We carefully select our flooring, choosing hardwood planks or thick pile carpeting. We adorn our walls with paint, wallpaper and artwork. But so often, our ceilings are forgotten, painted white, a bit of an afterthought. So today I wanted to celebrate the ceiling with images and ideas from those who have put a little more thought into the roof over our heads.
This extra effort can be as simple as adding a little color, or stenciling/painting on a quote or pattern. It can be simple tongue and groove planking, painted out or left to showcase the wood. It can be an inset panel that defines a space, or dropped down to do the same. It can mean pulling away the ceiling to open it up with a skylight. It can be a small grid that references old culture, allowing air into an outdoor room while blocking the hot afternoon sun. It can be an undulating grid of thin boards that brings movement into a space and makes it feel more cozy. Or an explosion of rafter material that grows like a tree, branching out to overtake the area around it. And if you decide to leave it plain white, that’s okay too.
Which ceiling would you want in your home?
Let me know in the comments below.