Are you looking for a way to make an area in your home look unique? Ceiling tiles are the way to go!
Right at the entrance of my home, we have an open space intended to be for a formal dining area but truthfully, we always eat in the kitchen nook where I have a full sized dining table so instead of having 2 dining tables in our home, I converted this space into my home office.
I do have to say, I don’t love having my office exposed but for the time being, that’s the space I have in this home.
While decorating my office, I was thinking of painting an accent wall to give it character but I’ll be honest, I am awful choosing wall colors. In fact, my entire house has the same neutral color all throughout with the exception of a wall here and there.
One day, I was having brunch in a super cute restaurant in Charleston, NC and when I looked up, I noticed their gorgeous ceiling!!!
So that was it! I wanted that in my home!!!
I even took a picture to remember it!
So off I went to search for a design and order!!! Click here for the design I chose (Cheaper if you buy it in a larger package like here)
This project was done within a few days (mainly because I couldn’t wait to get it done so I started it as soon as I received on my limited time after work but this can be done on a weekend- SO EASY and all available on Amazon!!! (Win Win!)
Ruler & a leveler – *Doesn’t have to be both in 1.
Explore Ceiling Tile Designs Here
Measure the area you will be covering to determine how many tiles you need. I suggest you buy 3-5 additional tiles since you will have to cut some to fit your space and depending on the design you choose, you will need certain parts of the design to continue the pattern. To give you perspective on glue, I used about 36 tiles, and used 3 glue sticks.
Where to start?
If you are doing this on a flat ceiling/wall, I suggest you start on the most visible corner and work your way out from there. I also suggest you start with the complete tiles and then go to the edges where you will need to cut tiles.
Based on the sizing of each of my cuffed ceiling squares, I was able to fit 1 full design per area. To make it all look cohesive, I started the design in the inner corner where they all meet the molding and then worked my way out from there
See below numbers 1-4 or reference.
Apply the glue onto the edge of the tile as well as major points within the flat areas of the back of tile. You will then press and hold against the ceiling for about a minute or so.
It will dry fairly quickly. The next tile will be glued on top of the edge of the one already glued. See below image how they overlap.
Work Around Air Vents or Fixtures
As you can see on the bottom right, I have an air vent in which I had to work around and cut the tile with a utility knife .
To be precise, I unscrewed the vent cover and traced it directly onto the tile with a marker on the back of the tile and then cut the outline with the utility knife. The tiles are not hard to cut at all, you just need to make sure you have the right measurements so you don’t waste tiles!
I then glued the tile to the ceiling, and then screwed the vent cover right back!
Start working on the edges. Be sure to follow the pattern of the tile design as to what is supposed to go next.
Measure from the edge of the molding or wall to the end of the previously glued tile and draw the outline onto your next tile. Then, cut and glue. Repeat until you are ALL DONE !!! 🙂
I absolutely love the way it looks and I always always get so many compliments when people walk into my home. This project is super easy! Feel free to ask me any questions down below or DM me thru Instagram @LisMarie_Lifestyle.
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