CEILINGS WITH STYLE
Want to be a Home Enthusiast other design aficionados can look up to? Then start looking up! Ceiling treatments offer an unexpected opportunity to add style and flair to your space. Even better, they can do wonders to expand a room or add an artistic element with color, texture, and even graphic designs. Wondering how to raise your ceiling style to new heights? Then look no further. We’ve gathered some of our favorite images from a few neighborhoods across Southern California. Check them out.
#1 HIGH BEAMS
Thick beams in a criss-cross pattern create deep coffers on the ceiling of this master bedroom. But there’s nothing heavy about the overall effect. Instead, painted in crisp white, the effect is light, bright, and airy. Your eye goes up and just keeps on going, drawing attention to the high ceilings and using a sculptural light fixture like an exclamation point. The gridwork even points toward the huge picture window and the view outdoors, expanding the room’s footprint even farther. The look is polished, sophisticated, and decidedly elevated.
#2 CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT
Can you spot the optical illusion at play in this dining room? It’s all about the crown moulding. Two different styles of crown moulding, to be specific. A thicker, more architectural design applied around the perimeter of the room, then a more delicate version used to create a smaller square inset centered over the dining table. Paint the framed interior space for high-contrast, and, voila! Instant coffered ceiling. With just a couple simple elements you get the illusion of more height plus bona fide architectural drama.
#3 FARMHOUSE FRESH
You know why farmhouse style has such staying power? Because it’s friendly, approachable, and versatile. Just check out this master bedroom ceiling treatment. Painted bright white, the tongue-and-groove paneling feels fresh, clean, and even modern, taking the edge off a quirky-cool vintage-inspired light fixture.. Ditto with the box paneling on the bed wall, which looks less traditional, more transitional in this pairing. Chalk it all up to texture and contrast—and the timeless appeal of a high-gloss finish.
#4 STICK WITH IT
Bet you can’t keep your eyes off the ceiling in this dining room. It’s all about those gorgeous weathered grey reclaimed wood panels, adding natural texture while keeping the room light and bright. Adding wood to a ceiling used to be complicated. But now we’re loving Stikwood, which makes the design element attainable for anyone. Crafted from 100% real sustainable and reclaimed wood planks, the panels have an adhesive backing, making application a cinch. So sit back and prepare to enjoy the compliments.
#5 ROLL WITH IT
With the right roller attachment, painting a ceiling is no more complicated than painting any other surface. And the sky’s the limit when imagining the beautiful design possibilities.
Case in point? This charming nursery, painted in Sherwin-Williams ‘Revel Blue,’ a deep lapis shade that picks up on the room’s artwork and feels calming and ethereal decorated with peel-and-stick stars. When choosing ceiling shades, keep in mind that dark colors add drama and dimension while lighter tones add height and luminosity. What neither adds is a lot of extra dollar signs to your design budget. So get rolling!