5 Ways to Add Visual Interest to Walls and Ceilings

Adding texture and more visual interest to the walls and ceilings of the rooms in your new home will take the design aesthetic up a few notches and make your home appear more luxurious.

When undergoing a home remodel or undergoing construction on your fixer upper, we can find ways to customize your home and make it uniquely yours. One great way to customize is to add architectural details to your rooms like panel molding, shiplap walls and tray ceilings.

Below are 5 ways to add texture to your walls and ceilings.

  1. Wainscotting

Wainscotting is a nice way to add contrast to your walls to make the room feel more interesting. Wainscotting can be done in rooms like bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. The wainscotting can be painted a different color than the top of the walls, creating a beautiful contrast in the room.

  1. Panel Molding

Panel molding is similar to wainscotting, but it adds even more dimension to the room by spanning the entire wall. Panel molding can make a dramatic impact to any room and can be paired with thick crown molding for an opulent look.

  1. Shiplap Walls

Shiplap walls are usually used as a statement wall on just one wall, but they can be used throughout the entire room if desired. Shiplap walls tie into modern farmhouse interior design and can be used in smaller rooms like nurseries or powder rooms to make the room feel larger than it is.

  1. Tray Ceilings

Tray ceilings are a good way to add some visual interest to the room’s ceiling. Tray ceilings are commonly used in master bedrooms to turn an ordinary room into something special. This type of woodwork can even add value to your home.

  1. Coffered Ceilings

Coffered ceilings with geometric designs have a similar impact that tray ceilings do, enhancing the overall design of the room. Coffered ceilings also make rooms look taller than they are and can really open up the space.


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