So I am debating on what to do with my exposed timber trusses. Only the bottom horizontal chord will be visible (as the sloped elements are now hidden by insulation). These images aren’t therefore a perfect representation, but they give a sense of the feel that will roughly be achieved. My options are:
- Leave them unpainted so they stand out against a crisp white ceiling as a feature (as in the cottage by Australian Interior Designer Lyn Gardener that you can see more images of here)
- White wash them so you can still see the timber grain through the paint (as in the image of the kitchen from LDA architects which you can see more of here)
- Paint them completely white so they add texture and interest to the ceiling but aren’t as visually dominant (Like the image I found on this blog, or the house by architects Sitio da Leziria that you can see more of here)
I don’t need to make this decision right now, as it is difficult to judge without any plaster on my walls and an unpainted ceiling (and I will post again once this is done so you can see!). My plan is to wait until the timber trusses have been re-installed before making a final decision, but I wanted to put the question out there. Thoughts as always are welcome as once I paint them, I can’t go back!