Today another designer mentioned the fifth wall? Something we take for granted until we look UP! Oh, yes the 5th wall is that ceiling.
I love that coffered ceilings have returned to many spaces, in many variations of painted, stained woods. In my personal designs I have incorporated wallpaper into the coffered designs, and clients sometimes feel this is bold...but the end result is a sure SMILE winner!
We are also seeing more wood beams as accent statements, with raw, stained and reclaimed variations. As a designer that has a fine furniture designer and carpenter in the family, (www.greencrafthomes.ca) embracing mill work and finishing seems a natural choice - its exciting to see that others share the same interest!
However lets not forget paint finished too, from faux finishes to murals. I can say that in my own powder room I have a sky ceiling and its stunning! In a powder room with no window, you have that feeling of openness. Its a technique that no matter what you change the wall space to be, you will not tire of it. Another faux finish ceiling I like in a powder room is pale blue and silver leafing - gives that glow that is also quite sexy for a ceiling!
So think above the box, and rethink the finish of your 5th Wall!