I'm sure you've heard the expression "the fifth wall" before, but in case you haven't, we're talking about ceilings - typically the most underutilized parcel of real estate in our homes.
Have you heard? They don't have to be painted "ceiling white".
As a passionate professional decorator, it's pretty exciting to think about the possibilities that exist for ceiling decoration. And they don't all have to be overly complex or dramatic.
It can be as simple as using your favorite color on the ceiling, as seen in this collected living room by Tilton Fenwick. The pink ceiling is unexpected but really warms up the space and makes it feel intimate.
A strong architectural statement can be created on the ceiling by combining beefy moldings over a lacquered watery blue finish. Stunning dining room below is by Atlanta designer Suzanne Kasler.
Finally, if you want to go all out and really create a memorable environment, consider a tented ceiling. It's not for the faint of heart, but it's my favorite of all of the ceiling treatments!
This room (above) was part of the Southern Living idea house a few years ago. It was designed by architect and designer Bill Ingram, and it's unforgettably beautiful. I love how it's a little over the top but still incorporates simple, nature inspired design elements. Good stuff!
I hope I've inspired you to explore all of the possibilities with the fifth walls in your home!