Wake up to chic and sophisticated ceilings
When it comes to bedroom ceiling design, most homeowners and interior designers like to play it safe focussing on functionality above all else. But with a variety of new LED lighting options, there is so much more you can do even if your safety net is made up of keywords like flat, white and plaster of paris. For the more experimental, colours, wallpapers, wood and even concrete can all be used to decorate the false ceiling.
Modern bedroom ceiling designs hold the key to changing the atmosphere of your home’s most sacred and intimate space. Whether you want to maximise the height and open up your bedroom design to create a cosy nook for that warm, fuzzy feeling; here are nine new modern bedroom ceiling designs to look up to:
While the primary purpose of false ceilings is to conceal a home’s clunky beams and messy wiring, these days they are also used to create a permanent space for all light fixtures.
The simplest modern bedroom ceiling designs are usually recessed ceilings in cream, white or neutral colours with all the main lighting of the room fitted inside them. Choose colour-changing and dimmable LED strips that can go from white to yellow to suit all your moods and bedtime rituals. Extra spotlights can be added to study corners or just above the bed for night-time reading as well as to highlight any artwork or décor accents on display.
Style Tip: For low ceilings, create a bedroom ceiling design that runs along the periphery of the walls. This will allow you to capitalise on the full height of the room but still give you an option to create ambient lighting.
The opposite of a recessed room ceiling design is the suspended ceiling. Drop ceilings are a great space to mix and match textures, materials and colours. There’s no reason for a suspended ceiling to be rectangular in shape either, play around with different geometric forms in plaster of paris to create a unique bedroom ceiling design.
Style Tip: Rooms with high ceilings are best suited to this style as suspended ceilings can make a small room feel tight and claustrophobic.
A typical tray ceiling features a central section that is elevated by several inches above the area running along the perimeter of the room. In this smart new bedroom ceiling design, eyes are drawn towards the multi-layered pattern illuminated with cove lighting.
There are no limits to the geometric bedroom ceiling designs one can create with tray ceilings. Best suited to rooms with high ceilings, multi-level tray ceilings draw the gaze upward so set them up parallel or perpendicular for clean straight lines or place them diagonally for a one-of-a-kind pattern.
Add cove lighting in the recesses to create accent lighting for the room without blowing up your budget on expensive chandeliers and designer light installations.
Style Tip: Tray ceilings are also the best place to hold pops of colours, murals, mirrors, flushed lights, mounted panels and sky lights in bedroom ceiling design.
For a more regal approach to bedroom ceiling design, choose an intricate cornice to wrap around the room. It’s a simple enough embellishment that softens the sharp corners of a room and provides visual relief. A crown moulding can also be used to create a matching frame for opulent chandeliers and lavish lighting.
Style Tip: Even if your bedroom ceiling design has a chandelier or an accent lighting piece at the centre of it, the addition of recessed lights can ensure soft lighting when you’re in the mood to relax and unwind.
When you think of modern bedroom ceiling designs in India, you still think of plaster of paris and with good reason because of its cheap cost, wide variety and the material’s ability to form myriads of patterns in a jiffy. But for a truly luxurious upgrade to your modern bedroom design, invest in a wooden ceiling and you won’t be disappointed. A rich walnut finish such as this works well with all kinds of interior design styles.
Style Tip: A wooden ceiling will require regular polishing once installed but consider changing the varnish to give the room a whole new look.
Wood is often used to make rafters, beams and slats in ceiling design for a rustic look. Here, a striking 3-D installation gives the wooden ceiling design trend a serious upgrade for a room that’s as modern and futuristic as it is chic.
Style Tip: An all-wood room ceiling design can be overwhelming, especially in smaller rooms, so opt for wood panels used sparingly in the bedroom.
Concrete flooring has been at the front and centre of the industrial chic design trend. Versatile, strong, durable, low on cost and easy to maintain, it’s no wonder the material is now making its way to room ceiling design too. It’s not the easiest look to pull off and it can feel impersonal and cold, especially in a bedroom setting. So it’s important to pair it with soft-edged furniture and comforting accents such as the large light-wood windows seen here. While an abundance of natural light is not a prerequisite to picking concrete ceilings, too little light can make the room seem like a cave-like dungeon. A multi-layered approach to lighting can help cosy up the room.
Style Tip: To make sure a concrete bedroom ceiling design doesn’t come off as a sterile and impersonal space, pair it with contrasting elements in warmer tones and richer textures. Think velvet, satin and wool for furnishings and warm wooden tones for larger furniture pieces.
When you think of vaulted ceilings, you usually expect to see them churches and houses with sloped roof but they are increasing making a mark in modern bedroom ceiling designs too. They can be either barrel or arch shaped and extend up to the centre from the side walls of a room. Vaulted ceilings have a natural geometric form that’s easy on the eyes. Here it is matched elegantly with accent walls and plush furnishings.
Style Tip: Vaulted ceilings can enhance the bedroom’s natural light, especially when set against large windows.
What’s bolder than a concrete ceiling? A ceiling painted in all black. Not for the fainthearted, a room ceiling design such as this is better suited to design-forward homes. Still, if you choose a dark tone for the ceiling, stick to a muted or earthy colour palette for the rest of the bedroom.
Style Tip: A dark ceiling can seriously limit the amount of light in the room so light sources need to be employed across the room, as seen here in the wardrobe as well as through the generous use floor and table lamps and pendant lights.