There is something about wood paneling that gives a warmth and personal feel.  It can take you back to the nostalgia of a an old cabin, the memory of a lovely winter home, or the comfort of a childhood memory.  Besides that it’s full of character with smell, color, and touch, so why not style your ceiling with it?

Go classic and rustic, upscale and modern, or using panel patterns for your own unique touch.

Style Your Ceiling Design With Wood

Rustic Wooden Ceiling Design

A classic wooden plank ceiling is comforting.  Whether is takes you to a place of comfort in a getaway cabin, or even just the smell it omits and simple design aesthetic familiar, it’s classic beauty lies in the fact that wood is truly a beautiful material all on it’s own, not manipulated.

Furthermore, a rustic ceiling gives the mood of a cabin or something outdoorsy and yet the design in the room is very modern and it’s design very new.  The contrast somehow works together and shows that when inspired you can work two opposites together fluidly.

This entire room is covered in wood and everything in it’s decoration is celebrating it by it’s decorative simplicity making the wood the star of the room.  The acoustics in a room like this have to be incredible, but this design is a great inspiration for a person inspired by minimalism.

Work Your Wood Paneling On Your Ceiling

By using panels it really does become more of an art or focus piece of your room, a true highlight.  In this case it’s an opportunity to be unique in your own design desires.

This point of view breaks up the room, but also draws a guest’s eye to the ceiling.  This is a great motivation for a sitting room, but would also be lovely in a kitchen or dining area.

This arched wooden ceiling paneled with a dark wood gives the room a feeling of height, but also the centerpiece of the room.  It works lovely in this kitchen as the center around the island,  could also fit nicely around a fireplace.

Upscale Your Wooden Ceiling

Take your design to the next level and work your wood into a design. It’s your chance to be inspired and experiment and find something that’s unique only to you, and can not only define the essence of your room, but make it set the mood.

Consider a elegant wooden design used on a ceiling.  The wood planks and the design of the room compliment each other in a very upscale way.

A design aesthetic on a ceiling might be for an extravagant foyer or perhaps a wine room, or even dining area.  Certainly a large room that you’d like to make a statement in.  Who knew wood design could be so delicate and elegant, almost an art piece?

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.