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101 Ceiling Design Ideas (Pictures)

Get ideas for custom ceiling design here with these 300 ceiling ideas (photos). Filter by ceiling type and for room to get inspiration for exactly what you're looking for.

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Not only are there many ceiling options, but you can also search the above for ceiling options by the room which can be helpful when designing an entire home or a specific room.

Without a doubt, the ceiling can be the star of any room’s design.  When you walk into a living room with soaring 20-foot ceilings, that’s the first thing you’ll notice and appreciate.

Likewise, when you walk into a kitchen with a gorgeous coffered ceiling, that certainly stands out and enhances the overall aesthetics.

While it’s easier and much less expensive to go with a regular flat ceiling if you have a few extra dollars or want to really make your home’s interior stand out, put some thought into ceiling design for key rooms such as the living room, kitchen, dining room, and master bedroom.

Of course, creating a spectacular ceiling isn’t cheap, especially if you go with a vaulted variety that requires structural planning and design.

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If your home has regular ceilings, you’re not without options.  Simply adding some crown molding or a coffered design can enhance the ceiling design.  However, always be mindful of the height… adding features that lower the clearance could be a bad idea.

We hope our hundreds of ceiling photos help give you some really good ceiling design ideas.

Some of My Favorite Ceiling Designs

Below is a diverse collection of some of my favorite designs.

This is an open concept house with herringbone wood flooring and an ornate ceiling with intricate detailing. It complements well with the marble columns that blend in with the beige walls.This is an open concept house with herringbone wood flooring and an ornate ceiling with intricate detailing. It complements well with the marble columns that blend in with the beige walls.

A vaulted ceiling that fades into the walls fitted with insets. With its pristine white color, it creates a sense of space in this not so large master bedroom.A vaulted ceiling that fades into the walls fitted with insets. With its pristine white color, it creates a sense of space in this not so large master bedroom.

A gorgeous drop ceiling that's making a statement in this master bedroom. It is mounted with plenty of recessed lights and a fancy chandelier in the center emitting a stunning bright light.A gorgeous drop ceiling that’s making a statement in this master bedroom. It is mounted with plenty of recessed lights and a fancy chandelier in the center emitting a stunning bright light.

Dark wood beams create a striking contrast to the high vaulted ceiling. It is a great accompaniment to the brick fireplace which adds texture in this open concept house.Dark wood beams create a striking contrast to the high vaulted ceiling. It is a great accompaniment to the brick fireplace which adds texture in this open concept house.

A regular white ceiling framed with rustic beams that add a cozy feel in this large kitchen. It is mounted with geometric light fixtures illuminating the whole area.

A regular white ceiling framed with rustic beams that add a cozy feel in this large kitchen. It is mounted with geometric light fixtures illuminating the whole area.

This house features luminous tray ceilings surrounded by strip lights and recessed lights. It is a great highlight in this sleek, modern house with white walls and dark hardwood flooring.This house features luminous tray ceilings surrounded by strip lights and recessed lights. It is a great highlight in this sleek, modern house with white walls and dark hardwood flooring.

Bright living space with beadboard walls and a matching coffered ceiling mounted with a sleek fan. It is beautifully contrasted with a rich hardwood flooring that's topped by a striking striped rug.Bright living space with beadboard walls and a matching coffered ceiling mounted with a sleek fan. It is beautifully contrasted with a rich hardwood flooring that’s topped by a striking striped rug.

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A spacious living area showcases a regular white ceiling lined with a concrete beam that matches the walls and tile flooring. It includes full height glazing that brings an abundance of natural light in.A spacious living area showcases a regular white ceiling lined with a concrete beam that matches the walls and tile flooring. It includes full-height glazing that brings an abundance of natural light in.

This modern house features sleek furniture and gorgeous lightings that hung from the white tray ceiling. It has light hardwood flooring and a gray paneled accent wall that matches the marble counter.This modern house features sleek furniture and gorgeous lightings that hung from the white tray ceiling. It has light hardwood flooring and a gray paneled accent wall that matches the marble counter.

A cozy attic with a cathedral ceiling covered in A-frame beams. It balances the almost empty room with its busy features. A cozy attic with a cathedral ceiling covered in A-frame beams. It balances the almost empty room with its busy features.

An abundance of natural light flows in through the panoramic windows in this white, bright house with tile flooring and a high ceiling accented with exposed wood beams. An abundance of natural light flows in through the panoramic windows in this white, bright house with tile flooring and a high ceiling accented with exposed wood beams.

A marvelous tray ceiling adds character in this beige living room with marble tile flooring and glazed windows covered in wicker roman shades. It is furnished with leather seats and a glass top dining table that sits on a brown area rug.A marvelous tray ceiling adds character in this beige living room with marble tile flooring and glazed windows covered in wicker roman shades. It is furnished with leather seats and a glass top dining table that sits on a brown area rug.

An expansive living room with a regular white ceiling fitted with linear recessed lights. It includes full height glazing and natural hardwood flooring which transitions to a marble tile flooring.An expansive living room with a regular white ceiling fitted with linear recessed lights. It includes full height glazing and natural hardwood flooring which transitions to a marble tile flooring.

Wood beam ceiling is the highlight of this home office with a living space facing the arched French doors leading out to the balcony with a spectacular mountain view. It complements the floating shelves that are filled with various books.Wood beam ceiling is the highlight of this home office with a living space facing the arched French doors leading out to the balcony with a spectacular mountain view. It complements the floating shelves that are filled with various books.

An elegant dome ceiling painted in large scale mural of gorgeous goddesses extending to the columns for a cohesive look. It is fixed with a fabulous grand chandelier that goes well with the intricate medallion.An elegant dome ceiling painted in large scale mural of gorgeous goddesses extending to the columns for a cohesive look. It is fixed with a fabulous grand chandelier that goes well with the intricate medallion.

This foyer showcases a regular white ceiling with subtle details surrounded by stylish crown molding that creates interest in the house. Wooden furnishings break the monotonous white scheme which then adds warmth in the room.This foyer showcases a regular white ceiling with subtle details surrounded by stylish crown molding that creates interest in the house. Wooden furnishings break the monotonous white scheme which then adds warmth in the room.

A closer look at this cathedral ceiling that's clad in wood planks and lined with round beams. You can feel the warmth and coziness it brings as the beams extend to the walls and complement other wooden elements.A closer look at this cathedral ceiling that’s clad in wood planks and lined with round beams. You can feel the warmth and coziness it brings as the beams extend to the walls and complement other wooden elements.

The striking coffered ceiling stands out in this living room with beige walls and natural hardwood flooring topped by a classic rug. Even though the ceiling is quite low, green potted plants bring the airy ambiance in the room along with natural light from the French doors.The striking coffered ceiling stands out in this living room with beige walls and natural hardwood flooring topped by a classic rug. Even though the ceiling is quite low, green potted plants bring the airy ambiance in the room along with natural light from the French doors.

Cozy kitchen with a wood beam ceiling that complements the wooden cabinetry and light hardwood flooring. It is equipped with stainless steel appliances that add subtle contrast to the room.Cozy kitchen with a wood beam ceiling that complements the wooden cabinetry and light hardwood flooring. It is equipped with stainless steel appliances that add subtle contrast to the room.

A pair of lovely candle sconces and velvet armchairs create perfect symmetry in this sleek foyer with wooden furniture and a classic area rug over marble flooring. It boasts a double tray ceiling that can double as an added shelf.A pair of lovely candle sconces and velvet armchairs create perfect symmetry in this sleek foyer with wooden furniture and a classic area rug over marble flooring. It boasts a double tray ceiling that can double as an added shelf.

This modern living room is highlighted by a luminous tray ceiling and a French door that's fitted with stained glass panels. Sleek upholstered seats and a glass top coffee table complete the look.This modern living room is highlighted by a luminous tray ceiling and a French door that’s fitted with stained glass panels. Sleek upholstered seats and a glass top coffee table complete the look.

A cozy living room features a pointed cathedral ceiling that's clad in wood planks extending to the walls. It is fitted with a skylight that allows natural light in.A cozy living room features a pointed cathedral ceiling that’s clad in wood planks extending to the walls. It is fitted with a skylight that allows natural light in.

A regular ceiling with different levels fitted with recessed lights. It blends well with the light gray walls and columns maintaining a cohesive look.A regular ceiling with different levels fitted with recessed lights. It blends well with the light gray walls and columns maintaining a cohesive look.

This house shares a dining and living space showcasing rich hardwood flooring and a shiplap cathedral ceiling contrasted by rustic beams. On the side are arched windows overlooking an expansive view.This house shares a dining and living space showcasing rich hardwood flooring and a shiplap cathedral ceiling contrasted by rustic beams. On the side are arched windows overlooking an expansive view.

A spacious attic with white walls and a vaulted ceiling clad in wood planks. It complements the hardwood flooring and wooden furniture resulting in a light and airy look.A spacious attic with white walls and a vaulted ceiling clad in wood planks. It complements the hardwood flooring and wooden furniture resulting in a light and airy look.

Another coffered ceiling that perfectly goes well with the wainscoted walls and columns housing this cozy living room. There's a distressed round coffee table in the middle that sits on a beige area rug matching with the curved sectional sofa.Another coffered ceiling that perfectly goes well with the wainscoted walls and columns housing this cozy living room. There’s a distressed round coffee table in the middle that sits on a beige area rug matching with the curved sectional sofa.

A wood plank ceiling framed with dark wood beams that contrast the white walls in this bright kitchen. It is paired with a natural hardwood flooring that adds warmth in the room.A wood plank ceiling framed with dark wood beams that contrast the white walls in this bright kitchen. It is paired with a natural hardwood flooring that adds warmth in the room.

Tall potted plants bring life in this sleek living room with concrete flooring and a wood beam ceiling that matches the light wood coffee tables. It is accompanied by modern seats that are accented with colorful pillows.Tall potted plants bring life in this sleek living room with concrete flooring and a wood beam ceiling that matches the light wood coffee tables. It is accompanied by modern seats that are accented with colorful pillows.

An eat-in kitchen with limestone flooring and glass sliders that open to the balcony with a breathtaking view. It includes a shiplap ceiling with exposed wood beams mounted with glass dome pendants.An eat-in kitchen with limestone flooring and glass sliders that open to the balcony with a breathtaking view. It includes a shiplap ceiling with exposed wood beams mounted with glass dome pendants.

A stone brick accent wall adds texture in this narrow living room with beige limestone flooring and a cathedral ceiling lined with an exposed beam in the middle. It is fitted with skylights which invite natural light in along with French door and windows.A stone brick accent wall adds texture in this narrow living room with beige limestone flooring and a cathedral ceiling lined with an exposed beam in the middle. It is fitted with skylights which invite natural light in along with French door and windows.

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Cove Ceilings

An airy living room showcases sage green walls and a white cove ceiling fitted with recessed lights. It is filled with cozy seats and large potted plants that create a refreshing ambiance in the room.An airy living room showcases sage green walls and a white cove ceiling fitted with recessed lights. It is filled with cozy seats and large potted plants that create a refreshing ambiance in the room.

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Vaulted Ceilings

An open concept house with rich hardwood flooring and a high vaulted ceiling accented with exposed wood beams. It is surrounded by tinted full height glazing that overlooks the outdoor scenery.An open concept house with rich hardwood flooring and a high vaulted ceiling accented with exposed wood beams. It is surrounded by tinted full height glazing that overlooks the outdoor scenery.

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Cathedral Ceilings

Natural light streams in through the glazed windows in this large living room with natural hardwood flooring and a towering cathedral ceiling lined with a dark wood beam. It offers beige furniture and modern appliances topped with photo frames.Natural light streams in through the glazed windows in this large living room with natural hardwood flooring and a towering cathedral ceiling lined with a dark wood beam. It offers beige furniture and modern appliances topped with photo frames.

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Shed Ceilings

A bright house with glass paneled windows and a shed ceiling matching with the pristine white walls. It is filled with modern furniture and a fireplace surrounded by a wooden mantel.A bright house with glass-paneled windows and a shed ceiling matching with the pristine white walls. It is filled with modern furniture and a fireplace surrounded by a wooden mantel.

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Tray Ceilings

This eat-in kitchen boasts a tray ceiling that's clad in wood planks. It blends well with the wooden cabinetry and rectangular dining table paired with white upholstered chairs.This eat-in kitchen boasts a tray ceiling that’s clad in wood planks. It blends well with the wooden cabinetry and rectangular dining table paired with white upholstered chairs.

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Coffered Ceilings

A distressed black coffee table stands out in this living area with coffered ceiling and picture windows framing a magnificent beach view. It is complemented by a gray sectional that's accented with blue and printed pillows.A distressed black coffee table stands out in this living area with coffered ceiling and picture windows framing a magnificent beach view. It is complemented by a gray sectional that’s accented with blue and printed pillows.

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Tall (2-Story) Ceilings

This living room is styled with a gorgeous painting and sleek vases placed on the built-in shelves. It has a tall ceiling and a rich hardwood flooring topped by a gray patterned rug.This living room is styled with a gorgeous painting and sleek vases placed on the built-in shelves. It has a tall ceiling and a rich hardwood flooring topped by a gray patterned rug.

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Groin Vault Ceilings

Deluxe kitchen features a groin vault ceiling designed with floral murals and spiral trimmings. It has dark wood cabinetry and a matching island supported by spiral columns.Deluxe kitchen features a groin vault ceiling designed with floral murals and spiral trimmings. It has dark wood cabinetry and a matching island supported by spiral columns.

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Ceilings with Beams

Spacious living room furnished with cozy upholstered seats and a gray ottoman that sits on a beige rug over the rich hardwood flooring. It is illuminated by a contemporary glass chandelier that hung from the cathedral ceiling lined with wood beams.Spacious living room furnished with cozy upholstered seats and a gray ottoman that sits on a beige rug over the rich hardwood flooring. It is illuminated by a contemporary glass chandelier that hung from the cathedral ceiling lined with wood beams.

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Basement Ceiling Designs

A straight staircase leads to this basement with beige carpet flooring and a regular white ceiling fitted with recessed lights. It has a contrasting white tufted ottoman and black L-shaped sectional accented with blue pillows.A straight staircase leads to this basement with beige carpet flooring and a regular white ceiling fitted with recessed lights. It has a contrasting white tufted ottoman and black L-shaped sectional accented with blue pillows.

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Faux Wood Ceiling Beam Ideas

Cozy living room decorated with floral gallery and a two-tier wrought iron chandelier that hung from the high ceiling framed with faux wood beams. It is filled with leather seats and a fireplace lighted by classic sconces. Cozy living room decorated with floral gallery and a two-tier wrought iron chandelier that hung from the high ceiling framed with faux wood beams. It is filled with leather seats and a fireplace lighted by classic sconces.

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Living Room Ceiling Designs

An elegant living room with blue wainscoting and a tray ceiling supported by white columns. It is illuminated by a gilded chandelier along with natural light flowing in from the arched windows.An elegant living room with blue wainscoting and a tray ceiling supported by white columns. It is illuminated by a gilded chandelier along with natural light flowing in from the arched windows.

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Kitchen Ceiling Designs

Dark wood elements run throughout this kitchen from cabinetry, hardwood flooring and coffered ceiling. It is contrasted by a white marble top island that's integrated with a breakfast nook.Dark wood elements run throughout this kitchen from cabinetry, hardwood flooring, and coffered ceiling. It is contrasted by a white marble top island that’s integrated with a breakfast nook.

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