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Whether it is the living room, bedroom, dining room or any other part of the house, false ceilings can be used to cover the plain ceilings or to conceal centralised air-conditioning systems. From modern to intricate traditional designs, false ceilings can be customised in different colours, shapes and sizes, to make your living room look grand and opulent. Here’s a guide to installing plaster of Paris (POP) ceilings in your living rooms, without any hassles.
Why use POP for false ceiling?
Plaster of Paris false ceilings are very durable and can sustain for years without any wear or tear. The POP is available in powdered form and the paste is made by adding water to it. The ceiling design is made, by applying the POP to a mesh for it to stay afloat. Also, POP is more cost effective than gypsum boards. However, you need to hire a professional to install a POP ceiling to get the finesse. POP ceilings also take more time for installation, as it has to be perfectly dry for it to be installed.
How to choose a POP ceiling design for the living room?
- When choosing ceiling designs for the living room, you can select innovative designs with a combination of shapes and lights, instead of a simple one. However, if you have a combined drawing room and dining room, opt for a design which is aesthetic and has proper lighting.
- Make proper arrangements for lighting up the false ceiling in the living room. You can use energy-efficient LED lights that match the ceiling concept. Else, you can also experiment and opt for grand chandeliers or hanging lamps, to make your space look more elegant and beautiful.
- While white is the most common colour, you can use other bright shades to make your room appear bigger. You can experiment with beige and yellow shades, for a royal look. You can add texture to your ceiling, such as a wooden finish or rustic or metallic ones, for a modern look.
- There is no reason for you to stick to rectangular and square designs for your ceiling. Curves, arcs and circles are trendy and you can design a new look with these designs. This is a good idea to break the symmetry and give your home a modern vibe. You can also use these shapes, in contrast to other elements used in décor.
False ceiling designs for your living room
POP ceilings can also be used to add an extra layer of insulation in your living room. If you want to give a warmer look to your room, you can choose LED lights in the false ceiling.
Suspended ceilings are best, when you want to optimise the space and hide electrical cables.
Another benefit of using Plaster of Paris ceiling is that you can use molds and shapes like circles, trays, layers, squares, etc. Apart from this, it is very easy to add any design to the POP false ceiling after finishing the installation process, to re-decorate or modify the installed design.
Which is better for ceiling - POP or gypsum?
POP is more durable and more affordable than gypsum.
How much does POP ceiling cost?
POP false ceiling rates start from Rs 40 per sq ft and may go up to Rs 95 or even more, in some cases.
Is false ceiling expensive?
Depending upon the material used, false ceiling can be an affordable and ideal way to add an extra layer of insulation.