• Fri. Jan 21st, 2022

False Ceilings Designs in Real Spaces


Some call it faux /false ceiling while some others call it drop/suspended ceiling. Call it what you may because there has never been a more exciting canvas in your house to play with!

False Ceilings

False ceilings are often caste aside in lieu of walls and floors while decorating a space, however, we believe that they can do much more than just hide ugly pipes, wires and fittings. We are here to show you how to jazz up your ceilings with a fresh perspective.

Construction Basics of False Ceilings Designs:

A traditional false ceiling design is made of gypsum boards that are suspended from the original ceiling with aluminum framing. This technique is colloquially known as POP (Plaster of Paris). This creates a gap for recessed light fittings to do away with ugly tube lights with PVC pipes and strips running haphazardly on your ceilings. 

New Heights Using False Ceilings Designs:

The above basic assembly can help you achieve a hierarchy in spaces with flat minimal ceiling using different heights depending on your layout. This can create an illusion of segregated areas within a room. For example, you can create a cozy nook or a corner with a shallow ceiling height that can be clad in wood.

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Photo Courtesy: Compose 1 & The Architecture Company

False Ceiling Design Height variations with one room. 

White False Ceiling Design:

A white False ceiling design might be safe but it doesn’t have to be boring. Try these exciting tricks for a monotone white ceiling to add some three-dimensional excitement.
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  1. Use the Faux Rafter design to add the seaside villa charm to your ceiling.
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Faux Rafters False Ceiling Design. Photo Courtesy: The Marble Home

         Faux Rafters False Ceiling Design. Photo Courtesy: The Marble Home                    

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Faux Rafters False Ceiling Design. Photo Courtesy: Design with reach – dwr.com  

2. Use the Faux vaults and coffered ceilings design to create some monotone vibrancy. 

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Coffered Ceiling False Ceiling Design. Photo Courtesy: blogares.com
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Vaulted Ceiling False Ceiling Design. Photo Courtesy: yellowterrace.con.au

False Ceiling Design by Colour it bright:

In keeping with the monotone idea, you can create an intimate cozy parlour effect by painting the ceiling and walls in the same warm colour. It’s bold, but gets the job done. 

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Photo Courtesy: anamagazinelivingroom.hitteachy.ru

 

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Photo Courtesy: nonagon.style

Monotone walls and ceiling with concealed light fittings for False Ceiling Design                   

False Ceiling Design Rustic Charm:

If you are lucky enough to find some old timber pieces, you can put them to good use in order to create faux beams and achieve a rustic aesthetic. You are step closer to your Bohemian dream.

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Timber Ceiling Rafters ad False Ceiling Design PC: Planete Deco – www.planete-deco.fr
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PC: archdaily.com-  False Ceiling Design by Sundial House by Spect Architects

False Ceiling Design – Patterns Galore

Opt for an unusual décor trick by applying wallpaper on the ceiling instead of walls. You could use texture paper with neutral tones or bold patterns and colours that can be paired with neutral walls.                                                                                           
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Texture Wallpaper on Ceiling False Ceiling Design PC: My Domaine –mydomaine.com
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Printed Wallpaper on Ceiling as False Ceiling Design. PC: New England Home Magazine

False Ceiling Design Cove Trove:

Ceiling to wall joineries are a missed opportunity to create that unique connection between the two surfaces. Use coved ceiling detail to have a seamless transition between your ceiling and walls. 

False ceilings can also be used to create light coves at the wall junction for an ambient wash of light on your precious texture walls. This cove when added along the window can be used to conceal curtain tracks, thus completely eliminating the need for unseemly pelmets and curtain rods. 

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Coved Ceiling Detail for False Ceiling Design – Wall & Ceiling connection

     

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Cove Light on Texture Wall & Cove for curtain for False Ceiling Design. PC: beyondthepitch.net                                                                            

False Ceiling Design Recesses and Drops:

Playing with levels alone is an opportunity to add ambient concealed light to your space. The recesses and drops can be introduced in the bedrooms for minimal yet effective highlighting. 

 

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Level Differences in Ceiling False Ceiling Design. PC: Freshome – freshome.com
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Highlighting with drops & recesses for False Ceiling Design. PC: Futurist Architecture

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Manasvi Bachhav

Manasvi is a partner at The Architecture Company in Mumbai, where she works with clients every day to find suitable solutions for their customised needs. Her journey into interior and product design started in 2016 with a commission to design an exhibition area while she was in the US and she has not looked back since. She believes that the key is to choose materials and research new techniques every day to blend seamlessly and create a unique experience with each project. According to her design is all about defining the problem, before you find a solution.

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