Ceilings are an important and integral part of any interior design. So whether you want to go for bland simplicity or statement worthy designs, it’s important to consider the wall and ground surfaces as a whole for their designs. Most HDBs don’t wear the statement ceiling trend very well, which is why further, we’ll be sharing 5 simple ceiling design hacks for your renovation.
1. Retaining identity
The first thing you must consider while selecting a ceiling design is whether you want the space below to retain its identity or be merged with the rest of the design. This is especially relevant when working with open floor planning. If you do want a specific area to retain its identity, then go for a design that is simple, but creates a small barrier between the two spaces. The living room ceiling design in this image is the perfect example of this technique.
2. Circulation is important
Most of the time, circulation spaces are left as is. This means there are no design aspects that separate them from the rest of the space, which is where the ceiling design comes in handy. You can highlight the circulation areas by designing your ceiling in a way that individualizes these open spaces without disturbing the layout at all.
3. Further zoning
You can further zone out a space within a large ceiling span by using ceiling fans and statement lighting pieces. Take the example of this image: the ceiling here separates the dining space from the living area by using a four-winged fan and a hanging statement light piece. The may be small interventions, but they definitely have a huge impact.
4. Statement and pendant lights
You can use statement and pendant lights to stylize a certain area. If you feel like a space looks vague or incomplete in design, then you can simply use either of these options to make it seem individualistic and personalized. You can select the design of these fixtures to match the rest of your interior design theme as well.
5. Light sources
The temperature of your preferred light fixture is extremely important, especially while considering the function of the spaces. For example, the lighting in kitchen has to be efficient and pragmatic, so its temperature has to vary from the lights used in the living area, bedroom and other parts of the home.