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While designing and decorating kids’ rooms, parents often tend to neglect the ceiling - after all, how much difference can it make? More than you think! Ceilings are the most underrated and overlooked part of a room, but the décor you choose for it can make or break the look and feel of the interiors. Ceiling décor is one of the best ways to add a splash of color, create a focal point, throw in an element of fun or fantasy or make rooms dreamy or dashing. Certain patterns and designs might also make the ceiling appear taller and rooms look warm and welcoming. Long story short, it’s high time you gave another thought to your kids’ room ceiling décor.
Looking for creative and unique ceiling décor ideas to pep up your little one’s room? Here are 12 designs and themes that parents are embracing these days.
1. A Fibre Optic Galaxy for Your Little Star Gazer
Got kids who are enchanted with all the astronomical wonders out there? Do they stare at the starry sky, marvel at the waning and waxing moon or long to see a shooting star? The fiber optic galaxy ceiling offered at Magical Nest is just the right décor to add some fun and delight to your kids’ nights. Needless to say, this is one of the best ceiling décor ideas for your little stargazer at home.
And NO, we are not talking about those regular glow-in-the-dark galaxy stickers. This is a relatively new and innovative concept where the whole ceiling is given a galaxy effect using LED lights of different diameters, shapes, sizes, and brightness. And the result? A fiber optic galaxy complete with stars, shooting stars, constellations, other astronomical bodies right on the ceiling of your children’s bedroom!
2. Blue Skies with POP Clouds
Now, this makes for a ceiling décor idea that never runs out of fashion. Bedrooms featuring skies and clouds on the ceiling have always been a favorite with kids and parents alike and they continue to top the list of kids’ room interior designs. And the best part? Such ceiling designs are ideal for kids of all ages, from toddlers to preschoolers to tweens.
While the traditional way to incorporate this effect is to paint the ceiling in blue with white fluffy clouds here and there or use cloud-shaped stickers on a blue ceiling, parents are going for more innovative ideas these days. For instance, false ceilings featuring skies and 3D clouds made of POP (Plaster of Paris) are rising in popularity. Alternatively, you can opt for 3D wallpaper murals that give ceilings a stunning as well as realistic effect.
3. Travel-Inspired Ceiling Décor with Maps, Hot Air Balloons, and More
Kids love traveling - in real life as well as in their never-ending imagination. So, how about fanning the dreams and fantasies of your little explorer by incorporating one of the most ingenious ceiling décor ideas? Yes, we are talking about decorating your kids’ room ceilings with travel-inspired décor elements.
This works exceptionally well if the room is also designed around the theme of travel or adventure. Some of the most popular motifs used in such ceiling décor include the world map, adventure maps, hot air balloons, and globes, among others. How about painting the ceiling to look like an adventure map with the names of countries and destinations? Or decorating the ceiling multiple globe lamps or suspended décor pieces designed like hot air balloons or airplanes?
4. Fabric Ceilings for that Warm and Cozy Effect
Another imaginative way to create an obvious wow effect in your children’s bedroom is ceiling drapery aka gathered fabric ceilings. In this method, light and breezy fabrics are used to cover the whole ceiling and it is gathered from all sides to create a focal point right in the center. A pendant lamp or a hanging décor piece is often used in the center to highlight the focal point. Fabric ceilings give rooms a cozy look and feel without compromising on the décor quotient.
The key here is to use breezy fabrics in light colors and beautiful patterns. For your little princess who loves everything pink, you can opt for a canopy ceiling made using pink fabrics. You can further enhance the dreamy aura of the room by opting for white color beds with headboards. Older kids, on the other hand, will instantly take a liking to bohemian-inspired ceilings created using multi-colored fabrics. With the right kind of lighting, your child’s little world will look amazing, to say the least.
5. Solar System Ceiling Décor
Parents are always parents! They like fun and fantasy alright, but they totally fall for it when an element of learning is added to kids’ room ceiling décor ideas. No wonder, ceiling designs inspired by the solar system are rising in popularity these days. They perfectly blend fun and learning and also impart a unique charm to your child’s room.
To create that perfect solar system effect, you can get the whole ceiling painted in galaxy blue color. Small and big 3D stars are often added to this surface to make look like a starry universe. Now comes the fun part - install suspended hangings that look like planets and you have, hands down, a winner.
6. The Flower Power
Flowers are timeless. So are ceiling décor that brings alive the power of flowers. There are many ways you can incorporate the eternal beauty of flowers into your child’s room. Floral wallpapers are the most convenient and the least expensive methods among them. The best thing about wallpapers is that you can choose from a variety of styles - ranging from vintage to contemporary, big flowers to small clusters - depending on the design principle followed in your child’s room.
Want something delicate as well as dramatic? False ceilings with POP 3D flowers are another popular choice, especially when you want to avoid the monotony of seamless floral patterns. Such designs feature one or more large POP flowers on the ceiling, which also serve as the showstopper. In some versions, each petal of the flower comes equipped with built-in lights. When you choose POP flowers, make sure to supplement them with floral lightings, fixtures, and accessories.
7. Football Field Ceilings
Is your child a football fan? We suggest you paint the ceilings of her/his room as a make-believe football field. Football-themed accessories like cushions, pendant lamps, bean bags, and chairs will add more vitality to the room. When it comes to wall décor, sports memorabilia like jerseys or posters are a great option. You could also use mirrored walls to create stunning optical illusions.
Kids’ bunk beds, loft beds or single beds featuring the football theme are available in the market, so you can choose one for the sleeping area. Football field ceilings are best suited for rooms designed in the contemporary style. Parents looking for sports-themed ceilings can also choose from cricket pitch or athletics track ceilings, depending on their children’s interests.
8. Nature Inspired Décor that Connects the Walls and the Ceiling
Have you chosen a nature-inspired theme for your child’s furniture? Like a treehouse bed? Or a sleeping area designed like a jungle loft or a beach cabin? You can enhance the look and feel of the room using ceiling décor that complements the theme - trees, waves, forest, and the like.
One of the interesting ways to add more visual impact to nature-inspired décor is to connect the ceiling and the walls - that is, the design starts from the walls and extends into the ceiling without any breaks and barriers. In addition to creating warm and welcoming vibes, this technique also makes the ceiling look taller than it actually is.
9. Creative Suspended Hangings as Ceiling Décor
You thought mobiles and suspended hangings are for the newborns and toddlers? Not anymore! Today, artsy hangings top the list of ceiling décor ideas and for the right reasons. They are ideal for rooms with low ceilings and you can also choose designs and themes based on your child’s age and interests.
Butterflies, animals, fish, birds, clouds, stars and other cute designs are best suited for small kids. Older kids, on the other hand, might prefer transportation or sports-inspired designs, rockets, UFOs, spaceships, and more. Want to try something simple and dream-like? Hang multiple strings of fairy lights or jumbo paper lanterns on the ceiling and you will see your child’s room transform into a magical world in a jiffy.
10. Stripes, Geometric Patterns, and Other Wallpaper Ceiling Décor
Perhaps one of the earliest forms of fancy ceiling décor our generation has seen, wallpapers still maintain their popularity. Depending on the theme used in the room, you can get the ceiling decorated with appropriate wallpapers. Whether you are looking to create ceilings that stand out or blend in, wallpapers do the trick. And here’s good news - they don’t cost you a fortune!
Wallpapers featuring birds, stars, clouds, and balloons are a great choice for young kids, especially toddlers and preschoolers. Want to keep things classy for your growing child? Our suggestions include stripes, geometric patterns, and interstellar designs. Besides these, a stunning array of 3D patterns is also available.
11. A Splash of Colors to Cheer Up Kids’ Bedroom Interiors
Stars, clouds, spaceships, and rockets are not what you are looking for? Want something fresh and simple? Something that has the power to create cheerful vibes? You can create awe-inspiring magic on your kids’ room ceilings using the simplest of all designs - a splash of colors. The major plus of such ceilings is that they are not theme-specific. Instead, they serve as a versatile backdrop that goes with various themes and designs. This means even if you choose to redo the kids’ room interiors later, you don’t have to worry about redoing the ceilings.
Multi-colored ceilings can be created using many designs and patterns, both conventional and unconventional. How about celebrating the magic of colors using the marble pattern? Or making the room more cheerful through a rainbow-colored ceiling? You could also opt for polka dots, chevron stripes, colorful waves, abstract designs, typographic designs, and a lot more.
12. Go Classic with Solid Color Décor
When you want to go the classic way, you can never go wrong with solids color ceilings. Pastels are known for their cool appeal and you can complement the whole look with white or cream color furniture and accessories. Those who are looking for a vibrant and tropical look can choose yellow for their kids’ room ceilings. Don’t forget to create harmony by introducing accessories that match the color.
Another interesting idea is to paint the walls and the ceilings in the same color, but use patterns in the ceiling to make it stand out. For instance, the walls and the ceiling can both be painted in lemon yellow, but how about adding polka dots or paisley patterns into the ceiling décor?
The list doesn’t end here! There are lots of patterns and techniques you can use to spruce up your kids’ room ceilings. For those who are willing to try creative and innovative ceiling décor ideas, the sky is the limit. Or should we say, the ceiling is the limit?