Waffle ceilings are one of the best ways to add elegance and architectural interest to any room. They are highly versatile and can be designed to fit the design aesthetic of any space. Through variation in the beam style, the finish and the lighting, practically any look can be achieved.
There are a number of waffle ceiling shapes and styles that are common in design. A plain modern design incorporates straight beams with minimal trim. Contemporary design includes trim on the edges of the beams, further highlighting the lines.
Waffle ceilings can also be designed with arched, curved, round or oval beam to create an interesting architectural element that fits any room no matter the shape or size. For an even more unique look, custom shapes can be designed.
Waffle ceilings can be finished in a number of ways, greatly changing the overall feel of the room. For a deep, rich look the beams can be constructed from solid wood or veneers. For more modern spaces, there are a number of glossy applications that can be used. Yet another option is using wainscoting and panels in the coffers. There are also a number of ways that tray lighting and can lighting can be included in the design to further refine the look.