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8 Beautiful Ceiling Ideas That Will Make You Want to Look Up More Often

Refined LLC Reclaimed Wood Ceiling

Our lives can be so fast-paced that we often go through our days focused straight ahead, never bothering to look up. But a unique, inspired ceiling can be just what is needed to take a space from a nondescript room to va va voom. We’ve also received feedback that some of our readers looking for ceiling inspiration still have popcorn ceilings. If this is the case, we recommend checking MMDIY’s guide to popcorn ceiling removal.

We’ve rounded up eight ideas to help you revamp your home’s fifth wall, and many of them are inexpensive DIY projects that can be completed in less than a day.

Coffered ceilings can increase the value of a home, but they often require a substantial monetary investment to have installed. Family Handyman’s DIY beam-and-panel ceiling solution is a workaround that will give you the same pricey look for a fraction of the cost.

Family Handyman Beam and Panel Ceiling

Grace Mitchell of A Storied Style‘s luxurious gold-striped ceiling looks like something you might see on the pages of a designer magazine, so we were flabbergasted to find out that she achieved the look using contact paper. The dramatic focal point can also be removed easily when you want to change things up.

Gold Striped Ceilings

Transform your ceiling into the night sky with a fiber-optic ceiling light system from Light and Water Art. The unobtrusive miniature bulbs blend into your ceiling by day but can be turned on at night for an out-of-this-world effect.

Fiber Optic Ceiling Lights

A ceiling is a wonderful place to showcase reclaimed wood that would not be suitable for flooring. This sunroom by Refined LLC uses raw salvaged barn wood in its found state. They didn’t even have to stain it!

Refined LLC Reclaimed Wood Ceiling

If you’ve ever stepped into a room with an opulent tin ceiling, you may have assumed that it would be quite costly to recreate. But with lightweight metallic ceiling tiles like these Metallaire tiles by Armstrong, you can achieve the effect very affordably. We also love that these tiles are made with 54 percent recycled content.

Tin Ceiling Tiles

How lovely would it be to go to sleep underneath the stars…right in your own bedroom? Precision Media makes it possible with its fiber-optic ceiling solutions, which can also be implemented in a countertop, wall or even your floor.

Precision Media Ceiling

Newlyweds Angie and Seth came up with this charming draped ribbon wall for their wedding, but we don’t see why it couldn’t be recreated as home decor. The ribbons were made of strips of thrifted bedsheets, and were part of the reason they were able to stretch their $10K budget to accommodate over 300 guests. [photo by Deidre Lynn]

Ribbon Ceiling

Would you believe that the detailed ceiling below is actually made of Styrofoam? The cost-effective and lightweight tiles can be purchased for $3.99 each.

Styrofoam Ceiling Tiles

What does your fantasy ceiling look like? Tell us in the comments below.

Yuka Yoneda
Yuka Yoneda is a reporter, cheese fanatic and self-proclaimed JeDIY master from Queens, New York. She is the founder of Clossette.com and an editor at sustainable design website Inhabitat.com. Yuka also writes for Edible Magazine and Ecouterre.com, and has written for The Daily Green and The New York Times.

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