False ceilings have come a long way from being a functional cover suspended under the structural ceiling to hide away ugly pipes and wiring. Nowadays, they are regarded as an aesthetic design element that completely transforms a room from dull to stunning. In modern houses, ceiling design plays a significant role in the overall look of a room as it often includes lighting that helps to control the mood in the room.
In today’s ideabook, we look at 30 of the best false ceiling designs that are perfect for Indian homes. They include professionally designed options for every room, whether it’s private spaces such as bedrooms and bathrooms or shared areas such as living rooms and kitchens.
A bedroom needs to be an oasis of calm that allows you to relax, but you also need it to be bright enough so that you can read in bed without straining your eyes. False ceilings can be designed to include spotlights and a fan so that the bedroom is well illuminated and ventilated.
A false ceiling doesn’t have to follow regular square or rectangular shapes or be in the same colour as the rest of the walls in the room. You can get creative and coordinate the ceiling colour with other elements in the room.
Instead of a plain white ceiling, a suspended ceiling with cut-outs lit up in a bright colour will bring an interesting look to the bedroom.
Besides natural lighting and reading lamps, spotlights in the false ceiling for bedrooms can help to add sophistication to the design, besides allowing a choice of lighting sources to brighten or dim the amount of light in the room.
Plaster of Paris or POP ceilings allow the diffused lighting from behind it to highlight a feature wall or any other decorative element in the room.
The contrast of black and white brings unmatched sophistication to any room. Instead of the walls or the furnishings, how about using it on the ceiling?
One of the commonly used ceiling ideas is to have separate materials in different sections of the room to divide the areas visually. It can help to separate the sleeping space from the sitting or dressing areas within the room.
False ceiling designs can be adapted to any style, even Victorian, as we see in this bedroom. An ornate chandelier can easily be suspended from it.
In children’s bedrooms, they can be used to create playful or whimsical highlights on the ceiling, adding colour and brightness – two essential ingredients for every kid’s space.
A false ceiling can be used to demarcate a passage way in the bedroom, which leads to the bathroom or the dressing area.
In a room with a very high ceiling, suspending the fan from the false ceiling can help to improve the air flow in the room.
See these pictures of stunning bedrooms with false ceiling for more ideas.
Modern false ceiling design extends beyond the bedroom and can work well even in open plan dining areas.
It can be used to create a visual border than separates the dining room from the living area and kitchen. Using light and dark tones, like in this image, also makes the room look stunning!
There are no hard-and-fast rules about how to incorporate lighting in false ceiling designs for dining rooms. You can get inspired by the creative solution in this dining room, which has a frame suspended from the ceiling with lampshades dropping down to create spotlights on the table.
Get inspired by these stunning false ceiling designs.
In this dining area with a round table, the ceiling has a circular design, which adds a cosy touch to the space.
In this room, which has simple flooring, the false ceiling has a print that resembles wood planks, adding a textural element to the otherwise plain space.
From spotlights that focus on specific areas or elements to diffused lighting coming through the gap between the POP ceiling and the wall, a combination of illumination sources makes the lighting design in a living room more versatile.
In a living room that has wood all over, including on the walls and the floor, a ceiling in wood may appear monotonous. However, using innovative wood ceiling ideas such as this one that has slatted wood through which light shines to create a play of shadows, can add an interesting element.
In a large house, among the simple false ceiling designs for halls, is to use the ceiling panels to separate the spaces.
False ceiling designs for halls help to add depth to a small space. The lights from the faux ceiling reflect on the floor and the walls in this narrow entranceway corridor to increase the sense of amplitude.
In a large hall, having symmetrical lines of lights embedded in the ceiling helps to create the illusion of a room that is bright throughout the day, even in its farthest corners.
A false ceiling in a contrast colour can beautifully frame a chandelier and increase its eye-catching elegance.
In this living room, the false ceiling follows a similar pattern as the grains in the marble flooring, bringing a lovely synergistic aesthetic.
In a small living room, the false ceiling is perfect not only for incorporating the air-conditioning unit, but also to add depth to the space with a layered design.
Who says the living room needs art on the walls? A decorative ceiling like this one is just as good to bring a stunning element that adds style to the space.
In modern homes, the neutral colour palette makes the living room dull, but you can add subtle touches of colour with false ceiling lights.
Kitchens need a blend of natural and artificial lighting. Adding a combination of lighting sources helps to create an almost daytime-like ambiance even at night.
In this design, you can see that the false ceiling serves not only for lighting, but also provides the perfect outlet for flushing out the odours and steam in the open kitchen.
False ceiling designs can also be implemented in bathrooms and are a perfect solution for illuminating the darkest corners of the room.
In a small bathroom, spotlights in the faux-ceiling can help to highlight certain areas where additional illumination is required, bringing a sense of spaciousness.
POP false ceiling costs can vary from around INR 60 per square feet and upwards, depending upon the complexity of the design. It’s an extremely affordable way to add style to any room in your home. Ideally, you should work with a professional interior architect who will help to create the perfect design to suit the size and style of your house.