What could I do with this ceiling?
This is the family room at our weekend lake place. I'm going to embark on wallpaper removal this fall. I'm also going to have beadboard wainscot added to the lower section where the dark wallpaper is. That just goes along the one outside wall. Everything else will just be painted.
This room has an 8ft popcorn ceiling that has to have something done with it. An upstairs toilet has leaked and it's stained. DH also wants the plumbing pipes in the ceiling insulated because he doesn't like hearing stuff tumbling through the pipes after someone upstairs flushes the toilet.
All the wood work in the house is this oak other that the main floor vaulted ceiling which is pine and a three season porch with cedar walls and ceiling. I've been thinking about a wood ceiling but a little concerned about it ending up looking like a cave with the 8 ft ceiling. Though the porch also has an eight foot ceiling and that doesn't bother me. I do want something that would better "tolerate" leaks if that were to happen again.
I wonder about what type of wood. Here where the ceiling is so close to everything else I feel like it might not be good to have a different kind of wood. Should it be a beadboard ceiling? Should it be a lighter color than the walls - kind of a whitewash or should it be the same? Or should it be something else entirely.
The overall look of this place is kind of an eclectic mix of stuff and a little bit cabiny but not extreme. I'll add another photo after this that shows the main floor so you can see what I mean