Coffered Ceiling

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?

living room before coffered ceiling

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!

coffered ceiling

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!

coffered ceiling

Source: Stephen Alexander Homes

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?

By | 2017-07-17T10:25:31+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Ceiling, Living Room|Comments Off on Coffered Ceiling