WHAT IS THE BEST METHOD?
A starry ceiling is a magnificent thing both in a bedroom and in a cinema room … but what is the best method to achieve it? The one with optical fiber or the one painted by an artist by hand? It depends … (in the image below, in this mural with BlueDream the wood lamps help to make it brighter when there is light in the room).
This starry ceiling in a home theater was really fun to make, the owner installed retractable wood lamps around the room that “load” the luminescent paint so as to show the starry sky even during a projection.
I the man of the stars have a special blend of paints that I use in movie theaters for those who want to have bright stars even while watching the film, otherwise, with the lights off, in absolute darkness, you will see a fantastic starry sky , it will feel like being outdoors. (below I publish a photo of a starry sky made with optical fiber with blue side lights that serve only as a background).
Of course I’m a bit biased … but I’ll try to be fair to judge the various options for creating a starry sky.
STARRY SKY WITH OPTICAL FIBER:
The starry sky with optical fiber is great to be viewed with any type of lighting in the room compared to a painted ceiling that only needs darkness to see it, a painted starry sky is just like a real night sky: it disappears with the light. The optical fibers can instead be visible with the light, so even when there are lights in the room the optical fibers will still be visible and it is also possible to make them make a sort of sparkle.
THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF THE STARRY SKY WITH OPTICAL FIBERS
- they are very expensive
- they require a lot of work to install
- you have to pierce the ceiling
- there is a need for an electrical system
- it is mandatory to create a false ceiling
- it is very difficult to make it yourself if you do not have a certain practicality
- usually a starry sky with optical fiber has 1/10 fewer stars than a painted starry sky
- the holes where the fibers will come out are visible
- the size of the “stars” will be one, maximum two measures
- it will take several days to install
STARRY SKY PAINTED BY A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST OR ALONE:
Well, now I can speak with more authority 😉
Let’s start with the do-it-yourself option. This option can have both positive and negative aspects: the negative aspect is that if you don’t know how to paint and you have never done it, the company will be a bit difficult: I have often seen do-it-yourself creations and I do not hide that sometimes I have also painted above ceilings where the owner or some of his friends previously tried to paint the starry sky with a luminescent paint which then, after realizing that he had done a “nonsense”, he promptly thought of covering with a white paint…: -0
The do-it-yourself option may really seem simple, but there are certainly some techniques that need patience and constant improvement and you need to learn them before ruining a ceiling. I’ll give you some advice: if you are an artist or have a friend who knows how to paint well and you want to create a starry sky, remember one important thing, you can add more and more stars later, if necessary, do not get caught up in the heat by painting too many stars that then you will no longer be able to eliminate, paint one square meter at a time, go down the ladder, look at what you have painted … and if necessary add more stars.
THE POSITIVE ASPECTS OF THE DO-IT-YOURSELF STARRY SKY
- it is the cheapest way to get the stars on the ceiling
- the effect will be more beautiful than the luminescent plastic stars
- you can repaint the ceiling if the effect is bad and call a professional
- you can claim credit for making it happen
THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF THE DO-IT-YOURSELF STARRY SKY
- back pain and neck pain
- if you are not careful it will be very easy to create a disgrace
- it will not look as good as the one made by a professional
- if you are not an expert it will take many hours, in some cases a few days
- it will only be more beautiful than the luminescent plastic stars you buy in haberdashery
- it will be very frustrating
- the stars will shine in the dark only for a few minutes and after the work is finished you will also become luminescent
THE STARRY SKY MADE BY A PROFESSIONAL
Is it really that expensive? Here is the quick and easy answer … it depends on the artist, some are expensive, others less … for example, I’m expensive … but I’m also the best! (but cost much less than the construction with optical fibers) the next image is a real photo of a ceiling with wooden beams that I painted for a farmhouse
THE POSITIVE ASPECTS OF THE STARRY SKY MADE BY BLUEDREAM
- It’s fantastic! It will really feel like being outdoors
- the effect is three-dimensional, you will see the stars in the distance and you will distinguish the constellations
- you can draw any object: fairies, angels, writings, fictional characters, etc
- you can go down on the walls and create the mountains effect: you will feel like you are surrounded by mountains in the distance
- ceiling lights and ceiling fans can also be painted so that in the dark there is no black hole
- the starry sky will be invisible when the lights are on so it will not interfere with the decor
- there will be thousands of stars as opposed to hundreds with optical fiber
- From 15 to 20 stars of different sizes and 5 different luminescences, all of which will create an amazing 3D look
- the stars will appear to sparkle naturally
- you will not feel any unpleasant smell after the completion of the work and you will be able to stay in the room immediately
- a room will be finished in about 2-3 hours
- there will be no need to create a false ceiling
In the following image, here is the difference of a room with lights on and off with the starry sky BlueDream.
Well, I have tried to give a complete picture of a few and different options for making a starry ceiling but, whichever option you choose, the starry sky on a bedroom ceiling will be so incredibly relaxing and romantic that you will surely be glad to have it. realized.
Word of the man of the stars!