DIY Wood Plank Ceilings: No Need to Move to Sweden

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Are you like me and you drool over Scandinavian interiors all the time? So clean and fresh and beautiful -- and so often boasting gorgeous wood plank walls and ceilings. Yum!

Our 1920s home actually has two rooms with wood plank walls and ceilings, and I blame Sweden for making me paint one of them all white. The other room is on our to-do list and will go all white, as well. Of course, I never thought of adding this lovely design element to a room with plain walls or ceilings, but apparently it can be done.

Erin Loechner, design writer/blogger and editor of Design for Mankind, just got her husband to install some dreamy Scandinavian-style wood plank ceilings in her home. Let's take a look.


Erin chronicles their DIY wood plank ceiling process and provides tips on the project over on the Design Happens blog at HGTV. You can read all the how-to details on HGTV, but I want to show you a little peep.

Here's a during-ceiling-installation shot:

wood plank ceiling DIY

And here's Erin's completed ceiling:

ceiling after

Erin plans to paint the ceiling white, and they will also tackle a cathedral ceiling in the bedroom. Fun.

Details like this make a house so lovely. A little texture, some nice clean lines, it's so much prettier to look at than plain white (or popcorn, in Erin's case) ceilings. Such a great addition.

What do you think of wood plank ceilings? Would you want to add them to your home?


Images via Hus & Hem and HGTV


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