Today I was inspired to bring up a topic that caught my eye whilst looking at inspiration photos for kitchen design trends that have come out in the newer catalogues from our suppliers and it gave me the wonderful idea for this blog – so let’s talk ceiling styles.
Before we jump on in to the different styles, I wanted to incorporate the history behind the ceiling styles and how they came about so upon researching and asking a tonne of (probably annoying) questions I have found the answers.
The craft of what’s now known as a “dropped” ceiling design backdates deep into architectural history, you see – over time ceilings where dropped for several reasons for the practicality and to suit the style of the house (and of course the build of the house itself) and for decorative purposes. Decorative tiled ceiling designs backdate to the 1300’s in japan while roman ceilings brought some of the most artsy designs that we’ve ever known.
The time came when the northern Europe finally took to this trend, especially in France where Baroque coffered designs with ornate rosettes and straightforwardly detailed crown molding took center stage among high-society.
Our point is this, if you’re renovating, or a new build is on the cards, it’s worth putting some thought into the details that can go into your ceiling for just what you need to pull everything together, dimension, and value.
Let’s have a look at some of the different styles – there are so many different designs out there, so we will only show the ones we have selected that catches the eye:
While common this can be simple and contemporary or detailed and ornate, the photo below shows moulding offers just the right amount of ornamental detail to this design.
Tray ceilings have wedged their way back into style and we can’t complain with the gorgeous effect this gives the room, no matter what your style is, this will always be a great choice, innovative lighting diverts their design to a functional yet luminous focal point within any room, especially dining, living, master bedroom spaces and even outdoor living spaces. Super versatile!
Now this has to be one of my ultimate favourite designs, not only do they allow for constructive practicality but also blends just gorgeously with designs, from simple and sleek to modern and magnificent these really can make a statement.
The floating ceiling is certainly a catch for the more simple yet sleek looks, you can’t go wrong with this style – this can fit in with any style your heart desires.
Rosettes were highly popular and favored by the french for their very detailed designs, there is just something so beautiful and superior about these styles of ceiling. It is somewhat uncommon these days to see this in a home but such an awesome idea, if you like this style i HIGHLY recommend going for this.
The main benefit that everyone knows is by having a skylight you are allowing more light to flow freely inside and lighten the room up a bit better, Villum Kann Rasmussen started his company on April 1, 1941, specializing in glass roofs, he soon came up with the brilliant idea to transform dark attics into living space with daylight and fresh air. Who doesn’t like an extra bit of sunshine gleaming into the kitchen to show off that beautiful new benchtop? or the idea of having a window to get rid of the smoke let off from accidentally burning that delicious meatloaf…