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How to create your own cloud ceiling from TikTok



Cloud Ceiling is usually an aviation thing. But now, it has become one of the most coveted trends on social media, particularly on TikTok. People Google how to lit their homes with cloud ceilings.

This article will reveal what this phenomenon means and why it has become one of the most trending do-it-yourself home decor ideas on the internet. You will also learn how to create your own to decorate your space.

What is cloud ceiling?

What is cloud ceiling?

Wiktionary defines it as the location above the surface of the Earth where the lowest layer of clouds are reported as broken,  overcast or obscuration (as opposed to thin or partial). In aviation terms, a ceiling is a measurement of the height of the base of the lowest clouds that cover more than half of the sky (more than 4 oktas) relative to the ground.

This should not be confused with the cloud base. A cloud base is the bottom of a cloud layer of any size while the ceiling is the height of the first cloud layer which is broken.

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Cloud ceiling trend


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This definition inspired a 2022 trend on TikTok where users decorated their walls with colourful LED lights and stuffing to create cloud walls.

Most of the videos are tutorials where you are given a DIY of how to make your cloud ceiling. The items typically used to create it include LED strip lights, hot glue, poster boards, tape, and premium polyester fibre filling.

There are many types of cloud ceiling all over the internet. Let us take a look at the top three, according to lifesavvy.

Hanging cloud ceiling

The hanging cloud ceiling is when you hang your cloud lower than your ceiling to create more atmosphere in the space. If attaching your cloud to the ceiling is not your style, consider this option.

Themed cloud ceiling

Are you a movie lover? Sports? Religion? Arts? You can be inspired by anything you love and create your cloud ceiling around it. For instance, the Harry Potter Halloween cloud ceiling seems to be trending now due to the season. This LED CC utilises the television as an anchor which coordinates perfectly with any sort of scary film you might be watching.

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Cloud wall

Instead of attaching or hanging your LED cloud ceiling below your ceiling, you can attach yours to the wall. This creative look to your room.

How to make cloud ceiling

To get started, you need  LED lights, enough poster board or paper to cover your ceiling, hot glue and synthetic stuffing. You can also use spray adhesive or double-sided tape. Installation typically takes about 12 hours. So be sure to clear your schedules before starting anything. Now you have got the necessary materials, let us begin.

  • First, put some duct tape on the back of your poster board sheets and attach the board to where you want your cloud ceiling to be. Using poster boards is a great way of ensuring that your ceiling or wall remains undamaged. Also, it will be easy to remove the installation at any time.
  • Add the LED lights to the ceiling or wall using strong tape.
  • Use the spray adhesive or hot glue to stick up all the stuffing to create the cloud look. To create the perfect cloud look, you need plenty of synthetic stuffing.

That is it! You now have your cloud ceiling, creating an atmospheric look in your room.

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