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Reader Query: How Do I Trim And Paint My Vaulted Tray Ceiling?


Missy has a query that I’m positive many householders have relating to easy methods to trim and paint the vaulted tray ceiling in her bed room. These ceilings might be very fairly and add top to a room, however they do typically pose a problem when it comes time to color the room, and if you wish to add crown molding, the problem will increase. Right here’s what Missy has to say…

Missy’s Query:

I believe I’ve an easy-ish query that a lot of householders can relate to. Our home has these pseudo-vaulted bits of the…. Ceiling? Wall? And I by no means fairly know easy methods to deal with it. If I paint the wall, do I convey the paint up on to that vaulted half? And a step additional, if we added crown molding to this room, which ledge wouldn’t it comply with? Ahhhh!!!! For reference, that is our main bedroom; we have now 10 foot ceilings in right here, vaulted all the way down to 9 toes the place the curtain rods are, so that will make a distinction since we don’t “want” top.

Missy’s Bed room Now:

Right here’s the ceiling that Missy is coping with in her bed room. Beginning on the nine-foot mark, it vaults to a flat ceiling, which she says is 10 toes excessive. I’m undecided precisely what the identify of this kind of ceiling is. A vaulted tray ceiling?

What appears complicated to me is that this wall to the left of the window wall seems to be to be flat as much as the highest a part of the ceiling…

Whereas the other wall with the headboard has a vaulted part as much as the flat ceiling.

So it appears to my eye that it truly is “vaulted bits” because the vaulted (angled) half doesn’t appear to go round the entire perimeter of the ceiling.

My Suggestion:

If the vaulted space between the highest of the wall and the ceiling have been the identical throughout the room, I might say that there are literally a number of choices for easy methods to take care of this ceiling. Considered one of my favorites is to put in crown molding all the way in which round on the 9-foot degree just below the vaulted space, after which paint all the things above it one colour. This can be a comparable thought, though they painted the very high flat half white, whereas I might have stored it blue.

After all, when putting in crown molding across the backside of a vaulted ceiling, you must perceive that the highest of the crown will likely be “floating”, not touching something, the place that edge is usually flat towards a ceiling in a room with a typical ceiling. That “floating” look is usually a deal breaker for individuals because it’s not likely how we’re used to seeing crown molding. However for those who don’t thoughts that floating look, the place the highest of the crown molding isn’t touching something, then it may be a really good strategy to separate the vaulted ceiling from the partitions.

Right here’s an instance of 1 the place all the things above the crown molding is stored a strong colour. The ceilings aren’t practically as excessive on this room as they’re within the lavatory above, so you’ll be able to see how it will look in a bed room with a decrease ceiling…

One factor you can see from the picture above (the blue and yellow bed room) is that if you begin including trim and making an attempt to separate the partitions from the vaulted part, it could actually actually make your ceiling and your partitions look decrease. That’s not essentially a nasty factor in a bed room for those who’re making an attempt to create a comfy really feel. However for a lot of, having a excessive ceiling is a bonus that makes the room really feel bigger than it’s, and doing something to undo that spacious really feel goes to be a no-go.

However with all of that stated, it doesn’t look to me like your vaulted space goes round the entire room. The vaulted space seems to be to be on two (or perhaps three) partitions, whereas not less than one wall is simply flat all the way in which as much as the highest flat ceiling.

In that case, I personally wouldn’t do something to intensify that. If it have been mine, I’d simply stick to the open feeling that the excessive ceiling provides, and paint all the things the identical colour, from the partitions, to the vaulted bits, to the ceiling — all one colour.

However whereas I wouldn’t do something with trim to the partitions/ceiling, I do assume there’s an enormous alternative being missed on this room for trim, and that’s across the home windows. As a result of your home windows don’t have any trim round them, they type of disappear, and window ought to by no means disappear! Including trim round these home windows couldn’t solely intensify them, however make them look larger.

In order that’s my suggestion. As an individual who LOVES trim and molding, and appears of for alternatives to make use of it in each room, I’d personally depart the ceiling and partitions alone on this room just because I believe including trim and accentuating these “vaulted bits” will make issues begin wanting busy and complicated, and can threat making your ceiling look decrease. As a substitute, maintain the partitions and ceiling calm with one colour overlaying all of it (let the daylight/shadows do the work of accentuating the vaulted components reasonably than totally different paint colours), after which spend your money and time dressing up these home windows in order that they don’t disappear on that wall anymore.

Alright, people! What solutions do YOU have for Missy?

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