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7 ideas to cover the ceiling of your house

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Why should the ceiling of your house be left out when you are trying to design the perfect interiors. Even though the roof is not in direct sight of your eyes, it does not mean that it needs to look dull and boring. Almost every material that you use to cover other surfaces of your apartment can be used for the ceiling as well. In case you do not know about the available options. Then in this ideabook, we are going to share with you seven such materials that you can use to line the ceilings of your house.

1. Matte finish paint

For rooms that have excellent ceiling height using a matte finish paint can be a fantastic idea. This material does not add the feeling of spaciousness which is perfect in this case since the roof is already placed on a higher level. Instead, this paint gives a kind of cozy feel to the room.

2. Wallpaper

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Design Essentials

Residence at Rohini, New Delhi

Design Essentials

Although this method might not be an obvious one, it still works wonders. Lining the ceiling of your house with wallpaper will allow you to incorporate prints on to the surface quickly. It is also ideal for those who are looking for a vast range of selection.

3. Plaster of Paris

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Mr. Shekhar Bedare's Residence


If you are looking to incorporate something fancy on your ceiling, then you can use plaster of Paris to create a custom design. Since the plaster comes in the white colour, you can even paint it in the shades that you like. It means this is an option which can be customized entirely.

4. Wooden panels

Living area tv unit:  Living room by Samanta’s Studio
Samanta’s Studio

Living area tv unit

Samanta’s Studio

In case you want a grand looking ceiling and budget is not a constraint for you then you can even opt for a wooden panel. These can be cut in whatever shapes and size you prefer to create a unique ceiling design.

5. Cement grills

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AIS Designs

Cement grills are another material which can be used to make your ceiling look regal rather than ugly. Not only can the design be customized, but you can also combine backlights to give the room a decorative touch. These grills are also not as massive as they look.

6. Stone tiles

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An unusual way to cover the ceiling of your room which will also make the area stand out is of stone tiles. However, you need to be careful before choosing the tiles as you cannot incorporate a lot of load in the ceiling. Such tiles are also available in many patterns and shades.

7. Glossy paint

Last but surely not the least, if you have a room where the ceiling is placed on a low height then you should always opt for glossy finish paint. It will not only make the room look spacious but will also take the attention away from the height of the ceiling.

For more options check out our ideabooks

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