Cain Development, LLC | Ashley Stinson
A great way to add character and flair to a ceiling is by adding faux beams! You can go any route with your design, from simple 1x8s to chunky box beams, and let your creativity run wild when it comes to the pattern and style that you choose when embellishing your ceiling. A favorite trick to making them look custom and expensive without breaking the bank is to invest elbow grease into your project and mark inexpensive lumber with hammer markings, knife scrapings, and even burn marks to give character to the wood before stain or paint. The right beam detail can provide warmth and dimension and packs a big punch when it comes to the perfect ceiling detail for your room.
Core Homes | Cheryl Moore
When thinking about adding interest to your ceilings, think of the style you’d like to incorporate throughout your home. If you prefer a formal look, try adding a coffered ceiling to a dining room or living space. If you like more casual or rustic, beams are a great way to add warmth and a homey vibe. Even more casual, if you are going for a modern farmhouse look, try adding bead board or shiplap, which can both be stained or painted to achieve the look you want. Don’t forget to add color to make the trim pop and to add atmosphere to the room. Color on a ceiling is a fantastic way to change the feel of any room and can add drama or a light and airy feeling.
Pat St. Charles Company | Patrick St. Charles
Some of the easiest ways to make an impact with your ceiling, especially with new construction, is to play with ceiling height. Tray ceilings used to be very popular, but we have begun to see our clients opt for vaulted ceilings. Typically in a main living space or a master bedroom, vaulted ceilings are a great way to give depth to a room and make it seem much larger. Vaulted ceilings also allow homeowners to incorporate more windows, thus adding more natural light, which can make a huge difference in the way you experience a space. We also like adding a ceiling treatment, such as tongue-and-groove boards, to a vaulted area to make even more of an impact.