When designing and decorating your home, there are some elements that seem like they’re reserved for the grand houses with tons of square footage. It’s easy to think that the only place you would find a tray ceiling or big sparkling chandelier would be in a mansion. The same goes for coffered ceilings. However, you don’t need to live in a giant house to have a coffered ceiling. Like pristine wood floors and board and batten, a coffered ceiling can add interest to any room, no matter how big. Take a look at these 12 ways to incorporate a coffered ceiling into your own home.
When you have a tall ceiling, it can be difficult to figure out how to make your space feel homey and less cavernous. Installing a coffered ceiling is a great way to make your high ceilings an asset instead of an eyesore.
Of course you don’t need to have a really high ceiling to have coffered ceilings. By using a shallow trim, you can still achieve the coffered look without using up much needed head space. The results will surprise you.
After so many people have opened up their floor plans to create an open living space, we’re now looking for ways to set those spaces apart from each other without putting up walls. Installing a coffered ceiling over an area of your open floor plan, like the kitchen or the living room, can help define the area amidst all that air.
Don’t fall prey to the belief that coffered ceilings need be completely white. Make your ceiling the star of the show by using an inky shade for the trim. Things will stand out that you didn’t realize had the ability.
Or visa versa. Instead of painting the trim of your coffered ceiling a color, paint the inner areas. Just be sure you use an actual color to avoid the look of mismatched creams and whites.
Looking to give your traditional space a bit of contemporary feel? Start with a wonky coffered ceiling. Instead of creating your rows in parallel lines with the walls, install them in a diamond pattern across your ceiling.
Sometimes, going the extra mile is definitely worth it and this is one of those times. Don’t leave your coffered ceiling at that. Add fancy trim or tiles to make even the humblest home feel like your very own mansion.
The logical place to put an all wood coffered ceiling is in a library. Except you don’t need to have the library first. Take the office you already have in your home, install the wooden coffered ceiling and suddenly your space will feel older and wiser.
Adding a coffered ceiling into your home doesn’t have to be a big and expensive job. Find yourself some rustic wood beams that match the other wood tones in your home and mount them to the ceiling in a classic coffered ceiling pattern. Instant class.
Some coffered ceilings end up being in a pretty dark room. If you’re looking for ways to increase the natural light in your space, incorporate some skylights into your coffered ceiling. It won’t break the pattern and it will achieve the purpose to the fullest.
However, if your coffered ceiling is in the basement, skylights aren’t an option. You will have other creative options though, like installing lighting into the trim that makes the whole room light up.
Maybe you’re wanting to upgrade the coffered ceiling you already have. Shiplap is the way to go. Lay your shiplap on the inside trays of your coffered ceiling and you’ll have instant farmhouse vibes happening in your space.