The ceiling is a part of the room where you can create real masterpieces of art. Multi-level ceilings in the interior are a common trend of modern design. Such a finish allows you to create interesting spatial solutions. This is a great way to connect different rooms into one unit or, on the contrary, to zone a room.
The structure of the multi-level ceiling
The multi-level ceiling consists of the following elements:
- frame made of metal profiles;
- tension film or fabric (in the case of combination with a stretch ceiling);
- other modern finishing materials.
Sheets of drywall, fastened at different levels, create steps that illusory change space. From this material, you can create any shape of the ceiling - with right angles or smooth rounded lines. Do not forget about the diversity of cladding materials, bringing the conceived design to perfection. Due to different techniques, you can significantly change the room, making it visually larger, taller and more dynamic.
The advantage of multi-level ceilings
What effect can be achieved using multi-level ceilings:
- create a unique design;
- zone the room;
- visually increase the space;
- hide serious construction errors;
- hide communications;
- balance the space.
Multi-level ceilings are a true spatial genius and reformer. It would seem, how can you raise the ceiling without changing the physical height of the room? Experts know the secret - to use in some areas of the lower level of the ceiling visually raises the remaining areas.
The only nuance of such a finish is more complex maintenance and care, but it all depends on the materials used. If you do not want to trouble, then order more easy to care solutions.
We divide and expand space
Logical thinking tells us that due to the “eaten” centimeters, a multi-level ceiling will reduce the space of small rooms. However, the logic in this case does not work, but the illusion of perception works. Even very small and modest rooms become visually more spacious due to a similar finish, especially in combination with lighting.
Multi-level ceilings are actively used not only to create a luxurious and original design, but also as a method of zoning in the interior. Owners of large premises who do not want to build massive partitions should like the idea of arranging multi-level ceilings. This will help visually and functionally separate certain parts of the large room.
An interesting example of living room zoning:
- the entrance is equipped with the lowest overlap;
- low or medium ceiling levels are used in the dining room;
- a seating area is decorated with a high ceiling;
Using this approach, you can get several residential areas. With the help of different levels of the ceiling, the zones are positioned differently.
The use of different levels of the ceiling gives the effect:
- high ceiling area - dominant;
- the zone with low ceiling levels is secondary.
The use of various lighting fixtures complements the zoning effect described in the interior.
Sometimes old houses shrink and it is impossible to close a crack in the usual way. There may be a situation and a friend - the neighbors flooded you from above, leaving an irreparable mark in the history of your decoration. Floor beams or construction bloops in the form of awkward transitions between rooms are also not uncommon. The list of possible defects in the room is endless, the answer is one - multi-level ceilings.
Under the verbosity of such overlap, it is easy to hide unsuccessful joints, irregularities and other construction errors. This can be very relevant for old houses with difficult to hide defects. There is also hiding ventilation, wiring and other unsightly stuffing, communications of fire extinguishing systems and air conditioning.
An interesting idea - to hide the method of fastening the curtains in the design of a multi-level ceiling.
Illumination - expanding the space
To increase the space in the interior used multi-level ceilings with lighting. Especially good lighting combined with glossy mirror surfaces - the effect of infinite space.
In addition, the original decor techniques are used:
- False glass is a hole in gypsum cardboard of one of the levels, covered with fiberglass. To highlight the false applied backlight;
- suspended ceiling perfectly combined with multi-level reliefs of plasterboard. Arranging the ledges with lighting, spotlights in the elements of different levels, beautiful chandeliers you can get a unique interior;
- use of straight and curved lines separately or in combination;
- plaster of different textures and paints of different colors can be used on surfaces of different levels;
- decorative columns that allow you to more clearly delineate the space.
A switch for a large number of lighting points must be able to turn on different lamps independently of each other.
Lower surfaces are darker, higher surfaces are lighter. Speaking of the haze of the surface, apply a similar technique. Low levels of overlap cover with a matte composition, and high - glossy.
Multi-level ceilings play an important role in the interior, having the ability to transform, hide and share. Planning, creating sketches and installation of a multi-level ceiling under the force of professionals. That the end result satisfied you, such finishing should be entrusted only to the real masters. In addition, many modern materials require experience and knowledge, so we need high qualification of the designer and installation workers. Sheets of plasterboard are very hard, work requires strong skilled hands and light heads.