When we think of wood embellishing our interior design, the typical things that come to mind are flooring, trim and wall décor, but wood ceilings are also a gorgeous way to put your personal style on display within your home; and the wide array of options may surprise you.
Of course you can add the depth that more richly colored woods and stained woods offer, but you can also add natural wood texture while sticking to a monochromatic design theme.
Beadboard planks can add charm to any room; and cathedral ceilings can be even more stunning when they are lined in knotty pine or woods in buttery yellow or caramel hues.
Keep in mind that darker tones can add a cozy intimacy to your space and lighter colors – like whitewash or light ash – can give your space a larger feel. If you are looking for a seaside, coastal appeal, grainy whites and driftwood greys are both nice options. Grainy and weathered woods can create a casual, rustic feel. While the tight grains of a wood, like cherry, can provide an added elegance in more formal settings.
Plus, wood ceilings can cover a multitude of sins, such as stained or damaged ceilings. They can transform an old drop ceiling into a thing of beauty; and, if you have been considering covering up your popcorn ceilings, wood ceilings can do that too!
Additionally, moldings can give your wood ceiling even more pizzazz. For instance, you can use color for beautiful contrast with white trim against wood stained ceilings or grey trim alongside your white beadboard. Meld traditional with contemporary with black beams against knotty pine; and, if you prefer country classic, think thick crown molding.