A living room with an attractive ceiling will enhance the look and atmosphere of the room. Even the color of a ceiling determines the mood and ambiance of a room.
False Ceiling for Living Room
If you do not want a plain conventional ceiling, then an ideal ceiling design for living room will be a false ceiling or suspended ceiling. This type of false ceiling designs are very popular for living rooms as they give the living room warmth and coziness. A suspended ceiling is nothing but a flat ceiling that is built underneath an existing ceiling.
The ceiling panels are built with light weight acoustic materials that are installed in a grid pattern. The recess that is in between the suspended and the original ceiling is used for housing wirings and other such materials.
A false ceiling can be made more functional by installing dim lights or mood lighting fixtures. They are best used in rooms that have a considerably higher ceiling height, as false ceilings lower the ceiling height by about 4 to 6 inches.
Decorative panels and fancy moldings can also be used to give the false ceiling an attractive appearance. Installing suspended ceiling will give your living room a unique ambiance.
Wooden Ceiling Designs
If you live in a country style house, or you want to give a country appearance to your living room, then wooden ceilings are the best design. There are different styles of it to choose from and one of the most popular is wooden cathedral ceilings.
Cathedral ceiling made with wooden beams looks very attractive in a large and spacious living room. High and sloping cathedral ceilings make a dramatic statement in your living room. Cathedral ceilings are visually attractive but they do have some practical problems likes insulation and ventilation.
Nevertheless cathedral ceilings are a wise choice if you live in a large house with a spacious living room. Light fixtures used here should be hung low so that there is adequate lighting in the room. Extra lighting can be installed by using floor lamps. You can also opt for coffered ceiling designs which is a square box like pattern made with wooden beams.
Tray Ceiling Designs
Tray ceiling designs are very popular for the living room and the dining room. They are of two types. A recessed tray and an inverted tray. In a recessed tray ceiling design, the perimeter of the ceiling is lower than the center of the ceiling.
In an inverted tray, the center of the ceiling is lower than the perimeter, giving it a suspended look. Tray ceiling designs are perfect for living room as it allows you to hang decorative items like a crystal chandelier or install recessed lighting. Installing crown moldings along the edges of the tray ceiling will give your living room an elegant look.
Vaulted Ceiling Designs
If you have a living room that does not receive adequate amount of sunlight, then opt for a vaulted ceiling. A vaulted ceiling is similar to a cathedral ceiling where the ceiling arches upwards giving the room a spacious look.
It is not necessary that the two sloping sides of a vaulted ceiling should have equal measurements. Because the height of the living room with vaulted ceiling is more than that of a conventional flat ceiling design.
Therefore you need to make sure that the light fixtures are hung at a lower height. If you choose a vaulted ceiling for your living room, then it is best that you install long pendant light fixtures for illuminating the room.
The living room is the space where you spend the most amount of time, relaxing with your friends and family. So this room should be comfortable and it should have a warm and cozy atmosphere. Having an attractive ceiling that matches the décor of the living room is a great way of achieving that.