Window treatments add so much style and character to a room that I get excited each time I am asked to a client’s home to design for them. The window treatments are usually functional as well as beautiful. They tie all the elements of the room together.
Another room element I have been noticing more lately is the ceiling.
Some homes have fabulous crown molding, beams, tiles or other interesting ceilings.
Others have plain boring ceilings that are popcorn, swirls or flat.
A flat ceiling can be quite useful – it can be painted to go with the window treatments, the furniture or even a large painting on the wall. A painted ceiling adds an over-the-top, tie-it-all-together, final touch to the room, even above and beyond the window treatments.
I received an email the other day from Houzz that talked about painted ceilings. Since this has been a subject on my mind lately, I thought I would share it with you:
“It’s standard operating procedure to paint your walls a color while keeping the ceiling white. We’ve been told this makes the room feel larger and brighter. While there’s no doubt a white ceiling will brighten a room, certain ceiling colors can actually make a room appear more expansive. The key to using a bold or dark color on the ceiling without the space becoming cave-like is to make sure you have adequate lighting or limit the adjacent wall colors to white or another light hue.”
To read the whole article about bold painted ceilings and view all the great photos, click here.
I would love to help design your new window treatments and suggest the perfect color for your ceiling to make your room one that pops. Call or email me today –