Ceilings Idea to Spice Up Your Home

A 3d rendering of a living room with blue walls and white furniture featuring high ceilings.

Homeowners often neglect the ceilings and leave them bare while the rest of the house is fully decorated. It is one of the reasons why somehow, rooms still look incomplete despite all the elements that are installed.

Decorating the roof is a great way to complete a room’s look. With a decorated ceiling, the room becomes a whole at all sides. How the ceiling looks affect the entire mood and feeling of the room. Let’s make sure that your home is well-decorated, shall we? Here are some ceiling ideas to inspire you!

Beam Ceilings

Beam ceilings are a great option for a rustic and contemporary styled home. It is a traditional ceiling style that’s gaining popularity again through the years. This kind is also often seen on loft apartments or units.

Beam ceilings are styled in a way where the beams are exposed inside the house and used as the main decoration. The hardwood that is used creates the feeling of a rustic vibe. It is used as a material to make sure of the roof strength.

An office with wooden ceilings.

Tray Ceilings

Trays – yes, tray roofing are inspired by the trays we all know. This kind of ceiling is designed to make a room look taller than it actually is. An example is a photo above; the roof gives a taller effect on the room because the middle part is higher than the rest of the ceiling.

The center part is cut out or inverted and is about 1 to 5 feet deep depending on how you want it to look like. If you want to achieve a dramatic look, layering several steps is a good technique to make the center appear deeper.

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A bedroom with a bed, dresser, and a ceiling fan.

Suspended Ceilings

Suspended ceilings are known for other names as well. Specifically, it is also called a false or drop ceiling. Why is it a false ceiling? A suspended ceiling is a kind of flat roof that is installed to an existing ceiling. You can use this technique if you want to hide a lot of wirings and unwanted fixtures.

A false ceiling often emits an industrial feel to the room but there are other decorated panels that are sold nowadays. If you’re a person who aims for a clean and industrial looking room, the drop ceiling is a good choice.

A living room with yellow walls.

Shed Ceilings

Shed Ceiling is a refreshing look for a house. Homes with attic spaces often use this kind of ceiling. One of its sides has a slope that rises upward and also provides an even insulation. Above is an idea of how you can vamp up a shed roof.

Use glass windows for a bright and well-lit room or you can use transparent windows on the flat part to create a stargazing space in the room. Now that we have a more evolved technology, some kinds of glass windows are strong enough to use as a ceiling or roof part. Now it just depends on how creative you can be!

A living room with high ceilings and a large window overlooking the ocean.

Barrel – Vaulted Ceilings

Cathedral Ceilings – is another name for vaulted ceilings. This kind of ceiling is shaped like a shape of a barrel, hence the name. It is a high ceiling and looks like an upside-down V because of the equal sloping sides.

Its design makes the room appear soft and dimensional. You can use this type of ceiling for master bedrooms, bathrooms, dining rooms, and living rooms. This kind of roof also provides a vintage mood for the room so if you’re someone who’s into everything antique and vintage, you can try Cathedral ceilings.

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A game room with high ceilings, a poker table and chairs.


It is important to not overlook the ceilings. For a room to emit a complete look, you must consider all the sides. Look from left to right and from floors to roof. There are lots of options, do not be afraid to choose one!

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