I’ve mentioned before, I tend to experiment with our home, trying out design ideas, colours, layouts and living with them for a while to see if I like em, decide if they work for us and how they change the feel of the house as a whole. This way i’m in a much better position when it comes to me making suggestions for your home.
Example: when I went to have a consult about getting my eyes done with that fancy pants lazer surgery a few years ago, ALL of the opticians and technicians were wearing glasses. Erm… what’s that about? I’m still rocking the specs to this day.
I wrote a post well over a year ago all about the 5th wall and how painting the ceiling can completely transform a room. With this in mind, it was always the plan to paint our bedroom ceiling dark when I started it about a year ago (you can have a peep here to read about it). But I ended up leaving it white, deciding to wait and see if it annoyed me enough to want to paint it.
So, on Sunday morning, with the child at the g-parents, I whacked on my baggies, cracked open my paint pot, cranked up 6 Music and got started with the roller.
Being the forward planner that I am, **ahem** I ran out of paint half way through. I saw this as an opportunity however, an opportunity to reflect.
My initial thoughts:
- Bloody hell, that’s dark.
- Oh my god, i’m going to bang my head on the ceiling, it’s so low.
- I can’t see.
- I don’t like it.
- Well i’m not painting it white again, I hate painting ceilings.
- Maybe you need high ceilings for this to work? It worked for the Blue Bedroom.
- Oh, actually that bits looks nice over there now, with the second coat on.
- Hmmm… maybe I need to finish the ceiling before I actually decide on this…?
Let me show you some pictures of it half way through. It’s a bit patchy so yeah, use your imagination.
Goodbye white ceiling, hello Midtown Magic! (You can still see a bit of the white ceiling in the reflection in the mirror).
Bit of white ceiling again in the mirror.
I really like the dark colour continuing up above the wardrobes, you can’t see the corners of the room in the shadows. It all just blends away.
See what I mean?
Bit patchy like I said before, but again, you can get the overall effect.
So what do you think? I know I really need to finish it properly before I make my final decision on it. But after living with it half done for a bit, here are my mid-ceiling conclusions:
- It works in a bedroom
- It works better with higher ceilings. Mine are 2.4m. Projects where it’s worked amazingly well have had 2.6m and 3m high ceilings. Just click the links to have a peep.
- I wouldn’t want this look in a living space, not with dark paint anyway.
- I need to go to B&Q and get some more paint mixed. Again. Ffs.
Let me know your thoughts. Do you like? Hate? Would you? Have you? And if you have, how high are your ceilings?
Talk to me.