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Don’t Forget to Look Up!
February 18, 2014 | Posted by: Pam Plowden Rawson, ASID

So many elements come together to make a finished room.  Certainly furnishings are a main factor, but let’s consider the architectural elements of the room as well.  The floors are a good place to start.  They can be wood (what species, what stain?) or tile (ceramic, natural stone or marble?).  Will your walls be painted, wallpapered or paneled?  The window choices are endless and how you treat the fireplace or built-in cabinetry can completely define the style of a room.

But what about the ceiling?  This often neglected, but sizable component of a room is easily ignored.  A coat of “ceiling white” paint or, as most designers prefer, a lighter version of the trim can be about all of the attention a ceiling can muster.  What a wasted opportunity.

For both formal to casual settings, attention to the ceiling can be the finishing touch that sets a room apart, enhances the architecture, or makes it feel complete.

All of these rooms benefit from paying attention to the ceiling.  Elements such as wood planking, beams or paneling, a decorative wallpaper or a complementary paint color draw the eye up.  These ceiling treatments enhance each of these rooms in a way that a plain sheet rock ceiling never could.