Adding a coffered ceiling to your home can take an okay room to a stunning space! Ceilings do not have to be an afterthought. Regardless of the style of your home, you can go bold by adding a coffered ceiling to your home!
A coffered ceiling is a series of sunken three-dimensional panels that cover the ceiling of a room to form a grid pattern. It instantly becomes the focal point of an otherwise plain room.
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All About Coffered Ceilings
Coffered ceilings are a common design in higher end kitchens, dining and living rooms where the layout is a big, open concept area.
What Is The Point Of A Coffered Ceiling?
Now that open floor plans are the new normal, we need ways to define the separate spaces, while still allowing open rooms. Instead of walls, details like a coffered ceiling are used over just one area of the floor plan to show the separation of a room.
Another reason coffered ceilings are used is to add formality and drama to a room. A dining room with a coffer makes the room feel formal and takes away from any casualness. A living room with a coffer feels stylish, elevated.
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What Home Shouldn’t Have a Coffer
All kinds of homes can benefit from some ceiling detailing. The one caveat: coffered ceilings just aren’t the ideal treatment for lower ceilings.
Generally speaking, ceilings 8ft or less should not be considered. Low ceilings run the risk of closing in the room too much, as the coffer brings the ceiling down even further.
But don’t be too disappointed. There are some great ceiling treatments you can try that are more ideal for low ceilings, such as beadboard, shiplap, decorative low ceiling tiles, painted or lacquered ceilings, or even ceiling panels that come in a kit.
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Will A Coffered Ceiling Add Value To My Home?
Yes, a coffered ceiling adds significant value to a home – but you can’t quantify a specific range or an exact dollar amount. However, beautiful ceiling detail in the main areas of the home certainly makes a home more attractive to buyers. Anything that makes your home significantly more attractive to the majority of potential buyers will add value. And since a well done coffer elevates the formality of a home, it’s making your home stand out as luxury!
Are Coffered Ceilings In Style In 2022?
Coffered architecture has been around for hundreds of years. They are not a new trend that will go in and out of style. Coffered ceilings say luxury and style, two elements that generally speaking will never go out of fashion.
The idea in general is a somewhat more traditional architectural detail. However, it can be brought into modern homes with more of a clean coffer, for instance with no use of decorative molding.
How Much Does A Coffered Ceiling Cost?
The cost to install coffered ceilings to an already built home will depend on what type of wood you want to use (MDF and fiberboard is cheaper than real solid wood), how simple of a grid, and the size of the room. Just on average you can expect to pay about $25 per square foot of the ceiling size. So this means for an 150-square-foot build, the ceiling would cost roughly $3,750 on average.
But yes – you can add coffered ceilings to an already existing home.
Not in your budget? What about faux wood beams instead? Consider other options for ceiling treatments besides coffered if budget is smaller.
25 Pictures of Gorgeous Coffered Ceilings To Obsess Over
I gathered 25 gorgeous coffered ceiling ideas to inspire you.
Coffered Ceiling In Our Living Room
We have 9ft ceilings. We have an open floorplan, and I wanted to use a coffered ceiling to define and separate the kitchen from our living space. We angled the back of the trim in the back over the breakfast nook. For reference, our ceilings are just 9ft, and we brought the height of our coffered ceiling to 8 inches.
Coffered Ceiling In A Living Room
They left out the extra trim to create a modern, clean look here.
Photo Via: Redstart Construction, Inc
Soaring ceilings are just screaming for detail and attention!
This ceiling elevates an already very nice living area.
Image via: Christine Kimberlee Designs
Mixed with the paneling on the wall, this room is drop-dead gorgeous! I love all the details of the wall and the ceiling together.
Very traditional here, in all the right ways.
If Amber Interiors is doing it, so am I!
I love the wall detail combined with the ceiling. Very on-trend!
There is no real that they need to be white. Paint them the same colors as your walls for a stunning effect!
You could paint the beams- or paint the boxes like this!
Image via: Serena and Lily
These boxes are very deep- I like the twist they put on this with deeper beams running across. It makes the boxes seem twice as deep.
No need to be square- get some personality if you like.
Lighting placement for recessed lighting is also important in a room! You want to make sure you are not creating shadows or uneven lighting.
Coffered Ceiling In A Kitchen
A stunning coffered ceiling over a navy island!
Image via: AGK Design Studio
Photo via: Home Edit
This photo shows how coffered ceilings separate and define the space nicely.
Classic in a white kitchen. This ceiling is never going out of style!
From the living room, into the kitchen with no stopping! This Florida beach house has the ceiling height and the space to pull this off!
Coffer detailing is not just for the grandiose and the mansions. This photo proves it looks great in all types of homes. I would guess this ceiling height to be 9ft.
Coffered Ceilings in a Dining Room
How fun is this cozy bungalow with a coffered ceiling!
I love a coffered ceiling in a dining room. It adds a bit of formality.
Coffered Ceiling In The Bedroom
It appears the ceiling is not that tall here and the owners used the tray ceiling height to create the opportunity for a narrow coffered ceiling. I love this idea!
Using a coffered ceiling is the best way to separate two spaces without using walls, or just to simply beef up your home in visual ways. Ceilings are often overlooked in design, so spending some time adding well thought out details to your ceiling will add interest, character, and drama.
From living rooms, kitchens, to the tried and true dining room coffered ceiling, these images should offer you plenty of motivation to add a little ceiling treatment to your own home. Enjoy!
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