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Beadboard works wonders on the ceiling, especially between joists that may otherwise sport unsightly stippled or popcorn ceiling treatments. Go directly over the existing ceiling with furring strips and screws (see the lower half of this post for what I mean).
Sunrooms and patios are fantastic places to start with beadboard on the ceiling. Commitment-phobes can fall in love with it between naps on the porch, then introduce it inside later on. I also recommend playing with color on sunroom and porch ceilings. Color often helps accentuate the crisp, smooth lines of the tongue-and-groove style. Ultra-white and bright, high-energy colors work best.