Stretch ceilings are popular now: many are already tired of traditional white options, so manufacturers offer models with interesting patterns that will significantly refresh your interior. A ceiling with a picture can look interesting both in an apartment and in a private house. If you are planning to decorate your interior with such an unusual detail, you should carefully consider design solutions and colors.
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If you are going to choose patterned stretch ceilings for your home, you need to take into account all the features of such a finishing option. The images on the ceiling look quite specific, so they are not suitable for every interior. It is important to take into account a number of nuances to make the interior stylish and harmonious. Follow a few rules when choosing a stretch ceiling with images:
- First of all, you need to take into account that the stretch ceiling will be located much lower than the usual one. Therefore, this option is suitable exclusively for owners of private houses or apartments with high ceilings. If you have initially low ceilings, it is better to consider other finishing options - for example, painting or decorating the ceiling with plastic panels.
- Make sure your decor isn't cluttered with detail. The colored version with a pattern is a noticeable and unusual detail of the interior, which is often accentuated. To make such a solution look really fashionable, it is best to arrange the space in a laconic style - even the simplest design will not be boring with such a highlight as a colored ceiling.
- If you choose a picture for the ceiling for a nursery or bedroom, you should limit yourself to light pastel colors, avoid pure saturated colors and obvious contrasts. Design shouldn't be annoying. More extravagant options are possible for the kitchen, living room, hallway or bathroom, but it is not recommended to make ceilings too bright - it will be difficult to stay in such a room for a long time.
The cladding of a patterned stretch ceiling is a PVC film made from an alloy of plastic masses and rolled out on specialized equipment - the manufacture of such ceilings is a complex and expensive process. There are various options for stretch ceilings, depending on the nuances of their production. There are more expensive and cheaper options, models with different textures and with different application of the images themselves. Consider the various options before deciding on your choice.
Very often matte ceilings are chosen - sometimes these are options with a slight embossed texture, and sometimes the surface is stylized as paint splashes or strokes.
All this is made of plastic, after rolling the film, the necessary texture is applied to it.
The images are transferred to the surface using a large format printer. If the texture does not stand out too much, the image can be anything. For relief options, abstract prints or images that repeat the shape of the relief are more often chosen.
There are also glossy tension models. For this, additional substances are added to the plastic composition, which, after processing, give the ceiling surface a mirror-like shine. Usually such ceilings have a simple ornament - their surface itself stands out against the general background. They visually expand the space of the room and look very stylish in modern minimalist interiors.
At the same time, the surface of such ceilings reflects all the objects in the room, therefore, in a bedroom or a nursery, this option can cause discomfort - but for a fashionable design of a kitchen or living room, this option may be perfect.
Satin ceilings are especially popular now - PVC satin looks like a real fabric, although it is a kind of plastic. This material is easy to clean, does not absorb grease, does not lose its color and excludes the appearance of fungus, but at the same time such a ceiling will be absolutely environmentally friendly, suitable even for children's rooms. The silk texture allows you to play with colors in an interesting way - the patterns shimmer in the light, the patterns will acquire new shades. Such ceilings are often chosen for interiors with a classic design.
In order for the ceiling to blend harmoniously with your home or apartment, it is extremely important to choose the right design solution. Modern manufacturers offer a wide variety of patterned ceilings. In addition, even if you do not find the option that suits you, you can apply a print on the ceiling in some companies to order.
When choosing the appropriate option, you should build on the style in which you decorate the rest of the interior of your apartment.
For classic interiors, neoclassicism and baroque solutions that imitate silk, small decorative painting, the image of the sky are suitable. Mostly, these options should be in light colors - choose pastel colors such as beige, blue, light green or pink. If you choose a ceiling with a painting or an image of clouds, it is better if the pictures are located around the perimeter, and the center remains white.
For interiors in oriental, japanese style images of bamboo or orchids on the ceiling may work. Usually these are decorative options that only slightly resemble the outlines of plants. If you want realistic images, all kinds of branches of trees and flowers in the photographs can look great in a modern style in the interior - keep in mind that such a ceiling will be very noticeable in the interior, so the rest of the environment should be completely minimalistic.
For interiors country style, as well as provence ornaments and patterns with a stylized image of elements of nature are best suited. Most often these are plants and flowers, less often - images of animals and insects. Now you can find a variety of interesting options that can perfectly complement the atmosphere of a country-style house and allow you to feel like a part of nature even in the center of a big city.
It is very important how exactly your drawings will be placed. Uniform application of the pattern over the entire surface is rarely found in modern interiors. This is possible only if the shade of your ceiling is as light as possible, and the patterns practically do not stand out against its background. Any bright and noticeable patterns across the entire area may look too catchy and defiant, such a ceiling will put pressure on you, and it will be uncomfortable to be in such a living room for a long time.
Often, small patterns on stretch models are placed in the corners. This can look interesting in rooms with a wide variety of layouts: if you want to make a narrow room more harmonious, you should choose decor for all four corners, and if you have a square room, it is best to place the drawings in two diagonally located corners.
Decorative floral or abstract ornaments will look most successful in the corners. However, sometimes there are realistic images - for example, clouds, birds or plants.
Place drawings around the perimeter only if you have a spacious room. In a small room, such options for stretch ceilings are not recommended: any decor in the form of a frame visually reduces the space. Nevertheless, the ornaments located around the perimeter in a large room allow completing the design. If your interior seems pale and boring to you, such a solution will allow you to refresh it, give it individuality.
For small spaces, a ceiling pattern is often chosen, located in the center.
In modern high-tech interiors, such images can be organized into squares, triangles or geometric shapes. However, the most common images are in a circle or in an oval. They look harmonious in almost any interior. To make the ornament stand out, choose circles with clear boundaries.
If you want the drawings not to be immediately striking, it is better if the borders of the circle represent an ornament that gradually turns into the main color of the ceiling.
The color of the ceiling largely determines its role in the interior. If you are doing a major renovation, you should think over your design project in advance and decide on the color of the ceiling - it is important that it is combined with the rest of the interior and not too bright. If you are changing the ceiling in an already furnished room, you should proceed from the color of the decoration and furniture - it is good if your ceiling with drawings complements and decorates the interior, organically fitting into the given color scheme.
Consider the following possible color solutions for the stretch ceiling and their successful combinations with other colors of decoration and furniture:
Classical for ceilings are considered pastel colors - they do not attract too much attention and look restrained, but at the same time stylish and interesting. Often for stretch ceilings with a pattern, beige, light blue, pink, gray or light green colors are chosen. The main advantage of pastel shades is that they will perfectly allow you to highlight almost any shade in your interior decoration. At the same time, try to keep the wall decoration or furniture in rich colors and not merge with the ceiling - this will make the design expressive
Black ceilings they are rarely chosen - mainly, they are suitable for modern interiors in non-residential premises. For example, a black ceiling can organically fit into the decor of the kitchen, hallway or bathroom. Both glossy and matte options are popular. They go well with wood and metal, and are also suitable for bright interiors. At the same time, it is better to combine with black not pure, but complex composite colors - for example, olive, raspberry, mustard or beige
Ceilings are popular rich dark shades - it can be burgundy, brown, dark blue or khaki. Especially often, such options are chosen for eclectic interiors. Moreover, if you choose such a ceiling, there should be no contrasting elements on it, otherwise such a design will look too colorful. However, the combination of a white ceiling background with dark patterns in sophisticated shades looks good. This finish will perfectly match any wallpaper, wood and plastic furniture, classic and modern elements in the interior
Luminous ceilings with integrated LEDs Is one of the new trends in decoration. Such options provide soft dim light, and create a special atmosphere - multi-colored LEDs are suitable for a living room or bedroom. These models can be combined with conventional fluorescent lamps to provide bright light when needed. You can also choose from a variety of glowing patterns that look very interesting - they can be either small or large, which will enhance the lighting
Stretch ceilings with drawings in bright saturated colors done quite rarely. In living quarters, overly bright colors can cause discomfort and irritation, so it is better not to take risks and give preference to more restrained options. Nevertheless, sometimes bright ceilings are made in the hallway and in the bathroom. For a design like this to really look good, the room needs to be spacious. In addition, you need to carefully select furniture and accessories - it is not necessary for several bright colors to compete with each other, but the design should not be too pale either: it is best to combine dark and light shades, this will make the interior expressive
How to choose?
We don't see ceilings as often as walls or floor finishes, but they significantly affect the perception of design and interiors and our comfort in living rooms. Therefore, it is extremely important that beautiful stretch ceilings are selected correctly. First of all, think about what options can be suitable for a relaxation room or hallway.: if in the bedroom it is important that the ceiling is as discreet and harmoniously combined with the walls, in non-residential premises there is more room for experimentation.
If you don't like radical options, but want to slightly freshen up your interior, white or milky ceilings decorated with local patterns - in the center, around the perimeter or in the corners - may be best. Such a design will not be conspicuous, but it will be a successful completion for the decor of any room. You can choose realistic picturesque pictures or abstract ornaments that will successfully fit into modern interiors.
In the hallway or in the kitchen you can make bright or dark options - since you do not spend too much time in these rooms. Catchy stretch models can look especially interesting in modern interiors.
It is worth considering that if you choose finishes in bright colors, it is better to stick to neutral colors in the rest of the decoration.
Examples for inspiration
To understand how this or that design solution will look in your interior, it is worth considering real options for decorating stretch ceilings in various rooms:
- For an apartment in a classic interior, unusual options with the image of paintings by old masters may be suitable. If you want to decorate your home with masterpieces of painting, the ceiling is the most interesting place to place a reproduction. It is important to take into account that the bottom view of the plot painting will be interesting, and portraits or landscapes are not always suitable for the ceiling.
- A ceiling with a sky image is a discreet option that at the same time attracts attention. Such a design is quite versatile - it is chosen for both the nursery and the living room, it can fit into both traditional and modern interiors.
- Plant or floral ornaments on stretch ceilings will look simple and stylish. If the ornament covers the entire ceiling, it is better to use this option in a small room so that the design does not look monotonous. In the best way, ornaments on the ceiling are suitable for a living room or bedroom - they look quite neutral, but they allow you to give the interior a complete look.
In the video below you can see how stretch ceilings with photo printing are produced.