Things are Lookin’ Up – Ceiling Trim

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, we have a long living room.  When you walk in from the entryway, you turn to the right, and there it is.  Stretching out in front of you.  I was noticing before I changed the wall paint color, and I was working on a ceiling color, that there is a lot of ceiling to be seen in this room.  It kept jumping out at me, and let’s face it, my ceiling is snoozeville.  So the wheels began turning, and my hubby came up with the idea to add molding to make it more interesting.  Yes, he is a stud.

Of course, I had to gather some inspiration images, and though there are some fancier shapes and designs in here, I think the photos with simple crown molding added to the ceiling are really striking.  See for yourself…



Love the design of this one, very Greek key-esque.  I actually may consider this pattern for my girls room.

The ceiling is black in there like the picture below, so I think the white trim would really pop.

Here’s where we start getting fancy, folks!  All of these images were taken from this post on (there are several more inspiration photos on this site), which sadly did not have any image sources.

Grab your favorite molding, your trusty ladder, a miter saw, a nail gun, and some paint, and get to work making your ceilings beautiful!  Who’s on board?

Written by Grace

4 Responses to “Things are Lookin’ Up – Ceiling Trim”

  1. Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door February 27, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    So beautiful! I’m all about making the ceiling the new star. Sarah Richardson did a gorgeous ceiling like that in a master bedroom and it was incredible. Can’t wait to see what you do!

    • Grace March 5, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

      Hi Elizabeth!! Oooooooooooo, she did? How did I miss this? Which show/season? I would love to go back and find it, I LOVE all things SR. Thanks so much for reading! xo, G

  2. Alex February 27, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    Love love this!! I too have a long formal living and dining space so this would be fantastic! Now to figure out the design! So many options! Thanks for sharing these great pics!

    • Grace March 5, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

      Hi Alex, I know, right? There are so many pretty patterns! I will be sure to post pics when I am done! Thank you for your comment! G