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Varied Ceiling Design Ideas for Your Home

Aparna Jadhav Dec 20, 2018
While constructing or redecorating a room, a lot of interior designers put emphasis on the ceiling design. Here are four breathtaking design ideas to help you.
The ceiling of a house is an important part of home d├ęcor. When you have a plain ceiling with absolutely no design, you may consider adding a chandelier or pendant lamps to make it look attractive.
But when the ceiling has a unique pattern, having decorative chandeliers and lamps becomes an optional accessory. Therefore, it is always preferred to make designed ceilings, at least in the living room, to make a room appear larger than it actually is.
Designed ceilings can be used for small or large rooms with low or high ceilings. Some great ceiling ideas are mentioned in the coming paragraphs; so, take a look.

Ceiling Design Varieties

Most people think ceiling decoration is an unnecessary expenditure. But when you have a home with wooden or concrete ceilings, the designs are needed to protect the room from certain weather conditions. Here are a few textured ceiling ideas which are enlisted for your choice, thus, find those which might suit your home!

Vaulted ceilings

Vaulted ceilings are one of the most popular styles as they can give any room a homely and cozy touch. Decorating rooms with vaulted ceilings includes a roof that is steeply raised in the upper direction; giving a half barrel shape to the ceiling.
There may be many variations in the shapes of these ceilings like arched, domed, and barrel which are the commonly used ceilings in many homes.
They give a beautiful cathedral-like appeal, but can be slightly expensive. They are usually used in case of wooden ceilings and look wonderful in any color.

Drop Ceiling

For a modern house, the best choice you can go for is the drop ceiling. These ceilings are lower in height as compared to the other wooden and sculpted high ceilings and thus, make the house look smaller in size. 
They are also used to give the room a very modern, elegant, and cozy look with light arrangements.
Usually used as a bedroom or office ceilings, they are also used in kitchens and drawing rooms of many modern homes.
They are quite hassle free and are flat surfaced, sometimes rough and brightly colored to give the room a unique lighting effect.

Tray Ceiling

Another option is the tray design which is exclusively used for high ceilings. Here, molds are used in the borders to make the ceiling look rich and elegant, with a lovely chandelier hanging from the center.
It is called so because these ceilings look like an inverted tray, as it is flat depression with decorative molds around the edges.
It provides a feeling of space and when there is some kind of lighting done around it, it gives a reflected look to the walls and floor.

Cathedral Ceiling

This design is also used for homes with high ceilings and large rooms. They make a room appear bigger and very Victorian.
The cathedral ceiling pattern has arched roofs, which are usually seen in old churches. Decorating rooms with high ceilings gives the ceiling a dome shape, with a raised concave depression which can be supported with pillars.
It looks very rich, when there are exotic and unique colors used to paint these ceilings, and the lighting also makes a huge difference in the look of the house.

Some Other Ceiling Design

With such a wide variety of ceiling design ideas mentioned here, for your choice, you can pick whichever is your favorite. But make sure that the design you pick complements not only that particular room, but also the entire house.