For homeowners seeking a serious interior revamp, there are several tried-and-tested showstopping ingredients that are guaranteed to take your space from drab to fab. You could update the floors, refresh the lighting, or apply wallpaper, but if you really want to turn up the style dial on your space, then take the plunge and paint the ceiling—we love these DIY ceiling tricks, too. U.K. interiors expert Abigail Ahern put it best when she said, “Paint is the cheapest and most transformative change you can make to any room. It’s a game changer.” And we couldn’t agree more. Scroll down to see how a painted ceiling can change everything.
This pitch-black ceiling actually does the opposite of what you'd think. It creates the illusion of more space just as if you were peering up into the night sky, viewing the expanse of the universe. It really anchors the bright and colorful furniture too.
It really doesn't get much prettier than this. The ultimate dining room fit for a princess has a regal vibe courtesy of that super-chic metallic gold ceiling.
Ralph Lauren "Sea Orange" ($20)
A gorgeous gray-blue ceiling is the perfect accent to this 1920s bungalow—the ideal backdrop for the glam gilded lighting.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend really surprised us all with their love for dark and moody interiors. The star couple worked with Don Stewart, who also designed their Los Angeles home, to create this incredibly elegant apartment in New York.
Red is for passion and energy, which makes it the perfect color to inspire creativity in your home library. Books help you dream, evoke new ideas, or take you on a new adventure at the turn of each page. You could invite all of that into your space with a simple slick of red paint on the ceiling. Voilà!