The ceiling, though frequently overlooked, plays a very vital role in pretty much every room. It doesn’t just provide protection from debris that might fall down from the roof. It’s offers more.
After all, a ceiling also makes the upper part of your room more beautiful. It’s a decoration, when used right. That’s why, you should treat your ceiling as one: a decorative piece!
But how do you turn your ceiling into a decoration? Well, the answer is easy! You can do it by giving your ceiling a texture that looks nice.
Sure, a perfectly smooth ceiling is very popular but a textured ceiling looks tons of times better. Here’s a number of ceiling texture types you could draw inspirations from if you’re thinking of applying makeup to your ceiling and textures are the forms the makeup take. Check them out!
1. The Spray Sand Texture
Speaking of creating textures on a ceiling, it’s wise to start from the simple ones. One of the simple ceiling textures you could try applying on your ceiling is spray sand.
To create this texture, you just need to grab a handful of sand, which has been mixed with cement and water, and then throw it as strong as you can to your ceiling. Well, that’s the traditional method!
If you want to do it more easily, you can just use a spray tool. Be very careful when doing the job because carelessness might result in your ceiling surface becoming uneven and you surely don’t want that to happen!
2. The Fish Scale Texture
If you like fish scales, maybe you should consider turning your ceiling into one that represents your love for them. It’s actually a very simple job to do to create fish scales on a ceiling.
First, you just need to grab a brush, or something that you can swirl. Now with your tool in your hand, just make a swirling movement to create the scales on your ceiling.
Here’s one thing to note! Make sure you don’t make a full circle when creating the scales. Make them simply half circles and make sure that they overlap so you have that perfect overlapping fish scale look. Try it!
3. The Knockdown Texture
If you like textures that look like they’re the product of the nature itself,you should consider creating a knockdown texture on your ceiling.
The knockdown texture is a very popular one and there are many ways to create it. One of them is using water.
To create a knockdown texture using water, you just have to use your water spray and shoot it towards your ceiling while it still hasn’t harden. The water spray will create a very natural-looking pattern that looks beautiful.
4. The Ornamental Texture
Are ornaments amongst the decorations that you like the most? Then try bringing it into your room but be a little bit innovative. Use it on your ceiling!
A ceiling with an ornamental surface looks elegant and luxurious at the same time. There’s one thing to note, though!
You can’t create an ornamental ceiling on your own. You need to have your ornamental ceiling installed by professionals. Regardless of how you have it installed, this kind of ceiling will bring elegance and luxury into your room. Awesome!
5. The Crows Foot Texture
Intrigued by the idea of having a ceiling that looks like it has been stomped by crows? Then consider the crows’ foot texture!
This texture is characterized by the presence of crows’ footprints on the surface. Crows’ footprints are long and slim and that’s what you should put in mind.
To create this texture, you can simply use a roller paint, if you can find one, or even a brush. But if you have plenty of time, you can draw your own crows’ foot so the texture has more value to it because it’s a DIY project.
6. The Popcorn Texture
If rough looks are what you love, the popcorn texture is what you should pick. It gives you a look that makes it seem like popcorns are sticking on your ceiling.
There are plenty of ways to create this texture. One of them is simply applying a mixture of sand and cement with the ratio of the sand being a lot higher than that of the cement.
What’s important to note is how vital it is to make it rough enough that the ‘corns’ pop. If it’s not rough enough, it’ll turn into another texture, even a totally different one, maybe. So, be thoroughly careful!
7. The Light Popcorn Texture
If you don’t mind having ‘corns’ that don’t really pop on your ceiling, consider this texture. It’s the lighter version of the popcorn texture.
Because it’s lighter, it’s easier to create. It’s because it doesn’t require you to pay as much attention as you do the popcorn texture.
It means that you don’t need to make it as rough as the popcorn texture. It’s okay even if you make it a bit thick and dense. Well, consider this texture if you’d love to create a popcorn texture that requires a lot less effort to create.
8. The Rosebud Texture
A lover of beautiful things called flowers? Then try stating your love for the beautiful things using your ceiling.
How to do it? Create a rosebud texture on your ceiling! This texture doesn’t give you a perfectly-visible floral patterns on your ceiling.
However, the fact that they’re not perfectly visible is a good thing because you have rosebuds that somehow look like paintings, works of art, on your ceiling. Artistic!
9. The Skim Coat Texture
Having a ceiling that needs recoating? You can kill two birds with one stone if this kind of opportunity presents itself to you?
Why is that? Because while you recoat your ceiling, you can create a new texture on your ceiling. It’s called the skim coat texture.
It’s a texture that emerges when you try to recoat an old ceiling to make it as smooth as possible but you end up being unable to make it perfectly smooth because the old ceiling itself has become quite rough as time has consumed it.
10. The Wave Texture
If an imaginative ceiling is what you’d love to stare at every night, this texture is for you. It gives your ceiling the image of waves surging through the sea.
This texture is quite complicated to create. Thus, it’s better for you to hire professionals and have a wave ceiling installed instead of trying to creating one yourself.
The texture itself works best when well-lit so make sure you provide ample lighting for it once it’s been installed. Make it the best version of itself so your room benefits a lot from it!
11. The Woven Bamboo Texture
Are traditional stuffs your favorite? If so, woven bamboo is something you should incorporate into your design. Try, for example, creating a wooden bamboo ceiling texture.
There is a very effective way to incorporate this texture into your room. It’s by simply purchasing woven bamboo for your ceiling.
Install the woven bamboo on your ceiling and now your ceiling’s got a woven bamboo texture on it. Better yet, it’s got real woven bamboo on it, giving it a traditionally beautiful appearance.
12. The Hawk and Trowel Texture
If you love ceiling textures that look like reliefs, this texture is perhaps one you should pick. Called the hawl and trowel texture, it looks bold but it doesn’t look submissive.
It’s got its own patterns, ones that defy order, ones that love to rebel. It’s a texture that’s perfect for you if you don’t like being ordered around by others.
What’s more? This texture also looks quite artistic so if your ceiling loves something artistic, it’ll give it the aesthetics it so longs for. Perfect!
13. The Stomp Texture
Speaking of unique ceiling textures, the stomp texture is surely amongst the most unique textures there are. There’s a very good reason for it, of course.
This texture makes your ceiling looks like it’s been stomped. It means that the ceiling looks damaged, but not for real, obviously.
If you’d love to create this texture, make sure you create some rifts on the surface. The purpose is to make it look as if the surface has taken damages caused by stomping.
14. The Carved Wood Texture
If a texture that’s not only beautiful but also luxurious is what intrigues you, why don’t you go all out and create the most grandeous ceiling possible?
How? By simply installing a carved wood ceiling! The carved wood texture guarantees you to have a room blessed with beauty and luxury.
Here’s what you should keep in mind! The more complex the patterns are, the better your ceiling looks. So don’t settle with simple patterns. Only go for the best and you’ll get only the best!
15. The Santa Fe Texture
Having deep affection for Santa Fe? How about incorporating the thing you love so much into your ceiling design?
It’s easy to create the Santa Fe texture on your ceiling! There’s a principle that you need to follow and you’re going to be fine.
When creating a Santa Fe texture, you just need to make the texture look like an unfinished painting. So it’s better if you make the surface look a bit inconsistent in color. You don’t have to but it’ll be better if you do.
16. The Linear Wood Texture
Planning to install a wooden ceiling? There’re many options available when it comes to wooden ceilings so you need to choose carefully.
If a modern look is your target, you should consider the linear wood texture. It’s a simple yet beautiful texture that makes your ceiling look modern.
Despite looking awesome, this texture isn’t that complicated to create since it only consists of linear stripes made of wood. Try incorporating it into your design!
17. The Swirl Texture
The fish scale texture is the complex version of this texture. This texture is simpler but it doesn’t mean that it looks bad. It undeniably looks great!
It’s extremely easy to create. You just need to grab a brush and then, while your ceiling coating hasn’t hardened, move your brush in a swirling motion.
If well-organized, the swirls on your ceiling can give you a very tidy look that makes it look well-designed. What does it mean? You need to put all your hearing when swirling your brush on your ceiling!
18. The Styrofoam Texture
Interested in giving a very unique addition to your room? Just try this texture! Called the Styrofoam texture, you can tell how it looks from its name.
This texture makes it look as if you have feeble Styrofoam on your ceiling. The ceiling itself, of course, not feeble at all.
A Styrofoam ceiling isn’t just a uniquely good-looking ceiling since it’s also a ceiling that can entertain anyone entering the room. After all, some might definitely laugh a bit hearing the name and then seeing its appearance. Innovative!
19. The Slap Brush Texture
If you’re excited to see your ceiling looking like it’s been on the receiving end of your quarrel, the slap brush texture is the perfect one for you.
This texture is also perfect for you if you like slap brushing things. This texture doesn’t look half bad, either, of course.
If you do a good job slap brushing the surface, you’ll get a result in the form of a ceiling with artistically enchanting surface. So make sure you give your very best shot slap brushing your ceiling!
20. Stipple Brush Texture
If you love stipple brushes more than slap brushes, this texture should be your number one choice. This texture is characterized by very thin lines that roam freely on the surface.
It’s a bit similar to the crows’ foot texture but it’s a bit less organized. It’s a very nice texture to put on the surface of a ceiling.
Having this texture on your ceiling makes it look very well-decorated. It’s a texture that can beautify your ceiling pretty easily.
21. The Skip Trowel Texture
Wanting to hide imperfections on your ceiling? Try creating the skip trowel texture on it. The very purpose of this texture is to hide imperfections on surfaces.
To create this texture, you can apply a joint compound, but a very thin one, in random areas on your ceiling.
Depending on how thoroughly you apply the joint compound all over your ceiling, you can get results that might not look too similar with other ceilings with this texture. It’s up to you to turn your skip trowel ceiling into a work of art or to just bottle it and make it look dull.
22. The Modern Ceiling Texture
Always in love with anything modern? Ever considered incorporating something modern into a design of a big part of your room?
Then try giving your ceiling a very modern texture it’s going to be extremely proud of. A modern texture can come in many different forms. One of the simplest ones is a combo of lines, circles and lots of triangles.
When put together, these shapes can give birth to a very modern texture that doesn’t associate itself with almost any types of ceiling textures; a uniquely modern texture, a texture that’s its very own.
23. The Lace Texture
Blessed with enough budget to create an luxurious ceiling that’s also artistic and elegant at the same time? Then choose the lace texture!
It’s a texture that lets you turn your ceiling into something that looks like a wedding gown. When it comes to creating a lace texture on a ceiling, the more complex the laces are, the better the ceiling looks.
Make a good use of your budget and hire professionals to create this kind of ceiling for you! It’s more effective both in terms of costs and energy and the results are guaranteed to be perfect.
24. The Tree Bark Texture
If things that you see in the nature always captivate you, try creating a texture that you can find in the nature for your ceiling.
One of the textures that fall into this category is the tree bark texture. A tree bark texture is quite interesting and has gained some popularity as of now.
If you’re thinking of creating a tree bark ceiling, you don’t have to make the bark texture look as realistic as possible. Even simpler bark looks are awesome enough to make your ceiling look charming. Just try creating one for your ceiling!
25. The Sheetrock Texture
The sheetrock texture has been around for more than a century and it can give a ceiling a very artistic look.
This texture can be achieved without the help of any brushes, which is awesome. The end product? It’s a ceiling that looks like crumpled paper. It’s undeniably interesting.
Better yet, this texture works with pretty much anything from wooden furniture to elegant decor or even modern stuffs. It’s a consistently awesome texture you must consider at all costs.
26. The Orange Peel Texture
You can tell how this texture look from just the name. Yes, it looks like an orange skin. However, the orange peel is not its only name as it’s called the eggshell texture by some people.
Application of thin mud utilizing the spray gun is the method used to create this texture. When using the spray gun, you need to set it at a high pressure, though. A low pressure just won’t do it.
This texture can give your ceiling an artistically handsome appearance. Consider this texture if you want to incorporate many artistic stuffs into your room.
27. Your Very Own Ceiling Texture
Wishing you could make your ceiling your own? Then make it look like no other ceilings! Create a very unique ceiling texture that means your ceiling can’t be associated with any other ceilings.
You can achieve this by, for example, mixing more than one type of ceiling texture. You can, for instance, apply one texture on a third of the ceiling and apply two different textures on the other two thirds of the ceiling.
Of course, you could always simply draw something beautiful on your ceiling surface if you don’t want to follow any styles. Just be creative and make your ceiling your very own, one whose style other homeowners can’t claim.
There undeniably are numerous ceiling texture types you can choose for your ceiling today. The options range from knockdown to modern and even diy textures and more.
Whether you’d love to incorporate simple or complex patterns into your ceiling design, you won’t run out of texture choices to choose from. We have so many presented to you.
So don’t hesitate! Draw some inspirations from the ceilings shown above and be surprised to see your ceiling turning into a work of art. Happy designing!