Dancing on the Ceiling: Rooms That Use Flooring Materials on the Ceiling
Image: Andy Liffner on Remodelista
My favorite home décor styles have a few things in common—individuality, creativity, and personality. Other than that, I don’t tend to think there should be a lot of rules about how you decorate your own space. However, a terrific ceiling usually fits one of two criteria in my book: either it completely disappears, or it acts as a focal point. With that thought in mind, let’s take a look at some examples of inspiring ceilings—specifically ones that use materials usually reserved for the floor.
This example uses beautifully crafted and stained wood on the ceiling to dress up the room. I assume it’s purely decorative, and would be a fairly simple addition to an existing space, should you want to try this in your own home.
Image: Roger D’Souza for Dwell
Concrete ceilings remind me of the Paul Simon song “One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor.” This was likely a structural element in the building, but it’s one that most would cover up. I’m a big fan of leaving the raw cement here.
This seems like a natural extension of the existing wall tile, but adding it to the ceiling is an unusual and striking choice.
Plywood in and of itself is a non-traditional choice for the ceiling, but the unique stain also resembles the sky. This choice shows real individuality, creativity, and personality.
How would you show personality through your ceilings?