Tricks of the Trade: Ceiling Options

Who wants a boring ceiling with ugly popcorn texture? We don’t, and we’re sure you don’t either! We have a few solutions to this problem we want to share with you. Pick which one works best for you, and start making moves!

Tiles or Planks

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     Our first suggestion is to cover the ceiling with tiles or planks. You have many options when it comes to the material of the planks or tiles, such as laminate, mineral fiber, PVC, vinyl, or patterned tiles. The patterned tiles will definitely give a unique personality to the room that you don’t see very often. Another cool look you can create when considering planks is using the planks that mimic wood or beaded board. This is a great way to conceal ceiling damage as well!

Tin Tiles

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     Tin tiles covering the ceiling do a great job at hiding uneven areas. To add your own style to it, you can use oil-based primer and fun colored oil-based paint. It is extremely important to use oil-based primer and paint, because rust can become a huge issue. You also have the option of leaving the tiles as is to give it a very retro, vintage look. In this case, you will still want to get an oil-based covering, because rust would still be an issue.

Crown Molding

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     Crown moldings and wood trim can add so much to a room. These create height dimensions and give an elegant effect. You can acquire pre-made crown moldings people like to put up themselves, or you can have it professionally done. If you are a DIY fanatic, try out the pre-made moldings, but if not, we suggest getting it professionally done. The pre-made ones require a lot of skill and a compound miter saw. Most of us don’t have one of those just sitting in the back of our craft closets.

Paint

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     Our last and most cost-effective suggestion is paint. Simply painting your ceiling can cause a huge change in the look of the room. If you want the room looking larger, lighter colors are the way to go! If you already have tall ceilings and want a warmer feel added to the room, use darker colors! If you have a big room but a low ceiling, continue the wall color as a border around the ceiling. This little trick creates the illusion of a higher ceiling. Pick which strategy you are going to pursue depending on which room you are trying to affect, and most of all, just have fun with it!

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Hottest Paint Colors Right Now!

Everyone wants to stay in the loop when it comes the latest trends, because who doesn’t want their home to stay updated all year round? Well to keep our readers in the loop, we have come to you with the hottest paint colors happening right this second! Search through our list, pick your favorites, and go grab a paint brush and some paint cans! Make a fun day of it while the kids are back in school. We already know, …perfect timing.

Navy

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We’re loving navy paint right now because it is so bold and strong. This paint works well with a formal room, such as an office, or you can use it to give a casual hallway a little attitude. Depending on the size of the space you’re using it in, find the appropriate shade. Be careful not to go too dark.

Blush

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 This lighter color will add space to a room. Don’t be afraid of it! Light pink isn’t restricted to nurseries anymore. This paint actually goes extremely well with so many patterns, fabrics, and textures. You can really play it up or play it down. Get creative with it.

Lilac

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Lilac also has moved out of the nursery stage. It has the ability to create a soft and sophisticated feel to any room, big or small. It does tend to have a feminine touch, but it’s still a strong paint color. This is one we didn’t expect to love as much as we truly do!

Gray

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Coming out of summer, you can keep that feeling in your home with this gray. It’s bright and cheerful and keeps the fresh look all year long. To add to that look, gray paint goes well with any hardware or finishes and white fabrics or touches.

Aqua

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This color is so bright and cheery; it just purely adds happiness. It keeps the room looking young and spirited. Pair it with white to really achieve this feel with a dash of sophistication. It’s the perfect color to use when you want a room to look fun without being too cheesy or overwhelming.

We hope you love these paint colors just as much as we do! Now go update your homes!

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