BRIGHTENING UP THE KIDS’ ROOM CEILING
Kids should have the space to explore, imagine and play. For houses with multiple rooms, a kids’ room can be a good place to ensure that kids remain entertained in their own personal space. It can let them play safely and freely. Parents can also have some piece of mind in knowing that kids’ toys can be neatly stowed in the kids’ room, instead of lying around throughout the house and potentially making the home seem messier and more claustrophobic.
When thinking about kids’ room ceiling ideas, it is important to keep in mind that the ceiling can further contribute to the feeling of freedom while also being a source of inspiration and imagination for the kids. Here are a few suggestions for kids’ room ceiling designs that you can implement in your own home.
Stretch Ceilings for Kids’ Room
Stretch ceilings are a great way of renovating ceilings without spending too much on the effort and without having to completely remove the existing ceiling surface. Stretch ceilings are suspended ceilings that only need to be stretched from one end of the room to another, and do not require the ceiling to be demolished to make way for it. Stretch ceiling for kids’ rooms can give you the flexibility and creativity that traditional drywall ceilings can’t. It has the same ease of installment, if done with the right professional service such as Laqfoil. Stretch ceilings are customisable in that they can be printed, moulded and perforated. They can also have different textures and can come in different colours. Virtually, the possibilities of personalisation and customization of stretch ceilings are only limited by taste and preference. Finally, stretch ceilings are recyclable and hypo-allergenic, meaning that the kids’ room ceiling can be safe and bacteria-free.
Printed Ceilings in Kids’ Room
Printed ceilings can come in the form of wallpapers or can be printed on stretch ceilings. A printed ceiling kids room can hold the design of the kids’ favorite character or can be a landscape of their favorite scene in a movie. It can be as inspiring and creative as you want it to be. A dash of creativity can invite kids to play in the kids’ room instead of elsewhere in the house; while they may have the illusion of freedom, it can be the parents’ way of keeping this chaos contained while also letting the kids have fun on their own. Additionally, the print on stretch ceilings can be on a number of different textured surfaces, such as matte, satin, gloss or metallic finishing.
3D Ceilings for Kids’ Room
3D ceilings are an innovative take on stretch ceilings. Because of the PVC-based material, the ceiling can be stretched in shape in any number of ways. A pre-designed surface in enveloped with the membrane that gives the stretch ceiling its flexibility and malleability. The 3D effect can be done in a number of ways, such as printing 3D artwork on a printed ceiling kids room or molding it as waves and other kinds of shapes. Keep your kids’ room ceiling design playful with a 3D ceiling to inspire the kids as they play.
Lighting is also vital in a kids’ room. This is a space where kids can play and do other extracurricular activities that need proper lighting without posing any harm when they’re rough-housing. Low-hanging lighting, for example, can be dangerous, and make the room feel smaller alongside the storage, toys and furniture. Recessed lighting or overhead lighting that cannot be knocked over are possible solutions to the problem. Backlit lighting on a glossy stretch ceiling can also distribute both natural and artificial light evenly across the room. No matter the surface, stretch ceilings can be outfitted with backlit lighting that transmits up to 75% of light, providing appropriate lighting and brightening the mood.
With more than enough room and freedom to play, children can be loud and rowdy. This might be disruptive to other adults in the house who prefer to concentrate and require some peace and quiet to do so. This can be difficult to have in a house with children. Fortunately, you can incorporate an acoustic measure into a stretch ceiling for kids’ rooms. Stretch ceilings have the added functionality of being sound-absorbent due to its perforated surface. While this does not completely block out sound, it reduces volume and the intensity. Ultimately, it ensures that the rest of the household can also enjoy their time without the added stress brought about by noisy rooms.
Installation and Maintenance
Keep in mind the installation and maintenance benefits of stretch ceilings, as well. When renovating the kids’ room, using drywall might require you to dismantle the existing surface and the light fittings along with it. This comes at an extra cost, as drywall is not a suspended ceiling and needs to be a surface of its own. Additionally, wallpaper and paintings may not have as much flexibility or durability as stretch ceilings. These options do not provide the added functionality and creativity of stretch ceilings. On the other hand, stretch ceilings are extremely sturdy. They do not require maintenance. Existing light fixtures do not have to be removed since stretch ceilings tend to sit atop a surface, and can be cut accordingly to accommodate lighting and other kinds of wiring that are already in place. While the installation process can be as convenient as drywall, it nevertheless requires the services of Laqfoil to construct and install to make sure that it is done correctly and safely.
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, installing a new kids’ room ceiling 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 ceiling design for kids’ rooms with stretch ceilings.