The Coffered Ceiling for Architectural Enhancement

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Marvelous coffered ceiling highlights this room
Marvelous coffered ceiling highlights this room (cardelloarchitects)

The coffered ceiling is a mastery of architectural detail that brings heightened drama and depth to a space.  The ceiling is often forgotten, left with just a coat of white paint.  Many times, there is not much thought put into how the ceiling enhances the overall design of a room.  One way to add distinction to a room is to install a coffered ceiling.  Let’s explore this beautiful architectural element and how it brings structure, depth and decorative detail to rooms.

Beautiful coffered ceiling
Beautiful coffered ceiling (josephineyatar)
Beautiful coffered ceiling adds dimension to this home
Beautiful coffered ceiling adds dimension to this home (HGTV)

Basic white coffered ceilings offer a dimensional element to the home.  If you still like the clean appeal of a white ceiling, this option gives you that but adds structure and a beautiful architectural element to your rooms.  A white coffered ceiling gives visual weight to a room and offers an interesting detail.

Coffered ceiling adds distinct architectural interest to this room
Coffered ceiling adds distinct architectural interest to this room (Houzz)
High coffered ceiling adds a beautiful element to this home
High coffered ceiling adds a beautiful element to this home (tiltoncofferedceilings)
Modern lines of coffered ceiling merge well with this contemporary home
Modern lines of coffered ceiling merge well with this contemporary home (wsj)

Coffered ceilings can be quite elaborate.  With insets, carved wood or faux coffered tiles, your ceiling will come to life.

Detailed insets in this coffered ceiling offer a wonderful detail
Detailed insets in this coffered ceiling offer a wonderful detail (woodgrid)
Carved wood coffered ceiling
Carved wood coffered ceiling (carvedwoodceilings)
Gilded embellishments highlight this coffered ceiling
Gilded embellishments highlight this coffered ceiling (homestratosphere)
Ceiling tiles give a faux coffered effect
Ceiling tiles give a faux coffered effect (design.datavend.net)

Painting the coffered ceiling and trimming it with white makes the ceiling stand out.  It gives the ceiling added dimension and brings a spot of color into the room.  Playing up the details of the architectural lines of a coffered ceiling can be quite dramatic.

Painted coffered ceiling adds a touch of color
Painted coffered ceiling adds a touch of color (BHG)
Beautiful painted coffered ceiling
Beautiful painted coffered ceiling (minimalisti)
Painted coffered ceiling
Painted coffered ceiling (tekooh)

Installing lights in a pattern on the coffered ceiling creates a beautiful glow throughout the room.  Can lights or even LED lights applied to the trim of a coffered ceiling can create various effects.  Supplement these ceiling lights with lamps for accent.

Lighted coffered ceiling
Lighted coffered ceiling (homedesignlover)
Coffered ceiling
Coffered ceiling (decorpad)
Lighted coffered ceiling
Lighted coffered ceiling (minimalisti)

Let the natural wood shine through with beautifully designed coffered ceilings.  Paint the ceiling and stain the wood for a brilliant contrast or simply install wood panels on the ceiling and trim with wood coffers for a beautiful, traditional look.

Details of wood coffered ceiling
Details of wood coffered ceiling (design.datavend.net)
Beautiful wood coffered ceiling
Beautiful wood coffered ceiling (designbulidpros)
Gorgeous wood coffered ceiling
Gorgeous wood coffered ceiling (classyclosets)

Coffered ceilings give any room a distinctive architectural element that enhances the home.  This style of ceiling adds depth and dimension, while adding value to your home.  Don’t forget about the ceiling when decorating or designing your home.  The ceiling adds much more to a room than you may think.  Either painted, embellished or of natural wood, the coffered ceiling is a beautiful addition to your home.

 

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