When most people come to renovate their home and take on large scale projects, often the last thing they’re thinking about is adding a fancy ceiling to their room. Perhaps many of us are still scarred by the thought of spiked Artex and other failed attempts at getting creative with ceiling design, which have generally plummeted in popularity over the past few decades, giving way to flat, plain alternatives.
There are plenty of benefits to having a simple white ceiling, as in small spaces anything too oppressive can make it feel like the ceiling is coming down on you. However, with a major rebuild project you’re probably looking for new and exciting ways to create an attractive feature in your room, and ceiling tiles are an excellent way to achieve this without breaking the bank.
The range of options you have is vast, whether your main focus is on your budget, sticking to a specific style or adding that “wow factor” to your home. Ceiling tiles are available in a selection of different materials and styles, including metal, plastic, Styrofoam, glass, wood, leather and more. All the different options tend to work best in certain rooms, but you can use ceiling tiles in your kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom or anywhere else if you choose wisely. For example, you might go for a sleek, glossy finish in a modern kitchen, or a more ornate wooden design for a luxury lounge.
It’s possible to have tiles fitted directly to your ceiling, but a common alternative is to have a suspended ceiling grid fitted which the tiles attach to. These grids make it easy to incorporate lighting and other elements as well as your ceiling tiles, polishing the finished look of the room and keeping everything neat. Ceiling grids also make it extremely straightforward to make repairs and replace individual tiles if necessary, or you can quickly change your design entirely by going for a different set of tiles.
In terms of time, the installation of a grid and fitting tiles isn’t going to take much longer than any other solution for your ceiling, and in some cases it can be simpler.
The main things to consider when planning to use ceiling tiles are the space and budget you have available for your project. Overusing tiles with elaborate or dark designs can make a small room feel smaller, and you need to spend a little more to get a high quality finish for your main living room or kitchen, but if you have your heart set on this idea and you’re confident with your interior design skills, you’ll definitely find something that’s perfect for your home.