Spicing Up the Ceiling

Bring an exciting accent wall into your room by treating the ceiling as a fifth wall. Using this space is surprising and brings a bit of personality to your home. Here are some of the top ways to decorate the ceiling.

-Wallpaper the ceiling with a cheerful pattern that brightens the room. If you want something softer, try stencils. Hand painting your ceiling gives you the option to make it as soft or dramatic as needed.

-Add structural beams that either match the ceiling or stand out. Many use logs as the beams for a rustic feel.

-Coffer your ceiling. The patterned structure attenuates sound and visually breaks up large ceilings. The molding can be stained to match your kitchen cabinets or left to blend in with the neutral ceiling color. Use crown molding, baseboards, and finger jointed trim boards to design your own coffered ceiling. This technique is especially helpful when you are trying to hid wires or pipes in a basement.

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