Turn Your Home Into A Work of Art With These Latest Gypsum False Ceiling Designs

by Pooja Dara | January 2, 2024 | 6 mins read

Gypsum ceiling design ideas for your home

Take a glimpse at the latest gypsum ceiling designs for your home. They’re now available in many different finishes, patterns and styles. We’re sure that some of them will catch your eye. 

A false ceiling is defined as a secondary ceiling (additional ceiling) that is fitted/suspended below a room’s original ceiling by either metal or wooden frames. In some specific designs, the false ceiling displays some parts of the original ceiling.

Now, let’s review some latest gypsum false ceiling design ideas that are doing the rounds among prospective homeowners and interior designers. 

Gypsum And Wood False Ceiling Design

This gypsum and wood false ceiling design makes the living room look more sophisticated, bright and airier. The wooden panels run across the two different segments of the gypsum false ceiling, adding visual interest to the space.

Living room with gypsum wood ceiling design adds visual interest to the space
The gap between the original and false ceiling is ideal for accent lighting.
Complete home interiors with beautiful false ceiling designs

Gypsum Board False Ceiling Design For Bedroom 

This gypsum board false ceiling design keeps your bedroom naturally cool and makes it look visually larger. It complements the existing interiors of the room and contrasts perfectly with the wooden flooring. The recess lights on the false ceiling also illuminate the bedroom.

White gypsum board false ceiling design complements the existing interiors of the bedroom
Plain white gypsum false ceiling is ideal for large-sized bedrooms.

Gypsum Board False Ceiling Design For Curved Ceilings

If you’re looking for a creatively balanced look for curved ceilings, this gypsum board false ceiling design is your go-to option. This false ceiling runs across the room and has wooden boards in between to complete the overall look of the room.

Curved gypsum ceiling design with wooden boards in between creates a creatively balanced look in the room
This dining room has wooden elements for an earthy vibe.

Gypsum Board False Ceiling Design For Living Room

This uniquely-designed gypsum board false ceiling design softens the vibrant wooden look of the living room. It distributes the room’s lighting evenly and acts as a stunning focal point as well. The cream-coloured flooring blends in well with the room’s existing decor.

Uniquely-designed gypsum board ceiling design softens the vibrant wooden look of the living room
Gypsum false ceilings should be cleaned regularly.

Cove Gypsum False Ceiling Design

This cove gypsum false ceiling design gives the large, open-plan dining room a luxurious and elegant feel. The enormous chandelier hanging from the ceiling adds a formal touch to the space. Decor elements such as the geometric-patterned rug, the differently-coloured cushioned chairs and the beige curtains tie the overall look of the space together.

Cove gypsum false ceiling design with a large chandelier in the open-plan dining room
Cove false ceilings increase the vertical space.
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FAQs on Gypsum False Ceiling Designs

What Is Gypsum False Ceiling Made Up Of? 

As the name suggests, a gypsum false ceiling comprises gypsum board(s) that are hung from the original ceiling and given a coat of paint and/or embellished with patterns/designs. As a construction material, Gypsum is born out of hydrated Calcium Sulfate and is lightweight, making it the perfect choice for a false ceiling.

What Are The Benefits And Drawbacks Of Gypsum False Ceilings?

Just like two sides of the same coin, gypsum false ceilings also have advantages and disadvantages that you need to be aware of as a prospective homeowner. Let’s have a look at them:


  • It is extremely heat-resistant and keeps your home cool, as the gypsum board is made up of multiple layers that are glued together. It is a high-quality material.
  • It is a flexible and durable material that can be easily moulded into any design you want with precision and consistency. It has a smooth surface and has less no. of joints. 
  • It saves electricity and reduces the bills as there is a gap between the original ceiling and the false ceiling which acts as a cushion. It also makes your home look aesthetically pleasing.
  • It facilitates sound insulation between rooms, thereby ensuring privacy. It also offers ‘even’ light distribution in the room in which it is fitted.
  • It has a mess-free and fast installation method as it comes in a ready-to-install form with screws and frames.
  • It is available in different forms standard gypsum board false ceiling, moisture-resistant gypsum board false ceiling, fire-resistant gypsum board false ceiling, water-resistant gypsum board false ceiling, and impact-resistant false ceiling.


  • It needs thorough cleaning every six months since it is prone to fungal growth in heavy moisture conditions.
  • It is more expensive than other materials used for false ceilings at home.
  • The false ceiling needs to be entirely replaced if and when cracks develop on it over a long period of time.

What Is The Cost of A Gypsum False Ceiling Design?

The cost of a gypsum false ceiling is calculated ‘per sq. ft.’ and is dependent on several factors such as:

  • The layout, the room’s dimensions, and the false ceiling’s surface area needed to be covered.
  • The type, quality and design of the gypsum false ceiling chosen.
  • The costs and installation charges of the false ceiling, along with additional expenses of fittings, lighting and accents.

Gypsum Or Plaster of Paris (POP) – Which Is A Better Material For A False Ceiling Design? 

There has always been an unending debate between Gypsum and POP when choosing the ideal material for a false ceiling. While it is your personal choice at the end of the day, it is important to know their differences. So, here we go:


  • A gypsum board false ceiling is made up using a gypsum plasterboard that is fixed with screws to a metal frame connected to the soffit.
  • It comes in larger prefabricated sheets than POP sheets and has fewer joints.
  • It has a faster, much more efficient and cleaner installation process.
  • It is more expensive than a POP false ceiling and has more strength.
  • It is highly durable and long-lasting if maintained well.
  • It gives a more finished look to the home’s ceiling and pairs well with other materials like plywood and glass.


  • It is made up of a mixture of POP powder and water that is applied to a chicken net and then attached to a wooden or metal framing system.
  • There is minimal wastage in its manufacturing process as you must mix the right amount of ingredients.
  • It is a time-consuming and messy procedure, often giving an unpolished look to the false ceiling.
  • It has less strength than a gypsum false ceiling as it can develop cracks quickly if the POP mixture is not prepared in the right ratio and the craftsmanship is not correctly done.  
  • The entire false ceiling need not be replaced in case of any damage. Only a small portion of the false ceiling can be cut and redone as required.
  • There is comparatively less variety of designs and styles in POP false ceilings. 

Read more on gypsum false ceilings v/s POP false ceilings here

Wrapping Up

All in all, a carefully-chosen gypsum ceiling design will not only add more life to your home but will also lower your electricity bills, thereby being easier on your pocket indirectly. Great, isn’t it?

Also, if you want to see more such false ceiling designs, check out our blog section or book a virtual consultation on the website with any of our interior design experts.

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Pooja Dara is a content writer at Design Cafe home interiors blog.

Pooja Dara

Pooja Dara is a freelance writer and editor with over seven years of experience and has worked for several reputed companies in multiple niches. Having made a switch from quantitative research (of leading FMCG and durable brands) to secondary research, she is now an independent content specialist who believes in creating value for her clients through her work. She is also passionate about photography, spirituality, dogs, and traveling.

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