Thinking about your ceilings is one of the pieces of advice from interior designer Madeleine Latti. She works for Chattels & More and recently spoke to Gulf News about how to get the right design in your home.
She said that before you move into anywhere new, you should check the quality of the property’s finish, because this will help to inform the design direction you take.
One thing that you shouldn’t overlook is your ceiling, Ms Latti stated. When you’re planning the design of your home, think carefully about this in the context of the space you have available. For example, architectural details like high ceilings or large windows can help you decide where to position your furniture.
Putting a sofa facing a large window can help you make the most of the views from your home, for example.
Depending on the property, you may also want to consider installing a false ceiling, Ms Latti suggested. However, she noted that you need to be careful not to lower the ceiling too much or you risk ending up with “your space feeling constricted and you feeling claustrophobic”.
Instead, she recommends fitting a false ceiling that “runs along the outer borders of the ceiling and can be used to install a frame of diffused lighting”.
Of course, if you have beautiful period features on your ceiling, you may prefer to spend money with coving specialists in London to have them restored to their full glory.
If you’re planning to renovate your home in the coming months, you may want to take some advice from Click Liverpool when it comes to the financial side of this kind of project. The news provider noted that it’s vital to create a proper budget before you start, including allowing for things going wrong.