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13 wood designs to transform your ceiling

Home & Gardens Magazine recently jumped on the trend of wooden ceilings with a special feature on 13 wood designs to transform your ceilings.  The article’s headline could not be more perfect – Timeless, durable and effortlessly beautiful, our wood ceiling ideas can add character and inviting texture to your home.

Think of your ceiling as a fifth wall.  Use it to kick your style and vibe into overdrive.  Here are Nelma’s top 5:


(Image credit: Jonathan Bond Photography)

Wooden beams are traditionally used as structural supports, often part of a larger wooden framework for when building a home.

As shown in this modern country home, the warmth of the wood from the rustic beams creates an inviting, cozy feel, with the black metal used for the window, door and staircase creating an elegant contrast.

Fluted Paneling

(Image credit: WoodUpp)

In this modern dining room, fitted with Woodupp slat wall and ceiling panels, the panels have been specifically crafted to help with improving the acoustics in the room, ideal for a variety of modern living arrangements and open-plan spaces. Adding beautiful texture to the minimalist interior, these wooden panels not only look great on the walls and ceiling, but keep practicality and sound quality in mind also.

Contemporary Cabin Decor

(Image credit: Creative Tonic Design)

Cabin decor embodies coziness and that feeling of retreating away into nature, and using wood ceiling ideas can help to to create the perfect look, no mater your style.

This living room by Creative Tonic Design is an innovative, contemporary take on cabin decor, with the dark wooden ceiling and matching flooring taking center stage.

Light and Bright

(Image credit: Lucas Eilers)

If you want to incorporate wood ceiling ideas into your home but are worried about the material being to dark or rustic looking for your space, painting original paneling or incorporating new painted wood panels can create a light and bright look – but still with plenty of texture.

Scandinavia Inspired

(Image credit: Neptune)

In this white kitchen by Neptune,  the wood on the ceiling, walls and floor has been washed in palette of white and grays, adding a softness and calmness to the space, with the overall look and use of materials establishing an inviting Scandi-inspired design that feels characterful and contemporary.


And, of course,  if you want to know how-to, check out NELMA’s 4-part series on how to install barrel ceilings.



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