If your budget allows, consider a "scene" integration system that allows you to preset, typically, four different lighting levels. (For example, daytime, food preparation, dinner and evening entertaining.) This 3-D wooden square is a great way to jazz up normal recessed lighting and add accent to the ceiling.
A covered porch has a simple rustic style thanks to a wood floor and ceiling, rocking chairs and eclectic knickknacks. A blue metal bench, white armchair and glass-and-metal coffee table round out the sitting area.
Draw the eye up and bring compelling visual interest to a room by adding wood paneling or a contrasting color on the ceiling. Here, light wood beams lengthen the bedroom and direct the gaze out the windows.
Stepping beneath the wood archway allows guests to fully appreciate the vaulted ceilings and clear view of the fireplace. Meanwhile, four plush armchairs create a casual spot for drinks and conversation.
The polished hardwood floor in this contemporary kitchen mirrors the sleek wood ceiling above. Recessed lighting adds to the natural light filling the neutral space, which is open on three sides. Stainless steel appliances are housed along the kitchen's single full wall.
The decking is left natural, while the rafters are stained to match the doors and windows of the house. Contrasts such as this are repeated throughout the Longs’ design. The architects opted for a simple ceiling fan without a light kit, hanging string lights along the perimeter for soft illumination at night.
The highlight of this neutral studio is the surrounding windows, providing all-over natural light and views of the outdoor landscape. Minimalist in design in order to provide artistic inspiration and solitude, simple hardwood floors and wood paneled ceilings provide fitting finishing touches.
Ceiling fans on a paneled ceiling can be functional and complete the look of a screened-in porch. For this fireside porch, Atlanta Decking and Fence also added extra details such as recessed lighting, curtains and molding.
With a reclaimed wood ceiling and a tufted headboard, the master bedroom is the perfect mix of rustic and luxurious. A large picture window fills the space with light and showcases views of the garden.