In rooms with a drop ceiling, consider the use of decorative ceiling tiles rather than the drab variety found in offices. There are numerous styles of faux wood and even metal tiles available. Decorating plain tiles yourself with paint, texture or fabric is another option for the more frugal designer.
Decorative Tile Options
Decorative tiles include 3-D style, form-pressed plywood panels. These add depth and a contemporary look to a room. Other options range from faux sculptured plaster or wood tiles. These often feature incredibly ornate designs meant to resemble baroque palace fixtures. Faux tin (PVC) tiles are lightweight and come in a wide assortment of styles, from very ornate floral or trefoil motifs to geometric patterns of virtually all types.