10 false ceiling ideas for a unique look

A room’s ceiling is often referred to as the fifth wall. Using the right technique and design precision, a ceiling can be utilized to develop an ambience for the room. False ceilings, in particular, serve the purpose well. Not only are they extremely appealing, but also functional. Through false ceilings, concealing the fixtures and wirings becomes fairly convenient, giving the room a neat and pleasant look. The wide array of materials that can be used and the endless design possibilities make false ceilings the right choice to amp up any space. Picking the right design and material to suit the space is essential. 

Following are different materials and designs that can help you ace the fifth wall, giving your room a great finish. 



Metal false ceilings are a great pick to add a touch of modernity to a room. Metals such as aluminum, steel and galvanized iron are generally used to create false ceilings. They are either utilized as bars or further molded and beaten into different shapes and sheets in order to create the desired look. Metal baffle ceilings, as illustrated below, can be used to give a classy look. Metal false ceilings are a piece of cake to maintain, as they are easy to clean. They are also extremely durable and do not require constant tending to. Using metal ultimately gives your room an edgy and modern finish.

Baffle metal false ceiling



PVC stretch ceilings are an effective way to brighten up your ceiling. PVC paneling has, of recently become a consumer favorite and can be utilized to create a beautiful false ceiling as well. PVC stretch ceilings prove to be a good choice due to the large array of designs and patterns and colors they come in. Having a lot of design options makes it easier to achieve the envisioned design. Another positive quality is that they are sustainable and can last for long spans of time without wear and tear. Even if one chooses to replace, the PVC stretch can be easily reused and recycled reducing the amount of waste generated. PVC stretch gives a beautiful and neat finish to the ceiling while being a friend of the environment, making it a great pick for your space.

Glossy PVC stretch false ceiling 



Glass is another great element that can spruce up your false ceiling using the right design. While plain glass is a classic choice, a variety of tinted and stained glasses can be used to liven up your room by giving a different look. Using glass gives one the freedom to play around designs and give the room a luxurious look. To go the extra mile, different coloured lights can also be incorporated with glass ceiling designs. Frosted glass with different patterns is another great way to add a fun element to a space.

Stained glass false ceiling



The most popular and common false ceilings are the ones made of POP or Plaster of paris. POP is well received by customers and designers due to its design flexibility and affordability.  It is not only a durable material but leaves a great finish. It can be used to create the most intricate and delicate of designs as per what the room needs. While geometric patterns and lighting could be paired for a more contemporary look, it can also be used to create fine and minute designs bringing an elegance to the room. To keep it simple, the ceiling can be simply framed by a simple design on the periphery, setting it apart from the walls. 

POP cove false ceiling with lights 



Layering in false ceilings is a great way to add dimension to a room. Different materials can be utilized to create a 3 dimensional layered look. It helps the ceiling look more defined and can also be used to give a little depth to a room. Creating the right layering effect can also help the ceiling appear higher, elevating the look of the room. Mixing the layers with lights can also help in creating an exceptional design. 

Multilayer false ceiling



Gypsum Ceilings are a great and quick way to enhance your ceiling. Gypsum false ceilings are well received by customers due to its qualities. The boards are easy to install and do not create a lot of mess. The biggest plus point is that it can be customized by painting or molding into the desired shape to fit your ideal design. They are also available in fire resistant and moisture resistant variants making them a safe choice. Gypsum boards give a neat and classy finish to your ceiling and do not wear and tear as easily, reducing the need for replacement. They are also fairly easy to clean and maintain. 

Gypsum boards false ceiling



Faux 3D brick patterns are a great way to give a space a rustic and charming look. Both radial and linear patterns could be created as per the demand of the space. They are also a great touch to add to your hallways and foyer ceilings. The faux brick effect can be created with the help of ready to install wall panels or printed wallpapers. Using paint is another way to create the faux brick effect. Switching up the paint color could also be a great way to customize the look as per the room, creating either a classy or a peppy effect.  In addition to wall panels and paint, plaster of paris paired with 3D stenciling can also be put to use to create a brick like effect.  Brick ceilings with warm lights could give a room a picturesque feel to it. 

Faux brick false ceiling with chandeliers 



Wooden false ceilings add to the luxe factor in a room. Available in a variety of shades and finishes, wood can be well utilized to transform a space. Whether to create simple bars, giving an illusion of height to the room, or creating elaborate pieces to form the center of the ceiling, wood can do it all. It’s insulatory and sound absorbing qualities only adds to its credibility as a good choice for your home. Using wood is also the more sustainable choice as it lasts long, and is easy to replace and reuse in the event of a change. 

False ceiling using wooden bars



Stone wool acoustic ceilings are fairly common in office spaces. They have a fairly simple look and give excellent acoustics to the room making it a great pick for offices, schools, and even auditoriums. They do not require heavy maintenance nor need to be cleaned regularly. Ready to install acoustic panels are fit into frames creating a uniform look. Another advantage is the eco-friendly factor as the acoustic tiles utilize a lot of recycled material in their production. They are also a safer option as they are pretty resistant to fire and moisture. To achieve a uniform and neat look, stone wool is definitely the way to go. 

Stone wool acoustic tiles false ceilings


 Bamboo false ceilings are an eco friendly and sustainable choice for your home. There are different bamboo products that can be used to liven up a room and give it a tropical and homely look. Bamboo timber planks can be used to achieve a wood like finish while utilizing bamboo. Another great option is using bamboo mats pressed with resin, to inculcate different patterns into the space.Using whole bamboo shoots with different colored stains to suit the room is also a great way to give a room a more organic and natural look. Overall, bamboo is extremely versatile and durable, making it a good pick for your space. 

Tip: Pairing the bamboo ceilings with warm yellow lights could help elevate the look of a space. 


Engineered stained bamboo false ceiling 

All the above designs and materials can be well incorporated to transform any space. Depending on the space and room, different designs can be incorporated to elevate the look and feel of a room. Picking the appropriate design and material in a space could help you deck up the fifth wall of your room, giving your room the perfect finish. 




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