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Unique Ceiling Design Ideas

Whether you’re building your dream home or remodeling your existing one, homeowners like yourself are always looking for new ways to reinvent your living space and add a dash of whimsy. Adding a unique fireplace, custom built-ins, or a beautiful front door package can really elevate your space.

One area of the home that traditionally doesn’t get much thought or finesse is the ceiling. Conventional flat ceilings were the norm, but no more. Today, there are several great ceiling design options that can transform an otherwise ordinary space into something that matches your aesthetic.

Much like a fireplace, crown moldings and beautiful hardwoods, the perfect ceiling can set the tone for the entire space, particularly for a home with an open floor plan. Here are a few gorgeous ceiling styles and designs that can transform your home.

Coffered Ceiling – A coffer (or coffering) in architecture, is a series of sunken panels in the shape of a square, rectangle, or octagon in a ceiling, soffit or vault. This ceiling is great for creating character in a room with very little supporting décor.

Tray Ceiling – A tray ceiling, also called an inverted or recessed ceiling, features a center section that is several inches (or several feet) higher than the areas around the perimeter of the room. To add definition, some homeowners paint the inner part a different color than the rest.

Exposed Beams Ceiling – For a more rustic vibe, leave beams or pipes exposed. This can offer the space a loftier, open feel as well as a touch of unique character.

Domed Ceiling – These ceilings are most often implemented into large, grand homes. Sometimes, the dome is capped with a skylight or stained glass oculus to let in natural light and add greater dimension to the ceiling. Luxury interior design companies specialize in the design and implementation of these beautiful works of art that mimic the circular dome of an ancient church or government building.

These are just a few of today’s ceiling design options you can choose from to transform a plain ceiling into a unique, architectural piece in your home.