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Top 6 Trending Ceiling Designs in Pakistan

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It is important to understand that the height, shape, design, and color of the ceilings have a massive impact on the overall aesthetic appeal of the house and it further adds to the design philosophy. The truth is, a beautifully installed ceiling can leave your guests in awe and impact the entire feel of a room. Therefore, don’t leave the ceilings disjointed, cater to them in a creative way as a vital interior design element of the house. Read on to get a deeper insight into the top trending ceiling designs used by the top architects of Lahore:

Tray Ceilings

Tray Ceilings

Tray ceilings are very popular in Pakistan these days due to their unique artistic attribute. As the name suggests, such ceilings are built to have a raised central inset. Tray ceilings are installed in a horizontal direction from the intersection point and from there onwards they expand upwards, forming the structure of a cutout tray. The design is such that it builds a desirable illusion of height although their maximum height remains at 9 feet high, with the tray itself being 1 inch to 6 inches deep. Tray ceilings instantly give a regal look to the room while being light on the pocket and that is why not only the architects but the clients also actively opt for it. They can be painted in all possible colors and textures, depending upon the preference of the client or the requirement of the design. Furthermore, because of its simplistic look, it is a suitable choice for rooms that have modern or minimalistic interior looks. A bedroom with a minimalistic bed with low side tables, white walls, and a wooden textured tray ceiling would look perfect.

Coffered Ceilings

Coffered Ceilings

Coffered ceilings have their roots in Greek architecture and present a beautiful symmetrical pattern on the ceilings. They are very popular in grand houses and public buildings that support larger rooms and a luxurious interior design. In the aspect of supporting an indented style for the ceiling, they are quite similar to the tray ceilings. However, coffered ceilings are uniquely different as they exhibit a number of indentations or recessed areas, which help add symmetrical dimension to the structure. An interior of different vaults and indents is created by playing with perpendicular beams, or crossbeams, and crown molding, ensuring that the height is no less than 9 feet.  Interior designers in Lahore paint these ceilings using the strong contrast paint effect, in which either the beams are white and the ceiling has a deeper hue, like Grey, brown, dark blue, etc., or sometimes the beams are painted with darker tones and the ceilings are painted white. It helps elevate the whole look of the room, making it appear more spacious and stylish. A large bedroom, with coffered ceilings, lofty windows, antique Victorian furniture, and somber walls would be a delight to rest in.

Flat Ceilings

Flat Ceilings

As evident from their name, flat ceilings don’t offer any fancy designs or indentations. They have a plain flat surface which can be at max glammed up by placing different kinds of light, including high mounted ceiling lights, concealed ceiling lights, or if you want to add in some charm then the lush hanging lights like brass pendant light bulbs, multi light cluster pendants, mini crystal chandeliers, etc., would do the job. This linear design is particularly best suited for houses that have lower ceilings, as adding trays or beams would make the room look congested and appear even lower. These ceilings are commonly painted in shades of white and grey, and beautifully complement a room that supports minimalistic design or a calm Scandinavian decor.

Conventional Ceilings

Conventional Ceilings

Conventional ceilings are the simple flat, drywall finished ceilings that were commonly seen in houses all around Pakistan.  These are usually 8 feet high and do not support any room for inbuilt or concealed lighting sources which is why mood lights are usually placed on the walls of such rooms including swim arm sconces, lantern wall sconces, candle sconces, etc. Such ceilings are popular because they are cost-effective and easy to install and maintain. With a simple coat of white paint on the drywall, these ceilings are too good to go. However, they can be finished with any color and texture, depending upon the budget and requirement of the design. For instance, in the Japandi bedrooms, plain grey conventional ceilings are an essential element of style, as they give a simple, relaxing, and clean vibe to the room.

Domed Ceilings

A dome-shaped roof is a very exclusive design that was not usually incorporated in residential buildings in Pakistan although it originates from the Middle East, subcontinent, and Turkish Muslim architecture. They were more commonly seen in wellness sanctuaries, spas, mosques, and hospitality centers. But with the active evolution of residential architectural designs in Pakistan and people actively investing in the trend of installing skylights in houses, top architects in Pakistan are now opting for these spherical ceilings.  Such ceilings add to the value of the house and help in uplifting the internal appeal. With the design of a domed ceiling, there is a lot of room for creativity. Architects usually use them to make the room appear more luxurious and grand. In large houses or farmhouses, these ceilings can be incorporated in the large dining halls or even the master bedrooms as well. Other than that, a stained glass skylight oculus is a wonderful choice for the dining room as well, as they allow natural light to seep in and give the room a greater dimension.

Specialty Moldings Ceilings

Specialty Moldings Ceilings

An elaborately decorated ceiling using plaster of Paris is what specialty moldings are all about. Such ceilings carry a Victorian origin while their popularity spread across the globe in the neoclassical periods.  They are exquisite with a variety of design ideas and detail. You can even add modern elements to this. These skirting of the ceiling decorated with moldings sync harmoniously with multiple design schemes and ideologies. For instance, in a room that has a Victorian interior design, including wooden traditional furniture and wooden floorings, a molding ceiling would be a viable element to complete the look. These ceilings are usually painted in white color and that is why they are more easily adjusted with multiple interior designs and color palettes.

There are a number of designs of ceilings that are being used in Pakistan depending upon the requirement of the building structure, coherence with the style, and overall feasibility of the project. Each of the styles offers significant structural and style advantages ranging from being cost-effective to being extremely luxuriant. Towards the end, the choice remains yours. Opt for a style that goes with your individual design philosophy.