Drop ceilings are great for hiding plumbing, electrical, and HVAC equipment in a space like a basement, but they couldn’t look more uninteresting if they tried…until now, that is! Here are some creative ways to pretty-up a drop ceiling and add instant ambience to just about any room.
Classic Coffered. A coffered ceiling adds timeless beauty and elegance to a room. Get the look with decorative PVC tiles that are molded with indentations and pop in place with clips for under $5 per square foot.
Stylish Styrofoam. Inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to install, Styrofoam tiles are available in a variety of sizes and patterns. Simply apply Styrofoam-friendly glue to the back of each tile and stick them onto the drop ceiling surface.
Marvelous Metal. Add a touch of industrial chic with corrugated-style PVC tiles that mimic the look of metal. Available in a variety of colors, they are easy to install by swapping out the existing tiles in the ceiling grid and securing them with metal clips.
Beachy Beadboard. A beadboard ceiling adds a cottage-y feel to any room while making it feel bigger due to the narrow slats. You can get the look for a fraction of the cost of a traditional tongue-and-groove system with vinyl plank panels and mounting tracks that attach right to the ceiling surface.
Wonderful Wallpaper. No longer just for walls, wallpaper can add a fun focal point to an otherwise ordinary drop ceiling. Remove the drop ceiling and apply the wallpaper panel by panel to make the work easier. Want to go all out? Apply fabric to your ceiling that matches or complements your drapes…just like you’ll find in Elvis Presley’s dining room to this day.
Pennywise Paint. Want instant impact without the price tag? Give your drop ceiling a make-over with a can of interior paint. Use a dark blue, black, or grey paint for an intimate or industrial feel, or alternate tiles in different hues to achieve a fun, whimsical effect.
Home decorating isn’t always about updating the obvious. Sometimes it simply requires a little out-of-the-box thinking. For fresh ideas on how to make the most of your next home remodeling project, contact Pann Home Services today. The company that does it all, start to finish.