When it comes to decorating a room, everyone wants to find not only a stylish, but also a fashionable and practical solution. Stretch ceilings have been especially popular for many years. Constructions of this type have excellent aesthetic properties and high technical characteristics. They are suitable for classic and modern decorative trends, the main thing is to choose the right texture, shape and color.
Most experts make a choice in favor of plasterboard structures, which are the basis of a stretch ceiling.
Ceilings of the above type look original and stylish, despite the fact that this method of decoration is far from new. Drywall, which acts as a base for the box, has a number of features and advantages. Thanks to them, designers and craftsmen from the field of repair make a choice in favor of this lightweight and practical building material.
Stretch ceiling canvases are very diverse - there are variations from standard monophonic options to models with patterns and decorative elements. Construction can be a key element in a room, giving the overall composition more expressiveness and dynamics. Depending on the direction, not only the color and texture of the canvas can change, but also the shape of the frame and its volume. Combined with lighting fixtures, the designers create amazing framing that grabs attention.
Experts note that there is now a sharp increase in demand for plasterboard ceilings with tension inserts. Using this element, you can turn any room into an exquisite location. Ceilings of the above type can have a different structure and volume. The client chooses a model depending on preferences, room size and decorative direction.
Design features and their advantages
The design of a volumetric ceiling has many advantages that other decoration options using paint, wallpaper, plaster and other finishing materials are devoid of.
The first thing that should be noted is the appearance. Stretch ceilings with plasterboard will impress even the most demanding customers. This expressive, effective and stylish decoration can both complement the interior and become its main accent. Both the canvas itself, stretched along the perimeter, and the frame have an aesthetic effect.
This design can decorate almost any part of the house. This addition is not only for the bedroom or living room (hall), but also for the kitchen, corridor, hallway, nursery or study. A huge selection of models allows you to choose the perfect solution. Stretch ceilings can be found both in city apartments and on the basis of wooden dachas and country buildings.
Ceilings are often used as a zoning tool. This allows you to use the space as competently and comfortably as possible, especially when it comes to a small apartment or house. The area is visually fragmented due to differences in color, design and shape.
Luminaires help to cope with the task.
Ceilings of this type can boast of durability and practicality. After installation and fastening of the canvas, the structure will delight for several decades. Drywall boasts increased resistance to direct sunlight, temperature extremes, mechanical stress and other aspects.
It is very easy to care for the suspended structure. It is sufficient to periodically dry and wet clean. When using household chemicals, discard formulations with aggressive components.
In the niche of the drywall frame, you can easily hide the wires. It is also possible to install lighting fixtures of various sizes. In addition, cable TV and Internet wires will be reliably hidden under the ceiling decoration.
Arrangements of a stretch ceiling are additional protection against unnecessary noise and thermal insulation, which will help create comfortable temperature conditions in the apartment during frosty weather at home.
The process of leveling the main ceiling is very difficult and time-consuming. Instead, the craftsmen decide to cover it with a specific structure that will cover design defects and other flaws in the ceiling.
The process of installing a stretch ceiling is quite fast and does not cause any particular inconvenience. During work, dust and other contaminants practically do not accumulate in the room. It is not necessary to take furniture out of the house and cover it with special covers.
You can place a stretch ceiling in any part of the house, regardless of the size of the location, ceiling height and other parameters. Multi-storey designs are ideal for spacious rooms. It is advisable to make a choice in favor of single-storey structures if you are looking for a model for a small house.
Drywall does not exert strong pressure on the walls due to its low weight. If necessary, the material can be given any shape. Plasterboard stretch ceiling can be mounted on walls of the same material without fear of deformation of the frame.
There are certain difficulties in the process of installing the structure.
If you do not have proper experience and knowledge in this area, give up the idea to carry out the installation procedure yourself. The best option is to seek help from specialists. If the work is done incorrectly, the structure will lose its durability, practicality and beauty.
In addition, drywall can crack.
Before starting work, you should develop a frame project, taking into account the size of the room and a certain style of the interior. These are additional costs and time spent on design.
Designers have developed many different combinations of plasterboard frames and canvases of various materials. Decor professionals continue to refine and combine ideas to create original shapes.
There is a list of the most popular and common options:
- Centre … Placing the box in the center of the room is a classic solution. The web is fastened inside the structure. Its size can vary, depending on the size of the room. Thin sheets are used when it is necessary to place special emphasis on the design. It will also help to lift the structure. For greater expressiveness, it is advisable to combine hidden backlighting with the design. This option will look great in any part of the house.
- Geometry … Many people opt for round or oval frames. The fabric or film is placed in the center. This technique is often used to create a "starry sky" effect. To simulate the daytime sky, this design option is also suitable. Experts highlight such a design flaw - the corners are additionally covered with plasterboard, due to which the dimensions of the room become visually smaller.
- "Tablet". In the center of the ceiling, a plasterboard body is installed, shaped like a tablet. As a rule, a large chandelier is the key element of the composition. The rest of the place is decorated with a special filament or thick film. To create a three-dimensional design, designers use the "circle in a circle" technique, installing a smaller structure on a large object.
- Waves … Curves and waves add volume to the garment. Installation of such a ceiling is more difficult and painstaking work. To correctly calculate the measurements, professionals use complex techniques.
If material possibilities permit, you can hire a professional designer who will develop a unique form, combining existing options and introducing new ideas.
This option is the best choice for original and extraordinary styles, developed for a particular room.
When considering and choosing a model, pay attention not only to the appearance, but also to the volume of the structure. Experts distinguish three types of stretch ceilings with plasterboard profiles:
Sibling… This is the most compact and cost effective option. Ideal for small rooms where it is important to keep as much free space as possible. This option is more often chosen for kitchens, hallways and corridors. The optimal choice for modern styles based on minimalism and conciseness
Two-tier… It is easy to guess from the name that the frame consists of two main parts. Models attract attention with volume and expressiveness. In this case, the technique of contrast is often used, combining canvases of different colors. Such designs are found in classical and modern directions
Multilevel… Models of this type can amaze with the originality of their forms. As a rule, these are the rarest and most expensive varieties. Certain compositions may be called contemporary works of art. With the help of such a composition, you can translate into reality the most daring and extraordinary design ideas. It is better to install multilevel ceilings in spacious rooms. It is the ideal solution for decorating spacious halls, bedrooms and living rooms
In the case of two-level ceilings, designers can use different types of canvases. Contrast reception is achieved by combining two colors. The junction can become the boundary of a certain zone for the visual division of the room into locations.
When choosing a design, it is necessary to pay attention not only to the shape, but also to the color of the stretch ceiling. Tone plays an important role in creating the necessary atmosphere, as well as the embodiment of the stylistic idea. Each decorative direction has its own color palette. The choice of color is also influenced by lighting, room size and personal tastes.
Pastel and classic… Plain ceilings are the most common when it comes to decorating an apartment or house. This category includes beige, gray, white, milky, delicate pink, blue, light green and other similar shades
Soft and delicate colors are ideal for bedrooms and other areas where a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere is needed.
- Bright colors. Colorful tones are actively used in modern styles. Catchy canvases on plasterboard frames most often decorate kitchens and children's rooms. In the latter case, it is recommended to dilute the saturation with light and neutral tones.
- Bright hues. A light palette is the best solution for compact rooms. Such colors will not only visually increase its size, but also saturate the room with light, making the atmosphere lighter and fresher. Such a palette will be quite appropriate in classic and modern directions.
- Contrast. The combination of two completely different colors creates a dynamic pattern. The most common option is a black and white combination. Also, red, orange, green, purple and other bright colors are combined with white. Correctly selected combinations will fit into almost all decorative directions.
- Printing. Thanks to the photo printing service, it became possible to apply any image to film or fabric. It can be a famous painting, a colorful landscape, and more. The most popular themes are flowers, nature, night or day sky, animals.
For different rooms
Each room in the house performs its own specific task. This must be taken into account when choosing a stretch ceiling with plasterboard elements. For each zone in the house, designers recommend a specific type of construction and type of ceiling.
Kitchen… This is a very important room in the house. In it, they not only eat, but also relax and communicate with family and friends. The atmosphere in the location must be created comfortable and conducive to conversation. Glossy canvases are ideal. The play of light on the surface will expand the boundaries of the room
Hallway… The interior of this part of the apartment creates a general impression of the house. It is advisable to make a choice in favor of single-level frames with a light canvas. The color of the stretch fabric or film should be several shades lighter than the color of the finishing materials and furniture in the hallway
Children… For the arrangement of the room of a child or teenager, light colors are chosen that are in harmony with bright colors. Listen to this rule when choosing a stretch ceiling on a drywall structure. The most popular saturated colors are pink, blue, green, orange, yellow. Among light colors, such a palette is common: white, light gray, beige, milky
Pay attention to the canvases decorated with characters from popular children's cartoons and films.
Such models are ideal for arranging small children's rooms. For schoolchildren and adolescents, it is advisable to choose one color or combine canvases of several tones. The optimal number of flowers on one design is no more than three.
To make the decoration interesting for a teenager, use the custom-made ceiling service, taking into account the wishes and preferences of the child.
Bedroom… Peace, relaxation and tranquility should reign in the bedroom. Designers strongly recommend choosing light, neutral and sleeping tones. A common palette is beige, cream, lilac, delicate pink, sky blue, peach. The "starry sky" effect is very popular. If you want to draw attention to a stretch ceiling, choose a white plasterboard box
If the size of the room allows, you can arrange a two-level or multi-level ceiling in the room.
Living room… Typically, the living room or hall is the largest room in the house. In this case, the design will ideally cope with the role of an accent in the interior. A multi-level frame and a combination of contrasting colors is the best solution for a spacious room with high ceilings. Complete the composition with lighting fixtures. It can be a luxurious chandelier with pendants and gilding, or a variety of miniature spotlights
Bathroom… Stretch ceilings in the bathroom are rare, but it is possible. Canvases in neutral colors (gray, beige and their shades) on plasterboard bases will help muffle contrasting combinations in the room. More colorful and catchy options will dilute the uniform palette of finishes
General recommendations for selection
The market offers customers a huge variety of design options for stretch ceilings with plasterboard. To make the right choice, you need to heed the advice from professional designers.
Be sure to consider the style of the interior. Each decorative direction has certain design requirements. Modern high tech gravitates towards minimalism. It is characterized by futuristic shapes, neutral tones and chrome elements. Such a stretch ceiling is complemented with small LED lamps.
Stretch ceiling in classic style decorated with expressive patterns and gilding. Beige and its shades are used as the main color.
With such a decor, a luxurious chandelier in several levels will look perfect.
There are many decorative styles. Some are very similar to each other, others are the complete opposite. Check the general characteristics of the style before placing an order.
In the kitchen, dirt and various odors are most often accumulated. In this regard, it is advisable to use a film as a stretch fabric for this room. It is much easier to clean than a fabric base, and the film is virtually odor-free. In the bedroom or living room, fabric canvases will look more harmonious.
It is even easier when choosing the size of the canvas. Single-level designs are suitable for small rooms. Two-level and multi-level - for spacious rooms. Most buyers opt for more expressive and voluminous models, forgetting that they can look rough and ridiculous in very limited spaces.
Regardless of the shape, size and type of construction, a stretch ceiling should give you pleasant emotions. In pursuit of fashion and modern trends, do not forget about tastes and preferences. Only in this case the decor will bring pleasure and create the necessary comfortable conditions.
For information on how to install a stretch ceiling with plasterboard, see the next video.