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When you look around any room, your eyes tend to float near the focal point. For some, it's a piece of statement furniture. For others, it's a gorgeous assortment of wall decor — or maybe it's the wall color itself. While it may be a less common spot to draw attention to, the ceiling is another spot that you can make a bold statement with its design and accessories that can direct your eyes upward to a modern or more traditional look.

Whether you're in the process of redesigning your home or you're still on the fence about certain adjustments, making changes to the ceiling and wall decor can completely transform the room. Here are our tips for getting started:  

What are some unique ceiling treatments?
Popcorn, drop and other textured ceilings are dated. Even a smooth surface can be bland. If you're looking for a more modern or stylish option, consider the following:

  • Faux beams
  • Tin tiles
  • Surface mount tiles
  • Paneling and shiplap
  • Paint
  • Fabric

A more unique choice can take a room that seems like it's impossible to transform and do just that; spend some time navigating your choices based on your personal style and personality.

Unique ceiling vs. room choice
Your personal style isn't the only factor that should come into play when choosing a new ceiling treatment option — the room's vibe plays a major part in whether the treatment will fit or look out of place.

Beams are an excellent option because they can work well in any room with a modern farmhouse design. It's a beautiful touch for the living or family room, as it's a major conversation starter with guests. Or, place beams in the bedroom to create your own cozy cottage.

Beams in the bedroom look stylish and sophisticted.Beams in the bedroom look stylish and sophisticated.

Paneling and shiplap look clean-cut, which can work very well in the bathroom or kitchen. Tiling can also look great in these rooms based on the material. Consider the current look and feel of your rooms —  or the redesign you're planning — when deciding on the ceiling choice. 

How accessories and decor can complement a bold ceiling
Once you've come up with your ceiling design, you can choose specific decor and accessories to complement the elevated area and bring more attention to it. For instance, certain wall colors or paint schemes can take the eyes from the floor to ceiling with the right mesmerizing flow. Decor placement can also make a major difference; consider placing mirrors high on adjacent walls to bounce light around the room and make the space feel more open.

How to choose a style that caters to your ceiling
Transforming the rest of your room to better flow with your ceiling style doesn't have to be a difficult task. If you're intimidated by the thought of making this adjustment, but you want to get the job done, call a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors. He or she can come to your home for a free consultation, or discuss your ideas over the phone, to get a better idea of what you want to do with your space.

After the initial discussion, the design consultant will evaluate your space and develop a game plan to transform your room into a new and improved sanctuary that you'll never want to leave.

Home redesign can be an intimidating feat, but there's an experienced professional out there who can lend a helping hand. Contact Decorating Den Interiors today to talk with a personal decorator and get started on your project.