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False ceilings are an excellent way to add an element of interest to your interiors. Read on to find out if a grid ceiling, a type of drop ceiling, is the right type of false ceiling for your home
Grid ceiling or T-grid ceiling is a suspended or false ceiling design where, as the name suggests, the layout or the pattern created is a grid. It is a classic type of drop ceiling that has evolved into multiple iterations to suit all styles of interior design— from rustic farmhouse to contemporary minimalism. Additionally, the grid false ceiling works equally well for home office designs and commercial spaces. Read on to find out how you can design a grid false ceiling and which one is the best option for your home.
If you like to add architectural details to your interior design and love a traditional look, coffered suspended false ceilings are a way to go. The recessed panels of coffered grid ceilings are a great way to add depth and a statement element to a room. For a modern touch, you can paint the panels and the beams in one colour and pair it with recessed grid ceiling light in the centre of each grid. Add moulding designs to the beams and panels for a more ornate look. Pair that with an intricate chandelier to match.
Suppose you like the look of decorative suspended ceilings but want the advantages of modern tech and materials. In that case, the foam or polystyrene grid ceiling tiles are for you. From designs that imitate opulent ceilings with mouldings to more contemporary minimal versions focusing on shapes, foam grid ceiling tiles come in many styles. You also have the option to paint these types of drop ceilings. Further, foam tiles offer an added level of insulation for both sound and temperature and are easy to work with. This design would work well as an office grid ceiling.
Wood elements in a room are always a welcome addition. Wood is a great way to add warmth and style to any room. Create a wooden grid suspended ceiling design with crisscrossing beams. Wood, as a grid ceiling material, would work well in almost all rooms in the house. If you like the look of an exposed ceiling, this is a great way to achieve it without actually revealing the mechanical, electric and plumbing systems. You can either paint the beams a bold colour for a contemporary look or maintain the natural wood look for a rustic vibe.
If you want any space in your home to be bathed in soft, glowing light, translucent tiles for suspended ceiling design are a great option. It is also a brilliant solution for rooms with little to no natural light. You can either have them installed flush together or with a grid scaffolding. If you like strong, bold lines that add directionality and dimension to a room, the latter might work better for you. Ceiling light design ideas would be a great addition with this design. Translucent grid tiles with grid ceiling lights are also a great option for an office grid ceiling.
Tin-plated steel tiles, a type of grid ceiling material, were originally invented in the late 1800s to, one, provide a cheaper alternative to highly decorative and expensive plaster and, two, to offer some fire protection. Many of the embossed designs from over a century ago are still available. With a tin metal grid ceiling, you can create a maximalist vintage room with flair. The embossed designs are indeed a sight to behold.
A skylight is a great way to let in more natural light and open up the space. You can take it up a notch and create a unique ambience by installing a stained-glass skylight in a grid design. You can have a multi-coloured pattern or an ombre effect; in any case, the skylight would be a stunning addition to your interiors.
We've already seen a design for a grid ceiling that emanates light through the square tiles on the ceiling. Give it a twist by using the lights for the grid lines rather than the tiles. Both tube lights and bulbs would work in this case. For a softer and sleeker look, install the lighting within the ceiling and leave it 'exposed' for an industrial look.
Even if you opt for the standard gypsum drop ceiling, it need not be a dull white. Since gypsum tiles are available in multiple colours and textures, you can pick a dual-tone scheme and create an alternating pattern. You could also create a monochromatic or multi-hued ombre.
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