Episode 7: Using Textured Treatments to Make a Statement

Hi there! Welcome to the “Ask Alexa” series. I’m Alexa Drees, the Design Center Director at Drees Homes, and I’m excited to bring you weekly tips, advice, and answers to your dilemmas to help make designing your dream home an easy and enjoyable process. Each week, I’ll be rolling out a new feature. (If you missed our first six videos, you can watch them here.)

In our inaugural month, we kicked off the series with a discussion on all things backsplash. Over the last couple of weeks, we took a deeper dive into the kitchen, going beyond the backsplash and suggesting other ways you can create major “WOW” factor, and most recently, we tackled lovely lighting selections for the home.

Today, we’re going to talk about statement ceilings and walls. In particular, we’ll review today’s hottest trends and the designs that are most sought after.

An Array of Options


Want to incorporate a total jaw-dropper into your room design? Bring personality into a space fairly easily by adding a statement ceiling. We’ve had families who have chosen to paint the ceiling a fabulous, bold color, couples who went with exposed ceiling beams and customers who want shiplap paired with a dramatic lighting fixture.

Making a statement on the ceiling is definitely in, and the options are now limitless!


Other Applications


Nearly everything you can think up for a ceiling can be applied to a wall too. We’re seeing many homeowners who ask us to leave a wall blank, because they’ve found the perfect wallpaper that they want to use for a punch of personality. Or, perhaps it is the exposed brick or weathered wood look they’d like to portray.

By incorporating various textures through an accent area, you are able to achieve a well-curated, designer look.


Next week, we’ll be covering today’s most talked about home design trend  shiplap! For the first look at our new segments, be sure to follow along on Facebook. We look forward to having you join us on this journey of design explorations!

All the best,
Alexa Drees

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