Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Creating a Faux Tray Ceiling

I recently stayed in a lovely hotel room that had a great faux tray ceiling. It was very well done.

faux tray ceiling

By using a very large crown molding with the addition of trim on the ceiling you have the illusion of a tray ceiling.The walls were a buttery cream color, the ceiling was a creamy white, and the crown was also a buttery cream several shades darker than the walls.

faux tray ceiling window wall

The addition of a 1 x 4 trim piece along the window wall brings the ceiling down and completes the look.

faux tray ceiling corner

Let’s take a closer look.

tray ceiling corner detail

The trim material attached to the ceiling was also 1x4 with mitered corners. It was painted a beautiful metallic gold.

faux tray ceiling corner detail on window wall

The extra large crown molding is approximately 6 inches wide and tall.

tray ceiling drapery detail

The drapes and plantation shutters were attached behind the lower trim piece on the window wall.

faux tray ceiling extra trim for drapes

My photos don’t do it justice. It was a great look.

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I’ll be linking to Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style and to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On the Porch.