February 16, 2012

Ceiling the Deal

I had so much fun finding the inspiration for my most recent post on decorative ceiling treatments.  But the fun definitely doesn’t stop there.  As always, kids’ spaces have so much more leeway to be creative in bold and playful ways.  Ceiling treatments in a kid’s space can take a room from amazing to extraordinary.

Case in point, look at how lovely this nursery is.  The design as a whole is beautiful with various textures and graphic elements; but it is the ceiling treatment that truly brings a warm glow to the space.

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This bold, mustard-yellow ceiling is such a creative way to up the playfulness of this tray ceiling.

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This beautiful, shared bedroom space succeeds because of the interaction of the patterns and bold colors.  The hot pink ceiling certainly takes it to a whole other level!

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This library nook has shown up on so many shelter blogs for good reason.  The floor to ceiling, forward facing library shelves make a big impact.  But perhaps the most appealing part of this project is the striped ceiling.  Evoking a canopy, it truly defines this small nook by making the ceiling seem lower…always a comforting goal for a quiet, reading space.

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And I would be remiss to count out this stunning nursery ceiling treatment, no matter how popular it is.  Even better…the next picture shows how that same room transitioned perfectly into a toddler room.

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If stripes aren’t your thing, there is always the option of wall paper.  The trellis pattern here creates a perfect balance of play and design.

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Another really inspiring idea is to use wall mural decals for your ceiling treatments.  Both of these children’s spaces up their sweetness antes considerably with minimal effort (other than applying the decals).

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I had to include these amazing ceiling treatments, even though they are considerably more tricky to apply.  In Milo’s room, Graham & Brown’s frame wall paper was used on the ceiling to create a beautiful, graphic surprise…

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…While in Tyler’s room, a full, artist installation was created with wooden panels and over sized graphic elements…

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…and these sweet embroidery hoops create a beautiful display of texture and variation that add amazing dimension to the ceiling.

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Have you ever applied a treatment to the ceiling in a kid’s space?

2 Responses to “Ceiling the Deal”

  1. Dana Says:
    February 16th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I actually have ceilings that are painted different colors in my home but these color combinations and even stripes make me want to do even more!

  2. Jeanette Says:
    February 16th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Nice insightful post on the most forgotten room surface. Why not give babies something to look at since the spend so much time on their backs. Thanks for covering the ceiling!