Don’t Forget To Look Up: 10 Decorative Ceilings
#1 – Paint
#2 – Wallpaper
Wallpaper has come a long way since Grandma’s days! Grandin Roads makes Victorian wallpaper that can quickly transform a drab ceiling into a historic wonder. Wallpaper is a much more frugal option compared to ceiling tiles. Best of all… you can paint it!
#3 – Tin
Tin ceilings were created as an affordable alternative to plaster. This type of ceiling was very popular during the Victorian era and is an instant hit with homeowners. Today, you can buy faux tin tiles or buy easy peel-and-stick tiles for a similar look, without bankrupting yourself.
#5 – Beadboard
#6 – Wood Planks
#7 – Trays
#8 – Coffered Panels
Older historic homes had wood coffered ceilings like the one pictured above. However, modern designers often go with white beams for a brighter look. Sometimes the cross-panels will be painted white and the inside squares are painted beige, gray or blue.
# 9 – Exposed Beams
You’ll see a lot of exposed beams in Spanish Colonial Architecture and Arts & Crafts homes, but it can really work in any type of home. Rustic cabins, contemporary homes and urban lofts are bringing back this trend in a big way. It really is a beautiful, natural look.
#10 – Barrel Vaults
There is a lot of versatility in a barrel-vaulted ceiling. You can use it to get a better view of the great outdoors, add detail, create a sense of spaciousness, emphasize a piece of furniture, or make a smooth transition between rooms.