Even a small recessed ceiling can create an impact, especially when strategic lighting is involved. Note how the glow of the recessed lighting bounces off the high-gloss paint in this space by interior designer Daun Curry. [via Marcus Design]
Futuristic-styled contemporary bedroom design with a stunning ceilingArtistic ceiling design and lovely chandelier give this dining room in neutral tones a classic look
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Unless you’ve built your home from scratch, it’s hard to get everything you want. Some of us compromise our dream of a large kitchen in favor of a place with two bathrooms while others sacrifice the hope of additional square footage for the opportunity to live a little closer to work. For some homeowners or renters, the drawback of their living space is its low ceilings.
Striking stencil design and gorgeous scone lighting bring this ceiling to life
Get creative with your lighting, using the recessed ceiling as a shadowbox for a pendant that also serves as a sculptural work of art. [from Natalie Fuglesveit Interior Design]
For a sophisticated, powerful statement, try hanging a pendant light from the center of your recessed ceiling. This strategy works well in large spaces, as the pendant creates a dramatic focal point. [from HGTV.com]
You can also use your ceiling as a backdrop for protruding panels. Bonus points if the panels feature recessed lighting! [from HGTV.com]
To call attention to your recessed ceiling, try painting it in a color that contrasts the rest of the ceiling (and the rest of the room). Grey is the perfect choice for the tray ceiling in the modern kitchen below. [from Roca Homes]
You can also add contrast by taking the opposite approach. Instead of painting the majority of the ceiling white, try painting the elevated portion white while adding color to the remainder of the ceiling, as shown in the grey kitchen below. White beadboard also adds contrast and texture to this ceiling. [from HGTV.com]
It’s all about texture in the interior below, which features Lauhala Matting that is unique to the Pacific Islands. Wooden trim creates a contrasting frame. [from Shigetomi Pratt Architects]
Brilliant ceiling and lavish glass windows create the perfect ambiance for this drawing room area
Some homeowners with low ceilings complain that their space provokes their claustrophobia, but it’s easy to offset this feeling by creating a more open atmosphere. For example, if you have control over the structure of your space you may want to make changes with a more open floor plan by taking out one or two non load-bearing walls or adding large picture windows.
If you have a chair rail and wainscoting, use the same shade on the bottom half or your room as you do on the top. This tricks the eye by not breaking up the room.
Classic tray ceiling design uses an artistic fan to accentuate the beauty of this bedroom
If your ceiling has multiple recessed portions, try adding multiple pendants for continuity and flair. After all, there’s power in numbers! [from Brighton Homes]
Fabulous ceiling and cool lighting fixtures turn this modern bedroom into an absolute dream
Strategic lighting in a recessed ceilingA Lesson in Contrast
Vaulted bead board ceiling demarcates this living space borders with class
Chic ceiling design with multiple illuminated squares for the lavish bedroom
This inviting bedroom features a recessed ceiling painted a taupey shade of grey. Note how the color draws you eye upward, creating a sense of drama and height. [from Houzz]
Modern ceilings can do a whole lot more than just provide a plain white roof. With the amazing number of designs on offer and the way in which architects are playing with both form and function, you can obviously include beautiful LED lighting units as part of an elaborate and exquisite roof design.
As discussed above, there are plenty of options available and for those who want to replicate the classic ‘beam’ look, there is the obvious choice of going in with the Beam ceiling that might not be part of structural support, but brings in a timeless and historical appeal. The best part about many of these amazing ceiling designs is that they blend in seamlessly with the remainder of the home and its chosen theme, while still stealing the spotlight in a modest fashion.
The recessed ceiling below features hidden lighting, which adds drama to this modern interior. Tube lighting and rope lighting are popular choices for recessed ceilings with hidden lights. [from Stuart Silk Architects via Decorextra]
One of the reasons a custom-designed ceiling can offer a unique and brilliant appeal is the simple fact that it can alter the visual impression a particular room makes in a grand fashion. While the usage of a cathedral roof can give your interiors a more spacious feel, a drop roof design can offer a more compact and contemporary twist that is in line with the modern design trends.
Painted tile ceiling for the daft little dining roomPaneled ceiling and colorful decor help create this unique living room planVaried ceiling and ergonomic lighting add beauty to this lovely East Coast style kitchenWarm living room with intricate ceiling design and gentle tones
Simple and stylish tray ceiling design is perfect for every contemporary homePlaying With the Depth PerceptionBarreled ceiling with beautiful trim inside offers an interesting variation from the monotony
Innovative ceiling design gives this minimalist bedroom a futuristic feelInteresting and illuminated ceiling panels for the lounge areaLiving room with graceful and understated ceiling and lovely soothing tonesContemporary kitchen sports a stylish ceiling in white with cove lighting
The art of interior décor means working with the space you have and transforming it, at least visually, into the space you want. Here are a few helpful hints for taking your space with alow ceiling and giving it the illusion of a much loftier feel.
Elegant ceiling and warm lighting gives this living space an immaculate appearance
One of the best known tricks in the book for low ceilings is to paint your walls and ceilings the same color. This technique camouflages the ceiling instead of setting it apart from the rest of the room. However, if you’re going to use this method, be sure not to choose a color that shrinks the space itself. In other words, stick with light and airy shades such as soft blues or beiges.
So let’s delve into an amazing collection of ceiling designs that will surely inspire you.
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When most of us think about ceiling for our homes, the thing that comes to our mind is white and flat. Despite all the amazing steps we have taken forward in designing and decorating the rest of the house, a ‘ceiling’ seems to be something that skips our mind rather easily. But a great ceiling design, whether it is in the living room or the dining area, the kitchen or the bedroom, can give a room a unique, inimitable and individual character that also leaves an indelible impression in the minds of those who step in.
Softly-lit sapele mahogany ceiling coffers complete this amazing bedroom designSizzling living room ceiling is illuminated in warm hues
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 technique.
Beautiful ceiling creates a virtual island of wood to accommodate the dining area
Recessed ceilings provide an interesting opportunity for creative design. A recessed ceiling, also known as a tray ceiling, is created when the central portion of the ceiling is higher than the surrounding area. A tray ceiling can keep the room from looking too large (by creating a cozier height with a focal point), or it can be used to draw the eye upward, therein emphasizing the height of the room. Read on for ideas on how to highlight your recessed ceiling with panache…
A coffered ceiling can also create a sense of height and an airy feeling for a home while giving it that ‘old English’ charm that so many designers and home owners dream about. The impression of a more spacious interior with a modern outlook can be created using the Tray Ceiling and while it works best for homes with higher ceiling, it does bring in a fresh perspective.
Modern fireplace and snazzy ceiling give these interiors a refined appeal
Dramatic ceiling design promises this house an inimitable interiorElaborate ceiling in wood gives this traditional home office a timeless look
In fact, you can get creative with moulding, placing it at two different levels within the ceiling, as shown below in this architecturally detailed room from Studiomint:
The kitchen below features an octagonal recessed ceiling that makes a statement with its geo form. White on white keeps the look crisp, as the octagon is a big statement in its own right. [from HGTV.com]
Wooden planks cover the recessed ceiling in the next image, creating a sense of warmth and modern style. [from HGTV.com]
This stunning modern interior features a recessed ceiling that spans the length of both the kitchen and the dining room. Once again, wooden paneling adds warmth, mirroring the wooden accents in other portions of the interior. [from from Stuart Silk Architects via Decorextra]
Pendant lighting in a hallway with a recessed ceilingSomething Dramatic
Blending In While Standing Out!Gold-leafed starburst mirror on the ceiling steals the show in this royally styled study
Subtle wood paneled ceiling incorporates the existing wooden beams seamlessly
Recessed ceiling with wood panelingThe Power of Pendant Lighting
Another easy way to create more space in a home with low ceilings is to use recessed lighting. Sometimes hanging light fixtures and elaborate chandeliers can actually make ceilings seem lower. However, recessed lighting helps you avoid this concern and you can supplement the rest of the light with tabletop lamps. This way you’ll have the illusion of higher ceilings without sacrificing the things you need.
Cool contemporary interiors with recessed ceiling lighting that dazzles with class
Sometimes less is more! You can’t beat the clean look of a white recessed ceiling in a white room. When there is no color to detract from the design of the ceiling itself, each detail (such as moulding) truly stands out. [from HGTV.com]
Last but not least, we shine the spotlight on a child’s bedroom that showcases a recessed ceiling with a painted cloud mural. The sky is the limit in this whimsical space! [from Decormee]
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 innumerable patterns and colors to choose from. From tray ceiling to beam ceiling, cove ceiling to the highly popular drop ceiling, these beautiful ceiling inspirations give a room that exclusive and exceptional feel you’re after.
Eclectic kitchen design with island bar and cool blue ceiling
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!
Exquisite wood trim ceiling to match the beautiful hardwood floors in this traditional home office
We now turn our attention to recessed ceilings that go the extra mile. Creativity reigns in the ceiling features below. For example, an oval outline in black is the perfect frame for the glamorous chandelier in the next featured space. [from Edwin Pepper Interiors]
Tasteful bedroom ceiling incorporates skylight in its designUnusual ceiling pattern and amazing decor give this home a dazzling lookStylish light ceiling, cool blue walls and dark flooring offer lovely contrast to this weekend getaway bedroom