The whole family gathers in the living room, friends and relatives are invited there, so I want to make this room as comfortable and beautiful as possible. Stretch ceilings can be used in the decoration of the hall. Interesting ideas with these designs will help give the room an original look.
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Now stretch ceilings are not the prerogative of wealthy people, the abundance of various options allows you to choose a design for any budget. However, there are a number of nuances that should be considered:
- ceilings are multi-level and single-level. The first option looks more impressive, allowing you to embody various design ideas, but is only suitable for apartments with high ceilings. If the height is small, then it is better to do with a single-level canvas, which will look good and hide the flaws;
- additionally, the ceiling can be decorated with lighting. It performs both a decorative function and serves as an additional light source;
- the use of flexible profiles allows you to create a variety of designs, even turning into decorative arches, if the free space in the room allows.
Tension structures are quite popular due to their advantages. They are often used if the ceiling in the room has any defects, for example, irregularities that are difficult to hide.
Even a single-level canvas will solve such a problem. In addition, communications - wires or pipes can be hidden behind it, this will allow not to spoil the appearance and conveniently arrange everything you need. Ceiling materials are moisture resistant, so structures can be installed in any room.
The aesthetic side is also important. These are not only practical designs, but also beautiful if we consider the multi-tiered ceilings that the designers have worked on.
Original shapes, complemented by lighting, can transform the interior, creating an impressive image.
Structures can be divided into several categories depending on how many levels the ceiling has. The simplest option is single-level. It does not require complicated preparation, since it is a single canvas, which is quite simple to assemble. Such a ceiling can be used not only in low rooms, but also in strict interiors that require conciseness and restraint.
The canvas can be dark or light, glossy or matte, depending on the design features. Another plus - the coating requires minimal maintenance, while it is not afraid of moisture and exposure to sunlight.
Multi-level ceilings consist of several blocks, although the most popular option is two-level, since others can look quite cumbersome and are not suitable for all rooms.
Such structures keep their shape due to special modules made of solid material, for example, wood or gypsum board. Blocks can be rectangular, round or curved, there are practically no restrictions here. In addition, there is a combined version, when the tiers are made not of one material, but of different ones - this allows you to create different interesting effects. A multi-level design is not only a decorative structure, it also allows you to zone the space, separating different parts of the room.
The texture of the canvas is different, but there are several options from which you can choose:
- matte - have a surface without shine. In addition, such canvases are distinguished by good sound insulation and help to retain heat in the room;
- glossy - their distinctive feature is a shiny surface, and such a ceiling is also reliably protected from moisture;
- satin - they do not have as noticeable shine as glossy ones, rather, it is a light pearlescent shade. Such a ceiling can be used in many interiors, it goes well with the abundance of textiles in the setting.
The choice of texture largely depends on what features the chosen design has. If the surfaces in the room are bright and shiny, then a glossy canvas will not work, it is better to choose a matte one. However, gloss can advantageously complement a restrained interior, giving it a peculiar twist.
Colors and patterns
Traditionally, the ceilings in apartments are white, many are accustomed to this color. But in the case of tension structures, you can not be afraid to experiment. Technologies make it easy to produce canvases of any color and even with photo printing, applying various images.
Of course, if you wish, you can make a white ceiling, because it is a universal color that can be combined with any others, but you should try to consider other options.
A combination of two shades can be a good idea for a two-tiered ceiling. This design looks stylish, and the color will also help highlight a certain area in the room. It's a good idea if the dining room has a dining table and a seating area with a sofa and TV at the same time.
A two-tone ceiling will delimit the area. The combinations can be different, for example, light and dark tones of the same color. Shades of the same group - warm or cold also look good together. Dark beige and brown, orange, peach, pink and the like will be in harmony with each other. Cool tones are blue, green, purple and their various shades.
In addition, you can play on contrast, although this option will also be a combination of two colors, this gives the opposite effect. The shades stand out brightly, creating a kind of accent where their border passes, so this solution is more suitable for cases when it is necessary to zone a room. The classic option is a black and white ceiling, but other combinations can be used. Warm and cold shades are considered contrasting to each other. You can also choose a very dark and light, close to white, shade.
An interesting option is ceilings with drawings, but they should be used with caution. Since various images are already present in the interior on other surfaces, the picture on the ceiling can be inappropriate and overwhelm the atmosphere. But if the design is leaning towards minimalism, then the drawing on the ceiling will look original.
You can also choose ceilings with patterns, where some part, for example, one of the blocks, will be decorated. This will create an interesting effect, the main thing is that the pattern is combined with other decor in the interior.
A single-level stretch ceiling is a rectangular canvas, but if the structure consists of several blocks, then they can have different shapes. A popular option is in the form of a frame running along the walls; blocks can also be steps - rectangular or round. The second level can be located in a certain part of the room, separating it, while the border of the block will not necessarily be straight, there are options with a wave or other patterns.
Contemporary ceilings can be made in a wide variety of styles, from classics and historical replicas to avant-garde. Each direction has its own characteristic features:
- the classics are quite popular, this style is characterized by laconicism, the presence of geometric shapes and strict lines. There is no pretentious decor here, so a simple white canvas is often used as the basis. Elegant patterns in a classic style can complement it;
- Art Nouveau is distinguished by the grace of lines. Wavy silhouettes, all sorts of bends and weaves - this is his calling card. Also, this style is characterized by floral ornaments that can be used on the ceiling;
- high-tech refers to modern trends, in this style metal, glass prevail, therefore a glossy ceiling with a silvery sheen will well complement the furnishings;
- the loft assumes some carelessness, designed to recreate the atmosphere of a semi-abandoned building. A ceiling that imitates a brick or concrete surface will perfectly fit into such an interior;
- Baroque belongs to historical styles, and its peculiarity is luxurious decor, an abundance of various elements and gilding. The ceiling can have intricate shapes, imitate stucco molding or folds of fabric;
- art deco allows the use of dark ceilings. It looks unusual and impressive if you pick up a rich deep shade;
- country is a style in which natural materials prevail, and the canvas may well imitate them, depicting a wood covering. Drawings with natural ornaments may also be appropriate.
When choosing a ceiling style, you should focus on the design in the room - it is necessary that all surfaces are compatible with each other.
Even if this is eclecticism, involving the combination of different directions, a certain common line should be traced that makes the atmosphere harmonious.
How to choose?
A stretch ceiling can be selected for almost any room, if we take into account all the necessary characteristics and features when choosing. A common problem is low ceilings in the room, but in this case, you can use the design if you choose a single-tier option. Designers advise using it in rooms whose height does not exceed 2.3 meters.
Small room for 18-16 sq. m can also be supplemented with a stretch ceiling. At the same time, it is important to avoid bulky structures that visually eat up space. Better to use laconic blocks with geometric shapes - rectangular or rounded.
For a narrow room, you need to select the ceiling so that it helps to hide the imperfections of the room, making it look more like a square. In this case, it is worth using various decorative elements that will be located across the ceiling. For a long hall, this is the best option.
For a wooden house, you can also use tension structures if you want to hide the ceiling. There are no special difficulties in this case. Installation for a home is similar to the process that occurs when installing in an apartment, and the choice depends on the characteristics of the room. If you want to hide certain flaws or communications, but preserve the overall atmosphere, then you can choose a ceiling for a private house that imitates a wooden surface.
The hall with a bay window looks beautiful, but presents some difficulty in finishing work. However, flexible profiles and plasterboard ceilings allow you to give the canvas any shape. If you wish, you can somehow beat the presence of a bay window, highlighting this area using blocks on the ceiling.
Do not forget that even the most beautiful ceilings, above all, must be combined with the interior. These can be some general motives in the form of repeating decorative elements, for example, patterns. You can also use a common color scheme so that the ceiling looks like a harmonious continuation of the interior, and does not look like an alien element.
The ceilings in the hall can be fixed in different ways:
- harpoon mount;
- wedge mounting;
- self-clamping fasteners.
If a harpoon mount is used, then the material along the edges is supplied with a special reinforced edging. It is inserted into the baguette gap with a spatula and locked in place.
This option is the most popular mounting method, as it allows you to dismantle and then reinstall the ceiling if necessary. In addition, it makes it possible to work with uneven surfaces, so you can hide various defects in the ceiling in the room.
The wedge method is suitable for any blades that are tensioned and secured with special plastic wedges. However, it should be taken into account that you cannot remove such a ceiling and re-stretch it.
No additional tools are required to use the self-clamping system. The canvas is placed in the profile slot and fixed there, while the remaining excess part is simply cut off. When using such fasteners, it will not be possible to dismantle the ceiling and then reinstall it.
Any type of fastening can be used in a rectangular hall. If you want to save money, they usually choose the wedge method, it is cheaper. The harpoon mount allows you to dismantle and reinstall the same ceiling, as well as mask serious defects, so if there is such a need, then it is better to use it.
The material from which the stretch canvases are made is afraid of high temperatures - as it deforms, it fades and collapses under their influence, so the lamps must be safe. If desired, you can use both a large chandelier in the center and many small lamps, as well as combine them in various ways. The main thing is that there is enough lighting to create comfortable conditions in the living room.
The LED strip creates soft lighting that can serve as additional decor. This will create a romantic atmosphere, and if you install colorful ribbons, then the room can easily turn into a place for a party.
The central chandelier is fixed with special fasteners, while all unnecessary details are hidden behind the ceiling surface. The choice of chandelier depends on the design style of the room. It can be classic or modern, but it needs to blend in with the decor.
Spot lamps create an original effect. They can be placed along the entire single-tier canvas in the form of any composition, this will revive the laconic design. Also, luminaires can be placed along the border of multi-tiered ceilings, in those places where the blocks are adjacent to each other. This will not only emphasize the design features, but also serve as a means of zoning the room.
With backlighting, you can create interesting lighting effects by installing lamps of different colors and with adjustable brightness.
Interior design options
Using geometric designs is an interesting idea. Round shapes are suitable for rooms with bay windows, but you can also use the second tier in the form of a circle and in a square room. Additionally, the block is decorated with spotlights. The combination of bright and light tones creates a contrast that enlivens the design, but at the same time looks harmonious, the ceiling does not seem too dark, despite the presence of a sufficiently rich orange canvas.
The layered design can be in one color, this is suitable for understated design styles. Spot lamps are used, which create an interesting effect due to the backlight. You can also combine not colors, but textures - matte and glossy, which looks original, but at the same time the ceiling does not ripple from different colors. In addition, the rectangular frame helps to zone the space, emphasizing the line that the chairs and sofa make up.
The ceiling in an apartment can be quite simple - a rectangular white canvas with a second tier in the form of a frame, but if it is supplemented with an original chandelier, it immediately changes the impression. In this case, the lighting device becomes an accent, and it is complemented by small lamps along the perimeter of the frame. A glossy surface is also used, which reflects light and visually makes the room more spacious, which can be useful for small spaces.
Beautiful ceilings do not have to be complicated, you can create an original effect through the drawing. For example, make something like a starry sky. For this, a dark blue canvas is used, imitating the sky, and miniature lamps depict stars. Additional realism is given by backlighting, which makes the tones deeper, and the drawing itself - volumetric.
The black and white combination is a classic that is in harmony with any other shades, here is an example of such a ceiling. It doesn't look boring as the tiers form the original arcs. They are complemented by a line of illumination of small lamps.
Thanks to the use of flexible materials, it is possible to give stretch ceilings almost any shape, not limited to geometric shapes.
The silhouette of the butterfly on the surface is well combined with the floral patterns on the walls of the room due to the color scheme. At the same time, the room does not look overloaded, since two colors are used on the ceiling, one of which is universal white. The lighting is represented by a group of small lamps, which are a bit like flowers in shape and continue the overall design line.
For details on how to properly install stretch ceilings, see the following video.