Add impact on the ceiling with creative ideas that will get it noticed

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The ceiling is an essential part of any decorating scheme, but it’s an area that often gets overlooked. Rather than simply painting the ceiling white, why not treat it as a design opportunity with a bold paint colour or eye-catching wallpaper treatment that’s guaranteed to spice it up.

Elevate the decor

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Including the ceiling in your decorating scheme is a great way of giving any room a new dimension and it’s a trick that’s much-loved by designers who often describe the ceiling as the ‘fifth wall’. Colour on the ceiling will draw the eye up and can visually change the proportions of a room – dark shades can make a ceiling feel lower, while paler colours can make it feel higher. Finish off the space with statement lighting – try a grouping of the Diall Balloon warm white LED filament light bulbs, £24 each, B&Q.

Make an impact

B&Q is working with a team of Changemakers to transform one of the spaces in their home, using B&Q’s incredible range of interior products. B&Q is inspiring the nation to pick up their brushes and create the change they’ve always dreamed of in their homes.

Clever Hayley from @Townhousediaries transformed the ceiling of her son’s bedroom with a bold paint treatment. ‘It was an incredible experience to work with B&Q as a Changemaker and create a totally new look for my son’s bedroom,’ she says. ‘All it took was a bit of careful measuring and some brightly coloured paint to transform the ceiling with a special circus theme – he loves it!’

Incorporating focal point lighting into the scheme is another great way of enhancing a decorative ceiling. Hayley opted for the GoodHome Dacite brass and glass statement pendant (£24.99, B&Q), teamed with the GoodHome Menonry floor lamp (£45, B&Q) and the GoodHome Mulanje table light (£28, B&Q) to create a layered lighting effect.

Add wow with wallpaper

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Small spaces like hallways and box rooms can often feel uninspiring, so put the focus on the ceiling by wallpapering it in an eye-catching design. An on-trend geometric (like the Colours Mosaic metallic effect wallpaper seen above, £16, B&Q) or busy all-over print will grab the attention and add instant wow in a small area. With over 500 styles to choose from, B&Q has got a wallpaper that you’re guaranteed to love, from jazzy geometrics to on-trend botanicals, such as the stunning leaf design used on Superfresco Easy Flow multicoloured leaves smooth wallpaper, £30, B&Q.

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