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33 Stunning Ceiling Design Ideas to Spice Up Your Home

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When most of us think about the ceiling for our homes, the thing that comes to our mind is white and flat. Some of us may even suffer from dreaded popcorn ceilings (check out ManMadeDIY’s guide on how to remove popcorn ceilings if this is you). Not many think of incorporating a unique ceiling design to their bedroom or living area. Ceiling designs are usually the last thing we think of when decorating our homes, but it can give a room a unique character that no amount of art or furniture can do.

The best part about a great ceiling design that draws the eye, is that you don’t have to completely remodel your house to achieve your desired look. There are great money-savvy ways such as buying stick-on coffered ceiling tiles that can be painted any color or even these simple DIY crown molding trim! Or if you’re looking for something more elaborate you can even try gold, design-encrusted, tiles or the decorative, regal ceiling trim. Finally, if you’re ready to take the plunge, you can just hire a contractor and re-do the entire ceiling! The sky (or should we say the ceiling) is the limit.

Cool contemporary interiors with recessed ceiling lighting that dazzles with class. To get this look on a budget try this faux wood ceiling wallpaper.

The perfect ceiling design varies for each room and each home and depending on the available space. The surrounding walls and the overall theme of the house, there are infinite patterns and colors to choose from. From tray ceiling to beam ceiling, cove ceiling to the highly popular drop ceiling, these beautiful ceiling inspirations and ceiling ideas give a room that exclusive and exceptional feel you’re after.

So let’s delve into an amazing collection of ceiling designs that will surely inspire you.

Elegant ceiling and warm lighting gives this living space an immaculate appearance by Lee Wetherington Homes
Exquisite wood trim ceiling to match the beautiful hardwood floors in this traditional home office by Prestige Custom Building & Construction
Fabulous ceiling and cool lighting fixtures turn this modern bedroom into an absolute dream by Jaque Bethke for PURE Design Environments
Brilliant ceiling and lavish glass windows create the perfect ambiance for this drawing room area by Garret Cord Werner
Chic ceiling design with multiple illuminated squares for the lavish bedroom by Harte Brownlee & Associates Interior Design
Classic tray ceiling design uses an artistic fan to accentuate the beauty of this bedroom by Sutton Suzuki Architects
Beautiful ceiling creates a virtual island of wood to accommodate the dining area by Phil Kean Designs

Shining A Spotlight With A Unique Ceiling Design

Modern ceilings can do a whole lot more than just provide a plain white roof. With the amazing number of designs on offer, you can do anything imaginable. Architects play with both form and function, so you can obviously include beautiful LED lighting units as part of an elaborate and exquisite roof design.

From providing a sleek and stylish modern alternative to offering the classic look by employing pendant lamps and chandeliers, an innovative roof design can do wonders to any existing room when combined with proper lighting techniques.

Tasteful bedroom ceiling incorporates skylight in its design
Unusual ceiling pattern and amazing decor give this home a dazzling look
Stylish light ceiling inspired by Jean Louis Deniot, cool blue walls and dark flooring offer lovely contrast to this weekend getaway bedroom by Crisp Architects
Striking stencil design and gorgeous scone lighting bring this ceiling to life by John Kraemer & Sons
Softly-lit sapele mahogany ceiling coffers complete this amazing bedroom design
Sizzling living room ceiling is lit in warm hues by Urban Concepts Modern Fireplace Design
Subtle wood paneled ceiling incorporates the existing wooden beams seamlessly by Wright Street Design Group
Simple and stylish tray ceiling design is perfect for every contemporary home

Ceiling Designs That Play With Depth Perception

Barreled ceiling with beautiful trim inside offers an interesting variation from the monotony

A custom-designed ceiling can offer a unique and brilliant appeal. One of the reasons is the simple fact that it can alter the visual impression a particular room makes in a grand fashion. While a cathedral roof can give your interior a spacious feel, a drop roof design can offer a compact and contemporary twist. It is also more in line with modern design trends.

Eclectic kitchen design with island bar and cool blue ceiling by XTC Design Incorporated

A coffered ceiling can create a sense of height and an airy feeling for a home. All while giving it that ‘old English’ charm that so many designers and homeowners dream about. It gives the impression of a more spacious interior with a modern outlook and can be created using the Tray Ceiling. While it works best for homes with a higher ceiling, it does bring in a fresh perspective.

Dramatic ceiling design promises this house a unique interior
Elaborate ceiling in wood gives this traditional home office a timeless look by Murphy & Co. Design
Innovative ceiling design gives this minimalist bedroom a futuristic feel
Interesting and illuminated ceiling panels for the lounge area
Living room with graceful and understated ceiling and lovely soothing tones
Contemporary kitchen sports a stylish ceiling in white with cove lighting by Design First Interiors

Blending In While Standing Out!

Gold-leafed starburst mirror on the ceiling steals the show in this royally styled study

As discussed above, there are plenty of options available for those who want to replicate the classic ‘beam’ look. There is the obvious choice of going in with the Beam ceiling. Even if it might not be part of structural support, it brings in a timeless and historical appeal.

The best part about many of these amazing ceiling designs is they blend in seamlessly with the remainder of the home. Even though it blends it with the chosen theme, it still steals the spotlight in a modest fashion.

Vaulted beadboard ceiling demarcates this living space borders with class by Michael Robert Construction

A great ceiling complements the rest of the room, lifts its visual appeal and offers it a fresh new perspective that is both ergonomic and aesthetic. At the end of the day, it is the perfect blend of style with substance!

Futuristic contemporary bedroom design with a stunning ceiling
Artistic ceiling design and lovely chandelier give this dining room in neutral tones a classic look by Candace Cavanaugh Interiors
Modern fireplace and snazzy ceiling give these interiors a refined appeal by Birdseye Design
Painted tile ceiling for the daft little dining room
Paneled ceiling and colorful decor help create this unique living room plan
Varied ceiling and ergonomic lighting add beauty to this lovely East Coast style kitchen
Warm living room with intricate ceiling design and gentle tones by Pepe Calderin Design- Miami Modern Interior Design

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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