Ceilings are like the underdogs of decorating. They’re often overlooked, but when you give them a bit more attention then they can bring your room to a whole new level. With just a little more work and imagination, you can take a basic space and create drama. These ideas are a bit more than just painting the 5th wall some shade of white – they are each the star of the show when the space is all pulled together. I know I’m a bit biased, but the exposed trusses in our studio still blow my mind. Exposed beams are one thing, but a big space like this one can handle so much more. In my old office (which is now our guest room), we not only planked the ceiling, but painted it a different color. A coat of paint does bring in a bit more character, but adding in the planks was one of my favorite things in this room.
Add a contrasting pattern: This gorgeous ceiling was designed with contrasting trim, but you could DIY it on the cheap with a little painter’s tape and some patience.
Exposed rafters are another great way to add in the industrial charm, and in most homes is achievable.
Add in the unexpected: This ceiling has a collection of old license plates – but that’s just one way to add some drama.
This restaurant covered the ceilings with old shutters – it might be a challenge to find enough to cover a big ceiling, but it sure is fun!
Barnwood is one of my favorite ways to revamp anything, so why not put it on a ceiling?
Even outdoor spaces can get a little adventurous. This area with a metal roof is beautiful!
Got pallets? This shop covered their ceiling with them – and it really makes a statement.
And if you’re up for the challenge of getting the most bang for your buck, a design made with trim can definitely make your room stand out and people will most definitely take notice.
Which one is your favorite? I’m thinking the exposed rafters might be a great one to try to DIY 🙂