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 February 2019

Fresh Ideas for Your Home

Take your decor to new heights with a focus on your ceilings!

When most people look low for decorating enhancements, you can look high.


Most of the time, we think about ceilings as just a blank place at the top of our walls. Actually ceilings are a fifth wall that can uplift decorating to a higher level. A focus on your ceilings can top up your rooms by adding character and beauty, and can make your rooms seem more spacious too! 


You can heighten the beauty of your home with attention to your ceilings. Some changes involve major structural renovations, such as:

  • Warm wood beams

  • Rustic wood slats

  • Vaulted ceilings

  • Coved ceilings

  • Raising the roof to add clerestory windows

  • Cutting through the roof to install skylights


For these dramatic changes, you’ll need to hire a contractor (and maybe even an engineer) to advise you and do the work, keeping in mind structural issues in your home.


Other ceiling enhancements are more minor, involving paint or trim additions, including:


  • Contrasting paint color, either darker or lighter than wall paint

  • Stencils or murals

  • Faux paint finishes

  • Crown molding on or near the ceiling

  • Hollow beams that don’t add weight to your home’s structure


Take your home environment to a higher level. Don’t forget the ceilings in your decorating plan!     

© 2019 Hunter Douglas

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