A wood ceiling is a gorgeous way to make a statement in your home. It’s a unique feature that adds lots of character and warmth to your space. You can have a wood ceiling in any room, from your kitchen to your bedroom to your living room, and it works for traditional and contemporary styles alike! You can opt for a traditional wood shade, like maple or chestnut, or paint it in a colour that better suits your design style. With so many options, a wood ceiling is a great home update. Here’s how to create the perfect wood ceiling in any room.
1. Go Vintage
If you’ve designed and decorated your home with vintage accents, a wood ceiling can help you achieve the vintage-inspired look. Choose a slightly gray-hued wood- it’s sure to add to the vintage aesthetic to your space. Add in an antique chandelier and a few vintage pieces of furniture, and you’re sure to convey the look!
2. Bright and White
If your aesthetic is light and bright, paint your wood ceiling white to keep the feeling of your room clean and crisp. It will add subtle character to your space, but still make a beautiful statement. This especially holds true for bright kitchens, with white cupboards and countertops and a lightly coloured backsplash. A white wood ceiling will fit in seamlessly.
3. Modern Farmhouse
On the other hand, if you have a mainly-white kitchen but are looking for a modern farmhouse look, add in a wood ceiling without painting it. The contrast between the wood and the white tiles and countertops will help you achieve the farmhouse kitchen of your dreams. Add wood in other pieces like a butcher block countertop for your island, and open wooden shelving, to bring the room together.
4. All Rustic Everything
If you’re going for the rustic look for, let’s say, your living room, a wood ceiling is the perfect addition to your space. If rustic is your design style, you likely already have wood and stone accents in your living room, and a wood ceiling is the perfect way to complement them. Depending on the shape of your room, you can do a straight across ceiling or a curved dome ceiling to catch the eye even more.
5. Dark and Bold
If you have a more masculine room, with darker shades in your furniture and design accents, opt for walnut wood ceilings to maintain the aesthetic. In a darker room, make sure to have lots of lighting (both natural and artificial) to ensure the room gets full appreciation for its beauty.
6. Light and Feminine
For a room where you want a more feminine aesthetic, choose a light wood shade like ash or maple. Using a lighter wood hue is especially ideal if you want to create a shabby chic aesthetic. Pair it with subtly ornate armchairs, vintage wall sconces and warm velvet accents to master the feminine, shabby chic look.
If you’ve been thinking of putting in wood ceilings, now is the time to do it! Use this guide to figure out the wood ceiling style that’s perfect for you!