REVITALIZING YOUR DINING ROOM CEILING
The dining room is a well-frequented communal area, bringing people together for any occasion, and the room can set the tone for the all-important dining experience. After all, it’s not just the food, but the surroundings that become memorable, whether it’s for intimate gatherings or larger parties.
For designers, the ceiling is the ‘fifth wall’, knowing that ceilings are a vital aspect of any space. Dining room ceiling designs can elevate a dining room above its usual look, highlighting the central dining room fixtures and furniture. The right design can also remove any shadowy areas, making it both functional and stylish.
Here are a few ideas to consider when making, remaking or remodeling your dining room.
Lighting Fixtures and Pendants
Recessed lighting fixtures and appropriate pendant lighting can brighten up the dining room, while also providing an accent that surely fits the vibe of the house as a whole. It shines a light on darker room interiors, including areas in the dining room that may not have appropriate lighting and may seem darker than the rest of the room. Dining rooms and kitchens can even have a similar or matching lighting theme, making it flow from one to the other. A backlit stretch dining room ceiling also lessens height degradation, making the ceiling seem taller and, as a result, giving the dining room the illusion of being bigger and more spacious than it actually is.
A brighter dining room and kitchen tends to feel more open and accessible, stimulating conversation and creating memories in these communal spaces.
Otherwise called drop-out, false or suspended ceilings, dropped ceilings are secondary ceilings attached to the main base. It can be made from different materials depending on what you believe fits the design of the room, and is used to hide ductwork, piping, wiring or other existing problems such as staining. Dropped ceilings can come in the form of suspended ceilings, which are highlighted by lighting around it, or stretch ceilings, which are installed and stretched over the surface from one corner to another. While suspended ceilings can be removed depending on how it is suspended, stretch ceilings have the added bonus of being sturdy and long-lasting, eliminating the possibility of the secondary ceiling actually dropping out (as the name may imply). Additionally, having a dropped ceiling removes the cost and effort of removing one ceiling to install another.
Stretch ceilings for dining rooms, manufactured and installed by companies like Laqfoil, are made of a porous, PVC-based membrane that has multiple benefits. Printed ceiling dining rooms provide more flexibility in terms of design, highlighting the print and providing lighting at the same time. You have the option of adding backlit lighting and adjusting the intensity of light to set the mood. They can also transmit about 75% or more of the light behind it, helping lessen the energy cost as well. Glossy stretch ceilings are reflective and can enhance natural light during the day, further making it a cost-efficient investment. It also enables the integration of light without worrying about degradation or fire hazards, as they are usually certified by National Building Codes first.
Decorative Acoustic Ceilings
Because of the communal nature of dining rooms, they are often areas in the house that are considered the noisiest. Conversations can get drowned out. Other noises such as that from the kitchen or the living room can interfere with the ambiance and the acoustics of the dining room.
Sound-blocking and sound absorption is also associated with suspended ceilings, so consider acoustic panels to add even more functionality to your space. They are a contemporary and effective method of noise control and ensures that the sound from one room does not disturb the rest of the house. This is particularly effective for households or buildings that have multiple occupants. It applies not just to personal dining rooms, but commercial food courts and dining areas as well. These acoustic ceilings can be made out of metals, wood, and a wider range of materials.
Printed ceiling dining rooms give the added bonus of becoming even more customisable than tiles or wooden paneling. Any colour, pattern or design can be printed in these stretch ceilings and, if you’re feeling particularly creative or inventive, they can be moulded in the same way as other malleable metals to form wave-like shapes or any kind of 3D artwork. Stretch ceilings give an air of vibrancy, life and elegance to the space.
Stretch Dining Room Ceiling Ideas
Stretch ceilings are made from water-proof, anti-microbial material that is based on flexible, durable PVC, lending it the ‘stretchy’ and flexible properties of its installation. While suspended ceilings may pose the risk of falling if not installed correctly, Laqfoil’s expertise ensures that this is not the case for stretch ceilings. Rather than worrying about potential mistakes that cost more to repair, stretch ceilings are easy-to-install and are more cost-effective in the long run.
Stretch ceilings can be as memorable as any light fixture or chandelier over the dining table. Stretch ceiling for dining rooms, no matter the design, stands out as something that has a signature aesthetic due to its reflexive, flexible, and long-lasting nature.
Laqfoil is the leading North American manufacturer and installer of stretch ceilings, bringing the product from its European origins to the North American market in 2010, including Canada. Laqfoil has worked in both residential and commercial projects, delivering Canada and US-certified ceilings without the hassle of upkeep and with all the comfort of knowing that this is a worthy – and visually-appealing – investment for your ceiling needs.
With years of knowledge, experience and expertise, dining room ceiling ideas for your next renovation can be as easy as meeting with us and discussing prices and installation.
Visit Laqfoil for more information and to get more out of your dining room ceiling design with stretch ceilings.