The ceiling is the part of the room to which we pay the least attention. In the interior design of one-bedroom apartments, frequent mistakes are made precisely in its design. Incorrectly chosen ceiling covering visually deforms the space. What should be the design of the ceiling to emphasize all the advantages of a small apartment?
There is a wide variety of ceiling coverings. Progress in this area is moving by leaps and bounds, leaving far behind the old methods for decorating ceilings.
Whitewashing and painting the ceiling in many ways inferior to modern technology and do not justify the effort expended. These types of design require extensive preparatory work. And the service life of such a ceiling is relatively small. In addition, they do not hide the unevenness of the plates, which is quite often found especially in apartments of the old type.
Foamed polystyrene ceiling plates are easy to install: only special glue is needed for their installation. The building materials market offers a wide variety of textures and colors. These plates do not hide the flaws of the ceiling - all the irregularities and drops are clearly visible. They are contraindicated in a small room, as their texture visually reduces the height of the ceiling.
Stretch ceilings - are the leaders among the ceiling coverings. There are many advantages of this ceiling covering: a wide range of colors, durability, moisture resistance and fire resistance. Their main disadvantage is that all communications must be carried out before installing the ceiling. The ability to create multi-level ceilings, the ability to choose absolutely any color coating, photo printing - these are only a small part of the features that will allow you to realize even the most daring ideas for your apartment.
Alternative to stretch ceilings - suspended ceilings. They also do not limit the flight of your imagination and have practically the same technical characteristics as the stretch ceilings. They are just as easy to hide any communication, and the number of textures and colors allow you to create a non-standard design of the ceiling.
The key task of the interior design of a one-room apartment is to make it as spacious and functional as possible. The main elements for visual correction, of course, are - properly selected wallpaper, ceiling and floor covering.
First of all, you need to decide what load the ceiling in the interior will perform. The most familiar option for our reality is the white ceiling, which is design-friendly, despite its simplicity. He does not focus on attention and expands the space. White combines perfectly with other colors and makes the room brighter.
If you want to make the room brighter, then when choosing a ceiling covering look at the reflectance of light. The high coefficient indicates a good reflective coating. So white glossy stretch ceiling is an ideal option for dimly lit rooms. It will also reflect the walls, visually increasing the height of a one-room apartment.
Colored ceiling can be a central design element of your apartment. When choosing this option, do not forget that the walls should be either light or be combined with the ceiling (be the same color, shade). Colored ceiling allows you to "play" with the space, you should not be afraid of this. The following techniques will not only give the room a zest, but also visually correct it:
- The colored ceiling makes the space of the room wider, but at the same time it visually reduces its height.
- Cold shades increase the height, warm reduce.
- Glossy ceiling due to the reflectivity will visually raise the ceiling.
- If the color of the ceiling matches the color of two opposite walls, this will visually stretch the room in the direction of the color.
- Focusing on the ceiling and only one wall, you visually remove this wall and accentuate the furniture along it.
In our country, afraid to experiment with the design of the ceiling. Soviet remnants hammered in our minds the image of a carefully bleached ceiling. We advise you to experiment. Color, shades, textures of the ceiling will help you not only to make your one-room apartment unique, but also allow you to ergonomically place the functional zones and expand the precious space.