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  • Interior Design
Nov 21, 2023
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With more and more homeowners focusing on interior design and the way they live over the past few years, it is the intricate or smaller details within their spaces that are garnering attention. A home can be well-designed, but it’s the quiet unusual details that make it unique and stand out.


One of the standout design elements that has captivated homeowners and designers alike is the Plaster of Paris (POP) border design. Not only does it seamlessly integrate with various décor themes, it also has the magic of transforming mundane spaces into lavish displays of elegance. Most POP border designs are timeless, and bring an artistic flair to ceilings, offering a more rich, polished touch to homes. 


What is Plaster of Paris?

Plaster of Paris, often abbreviated as POP, is a white, powdery substance primarily made from gypsum. When mixed with water, it forms a smooth paste which quickly sets into a solid, hard mass. The name plaster of Paris is derived from the large gypsum deposits located in the Montmartre district of Paris, where this material was extensively used. Renowned for its mould-making, casting, and sculpting capabilities, POP has been a favourite among artisans for centuries. In the context of home interiors, it is appreciated for its versatility—from creating intricate wall reliefs to elegant ceiling designs.

What is a POP Border Design?

A POP border design refers to the decorative use of plaster of Paris to craft intricate patterns and designs along the edges or borders of walls and ceilings. This design technique is primarily employed to add aesthetic appeal, enhancing the architectural richness of a room. Unlike plain ceilings or walls, those adorned with POP borders offer a three-dimensional look, with patterns ranging from geometrical to floral, and minimalist lines to ornate carvings. It's an artful technique that marries the malleability of Plaster of Paris with the craftsmanship of design, resulting in a stunning visual treat that elevates the overall ambiance of any space.


Whether you’re a minimalist or a maximalist, and thinking about designing your living spaces in a stylish way, this guide to everything from simple ceiling border designs to false ceiling border design will have you covered.

Classy POP border design for your space – Beautiful Homes

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If you’re trying to find the right hue for any room in the house, first order a colour catalogue from Asian Paints to physically view a range of shade cards around the light in a space. Sometimes, you could pick a unique texture or material for a POP border design colour, but not find a similarly striking or complementing colour for the interiors of the house. If a shade of paint doesn’t do the trick, consider adding prints across the walls with wallpaper. For a different aesthetic, you can play around with textures, prints and patterns with a range of Nilaya wall coverings by Asian Paints—our go-to most-trusted brand. You could even bring in a designer twist with wallpapers by fashion designer Sabyasachi or home décor label Good Earth; or choose the mesmerising Colour of the Year for 2023, Silver Escapade.



This contemporary interior design living space showcases the epitome of hall ceiling border design within a false ceiling design that effortlessly blends sophistication and craftsmanship. The hallmark feature here is the intricate POP border design encircling the ceiling's perimeter. Demonstrating meticulous attention to detail, the hall POP border boasts ornate patterns that provide a contrast to the otherwise minimalist ceiling. Complementing the central chandelier, the design amplifies the room’s opulence. Additionally, the POP corner border design seamlessly transitions between the ceiling and the walls, enhancing the space’s depth and dimension. These elements, combined, create a harmonious balance, reflecting both elegance and modernity within the room.


Simple POP border design for your space – Beautiful Homes

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Sleek POP border design for your space – Beautiful Homes

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In this serene bedroom, the POP border design for the wall stands out as a timeless design feature, adding quiet luxury sophistication. The wall showcases a subtle recessed panel framed with a delicately crafted POP side border design. This design element accentuates the room’s walls and complements its muted colour palette.

EXPERT EYE: Incorporating a POP border design for walls can transform a space, giving it a polished, refined look, as perfectly exemplified in this tasteful bedroom setting. Such designs can effortlessly blend with various décor styles, making them a versatile choice for contemporary homes.


Chic POP border design for your space – Beautiful Homes

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The image showcases an opulent space where the hall POP border design emerges as a focal point, accentuating the room's architectural beauty. The hall ceiling border design seamlessly integrates with the wooden detailing, creating a luxurious ambiance. Refined moldings along the ceiling's perimeter highlight the depth and structure of the room. The meticulous POP border design for the wall further adds to the richness, providing a frame-like effect that divides the space, drawing the eye to the intricate woodwork. In modern homes, such hall POP borders paired with strategic lighting can truly transform a room, lending it an air of elegance and sophistication.


While this luxurious room boasts an elegant blend of modern and classic design elements, the standout feature here is the simple POP border design on the ceiling, lending a refined touch to the overall ambience. Complementing the POP ceiling border design are neutral window blinds and a lavish artwork that anchors the space. Backlit wardrobes, a plush red velvet headboard, and intricate furnishings further elevate the room’s opulence.

EXPERT EYE: The cohesive design ensures a harmonious interplay between various elements, with the simple ceiling border design playing a subtle yet significant role.

Beautiful POP border design for your space – Beautiful Homes

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Elegant POP border design for your space – Beautiful Homes

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This exquisite bedroom displays a harmonious blend of luxury and minimalism, where the simple POP border design for the bedroom creates an elegant frame around the room. Nestled between the wall and the false ceiling, the POP border design colour is kept neutral, enhancing the room's overall muted palette. It serves as a delicate transitional element, connecting the captivating marble wall feature and the sophisticated false ceiling border design. The ceiling’s design is accentuated by the understated POP border, adding depth and character.

STYLE TIP: Incorporating such designs can lend a polished and cohesive look, especially in spaces aiming for understated luxury.




Choose the Beautiful Homes Service if you're aspiring to give your home a stylish makeover (or refresh a specific space) but feel overwhelmed by the intricacies of managing multiple professionals and orchestrating the entire project. Boasting a team of elite interior designers with vast industry experience, they ensure that every space's transformation is seamless from inception to completion. Additionally, the AP Homes store provides a curated selection of décor products perfect for any POP ceiling border design, making it a one-stop solution for all your interior needs. Whether you're revamping a specific space or searching for the perfect furnishings, AP Homes has you covered.

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