Designer Favs: Ceiling Tips and Tricks

In the interior design world, we often think of the ceiling as the fifth wall. Sometimes, we want the ceiling to play a supporting role, and at other times, we want it to be the lead in the story. Examples of ceiling detail include beam design, paint sheen, lighting fixtures with great light play, textural interest, wallcovering, soffit detailing and more. Senior Designer Calie Pierce shares tips and tricks that she and the Twin Cities design team at Che Bella Interiors use to capitalize on this often-underutilized feature.  

Add Drama, Dimension and Detail 

Often overlooked, ceiling detail has the uncanny ability to take people off guard and make them wonder out loud, ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ Let us show you how Che Bella designers use ceilings to extend their design space.

Shakopee MN Lower level remodel ceiling beams

In the setting above, dark wood beams are the design detail of choice in this Shakopee, MN lower level remodel. Vertically, beams turn into columns and meet the ceiling beams for a dramatic design feature.

Prior Lake, MN family room interior design

In this example, beam detailing on the ceiling keeps this expansive Prior Lake, MN family room from feeling too large. The beams attract the eye and frame the space vertically.

Lower level remodel bar area St. Paul MN tin ceiling detail

The luck of the Irish is with this West St. Paul, MN bar area and lower level. Faux structural posts and beams surround the bar, allowing for a dynamic tin ceiling design. These elements anchor the bar area within the lower level and give it the desired pub-like feel!

home addition design build Burnsville MN enameled white pine ceiling

Our Burnsville, MN Lakeside main floor home addition incorporates an enameled tongue and groove white pine ceiling which allows light to bounce throughout the main level. The sheen of the enamel allows the light to reflect, rather than be absorbed.

Bathroom remodel Eden Prairie vaulted ceilings

Repeating the wallcovering in the vaulted area of this Eden Prairie, MN owner’s suite bathroom calls attention to the height of the room and draws focus toward the tub feature at the far end of the bathroom. 

Find Inspiration With Our Minneapolis Interior Design Team

By now you understand that ceilings can be more than the literal roof over your head. Play with them and call in the Che Bella Interiors experts when you need further design inspiration. Whether you’re looking for design direction or are considering a full-fledged remodel, Che Bella Interiors offers comprehensive design and remodeling services.  From space planning to custom furniture and furnishings in the design realm, to bathroom, kitchen, home office, and lower level remodeling, Che Bella Interiors works by your side from concept to completion on transformations that make your home beautifully yours. Contact us today!  

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