Decorating an attic ceiling is a technically challenging, but creative and fun activity. In this case, it does not matter what materials will be used in the decoration. The main thing is to complete all the work on the lining of the attic ceiling, strictly observing the technologies and safety rules.
Requirements for the premises
In fact, an attic is an attic space that is located directly under the roof. When used correctly, it can increase the usable area of the home. The attic ceiling serves two functions at the same time: it retains heat and is an important structural element of the design.
When designing a room, it is worth paying attention to some important features. For example, the roof of a house is subject to frequent temperature changes. Therefore, when finishing the attic floor, you should pay attention to heat and waterproofing.
Also, one of the differences between a house with an attic and other buildings is the roof, which has a rather complex geometric shape. With a thoughtful design, this moment can highlight the merits of the building. Otherwise, it can spoil the overall impression.
When choosing one or another method of lining the attic ceiling, it is important to take into account the functional purpose of this room, the general design of the house, the geometry and height of the roof, the decoration and location of the windows, the arrangement of the lighting system.
Do not forget that the result of working with some modern facing materials directly depends on the insulation and vapor barrier of the room. Failure to comply with these requirements can lead to a reduction in the service life and unscheduled repair of the ceiling.
Let's consider in more detail the main nuances and methods of finishing the attic ceilings of country buildings.
It must be borne in mind that the roof of the attic heats up quickly in the sun. In winter, it does not hold heat well and accumulates condensation. In addition, it is unable to protect against external sounds. Therefore, before starting work on the design of the ceiling, it is necessary to tackle the roof itself.
Properly selected roofing material, organized thermal insulation and waterproofing can help to reduce energy losses in the house up to 3 times, reduce the frequency and cost of repairs. Also, the insulated roof provides optimal living conditions in the attic, comfort and warmth throughout the house.
In the presence of heating and ventilation systems for arranging the attic ceiling, you can use almost any design option. In construction markets and large hypermarkets there is a wide range of materials that can be used to sheathe the inner surface of the roof:
- drywall sheets;
- parquet board;
- open beams;
- tension structures.
Let us consider in more detail the listed design options for the ceiling zone.
Plasterboard finishing is a completely rational solution, especially if the entire room is finished with this material. Currently, drywall is one of the budgetary methods for finishing ceilings, allowing you to mask all existing irregularities, hide insulation and vapor barrier.
Plasterboard is increasingly being used to decorate ceilings with a complex roof structure. Its main advantages include the ability to carry out installation work at different angles, combining different materials, textures and types of finishes.
Drywall is almost a universal material due to its availability, smooth surface, low weight and ease of cutting sheets to give them the desired size.
From drywall, you can make such structures that will give the ceiling volume and expressiveness, without lowering it. This will maintain the height of the attic room.
The original and at the same time practical design using drywall can even visually raise the ceiling in the room. For example, you can use semicircular or trapezoidal recesses, placing lights in them to enhance the effect.
Plasterboard allows you to install almost any kind of lighting: recessed spotlights, LED lighting, pendant chandelier, etc. An interesting combination of several lighting options at once. You can create a multi-level ceiling structure with an unusual organization of light. The choice of options is huge.
It should be remembered that it is more advisable to use a moisture-resistant material for "attic" bathrooms. In rooms with relatively low humidity, a refractory type of material is used.
It should also be noted that at a low cost and environmental safety, drywall is susceptible to deformation when the house collapses. Therefore, this material should be used to decorate the ceilings of buildings that have already stood for some time after delivery.
The use of natural wood in the interior is always relevant. If the walls of the attic room are finished with wood, then the same material is chosen for the ceiling cladding. This design creates a unique atmosphere and special comfort, fills the air with a pleasant resinous aroma. This material is used in decoration quite often, because a wooden ceiling can organically fit into the interior of almost any country house.
So that the design does not seem simple, it is advisable to consider various options for interior solutions. For example, the design of an attic room "antique" can be very aesthetic, solid and noble.
The attic ceiling will look original if you place the slats at an angle or create transitions from lighter to darker tones.
Lining is an affordable material with good characteristics:
- environmental friendliness;
- lack of toxicity;
- maintaining an optimal indoor climate.
Imitation of a bar
Imitation of a bar is an excellent finishing option, which is ideal for both interior and exterior decoration of premises. It is also suitable for decorating the attic ceiling.
This material has a number of valuable advantages that attract buyers:
- aesthetic appearance;
- good sound insulation and thermal insulation;
- environmental friendliness;
- resistance to decay;
- long service life.
The process of facing ceilings using such a material is quite simple, even a beginner can handle it. It is only necessary to pre-insulate the roof of the house. Also, before installation, it is necessary to treat the canvas with a soil composition in order to exclude the processes of decay and mold formation.
Decorating the attic ceiling with exposed wooden beams creates a feeling of home warmth and coziness. It doesn't matter if the beams are part of the structure, or they only play a decorative role, the design of such a room is transformed by creating a special optical effect. Many designers recommend even focusing on open beams, for example, highlighting them with a contrasting print.
The wooden ceiling can also serve as a screen for ventilation and electrical wiring systems. You can hang any chandeliers from the beams. The ceiling beams, made from the same material as the furniture in the room, help to create the perfect design and harmonious environment.
With the help of such structures, single-level and multi-level ceilings of various shapes are created. They also help hide some layout defects. A room with a stretch ceiling can be decorated in almost any style and color. An important positive characteristic of stretch ceilings is their moisture resistance. This is especially true when you consider the risk of roof leakage due to external factors. In this case, the stretch ceiling will save the room from excess moisture. You just need to call the masters who will remove the material and carefully drain the water.
Other indisputable advantages of this type of finish are the relatively low price, a wide range of shades, the ability to change the blade without removing the guides. The disadvantages of this type of lining of the attic ceiling include the fact that the canvas is synthetic. It also has poor resistance to mechanical damage.
When carrying out finishing work, it is advisable to use a creative approach. You can be a fan of the classic style or welcome modern interior trends. In any case, creative ideas and unusual solutions will be in place.
An attractive and practical dressing room can be created on the attic floor. You can also equip a romantic bedroom in this part of the house by placing an air canopy bed in the attic. Attic roof slopes can be decorated with miniature shelves. They can be decorated with souvenirs, framed photographs and other decor.
The use of interesting lamps and chandeliers in the interior can become a highlight of the room. If you do not want to draw undue attention to the ceiling, you should choose concise lighting fixtures.
If the attic floor is intended for a child, you can equip the children's room so that you get a small fairy-tale world. Stretch ceilings with drawings can help you with this (for example, a canvas depicting a blue sky with fluffy clouds and fluttering butterflies).
As you know, the basis of a successful interior design is the harmony of the chosen colors, which can emphasize the geometry of the room and give it individual features. According to designers in small houses, light colors and pastel shades should be used.as well as reflective surfaces and light reed textures. In larger rooms, you can experiment with brighter, more saturated colors that can add expression to the interior.
The geometric features of the roof can be emphasized by using clear lines in the design. For example, skirting boards will hide the joints in the corners of the attic roof and combine different textures into a single ensemble. In addition, vertical lines used in wall decoration can visually increase the height of a room's ceilings.
It should also be remembered that the use of transverse lines, like dark colors, visually reduces space in the interior.
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