Accent Ceilings are the New Accent Walls!

Painting ceilings is not a new idea, we all know every paint company has a “Ceiling White” color selection… But really? Why does the ceiling have to be so boring? Make the fifth “wall” in your room pop, and bring some real style to your space. These accent ceiling ideas and tutorials will make your home stand out with a high end look.




Prefer paint? Let ‘HGTV‘ teach you how to stencil an accent ceiling for a real statement! Remember, this could be as subtle or as bold as your style dictates.

Accent Ceilings are the New Accent Walls!


Another example of decorative painting on the ceiling, from ‘Apartment Therapy‘ and ‘OM Home‘. Ok, this would be quite the job, but so cool!



From Gemma at ‘The Sweetest Digs‘, learn this technique for painting a patterned accent ceiling… I love the color gray she chose for this subtle geometric pattern. It really added a lot of custom style to her entry!



This idea from ‘Yatzer‘ is from the We Hostel in Brazil… Chalkboard paint on the ceiling! BTW, you can have chalkboard paint tinted any color, not just slate gray!

Accent Ceilings are the New Accent Walls!


This next accent ceiling is from Karah at ‘The Space Between‘… She has a full tutorial for us on installing beadboard on the ceiling. She actually used this idea on a covered porch, but there is no reason it can’t work inside.

Accent Ceilings are the New Accent Walls!


Got an ugly popcorn or heavily textured ceiling? Take it from a popcorn to a plank ceiling with this step by step tutorial from Layla at ‘The Lettered Cottage‘. Brilliant!



From MeLissa Miller via ‘Craftoholics Anonymous‘, this tutorial on how to add a wood ceiling will help you create this aged, vintage look yourself! They did this as part of a garage remodel into a master bedroom, so it just goes to show… any room can be made gorgeous!



Family Handyman‘ shows you the shortcuts to make this DIY beam and panel accent ceiling yourself!




From Mitch at ‘Maple Leaves and Sycamore‘, find out how to make a wood pallet ceiling. Love, love, LOVE!



Amy at ‘The Idea Room‘ collaborated with Lowe’s Creative Ideas with the challenge, how to DIY a wood plank accent ceiling. Uh, she nailed it! (No pun intended…) This kitchen looks so fresh and full of cottage charm, I love it! Click through to see how she did it…

Accent Ceilings are the New Accent Walls!


So KariAnne at ‘Thistlewood Farms‘ is about the sweetest thing there ever was… and she has an AMAZINGLY awesome home. And usually I love sharing it, but today I’m helping her share another home… KariAnne was lucky enough to tour the ‘Kings Chapel Holiday Tour of Homes‘ to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation… And she shares these amazing photos with the blogosphere! Be sure to check out her post on these amazing accent ceilings and see others that she shares. And while you are there, a whole bunch of other great design ideas!


Get up there now, and make your accent ceiling your new accent wall!We think you will also want to jump right on over to our post on Stone & Brick Accent Walls and DIY Beadboard Projects!

Image Credits: The Space In Between, HGTV, OM Home, The Sweetest Digs, Yatzer, The Lettered Cottage, Craftoholics Anonymous, Family Handyman, Maple Leaves and Sycamore, The Idea Room, Thistlewood Farms
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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs:, and

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

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