5 Creative Ways to Rock the Coffered Ceiling Look
Design opportunity awaits overhead.
Though the humble ceiling has long been ignored, smart designers are realizing that the expansive surface can also be a decor opportunity, with strategically employed coffers and beams adding a sculptural component to a room without sacrificing square footage. Below, five creative ways to rock the look.
1. Line ‘Em Up
The outside of this Craftsman-style home is traditional, so designer James McIntyre incorporated classic mouldings and coffered ceilings into the living room. But by painting them the same colour as the wall and ceiling, the space leans toward modern. See the rest of this Calgary dream home.
2. Mix Master
For this Vancouver renovation, designer Bruce Carscadden paired painted structural steel beams with cedar paneling to keep the industrial look feeling light and bright. See the rest of this ultra-cool project.
3. At an Angle
4. Swirls, Swirls, Swirls
Vancouver designer Victoria McKenney channelled classic European elegance for this bright sitting room, but the real star of the space (a swirling, decorative design) is located overhead. Learn more about how to get this look.