Tray Ceilings

A tray ceiling, also called an inverted or recessed ceiling, features a center section that is several inches (or several feet) higher than the areas around the perimeter of the room. This design allows for the use of colors painted on the trim that can turn a bland ceiling into a focal point. Many homeowners install hidden tube lighting along the perimeter of the tray, which is especially nice if the lights are on dimmers so they can be lowered for a romantic look.

Beam ceilings

Love the rustic charm of old houses with exposed wooden beams on the ceilings? Now you can replicate the same in your modern abode, thanks to the advent of false ceilings.  You can source salvaged or old wooden beams and get them places aesthetically on your false ceiling, thus adding old-world sophistication to your contemporary home.

This type of ceiling is ideal for bigger homes that have a resplendent look and feel. Make sure the timber is fixed properly and gets a sturdy grip, since they are not part of the structure of the house, but are additions.

Coffered Ceilings

An ideal option for achieving a luxurious look, coffered ceilings give an old, architectural charm to your rooms. Designed in the form of square or rectangular coffered panels, this style of ceiling creates a grid-like façade that adds depth and elegance to your décor.

The centremost panel of the ceiling is ideal for hanging a statement light fitting, while the other panels might feature recessed lighting.

Wooden Ceilings

If rustic décor rocks your boat, then Renaissance-style wooden false ceilings would be right up your alley. A wooden ceiling beautifully complements wooden floors and traditional wooden furniture. This type of ceiling imparts old-world charm to all parts of the house – from living room to bedroom to kitchen.

You can use wooden panels in any colour of your choice and juxtapose them with beams too, for a more authentic look. Warm accent lighting gives a cozy glow to rooms with wooden ceilings.