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Lowering the ceiling with plaster is an increasingly used trick. The lowering of plaster allows the room to be more cozy, cozy and aesthetically more beautiful.

The technique is also very useful in cases where the right foot is very high or, then, when there are beams or apparent pipes. In this case, lowering the ceiling helps to hide the imperfections and keep everything in order with a flawless look. The lowering of plaster is still useful for hiding curtain rods and blind.

However, one of the main advantages of the recessed ceiling is the variety of possible lighting projects. With the lowering of plaster, it is possible to incorporate points of indirect light through the crown molding, creating light traces and wall wash effects, which can be translated as "light bath on the wall". And, in fact, that's right. This type of installation allows the light to be directed along the entire length of the wall, bathing it in light and enhancing architectural details, textures and colors, as well as giving volume to the wall.

The plaster still gives a high esthetic value thanks to its smooth and homogeneous appearance, ideal to leave the most modern designs, cleans and elegant. In more modern designs, instead of the traditional frame, what is used today is the tabica, a finish for the lining that maintains a small distance between the ceiling and the wall.

However, if you prefer a more rustic, classic or retro footprint, the option is to leave the lines straight to the side and use frames and details in curves.

60 models of plaster retraction to inspire you

Here's an incredible selection of plaster demo pictures and lots of tips on how to apply the technique in your home:

Picture 1 - Recessed ceiling of plaster in the bathroom.

Recessed plaster ceiling in bathroom


The small bathroom was more cozy and intimate with the plaster ceiling lowered. The straight and well-marked lines reveal the modern style of the environment

Picture 2 - Kitchen with lowering of plaster.

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This kitchen has a recessed ceiling with recessed lighting. The side spots leave the environment even more cozy

Picture 3 - Bathroom with recessed ceiling and tear of light on the mirror.

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Picture 4 - Lighting embedded in the recessed ceiling of plaster.

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The recessed lighting of this recessed ceiling reflects in the mirror stretching the room and making it brighter.

Picture 5 - Recessed ceiling of plaster with tabica

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Picture 6 - Lowering of plaster: go between the ceiling and the wall confers modernity to the environment

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In this project, the wider span reveals the rustic cement of the slab, but the environment does not leave elegance aside. On the contrary, the effect brought a touch of modernity to the place

Image 7 - Lowering plaster: recessed ceiling with pendant luminaire for the home office.

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Image 8 - Yellowish light and recessed ceiling.

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The double formed by yellowish light and recessed ceiling is perfect to give style and elegance to the environments

Picture 9 - Lowering of plaster: ample environments are even more valued with lowered ceiling.

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Picture 10 - Lowering plaster: recessed lighting for a cozy room.

Gypsum lowering: recessed lighting


The coolness of the burnt cement wall and the dark gray ceiling did not resist the cozy, intimate effect of the ceiling-mounted lighting. The yellow light also shows on the panel behind the bed

Image 11 - Modern kitchen with recess of plaster and traces of light.

Modern kitchen with plasterboard lowering

Picture 12 - Lowering of plaster with details in wood.

Gypsum lowering with wood details


Wood is always a good request for those who want to give a touch of comfort and rusticity to the environment. A harmonious and very pleasing combination visually

Picture 13 - Effect "wall wash" in the bathroom.

Wall wash effect in bathroom


To enhance the tile texture of this bathroom, the option was to use the "wall wash" effect installed on the recessed ceiling. To complement, the soft yellow light coming out of the side molding.

Image 14 - Plaster under plaster.

Gypsum plasterboard


The plaster ceiling of this kitchen was lowered only on the line following the sink. The narrow environment is appreciated with the presence of light traces in the same direction of the room

Picture 15 - Lowering of plaster: lengthening the lower ceiling of plaster.

Gypsum lowering: lengthening the recessed ceiling of plaster


The visual feel that this room provokes is very interesting. Note that there is a huge mirror on the wall behind the sofa that ends in a black border. This mirror is responsible for creating this effect of prolonging the entire environment, especially the lining that gained evidence with the use of the mirror

Image 16 - Kitchen with lowering of plaster and central feature.

Kitchen with recess of plaster and central feature

Picture 17 - End the white monotony of the ceiling by installing black spots.

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Picture 18 - Lowering that begins in the room and ends in the kitchen.

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You can choose the height that will begin lowering the ceiling. In this project, the plaster boards come just below the main ceiling. But if you prefer they can come a little lower as well, it depends on the height of the right foot of the house and the style you want to give the environment

Image 19 - Lowered ceiling next to the structural beam.

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Whether or not to conceal the beam, one option is to let it show by softening its presence with the recessed ceiling

Image 20 - Cement and plaster on the ceiling.

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Picture 21 - Room with lowered ceiling is more cozy and intimate.

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Image 22 - Valuing the bathroom with recessed ceiling and recessed light.

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Notice how any bathroom decor is valued for the presence of light coming from the ceiling. Cozy, cozy and modern

Image 23 - Light ripping around the ceiling of the room.

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Picture 24 - Reversed Sanca lowers only the side of the ceiling.

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Picture 25 - For a very high right foot, the solution is a lowered ceiling.

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Image 26 - Recessed ceiling with wooden edges.

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To create a visual identity, the recessed ceiling of plaster gained a wooden edge

Image 27 - Lowered thematic ceiling.

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The shape of the goldfish on the ceiling made the children's room even funnier. One of the advantages of plaster is its versatility to create drawings and figures, which can be very useful in thematic and children's projects

Image 28 - Recessed gypsum ceiling enhances environments from the most classic to the most modern.

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Picture 29 - Recessed plaster ceiling leaves the kitchen even cleaner.

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Picture 30 - Vanity of the recessed ceiling receives the dividers that separate the living room from the kitchen.

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Picture 31 - Recessed ceiling is a great option for those who want to hide the curtain rod.

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Picture 32 - Recessed ceiling for a minimalist and industrial environment.

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This conjugated environment gained comfort and coziness with the lowered ceiling, a sensation not very common in houses with minimalist proposals or of industrial style

Image 33 - Accompanying the recessed ceiling, the plaster partition.

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Image 34 - Cutouts and shapes mark the structure of the recessed ceiling of plaster.

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Picture 35 - Column accommodated in the plaster ceiling.

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Picture 36 - Smaller environments are even more welcoming with the lowered ceiling.

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Image 37 - Differentiated lighting is one of the great advantages of this type of ceiling.

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Image 38 - Fixtures in the recessed ceiling of plaster.

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The recessed ceiling has the same characteristics as a conventional gypsum lining. That is, supports the same amount of weight, so do not overdo the size of chandeliers and lamps

Image 39 - Recessed ceiling made of plaster and wood.

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Picture 40 - Classic: recessed plaster ceiling with curved details.

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Image 41 - Part of the ceiling that has not been lowered serves to fix the pendant luminaires.

Part of the ceiling that has not been lowered serves to fix the pendant luminaires

Picture 42 - Neutral and sober room valued by the lowering of plaster.

Neutral and sober room appreciated by the lowering of plaster

Image 43 - Composition with different materials.

Composition with different materials


In this room the recessed plaster ceiling divides space with the walls covered with wood and the granite structure that surrounds the window. Even among different materials, the plaster ceiling does not lose its aesthetic and functional importance

Picture 44 - To leave the environment more harmonious, try to leave the light rip in the same visual direction of the room.

Gypsum lowering: tear of light in the same visual direction of the room.

Picture 45 - Special space for bed.

Special space for bed.


The recessed plaster ceiling follows the wall and forms a panel behind the bed. The effect enhances the space dedicated to the bed and enhances all the room décor

Image 46 - Recessed ceiling with central molding.

Recessed ceiling with central molding

Image 47 - Aesthetically perfect, the plaster confers uniformity to the environments.

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Picture 48 - Sancas confer elegance and charm in the environment.

Gypsum lowering: Sancas confer elegance and charm in the environment

Picture 49 - Three times lowered.

Three times lowered

Image 50 - Lowering of plaster ceiling with mirror.

Gypsum ceiling recess with mirror


Want to make the environment even more elegant and sophisticated? So you can be inspired by this idea and put the part of the ceiling that has not been lowered into mirrors.

Image 51 - Indirect lighting enhances the texture of the gray ceiling.

Indirect lighting enhances the texture of the gray ceiling

Picture 52 - Recessed ceiling of plaster in contrast to the rustic wall of brick.

Recessed plaster ceiling in contrast to the rustic brick wall

Picture 53 - Light colors to match the lowering of plaster.

Light colors to match the plasterboard lowering


If the right foot of your house is not too tall, but you still want to lower the ceiling, then the way you paint the walls in white. In this way, the environment does not look "flat"

Image 54 - Bet on relegation to create a clean and lighted effect.

Bet on relegation to create a clean and lighted effect

Image 55 - High Ceiling plus Plaster: Perfect Match for Creative Minds

High Ceiling plus Plaster: Perfect Match for Creative Minds


The versatility of combined plaster to a high right foot allows you to create incredible shapes and designs on the ceiling, just imagine!

Image 56 - Lowering plaster: recessed ceiling dividing brand between environments.

Recessed ceiling dividing mark between the environments

Image 57 - Recessed ceiling with slightly grayish plaster.

Recessed ceiling of slightly grayish plaster

Image 58 - The lowering of plaster highlights the wood.

The lowering of plaster highlights wood

Image 59 - Blinds can also be concealed inside the ceiling with lowering.

Blinds can also be concealed inside the ceiling with relegation

Image 60 - Lowering of plaster of dark color.

Lowering of dark-colored plaster


The dark and sober colors are in every room, including the ceiling. Plaster accepts very well different types of colors, leaving the paint homogeneous. Currently, it is possible to find paints suitable for plaster
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