Vaulted Ceilings for Your Home Design

If you are building or renovating a house, then finding the right look for your new home design means lot as you are making an investment in your future. Thus, knowing the ins and outs of certain home design features can be beneficial. We are here to help you do your homework into one aspect of home design, the ceilings and more specifically, vaulted ceilings!

A vault is simply defined as “an architectural term used in reference to an arched or other form used t provides a space with a ceiling or a roof.” This term stemmed from the use of voûte in French, and volta in Italian. The architectural concept includes that the parts of the vault are exerted via a lateral thrust upwards that requires a counter resistance to ensure that it stays up.  Throughout history, vaults have been used underground and above ground, and the dynamics of structural integrity and architecture have been considered in those builds with counter resistance such as with thicker walls.

There are a few types of vaulted ceilings for your home design, include the likes of domes, barrel vaults, groin vaults, rib faults, and fan vaults.

Let’s look at inspirations of vaulted ceilings for your home design, from the elaborate to the most simplistic.

Inspirations of Dome Vaulted Ceilings for Your Home Design


Inspirations of Barrel Vaulted Ceilings for Your Home Design


Inspirations of Rib Vaulted Ceilings for Your Home Design

Inspirations of Fan Vaulted Ceilings for Your Home Design


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Lighting Types in Interior Design

In the world of Interior Design, there is much to think about. Colour, furniture, choice of fittings and more all go into ensuring that the finished product is above and beyond. Thus, we should also speak about how lighting plays in a big role with choosing lighting types in interior design and how so many people get it wrong. Let’s read on how you can get the best look for your home or office with RM Perera with this blog post on choosing lighting types in interior design.


First and foremost, there are three types of lighting that matter and how you go about choosing which of these lighting types in interior design goes where and why is just the tip of the iceberg of home and office design. How you go about using the three lighting types in interior design; ambient, accent, and task lighting is an integral part of the finishing touches.

Ambient lighting includes  the general lighting that offers a soft glow to cover the space you are in for functionality sake to almost mimic natural light. It does not possess a harsh glare which can obstruct someone’s eyesight and is often even referred to as “mood” lighting as it sets the mood without pushing its own agenda across. Often the likes of recessed or track lights can be used, or even chandeliers or pendant lighting that offers coverage of lighting, or even wall scones or wall lights. These will all do the job, but often, you may need a few paired together to get the lighting coverage you need with one of the popular lighting types in interior design.  In Sri Lanka, you often see wall lights paired with pendant lighting in the likes of living rooms to create that “ambience”.

The next type of lighting in interior design would be “task lighting”, puts more focus on your specific needs or the specific requirements/purposes of a room. For instance, you will use this type of lighting at desks, or at a bedside, a reading nook or so forth. Task lighting will help you concentrate or stimulate your senses. Desk lamps, swing lamps, floor lamps are great examples of task lighting in interior design, along with under cabinet or vanity lights and even pendant and track lights (they are not exclusive to ambient lighting).

The last of the lighting types of interior design is “accent” lighting which further concentrates lighting onto specific focal elements of a room, such as a painting or a focal feature of a room that  you want highlighted to add drama.  Using wall lights, recessed or spot lighting, or even landscape lighting (for indoor and outdoor garden features), you can do so much to create wonder with the different lighting types in interior design. Speak to the RM Perera Interior Designers and have our team plan how the lighting in your home or office should be laid out.

How to Make your Interior Design Extra Special

If you are doing up your home or office, then there may be a few things you would like to add to your interior design makeover to make your interior design extra special. Here are some ways in which you can add to your architectural interior design finish with some additional furnishing and fittings that will make your interior design extra special, with a touch of surprise and convenience around every corner.


Skylight and Sun Tunnels

If you love the feeling of having the sun in your face, and welcoming the sun’s energy into your home or office with natural lighting that is easy on the eyes, then incorporating the likes of a skylight or even a sun tunnel. Letting natural light in will help with sprucing up dark areas of your home or office and cut down your electricity consumption in the long run. Here are some fabulous designs in which you can incorporate skylights and sun tunnels into your home or office.


Ambience Lighting

There is something about adding “mood” lighting or ambience to a room with the help of some LEDs. Here are some great ways to accent your home or office. This type of lighting is also referred to as “indirect LED lighting”.

Modular Shelving

The great thing about shelves is that it can double up as a feature point while also being practical for organisation and tidiness – we all know how important that is. Having said that, modular shelving has really revolutionised the ease of which this two can be done, with the added possibility of  changing up the design without too much hassle. Here are some ways in which modular shelving can really make your interior design extra special.

Hidden Storage and Furniture Solutions

Staying on the same track as storage and practicality, we have come across some great interior design fitting solutions that will really help in cutting down time as well as repurposing your furniture for dual purposes –who doesn’t like a twofer anyway? Here are some ways in which you can live your best life with these interior fittings.


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For the Love of Chic Boutique Style Closet Designs

We have all seen them, the celebrity chic boutique style closet designs that are so incredibly gorgeous and ever so organised. Today we look at some designs that are so tastefully designed, and the best part, it could be yours! Speak to our trendy interior designers to add these little finishing touches to your home renovations or home interior design!

Carrie Bradshaw had us reeling for a walk-in closet, so we cannot go on without a mention!


The Kardashian brought us into their homes via their reality TV show and let us peak into their lives and closets. But it was actually Paris Hilton who let us see her closet first, with Kim Kardashian organising it! Let’s peak into Paris Hilton’s chic boutique style closet design


But the Kardashians have really made headlines with their style aesthetic and their love for chic boutique style closet designs. Let’s have a look at a few of them, shall we?


Popular designer, Dorothee Schumacher, gave us a sneak peak of her decadent boutique style closet design.