Six gothy, hippie, neo-classical ceiling alternatives for when you need something not-white to stare at #Decor & Decorating#black#gothic October 25 | Cat Rocketship Remember the brick-ceiling Spanish apartment of Clarisse, her partner, and a friend? I've been thinking about ceilings a lot because sometimes, when I can't sleep, I stare at the one in my bedroom and wish there was something interesting up there. This is what I've found in my research of alternatives to the rough plaster ceiling. Source: candidlyred.blogspot.com Crafty Homies, get on this: arrange old embroidery hoops with interesting fabrics. Source Okay, I'm ALL ABOUT this drapey beachy ceiling dressing. Related Post Treat yourself! …To another macabre Christmas tree Christmas comes but once a year so I have to share ANOTHER dark Christmas tree from a reader -- even though we already showed one... Read more Curbed recently highlighted a real estate listing, noting the "torture chamber-style" ceilings. I think that's a little too far. Source Okay, so it's a whole room of eggshell deepest black, but it's SO HOT GOTH IT HURTS! By: Talissa Decor Faux tin ceiling tiles – CC BY 2.0 Mmmmmmm, tin paneling. It's super expensive now — I've seen one of those square feet marked for $300 at salvage shops — but there ARE plastic knock-offs which, with a little paint-love, could glam up the top of a room. What are your favorite ceiling decorating ideas? Photos and links, please! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS How grown-ups make new friends: handing out coupons NEXT What pretty candies can I give out for Halloween? Show/Hide comments [ 13 ] Woah. Sleeping in that all-black room must be… interesting. Hah. Fun! Stenciled ceiling with suppa awesome hood – http://pinterest.com/pin/150075606/. And if you're not ready to go crazy on the walls? White walls and bright ceiling is pretty money too — http://pinterest.com/pin/9910522/. Reply Awesome ceilings! I love the first one that was posted. I've always wanted something like this for my bedroom ceiling. Kind of like a grown up version of the stick on / glow in the dark stars I had as a kid. Also, it would make an awesome night light: http://www.smxscreen.com/images/rope-light.jpg http://cdn.hometheaterforum.com/b/b6/b6128aab_starCeiling_1.jpg 2 agree Reply LOVE. Wow! Reply My love and I DREAM of this…someday! Reply Yes! There's a bar in my area that has this in one of their rooms and I loooooooooooooooove it. I want to do this on our vaulted living room ceiling so bad. When I was in high school I had a bunch of handmade kites hanging from my ceiling. Looked kind of like the first picture above but with more random shapes. My favorite was the tie dye one with dancing bears on each of its points Reply How about this dandelion installation ceiling? http://www.regineramseier.ch/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=73&Itemid=79 2 agree Reply What happens when you turn a fan on or open a window lol. Reply Our house has one of those faux tin cielings in the upstairs bathroom – painted bronze, it looks pretty cool! Reply That "article" about the pointed ceiling is ridiculous, I would LOVE to have that house, ceilings and all! I'd just rip out the wall paper, re-paint the whole house and decorate it to match the awesome ceilings! Reply All those pointy downy bits would have to bad feng shui wouldn't they?! Reply http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicken_buddha/6284004960/in/photostream#/ I've been putting all of the postcards I've collected over 20+ years up on the ceiling. There are hundreds of them, offering endless hours of gazing! Reply I dont have apicture of it, but growing up the ceiling in my room was COVERED in glow-in-the-dark stars and moons and planets. All colors and shapes and sizes. No night-light needed, by the time they lost the glow…i was asleep! As igot older I used to wish on those stars, and find my own constelations… I plan on doing it for my babies (when we actually have a house with a nursery) 1 agrees Reply Personally, I don't think you can go wrong with the good old fashioned glow in the dark stars 😉 I have a shelf above my bed which I've taped a list of goals too. It would be brilliant to one day have a ceiling with all my dreams/goals/hopes stencilled on! 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