Details that Make a Difference: Paneled Ceilings

Details that Make a Difference: Paneled Ceilings

Leah Moss
Jun 9, 2009

The ceiling is possibly one of the most overlooked and underestimated areas of our homes, but anyone unfortunate enough to live under the horror of the dreaded popcorn ceiling will tell you that ceilings DO matter. At the moment, our inner beach bum is digging the laid back vibe of paneled ceilings. Check out more ideas for incorporating the versatile style into your home, and find instructions for achieving the look yourself below the jump...

While visiting family over the weekend I was stunned by the extreme DIY makeover that my step-grandparents completed in their home. What was once said to be a non-desrcript breezeway between their garage and kitchen is now the gathering hub of their home. One of the most impressive elements was the ceiling. They removed the standard flat sheetrock ceiling to expose the vaults. Then they paneled the slopes with Wisconsin Ash, and added rough cedar to cover the cross beams. The result is genius!


DIY makeover master, Chris Kauffman of Just Beachy, undertook an impressive paneling project in her own home last summer. She details her progress here and here. From popcorn to perfection! To see more of Chris' creative DIY solutions and to learn more about her design business, check out her site.


Designer Lisa Banks emphasized the gorgeous attic slopes of her Maine home by adding paneling to the ceiling and walls.


This is the real deal. This cottage kitchen was too beautiful not to share. We love the casual look of authentically worn paneled ceilings.

If you're sold on the look like we are, check out DIY instructions here or here.

For ideas on what type of paneling to use, check our This Old House's article here.

(Images: 1: Domino, 2: Leah Moss, 3,4: Just Beachy, 5: Maine Home and Design, 6: via Creative commons)

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