DIY Wood Plank Ceilings: No Need to Move to Sweden

Sheri Reed

scandanavian home interiors white plank

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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