Decorating your home is always fun, particularly in summer when you want to brighten up rooms. If you have a metal ceiling, you might be confused about how to create cohesion between your ceiling tiles and a rooms’ décor. If this describes you, we have outlined a few key ways to make tin ceilings part of a beautifully decorated home.
Work from the Bottom Up
Many decorators make the mistake of choosing a tile color or pattern for their tin ceiling first and then trying to work around it. This isn’t the best route because it might make your ceiling too much of a focal point. While you want family members and guests to appreciate the ceiling, you don’t want it to overwhelm them. First, decide on the overall room’s décor. For example, if you want a peaceful bedroom, choose elements like light-colored wood furniture, lace curtains, and light or neutral paint in creams, greens, or blues.
Don’t Try to Match Everything
When you’re putting an outfit together, colors don’t have to match – they simply need to complement each other. The same is true for your metal ceiling and the rest of your interior design. Sure, you have coral walls, but that doesn’t mean you need a copper ceiling! And, you don’t have to stick to a plain white ceiling either. Let’s say your ceiling tiles have a gold floral or leaf pattern. Don’t offset with pictures of sunflowers or daffodils – it’s too much gold in one space. Try roses or tulips instead. If your bedroom has walls in dove gray or light blue, stay away from turquoise ceiling tiles. White or silver provides a better contrast.
Consider How the Eye Moves
Our eyes gravitate toward the items closest to us – this is why booksellers often put bestselling titles on middle shelves. In order to help guests notice your ceiling, draw their eyes away from it first. Make sure their attention is focused on something that meshes with the ceiling. For example, a multicolored quilt meshes well with a gold, quilt-like ceiling pattern. The eye naturally moves upward when guests enter a home, so take advantage of that.
A wide variety of tiles to suit different tin ceilings is available at Metal Ceiling Express!