While they may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of tile, many homeowners do have the ceiling variety to contend with.

When designing a space around existing dull or unsightly ceiling tiles, don’t be afraid to revive them with a fresh coat of paint, says Emily Hewett.

“This Lakewood Tudor’s study consisted of dingy ceiling tiles, so we gave them new life with a coat of metallic gold paint, which undoubtedly intensified the detail in the tiles.”