is invisible. But if the room is not high, you should consider other options or choose a decor that visually adds height.
This is a rather fragile material. It is necessary to work with it with caution when installing ceilings. To install a false ceiling with your own hands, you will need additional equipment.
The disadvantages include the need for additional processing of the joints between the sheets after installation.
The drywall itself has a low cost, but a metal profile will be required for installation, and this increases the price of the finished ceiling.
Nevertheless, it can be noted that there are more advantages of using drywall, and therefore this type of suspended ceilings is popular.
Plasterboard suspended ceilings can be made:
- In one level. The use of drywall for this classic option allows you to hide the existing flaws, apply various types of painting. For decor, wallpapers, photo wallpaper, painting are also used.
- Ceilings of two or more levels. Drywall is very suitable for creating volumetric multi-level compositions. Build complex decor options that combine the surfaces of the walls and ceiling.
- As a variant of a multi-level ceiling, a combined one can be considered. In this case, part of the composition is made from one or several levels of drywall, and part from a stretch ceiling.
When choosing the number of levels and the shape of the ceiling, you should focus on the size of the room, its design features, the available furniture, the age of the child, and the general style of the apartment.
The single-level ceiling is versatile. It is suitable for any room and age. But this does not mean at all that such a ceiling cannot diversify the interior. Moreover, it is convenient in that it is easier, if necessary, to change it by choosing a different color, painting, pasting wallpaper, adding decorative volumetric elements. At the same time, do not forget that it is easy to overload the ceiling with paints and drawings, but this can negatively affect the psyche of the child.
Several levels make it possible to embody any fantasies and turn the nursery or bedroom into a fairytale castle, spaceship or desert island, space or ocean. If space permits, it can be used to divide the room into zones for recreation, games, activities. The correct decor of the levels will help to visually increase or decrease the space. But such fancy ceilings should be used with caution. They are good for a certain age of the child, and sometimes, they can harm the psychological health of the child. The fairy room is interesting for young children, but it is unlikely to be to the liking of a teenager, which means that the complex design will have to be completely changed. In addition, in urban conditions, several levels of drywall require regular and difficult cleaning. Few people like a fairy tale with layers of dust.
If a single-level ceiling is selected, then the main methods of decor will be the choice of color, pattern, texture of its coating. There is a large selection of materials to create a cozy room, so it is important to find a suitable option. Warm light colors will add lightness and airiness to the room, glossy ceilings will make it more elegant and brighter, visually add height, and a matte surface will add softness and warmth. A good way to raise ceilings and create additional volume will help 3D drawings. You can add additional touches to the design with the help of volumetric decorative elements, stucco molding. All variants can be supplemented with light.
When it comes to decorating multi-level suspended ceilings, there are countless options. You can create a voluminous sky with clouds, you can turn the ceiling into a fabulous green oak or space with distant planets. A large number of options are fine, but care must be taken not to end up with an overloaded design.
Most often, parents choose the design according to their taste, their ideas about what the child likes. They are familiar with girls or boys, using traditional pinks or blues. But children have their own tastes, their own interests, which means that not every girl will be pleased with the princess's bedroom, and not every boy will be delighted with the spaceship. Therefore, before starting grandiose projects in the nursery, it is worth finding out what kind of room the child wants to see, what is interesting to him. Consultation with a professional designer will also help, who will help you create a volumetric model, choose color solutions, and place lamps. This will save you money and time.
One of the advantages of multi-level ceilings is that with their help a room can be divided into zones, divided in half if there are two children in it. Create comfortable corners for games, recreation, study. And lighting will play an important role in creating such zones.
Decor with light
The children's room simply has to be bright. First of all, it is necessary to make the most of natural light, without cluttering the window openings, without covering them with dark, heavy curtains. Light walls will help you make effective use of natural light. For the evening, when there is no natural light, you need to choose the right lighting in the nursery. The selection of lighting fixtures, their location can perfectly help in creating an original interior for the nursery.
It is optimal to provide for more than one type of lighting in the nursery. Now for this there is a rich selection of lighting fixtures. With their help, you can create an unusual design, "raise" ceilings, "move" walls, light the stars.
In the nursery, the upper center lamp must not be neglected. It provides lighting that is evenly distributed throughout the room and floor, where children spend a lot of time playing. The design of such a lamp will not be difficult to match to the theme of the overall design.
Plasterboard is plastic and convenient in that it allows you to include lamps in the ornament, place them in volumetric elements, emphasize levels, highlight elements in different colors.
It should be noted that there will definitely be games in the nursery, including with a ball, and do not choose fragile glass lamps, their life will be short-lived, and the fragments are dangerous for children.
For highlighting specific areas, sconces and lamps are well suited. It is especially convenient to use transforming options, with the ability to change the direction of light, the level of brightness. But we must not forget that for a child any electrical appliance is a source of danger. All luminaires must be durable and provide protection against direct access to incandescent lamps.
Original compositions for the interior can be created using slots spotlights. Such lamps are placed both linearly, emphasizing the contours of the suspended ceiling, and in groups, creating a detail of its design.
The most flexible lighting option for decorating a ceiling is LED strips. Placing them in the levels of the false ceiling, you can achieve hovering clouds, twinkling stars and other lighting effects.
And one of the most modern lighting systems is the use of fiber optics. This option can create any pictures, and the elements of these pictures can move. There is an opportunity to see the heroes of your favorite fairy tales, the movement of galaxies, the morning dawn on the ceiling. This method of lighting is convenient and economical because it runs on batteries and consumes little electricity.