Special attention is paid to the design of the ceiling in modern dwellings. For a modern person, not only functionality is important: aesthetic perception is important, as well as the use of modern materials for decoration. The rating of high-quality and popular raw materials for finishing the ceiling includes drywall. It can be used to implement any design solution for decorating the ceiling area. However, nothing changes the perception like the built-in backlight. In this article, we will understand the current ideas for ceiling design.
Features of the
Multilevel ceiling structures are nothing more than the design of the ceiling area made of plasterboard by connecting boxes that differ in protruding planes. Drywall is essentially dry gypsum plaster. This is a sheet of standard size (120x100, 120x250, 120x300 cm) and a certain thickness, consisting of a gypsum composition pasted over on both sides with special construction paper or cardboard. It is characterized by lightness, due to which the material does not create an additional load on the ceiling and perfectly fits the frame, which can be made of wood or galvanized metal.
In addition to the lathing, in some cases, such material is occasionally glued to the base using gypsum mastics. There are many varieties of this raw material: in the rulers you can find products with fire resistance, moisture resistance, as well as classic versions of sheets. The presence of these impregnations makes it possible to use drywall for finishing complex frame structures in rooms with a high degree of humidity (for example, a bathroom or a bathroom, a balcony), as well as in the kitchen and living room where the fireplace is located. The convenience of such structures is the ability to carry out engineering communications.
Acoustic varieties eliminate the noise of neighboring apartments, allowing you to enjoy the peace of your own home to the maximum.
Let's note the advantages of backlit multi-level plasterboard ceilings:
These designs are a decoration for any home. No other material is able to convey its capabilities to the same extent, differing in its pleasant appearance.
They open up a lot of possibilities for design style.
At the same time, these systems allow you to beat the flaws in the ceiling design, turning them into advantages.
They are not limited in the choice of backlighting, which allows them to perform composite lighting using the latest technologies.
Drywall is a lightweight material, so the number of levels may vary, while decorating the material by means of molding, ceiling plinth and other polystyrene foam decor for stucco molding is allowed.
Multilevel structures can be of any degree of complexity: the material can take any shape, therefore, in addition to straight lines, curved and curved forms of levels are often found in design.
These ceilings provide for the zoning of the space of any room, due to which they bring unobtrusive sophistication into it. This is especially true for open-type layouts and small-sized apartments, where it is difficult to divide the premises into separate functional zones.
Multilevel ceilings allow a combination of shades: this allows you to give the structure a sense of volume, thereby visually stretching the height of the walls and making the room more spacious. They are perfectly combined with a stretch fabric, which allows you to add a stylish accent to the design, taking into account the desired mood and the chosen style.
In addition, these structures mask the unevenness of the ceiling and exclude a thorough surface preparation: this is not necessary. The finishing touch of the line of advantages is the possibility of transition of the structure to the wall.
This technique is especially successful when decorating a ceiling structure in the attic, where the ceiling is represented by roof slopes.
Choosing a shade for a multi-level drywall construction limited by several factors:
- footage of a particular room;
- the height of the walls;
- the purpose of the room;
- taste preferences of the owners of the house;
- the effect of the shade on a person.
In most cases, a white material is used for decoration, although it can be painted, wallpapering. The popularity of white is due to the visual effect of increasing the available space, the lack of gravity at several levels and the complexity of the design. In addition, it softens any background of the interior of the room, brings white spots into it, and makes it lighter.
In addition to white, popular shades of multilevel designs are bleached beige, cream, peach, mint, ivory and milky.
The popularity of these tones is due to the wide possibilities of backlighting: they are warm, which visually fills the atmosphere with home comfort, while for backlighting, you can use different devices that do not distort the color of drywall.
In addition to home and soft tones, in decorating the ceiling, they use shades inherent in specific rooms for the purpose:
- for the living room it is purple, blue, sand light;
- for the kitchen, you can use muted green, olive;
- a lilac, blue tone will be appropriate in the bedroom;
- contrasts of white with blue, beige and pink shades are chosen for the nursery;
- for hallways and corridors, tones are used depending on the wall decoration (white with sand, yellow, coffee tones).
In each case, a combination of no more than two tones is appropriate, so as not to overload the ceiling with an abundance of color. Aggressive and acidic tones are not used for decoration: if you need to make a bright accent, the backlight will cope with this, which today can have any shade, depending on the preferences of the owners of the house.
Ceiling lighting is a separate topic. It is she who makes the ceiling elegant, gives it the desired background. These systems do not accept massive chandeliers, although suspended structures can be seen in the interiors of living rooms and sometimes spacious dining rooms in combined rooms or open plans. Today, the focus is on ergonomics and the presentation of modern lighting fixtures.
Therefore, the best plasterboard ceiling decorations are all LED devices.
The popularity is due to the safety of these light sources and their many advantages. LED lamps practically do not heat up during operation, so they can often be mounted in a three-level plasterboard ceiling without a substrate. They do not melt the material, do not flicker, as they are resistant to power surges, are economical, while shining brighter than all existing analogues, which in most cases allows not to use a massive chandelier for decorating the ceiling.
The ideal plasterboard ceiling decorations are:
- flat panels;
- spotlights (spotlights);
- spots with a tilt angle adjustment system.
The advantages of lighting plasterboard ceiling structures are:
- a wide range of lamps;
- choice in accordance with any interior design;
- the ability to adjust the intensity of the luminous flux;
- the presence of the RGB type, which allows you to change the color of light at the request of households;
- in some types, connection to the phone through a special program and adjustment of the glow to the beat of any music;
- easy installation inside and on top of the plasterboard structure.
Multilevel plasterboard ceiling designs are varied. Such systems include a device of three or more plasterboard levels. Options can be concise or complex. The former are often distinguished by a horizontal plane with multilevel shapes, due to which they seem volumetric.
This is a kind of stepwise technique, when one level is lower than the other. The second level structures imply the device of the suspended frame at an angle, which is more difficult for installation, since they are often installed in the attic, so there will be windows on the ceiling. Tier systems are unique, because they can be located not only in steps, but also in the form of edges, which makes the interior unique, and the users of the room - a sense of special status, staying in this space.
Designers pay attention to the fact that for the harmonious design of multi-level structures, no more than three levels of different heights are enough.
Style and design
The design idea of these structures boils down to matching the chosen interior style. At the same time, the design should not be arrogant or overly pompous: it is important that it complements the stylistic idea. In other words, it is art through which the desired mood is transmitted.
For example, for the classical directions (classics, neoclassicism, classicism, Italian style), outwardly simple geometric shapes are inherent, while the levels may have intricate angles, but strict geometry and symmetry.
For modern interiors in minimalist solutions, finishing of structures is simple. But if it is modern, brutalism, bionics, high-tech, the shape of the ceiling structure should be unusual, possibly curved and necessarily solemn, which, with the simplicity of the lines, is provided by flexible LED lighting in the form of a tape with one or two rows of diodes. Vintage directions (for example, Provence, country, boho) are distinguished by some angularity and simplicity, although in some cases the designs may even be somewhat pretentious. Loft and grunge directions are easy to create. Such ceilings are decorated with imitation of communication systems, or they can be extraordinary solutions with edges and creative lighting in the form of spots strung on a false pipe.
Various techniques can be used as a design. The backlight can be hidden behind the cornice, ceiling plinth. The plasterboard ceiling looks stylish with ergonomic lighting fixtures, spotlights in a silver frame. If you buy composite backlighting, try to pay attention to its decor to be identical in color. You can choose unusual lamps in glass shades; the metallic sheen of the frame is also appropriate.
Rely on the nobility of the shade, emphasizing the curly lines of the design.
Tips & Tricks
To avoid mistakes when performing a multi-level backlit drywall construction, take note of a few visual tricks:
- Complex three-level systems do not look good in a room with a low ceiling and sloping walls.
- Avoid using dark colors in your designs. Bright touches make the design heavy, it makes the ceiling feel like it is slowly rolling down.
- Do not hang unnecessary decor on the structure: leave the decorating function to the backlight, otherwise the ceiling will lose its style.
- To make the ceiling look better, dilute the drywall with a plain stretch canvas. When doing this, choose a soft and light tone.
- Do not use an abundance of glossy stretch fabric texture. This creates a sense of disorder, since the glossy texture of the stretch fabric has a mirror effect.
- Do not make separate structures for each zone in the room if there are more than two of them. This will visually overload any interior.
- Tiered devices with modern lighting are harmoniously supported by similar wall lighting. In this case, you can use the same built-in lamps.
Beautiful examples in the interior
Accentuating a suspended kitchen space with a bold touch is a bold yet harmonious solution. The use of spot and flexible strip illumination looks harmonious.
An equally successful technique for decorating the kitchen area with an insert of a stretch canvas. The use of spotlights fills the kitchen with light; fitting into the design of the hood looks unusual, but stylish.
A sophisticated design with mirrored inserts and a light lamp with a mass of shades conveys an airy atmosphere. The use of dark contrast is a bold move, but it doesn't overpower the concept of style.
Continuation of the theme of curly lines using three different tones in the design: beige + pale pink and fuchsia. Emphasizing each level with its own shade makes the design three-dimensional, the use of separate lighting for different levels accentuates the multilevel ceiling.
This example conveys lightness, versatility and volume of the design. The use of a convex leaf shape creates an unusual design effect. The use of textiles defines the sleeping area.
You will learn more about backlit multi-level plasterboard ceilings in the following video.