Create a unique and cozy design of any room in the apartment can be using a ceiling. After all, it is this detail who rushes primarily in the eye at the entrance to the room. One of the original ideas in the interior design is the multi-level ceilings from the backlit plasterboard.
Plasterboard due to its ease and ease of processing allows you to create complex volumetric designs that, after assembly, it remains only to handle putty and paint in any color. The result is an impressive part of the interior with a flat surface, which is not inferior to the beauty of expensive building materials.
Multi-level plasterboard ceiling is usually fixed on metal ceiling profiles, which are easy to cut, give them any curved shape and attach to concrete overlaps on screws with dowels.
For small rooms with an area of up to 16 kV. M is enough to make 2 levels, and in spacious living rooms and halls use 2-3 levels and more.
To make it very reasonable in the room or the hallway, a multi-level ceiling with backlit, which will add to the interior of elegance and coziness. Due to the fact that plasterboard sheets easily cut, you can integrate small lamps directly in them with bright or dim light. They will be a good addition to the main chandelier or natural lighting from the window.
Highlighted plasterboard ceilings have a number of wonderful advantages:
- With the help of them, it is possible to divide the room along zones, each of which will perform a specific function.
- Built-in lamps are an additional lighting, when the chandelier is turned off, they can create a cozy twilight.
- Plasterboard well levels any surface of ceiling floors.
- In a niche under the sheets of GLC, you can hide the wiring and other communications.
- With the help of bulk forms and different types of highlighting, you can implement any designer idea.
For mounting built into multi-level backlight ceilings, it is worth taking the economical energy-saving lights, which at high illumination indicators consume little electricity and practically do not heat up.
The most common option in which the multi-level plasterboard ceilings with illuminated in the bedroom or hall is a frame of 15-20 cm wide around the perimeter of the room in combination with a raised to 5 – 10 cm central part. Most often, white color is chosen for such a design, but you can experiment with other shades. Frame to make enough easily: the top tier is laid by sheets in the entire area of the ceiling, the gutter of the lower tier is attached to it and walls.
The work here simplifies the fact that all angles are direct, and there is no need to bend metal.
Such a design of two tiers can be easily gathering per day. Despite the simplicity of the scheme, the resulting ceiling looks spectacular, especially if you add original lighting to it. Built-in point lamps can be uniformly located in the bottom frame around the perimeter of the room or make hidden lighting in the niches. For the last way it is necessary to change a slightly to change the design – the internal side walls of the frame-box do not close completely, and leave the slots through which the light from the lamps hidden in the niche will flow.
Hidden room lighting has its own features. Because the lamps themselves are not visible, the bright light from them does not hit the eyes, but the overall picture is capable of impressing. Various ceiling niche profile designs, in which lamps will be located, affect the level of light. Depending on the height of the open opening and the location of the lamps changes and the width of the light strip. It can be moderate (150 – 300 mm), bright (100 – 200 mm), very bright (50 – 100 mm) or scattered (300 – 500 mm).
A successful solution will not only collect a skeleting ceiling frame with hidden lighting, but also make it manual adjustment. To do this, it is enough to turn on the internal wiring a small scheme that changes resistance. Then the possibility of a simple wall remote control will appear in their room – from bright daylight to an intimate twilight.
The ceiling in the room can be divided into 2 – 3 tiers, Each of which will designate its functional area indoors. Transitions between them can be made straight, but more effectively look the boundaries in the form of waves or other complex curves. Plasterboard sheets are very pivyliva in cutting, they will not work out to create any curved line. It is more difficult to give the necessary form to the profiles on which GLCs are attached, but also this task is solvable. First, the P-shaped guides cut through the side ribs at a distance of 3 – 5 cm and then bend to the desired curve line.
Each of the ceiling levels can be installed their longline lamps. If you want to create a more illuminated zone, the lamps are selected more powerful, or they are placed more often. In the dark zones there will be enough 2 – 3 points of lighting.
Three-level ceiling can be quite illuminated with 10 – 15 LED lamps with an E27 type base with a capacity of up to 12 W, and it can not even use a large central chandelier.
Suspended ceiling of 2 – 3 levels with backlit can be issued using various designs. Performed in the style of minimalism Ceiling frame with one step can look great even in a small room. The level adjacent to the window should be raised by 5 – 10 cm, and the level that is closer to the input is better to provide 3 – 4 built-in lamps. If the transition is direct, then the lamps go in one row, and if the step is broken by the curved line, then the lamps must go through the curve.
Do not be used to use transitions between levels of the entire width of the room. It is possible to make an elegant step corner with additional lighting, for example, on a desk in the working office or in the children’s. Then you can paint into different colors and supplies two or three small light bulbs. This corner will immediately become cozy and convenient for work.
Living room or large hall can be equipped with a ceiling with a chic design, emphasizing the status and good taste of tenants. To do this, you can create a central zone with complex geometric shapes, each of which is equipped with its luminaires, they are also included separately.
The framework of the frame and the cable liner at the same time becomes complicated, but as a result there is an opportunity to get a really impressive project.
Many residents prefer to equip their apartment in a modern style with straight lines, lack of extra decorative parts and abundance of modern technical means. Together with furniture, household appliances and walls in such a concept you can equip the suspended ceilings from drywall. Straight angles and lines are easily made using ceiling profiles.
Smooth white light from built-in lamps or LED ribbons, Lighting and color levels are adjusted by multiple switches or even remote remote control. Different ceil tiers are decorated with glossy surfaces, decorative plaster or photo printing.
Suspended ceilings from 2 – 3 tiers in classic design have their own features. A large number of decorative elements, jewelry and stucco can be used, traditional colors prevail. But with the lighting it is necessary to be careful – instead of built-in lamps, use beautiful pendant chandeliers.
To add light illumination, bright tones or glossy reflective surfaces can be used for mounted ceilings. Heavy mirrors on plasterboard structures are not recommended, they may not withstand this weight. But instead you can use many other lightweight materials with intense shine.
A successful and original solution is a combination of plasterboard and stretch ceilings with a glossy surface. Another way is to paint sheet carcarter sheets of brilliant acrylic paint.
In general, there are many types of finishes for multi-level ceilings from drywall, each of them will affect lighting. Under the point built-in lamps you can use the decorative plaster “Coroed”. With mounted lamps, it is permissible to shove wallpaper with patterns, and for eco-style to make the surface “under the tree”.
How to choose for different premises?
The choice of the number of tiers of multi-level ceiling depends on the area and the height of the room. Each level accounts for 10 – 15 cm, so it is not necessary to make complex structures in low rooms, small-sized apartments like “Khrushchev”. The fact is that the multi-tiered ceilings take the useful space, visually reduce the already small volumes.
For small rooms, kitchens, hallways enough to make 2 tiers with the same type of LED lamps with an E27 or E14 base.
Otherwise the case is in large rooms, the area of which more than 20 square meters. M. Many wish to make in them a unique design with multi-tiered backlit ceilings. For spacious premises, you can mount the frame of drywall in 2 – 3 tiers, to provide it with side hidden lighting or built-in halogen, LED, fluorescent lamps.
Design options are very much – from classic or minimalism to an ultramodern style. The main thing is not to overdo it with tiers, because too large and complex jams of volume fragments even in a large room will look short.
It is also worth paying attention to the choice of lamps themselves for multi-level plasterboard ceilings. By its design and methods of consolidation, they are three species: point, suspended and LED ribbons.
Spotlights got the most popular due to their compactness, versatility and ease of installation. It is convenient to insert them into plasterboard ceilings with a niche, the case and the entire wiring system remains inside. You can split all the lamps in the room in groups, each of which will illuminate a separate zone and turn on by a separate switch.
The facial part of the point lamp has a round shape, the housing is made of silver metal or plastic. The advantages of such LED lamps in a long service life and low power – they practically do not distinguish heat. And the consumption of electricity is 8 times less than that of incandescent lamps and 3 times less than in energy-saving lamps with the same level of illumination. For example, the incandescent lamp of 75 W can be replaced with a 12 W LED power, and the room will not become darker.
Another advantage of LED lamps in the selection of light temperature, white shade suitable for a specific environment. There is a natural white, ideal for working in the office and household work, warm – for a relaxed atmosphere in the bedroom, heavy yellow, which is suitable for the kitchen, and other species.
At the suspended lamps, the case is from the inside, low weight allows you to use them on plasterboard ceilings. They are attached to the appliance to mortgage profiles. Mounts are located inside the frame. Suspended lamps are very similar to traditional chandeliers, and you can install them in the hall, bedroom or children’s room, but do not hang in the kitchen or in the corridor.
LED tapes are most successfully placed in a duplex drywall stream with a frame in the bedroom. These devices are similar to the usual cable of different thickness, which is evenly lit along the entire length. Ribbon is easily bent and takes the right form.
There are such lamps that regulate brightness and even color can change them smoothly. All equipment and wiring for them can be hidden in the ceiling box.
Halogen lamps in color reproduction and brightness are close to LED, although they are not so economical. But such backlight options are also well suitable as built-in lighting for multi-tiered ceilings.
Especially good IRC lamps that consume less power and are not so heated. They can be used, for example, for hidden lighting of plasterboard ceilings in the bedroom.
Finally, as a budget option for highlighting complex ceilings, you can use fluorescent lamps that cost cheaper halogen and LEDs, but they have less and saving them. Cold white glow can go good for the hallway.
Beautiful examples in the interior
It is worth considering a few successful examples of high leveling of multi-level plasterboard ceilings with photos.
- Fantastic design of hidden illumination of different colors in combination with multiple point lamps.
- The simplest design and minimum luminaires give a stunning effect in the room. This solution is successfully suitable for the bedroom.
- Ceiling with central chandeliers and additional built-in lighting. You can change several levels of illumination in the room.
- LED ribbon in the frame gives a unique atmosphere. Light intensity can be changed.
On how to install a three-level ceiling of plasterboard with backlight, see the following video.