I love, love, LOVE wainscoting! I think it adds so much character to a room. But, I feel like there’s only so many rooms in a house you can wainscot (is that a verb?) before it gets a little excessive. We’ve already wainscoted the entry and hallway, and our dining room. We’ll most likely put some wainscoting in our future powder room and laundry room, but that’s a ways down the road. So, I’m turning my eyes (and our nail gun) to the ceiling!
What is she talking about, you may be asking yourself? Well, I was thinking about putting up a coffered ceiling in our living room! Here’s a picture of our living room the way it looks today. Don’t you think that big plain ceiling could use a little something?
Here’s an example I found of someone who put in a coffered ceiling similar to what I was thinking about doing. Isn’t it pretty? I love the subtle sophistication it gives the room!
This next one is my favorite example! I just love the way the ceiling and coffered trim are painted different colors. It really makes the white coffered ceiling pop!
I found a great tutorial on This Old House for installing a coffered ceiling like the ones above. I still don’t know if this is going to happen at our house – still trying to convince the hubby and find the time to do such a big project! If we do this, however, I promise to post our step-by-step process, along with all the inevitable DIY lessons learned, in some later posts. So, what do you think? Are you lucky enough to have a coffered ceiling in your home? Have you installed one, and can share some lessons learned?