Top 5 Tips for Customizing Your Coffered Ceiling

There are many reasons why people are installing coffered ceilings into what would be considered everyday homes (check out this infographic below by Tilton Coffered Ceilings which shows what every homeowner should know about coffered ceilings). If you are one of the many homeowners who has “discovered” the beauty and benefits of coffered ceilings but are interested in stepping it up a notch and making your ceiling more unique, we have a few ideas for your fifth wall.

Think Past the Paint – Many coffered ceilings are white, which isn’t a bad choice, but it can be a bit bland. You could paint the inside boxes an interesting color, but why not go all out and try texture! Many companies make ceiling tiles that come in an assortment of colors, textures, and designs. Changing the look of your coffered ceiling is as simple as swapping out foam tiles for ceiling tiles!

Stripes – This is an inexpensive way to dramatically change that ceiling. Simply paint stripes on the outside beams, either in alternating colors, or alternate panels. For example, if you wish to add some warm, red highlights to the beams, simply paint every other beam red for a red and white pinstripe effect.

Add Light – If your room has the typical single or double light fixture hanging from the ceiling, you can dramatically light up the room by removing your old lights and installing a single recessed light in the middle of each square or octagon. This is a beautiful effect that will remind you of a starry, starry night.

Wall Paper on the Ceiling – Another easy way to transform your coffered ceiling is to add some wallpaper to the center or to the outside edges. The great thing about this idea is that there is no limit as to what your imagination can dream up. Wallpaper is inexpensive, easy to apply, and comes in a multitude of colors and textures.

Go Retro – If you love the look of those old fashioned tin ceilings and their beautiful designs, you can recreate that look, without the hassle and expense, by using faux tin ceiling tiles made from PVC. Victorian style never really went out of style, now did it?

Erin Emanuel

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