We’ve all heard of wooden floors, wooden furniture and even wooden textured walls – but have you ever thought of having a wooden textured ceiling? We bet not!
However, it’s quite a trendy aesthetic and home owners all over Singapore are going crazy over it. It’s the latest contemporary Scandinavian fad for those who love neutral color schemes and warm ambience. So, without further ado, here’s all you need to know about using wooden textured ceilings in your home interiors!
1. Using in moderation
Wood is a warm ambient material. It has a natural way of making a space seem cozy and comfortable. However, too much of it can feel a little constraining. This is why when you use it in the ceiling design, make sure that you use it in moderation. It’s good to ensure that there’s enough contrast in the mix to balance out its presence.
2. White hues
The best contrast you can provide your wooden textured ceiling is white. It’s a hue that has amazing reflective qualities and can help you create a balanced aesthetic. So while the wooden parts have been designed in moderation, you can go all out with the whites. Go for white walls, white ceilings and even bits of white furniture to complement the wooden parts.
3. Go for alternation
While incorporating wooden textures in your ceiling you should always opt for alternation. This basically means that the area around the wooden parts needs to be contrasting. So, if one part is white, the next can be wooden and so on. The living room in this image has done it well. The wooden floor gives way to white walls which in turn gives way to wooden textured ceiling and so on.
4. The etiquette of lighting
Lighting is one of the key aspects in designing a nice wooden textured ceiling. You have to be careful about the placement of your fixtures. Make sure that they’re not too close, neither are they too far apart. You can even go for a nice pendent light in the midst of all that LED chaos for some diversity.
5. Avoiding the in-built shelves
And lastly, make sure that no other accessory – inbuilt or otherwise – can merge with the wooden parts of the ceiling. If you have such shelves or cabinets then go with a plain white ceiling design, or you’ll end up creating a space that looks very overwhelming and small even with lights in all the right places.