When it comes to home decor, we all have blind spots. One aspect of interior design that many people overlook when they’re styling their home is the ceiling. Even the most sumptuously designed room can fall a bit flat if the ceiling is just a wide-open, flat canvas. The good news is that it really doesn’t take a tremendous effort to make your ceiling look stunning. Unlike walls and floors, where unusual features or irregular measurements can be a problem, sometimes leaning into the quirks of your ceiling can make your ceiling even more spectacular. Check out the latest and greatest in this year’s ceiling trends.
1 – Box beams
We all love the look of wood-beamed ceilings, but they can be very expensive to install. That’s where the box beam comes in. Rather than a solid beam of wood, three long wooden boards are used to create a three-sided box to give that amazing beamed look without the prohibitive cost!
2 – Diamond pattern moulding
If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to create a very luxe, custom look, diamond pattern moulding is a great choice. Wall or floorboard moulding is a lot cheaper than wood beams. Because it doesn’t require the extra depth of wood beams, diamond pattern moulding is also a great choice to give some personality to a low-ceilinged room.
3 – Stencils
For those looking for creative, but low-cost do-it-yourself options to give your personality some oomph, stencils may be just what the home decor doctors ordered! This sort of custom, specialized look is exactly how you to paint your ceilings for maximum effect.
4 – Moulding coffered ceilings
You don’t have to break the bank to get the luxury of a coffered ceiling look. By creating a faux beam look with a mix of plain and decorative moulding, you give your space a semi-formal or formal look that feels grounded and has depth and class.
5 – Tray ceiling
The tray ceiling is a classic. It’s a look that works with many styles. It works with farmhouse, traditional, and transitional looks. You can even work a tray ceiling into a modern or industrial look — that’s how versatile it is. The tray can be and extended box from the edges of your ceiling, or it can be brought further into the room, or even be stair-stepped into more than one tray. Consider this look if you’re not sure what would work best for your room.
6 – Tongue and groove
Tongue and groove is an old-school wood cladding technique that can take your room from meh to wow. Tongue and groove wood systems are widely available and relatively inexpensive, so they’re a great choice for a DIYer who’s ready to crank their room up to 11!
7 – Beams on wood paneling
Character is the name of the game with this ceiling look. You can do wood paneling or you can do wood beams, but combine them and holy cow! Talk about a high-end look!
8 – Reclaimed wood paneling
Who wouldn’t love a wood-paneled ceiling? If money were no object, you’d probably find them in every house on the block! One way to achieve a high-impact look for a much lower cost is to consider using reclaimed wood to panel your ceiling. Go for a weathered industrial look and wait for the compliments to pour in!