Trend Alert: Leave Them Floored
It’s a warm spring day and you’re relaxing on the couch, compiling a to-do list for your spring cleaning. You look up and see the same ceiling that was there last year and the year before; you snag your phone, scouring the internet for ideas to refresh your ceiling. How do you remedy this? Do you clean it? Do you paint it? You want something new, trendy, and stylish. Just then, your eyes suddenly spot it: hardwood ceilings. Cozy, natural, refined interiors are on the rise and with Scandinavian influence making their way to the states, this new trend is sure to start popping up everywhere.
Wood Is On The Rise
Clients are in love with the natural look and eco-friendly choice that wood offers, so it’s no wonder why hardwoods are making a comeback. From recycling, reusing, and reinventing, today’s homeowners are looking for every excuse to reduce their footprint and increase style. They’re drawn to the cozy interiors of yesterday and the minimalist design of our European cousins. Which is why the current trend is spilling right onto the wood floors and splashing up to reach new heights: the 5th wall.
The ceiling is a blank canvas begging to be styled. While painting the ceiling is nothing new, affixing a façade or using an unexpected material is becoming more and more popular. This 5th wall has the potential to add drama, cozy up a space, and make a statement. What better material to use then wood?
Why It Works
Wood is more durable and easier to mount compared to drywall. It fits in any room because of the wide variety of species available. Choosing something light can add the desired effect without making your space feel smaller. If you’re looking for a cozy, intimate interior, choosing a darker stain may be the ticket you’re looking for. The most important thing to keep in mind is choosing the right wood. You want the wood species to match the room’s climate. We recommend using moisture-stable species, such as Ash, Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Oak, and Walnut, in areas that will have higher humidity (think bathrooms and porches).
Another tip to consider is keeping in line with the décor of the room. If there is already hardwood on the floors, using a similar species and stain for the ceiling will accomplish a unified look. Remember that the hardwood you choose can always be painted and stained to fit the design needs of your space. A design professional can walk you through the process of choosing the right wood and provide professionals to install so there are no mishaps in the future.
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