When our home is in need of a makeover, painting the walls is usually the first project people suggest. But we think ceilings are seriously underrated, and giving them a bit of a facelift will bring a really special touch to your home.
Whether you have a popcorn ceiling that you want to completely makeover, or you just want to spice up your home with an interesting and unexpected touch, we've got some projects in mind that you won't want to miss. Remember to keep your head up, because you can find surprising beauty all around and above you.
1. Stenciled ceiling medallion
For instant "wow" factor, paint a stenciled design on your ceiling. We love this metallic ombre stencil on Etsy. To make it look the most natural, place your stencil design in the center of a hanging light fixture. Even if the light is simple, your stencil makeover will give it the elegance of an expensive chandelier.
2. Wallpaper your ceiling
Whoever said wallpaper was just for walls clearly hasn't seen a ceiling makeover like this one! A fun textured pattern on a ceiling, as shown below by From House to Home, can completely transform a room without adding color or too much of an expense.
3. Faux coffered ceilings
Want to cover up an ugly ceiling, especially those popcorn ones? Try the following faux coffered look by Confessions of a Serial DIYer for added charm and sophistication. The one featured below are faux as the blogger's ceilings were not particularly high, so real coffered ceilings were a no-go as it'd lower the ceilings too much and thus make the room feel smaller.
4. Rustic wooden beams
Wooden beams can add a completely new feel to your home. A bedroom or living room can go from average to feeling like you've been transported to a rustic chalet in the Swiss Alps with just this one project. Jenna Sue Design put together a comprehensive tutorial that will help you add some rustic charm to your house.
5. Sunburst lighting
Turn a boring old light into something worth looking up at with this sunburst project idea from A Beautiful Mess.
6. Ceiling medallions
Make a statement by centering a decorative medallion over a chandelier, as shown below by Heathered Nest. Plus, medallions can cover up eyesores such as wire or electrical boxes. They are also easy to install yourself.
7. Wood coffered ceiling
This may be one of the most stunning ceiling transformations we've seen - and you can do it, too! This tutorial from Andrew Rachel Ashmore walks you through the steps to make your very own sunken panel ceiling.
8. DIY bead-board ceiling
If you've got a ceiling that you'd like to cover up, this project may just be perfect for you! Head over to Sand and Sisal for a breakdown of how you can update your home with this classy look.
9. Ceiling medallion
Jennifer Allwood of Jennifer Allwood Home shows us how she attached a decorative metal piece to the ceiling for an updated look. We love how it makes the lighting fixture pop!
Which ceiling makeover do you like most and matches your style? Do you have any DIY-loving friends who would love to make a statement with their ceiling? Share the love and send them this article!