While not too popular, a cove ceiling is one with angled sides that meet to a flat center ceiling. It gives a cap-like appearance to the ceiling on a room.
Typically, the ceiling will be a bit taller than normal ceilings with side angles started a regulation ceiling height and rising up beyond 10 feet in height. However, some rooms, especially attics and second floors, may start the side angles at a lower height. Here’s our collection of cove ceiling photos.
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This is a charming and simple laundry room with a white cove ceiling connecting to the hanging cabinetry that stands out against the light green walls. This is also given terracotta flooring tiles to give an earthy contrast to the bright white appliances and cabinets.
This is a spacious living room area with an informal dining area beside it by the row of tall windows. These bring in an abundance of natural lighting that lightens the charming yellow wallpaper that extends to the lower curve of the white cove ceiling.
The brilliant stark white cove ceiling of this living room is a nice pairing for the white wainscoting that blends with the tall white window frames. This is then contrasted by the hardwood flooring that is mostly covered by a large floral beige area rug.
The ceiling fan stands out against the white cove ceiling with its brown decorative blades and the yellow dome light attached to it. This matches well with the brown walls blending with the brown cabinetry beside the fireplace that has brown bricks on its mantle.
The wooden four-poster bed has an elegant finish to it that makes it stand out in this simple bedroom. It matches well with the elegant wooden bedside drawers as well as the dresser on the side. All of these stand out against the light hues of the walls and the cove ceiling.
This is a small and cozy kitchen with a square kitchen island matching well with the L-shaped white wooden peninsula that has a gray marble countertop. The white wooden shaker cabinets and drawers are complemented by the hardwood flooring and the white cove ceiling.
This large primary bathroom has a white porcelain bathtub placed at the far end in the middle of the row of tall windows. These are then connected to the cove ceiling that has the same beige tone as the walls complemented by the dark brown vanities.
The beige cove ceiling of this bathroom blends well with the beige walls and the beige alcove of the bathtub that has white pillars and white windows matching the white porcelain bathtub. These are then contrasted by the largely wooden structures of the vanities.
The dark wooden structures of the vanities stand out in this elegant and simple primary bedroom with alight beige walls and light beige floors to complement the white cove ceiling. The alcove of the bathtub in the far wall follows the lay of the ceiling.
The highlight of this elegant bathroom is the crystal chandelier that hangs from the white cove ceiling. This is mirrored by the black pattern on the beige marble flooring that looks like a snowflake. It is beside the freestanding white bathtub that is placed by the curved wall dominated by a row of windows.
The dark wooden structure and cabinetry of the two-sink vanity extend to the dark wooden housing of the bathtub at the far corner with beige walls and white shuttered windows. This is topped with a white cove ceiling with its lower curvature blending with the beige walls.
This is a charming primary bathroom with a textured amber wallpaper on its upper walls. This gives a certain complexity to the aesthetic of the elegant bathroom with a cove ceiling and an alcove window by the bathtub at the far wall.
The tall ceiling of this living room has a curvature that is followed by the tall arched window. Adjacent to this is the tall red-bricked panel of the fireplace that is paired with a couple of red leather cushioned sofas with a wooden coffee table that matches with the wooden cabinet beside the fireplace.
This is a large indoor curved pool brightened by the row of sliding glass doors that bring in an abundance of natural lighting. This is topped with a large cove wooden ceiling with a plank shiplap finish that brings a certain spa charm to this indoor pool area.
The white cove ceiling of this spacious living room has recessed lights that augment the natural lights coming in from the tall row of windows by the informal dining area on the far side. The living room has a fireplace with a wooden mantle that stands out against the light green walls.
The white and bright living room has a large and tall arched window behind the curved cushioned sectional sofa. This complements the hardwood flooring that contrasts the white walls and the white cove ceiling that has a couple of exposed dark wooden beams.
The gray cove ceiling of this small and charming kitchen is complemented by the dark countertop of the U-shaped peninsula. There is no space for a kitchen island in this room but it makes up with beautiful hardwood flooring to contrast the shaker cabinets and drawers.
The tall wooden cove ceiling of this indoor pool area has a shiplap plank finish that matches with the gray stone pillars at the side of the glass walls that have the option of being curtained with a sheer white cloth for a private swim on the large rectangular pool.
This large kitchen has a wide white cove ceiling that matches with the white walls and white kitchen island. This makes it stand out against the hardwood flooring that has a pattern to it giving a certain complexity to the aesthetic of the kitchen.
The bare wooden walls of this walk-in closet matches with the wooden structures of shelves for storage. This is illuminated by the tall glass window on the side with a contrasting dark frame making it stand out against the white cove ceiling.
The exposed dark brown wooden beams stand out against the white shiplap cove ceiling that complements the light gray walls. These walls are accented with a couple of colorful abstract paintings, a table lamp and a potted plant beside the charcoal gray sofa.
This is a bright primary bedroom that is balanced by the shades of gray against the white elements such as the white bed, white walls and the brilliant white cove ceiling that hangs a couple of decorative spiral lights on either side of the large gray cushioned headboard.
The blue walls of this chic bathroom blend well with the blue cove ceiling that hangs a charming lantern-like pendant light over the freestanding white porcelain bathtub that is warmed by the large fireplace beside it with a gray concrete mantle.
The chic pink walls of this bedroom complement the brown wooden elements of the small wooden bed with a curtain and the desk table beside the white wooden door. These match with the hardwood flooring that is mostly covered by a colorful patterned area rug.
This is a simple and welcoming foyer that is elevated by the beautiful prints and murals on the bright mustard yellow wallpaper. This is contrasted by the dark hardwood flooring and augmented by the white door that blends with the white molding and cove ceiling.
This charming and welcoming front porch has a dark wooden cove ceiling that contrasts the white wooden exterior walls and support columns. These are accented with the modern wall-mounted lamps that pair well with the chandelier hanging over the cushioned iron chairs.
This small and charming wine cellar has its curved walls dominated by the wooden structures used for wine storage. The curvature of the walls matches well with the cove ceiling that has an earthy tone extending to the middle wall where the cocktail table is placed.
This is the second-floor landing of this elegant home that has a tall white cove ceiling curving from the massive glass wall on the side giving a beautiful view for those walking by the wrought iron railings of the landing. This is adorned with a large crystal chandelier in the middle.
This is a brilliant small bathroom that makes up for its small floor space with its flashy small silver tiles that adorn the curved walls. This matches well with the pendant light of the cove ceiling and contrasts with the white toilet and white wooden door.
The earthy pink walls of this living room match the tone of the patterned area rug underneath the beige sofa and the floral cushioned armchair facing the simple coffee table with a wrought iron frame and adorned with a small plant.
The vibrant red patterned carpeting of the floor gives this office and living room a dynamic of complex aesthetic that gives complement to the elegant finish of the wooden fireplace mantle as well as the bookshelves and the beige cove ceiling that has a chandelier.
The hardwood flooring of this formal dining room is topped with a patterned pink area rug that contrasts the wooden dining set. This is also contrasted by the white wainscoting and the pink upper walls connecting to the white cove ceiling bearing a white chandelier.
This is a luxurious and elegant foyer with an earthy hardwood flooring topped with a light cove ceiling hanging a large crystal chandelier on the round table in the middle. These are all complemented by the vibrant red tones of the walls.
This is an entertainment room with matching black walls and a black cove ceiling to bring the focus on the widescreen at the far end of the room. This is matched with a beige carpeted flooring that blends with the cushioned armchairs.
The highlight of this brilliant primary bedroom is the eclectic and modern four-poster bed that looks to be a combination of gold and stainless steel with a futuristic design. This is paired with a white bed that matches with the white walls and white cove ceiling with a flush-mount light.
The dark wooden tone that dominates the walls and the hardwood flooring is contrasted by the white cove ceiling that hangs a yellow brilliant chandelier matching with the wall-mounted lamps on the walls. These are complemented by the colorful patterned area rug underneath the dining set.
This is a bright kitchen dominated by the bare wooden tones of the wall and the cove ceiling extending to the countertops and the flooring. These are all brightened by the abundant natural lights coming in from the glass windows and sliding glass doors.
This simple kitchen has no room for a kitchen island with its small light beige flooring that brings the focus on the shaker cabinets and drawers of the L-shaped peninsula that has a dark wooden tone making the stainless steel appliances and sink stand out.
This is a simple and bright hallway with light blue walls contrasted by the small brown wooden console tables lining the walls in between the white wooden doors. These are brightened by the brilliant wall-mounted lamps that also accent the cove ceiling.
The cheerful light pink walls of this simple formal dining room are paired with a white cove ceiling that hangs a majestic crystal chandelier over the long wooden dining table that is surrounded by beige cushioned chairs that match the beige patterned area rug.
This simple and comfortable primary bedroom has a wooden sleigh bed that has a white bed sheet and pillows matching the bright white walls and cove ceiling. The white mantle of the fireplace fits into this bright aesthetic contrasted by the brown velvet armchairs of the sitting area.
The bright white walls and its bright white wainscoting is adorned with a classical painting and a long waist-high dining room cabinet that matches the dark wood dining table surrounded by beige armchairs. This is brightened further by the white cove ceiling and flooring topped with a red patterned area rug.
This is a simple and small kitchen with an informal dining area in the middle of its dark gray flooring. This has a tall round wood cocktail table paired with a couple of wooden stools. The large stove-top oven and the small L-shaped peninsula serves as a background topped with a white cove ceiling.
This is a charming primary bathroom with two vanities situated on either side of the room flanking the glass-enclosed shower area and the bathtub that is housed in the middle underneath a cove ceiling dominated by a large glass panel with a view of the next floor.
The beige cove ceiling of this primary bedroom matches perfectly with the beige walls that are adorned with a golden sun-like wall decor mounted above the brown tufted headboard of the sleigh bed. This is a good pairing for the thin golden chandelier hanging over the hardwood flooring.
This is a charming kitchen that has an informal dining area next to it. This has a booth-style built-in bench paired with a round black dining table that stands out against the gray and white flooring as well as the off-white cabinetry of the kitchen in the background.
This charming and luxurious informal dining area has animal print on its cushioned dining chairs that surround the circular wooden dining table that is adorned with a brown vase and a large dome pendant light. This room is also adorned by the wall-mounted painting and the mirror opposite it.
The brilliant white cove ceiling is accented with white moldings to emphasize the elegant lines of the ceiling. This is paired with a large crystal round decorative pendant light hanging over the bathtub in the middle houses in the same beige tiles as the flooring.
The large glass window on the side of this entertainment room brings in an abundance of natural lighting that brightens the beige walls and the beige sofa facing the large TV embedded into the wall. These are then topped with a large cove white ceiling.
The various colorful wall-mounted artworks stand out against the off-white walls of this dining room. These walls transition well to a cove ceiling that hangs a simple dark iron chandelier over the dark wooden rectangular dining table contrasted by the red cushions of the chairs.