Ceilings don’t have to be plain and boring! If you style your ceiling in a cool way, it can make up the whole interior. A coffered ceiling is a pattern of indentations or recesses in the overhead surface of an interior.
What Is A Coffered Ceiling?
In architecture, a “coffer” is a sunken panel in a ceiling, including the interiors of domes and vaults. Coffers have been used in ceilings for centuries, they are timeless.
What For Can I Use A Coffered Ceiling?
You can disguise mistakes in the architectural engineering, where one beam or brace would be structurally necessary but others were built for visual symmetry; hollows can be used for structural weight distribution. And of course, coffers have always been used for decorative purposes because they look absolutely gorgeous!
Where Can We Make A Coffered Ceiling?
Everywhere! In bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, dining areas, living rooms, entryways, libraries and home offices – a coffered ceiling will be perfect anywhere. It can be absolutely different and support any style you have: rustic, refined, glam, classic, vintage or modern. If you want to continue rustic theme in décor, try a coffered ceiling with natural wooden parts, choose barn wood or weathered wood. Weathered wood and white will be a great combo for a Scandinavian or a shabby chic space. choose bold coffered ceilings to make a statement, for example, a black and white one.
How To Make A Coffered Ceiling
A coffered ceiling can be made by yourself if you have some experience in crafting. You’ll need to attach the beams or just some decorative parts to the ceiling. If you don’t want to do that, you can always hire someone. Coffered ceilings add sculptural touches and change the space, so get inspired!
p.s. Here are some more awesome ceiling design ideas to inspire you.