Modern technologies of finishing, which have wide possibilities in creating various designs and forms, as well as combinations of various materials, are most pronounced in the design of the ceiling space, especially in cases when suspended or stretch ceilings are used.
Moreover, the combined ceilings are a truly revolutionary invention in design, which is extremely simple with high artistic impact. Their application turns out to be especially successful where a non-standard approach is required, which allows reflecting the individuality of the project, embodying unexpected bold ideas.
As a rule, the combined suspended ceiling is a construction from one or from two (and more) levels in which various combinations of materials and technologies are used. For example, a matte stretch ceiling may have inclusions in the form of a stained glass illuminated from inside or combine plastic panels with mirror surfaces.
Most often the basis of multi-level combined ceilings are practical and inexpensive gypsum board (GCR). Drywall today is increasingly combined with a stretch ceiling. Both of these technologies combine well, making it easy to create surfaces of arbitrary configurations and of any size. Without a material such as a gypsum plasterboard, it would be difficult to place mirror or glass inserts on the ceiling.
Such ceilings usually combine matte and glossy canvases, differing in color and texture. They are used for spacious rooms and small-sized rooms.
For rooms with low walls, single-level combined ceilings with different textures and color canvases are more suitable. If you choose the right shade of the material and its texture, then this coating with one level looks quite elegant and can create a cozy atmosphere.
In rooms high enough it would be more appropriate to mount a multi-level coverage. This design makes it easy to hide all pipes and any communications, while ensuring the separation of the space of the room into separate functional areas.
Ways of combining canvases
The following combinations are considered the most popular.
Combination of various film canvases
In coatings with a single level, you can combine different texture and color of the canvas. At the same time, in order to obtain an ideally smooth joint line, these webs are interconnected using a separating profile.
It is necessary to choose shades so that the harmony of the whole color composition is observed. Usually monochrome combinations are most appropriate in the case of the need to create a peaceful environment. In this case, the multi-tier design with muted lighting will complement well the interior, made in soft pastel colors.
Making out the ceiling of the kitchen room, you need to choose the type of coating and type of ceiling design to make full use of this surface. Combined ceilings in the kitchen in this case are usually the most functional.
This ceiling is an interesting modern version of the bedroom. With a combination of colors and textures, he can emphasize the style of this room, introduce colors and light into it, transform space, dividing it into zones. Properly chosen ceiling will add comfort and warmth to the bedroom, and especially if it is a ceiling with lighting. In this case, ceiling lights can be placed on the entire surface of the ceiling and installed in separate plasterboard niches.
The use of LEDs in combined ceilings to organize the lighting of rooms is becoming more common along with the use of traditional incandescent lamps. LED strips and fixtures noticeably benefit even when compared with relatively new lighting devices such as fluorescent lamps, as they have:
- low price;
- low power consumption;
- the ability to control both the brightness and the color of the glow;
- ease of installation;
- low heat generation;
- high degree of fire safety;
- the excellent decorative qualities allowing to realize interesting design projects.
The combined ceiling is able to decorate any room, as with the right choice of material and construction it can be suitable for any style of home or office design. The purpose of such a ceiling in terms of aesthetics is to complement the general intent of the designer. Therefore, it is important and its shape, and color, and method of illumination.