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55 Primary Bedrooms with Tall Ceilings (Vaulted & Cathedral)

Primary bedroom with barrel vault ceiling, chandelier, and glass doors leading to the balcony.

Need inspiration for primary bedrooms with cathedral and vaulted ceilings? Check out this photo gallery.

Welcome to our photo gallery featuring primary bedrooms with vaulted ceilings.

Vaulted ceilings are not a terribly common primary bedroom ceiling type.  It’s a bit of a luxury because it’s costly.

However, it’s undeniable that creating more space with added height results in a more luxurious room. Check out our gallery below.

This primary bedroom showcases a comfy bed under a black framed mirror along with a dark wood cabinet that's topped with a gorgeous ship decor. It has carpet flooring and a French door leading out to the balcony with a magnificent view.This primary bedroom showcases a comfy bed under a black framed mirror along with a dark wood cabinet that’s topped with a gorgeous ship decor. It has carpet flooring and a French door leading out to the balcony with a magnificent view.

A drum pendant light that hung from the vaulted ceiling illuminates this primary bedroom boasting a chaise lounge and cozy bed flanked by dark wood nightstands and chrome table lamps. There's a seating area at the far side that's lined with white columns.A drum pendant light that hung from the vaulted ceiling illuminates this primary bedroom boasting a chaise lounge and cozy bed flanked by dark wood nightstands and chrome table lamps. There’s a seating area at the far side that’s lined with white columns.

A dark wood dresser sits next to the four-poster bed lighted by a warm chandelier that hung from the vaulted ceiling lined with a rustic beam. It is accompanied by a wooden cabinet and wingback chairs with a white table in the middle.A dark wood dresser sits next to the four-poster bed lighted by a warm chandelier that hung from the vaulted ceiling lined with a rustic beam. It is accompanied by a wooden cabinet and wingback chairs with a white table in the middle.

The cozy primary bedroom features a beige upholstered bed with a black cushioned seat on its end over a shaggy area rug. It is illuminated by white table lamps and a wrought iron chandelier that hung from the cathedral ceiling with exposed beams.

The cozy primary bedroom features a beige upholstered bed with a black cushioned seat on its end over a shaggy area rug. It is illuminated by white table lamps and a wrought iron chandelier that hung from the cathedral ceiling with exposed beams.

White primary bedroom with vaulted ceiling and hardwood flooring topped by cowhide rugs. It includes a dark wood bed with a beige tufted bench on its end along with chrome table lamps that sit on rustic nightstands.White primary bedroom with vaulted ceiling and hardwood flooring topped by cowhide rugs. It includes a dark wood bed with a beige tufted bench on its end along with chrome table lamps that sit on rustic nightstands.

Brown leather chairs sit in front of the cozy bed flanked by wooden nightstands and sleek table lamps. There's a blue Cleopatra bench on the side situated across the white fireplace with a large mirror on top.Brown leather chairs sit in front of the cozy bed flanked by wooden nightstands and sleek table lamps. There’s a blue Cleopatra bench on the side situated across the white fireplace with a large mirror on top.

Green blank frames hang over the four-poster bed lighted by white table lamps that sit on dark wood nightstands. This primary bedroom showcases a triple sided fireplace and a spacious seating area behind it.Green blank frames hang over the four-poster bed lighted by white table lamps that sit on dark wood nightstands. This primary bedroom showcases a triple sided fireplace and a spacious seating area behind it.

Beige primary bedroom with a dark wood cabinet and a tufted bed matching with the bench on its end. There's a corner fireplace on the side framed with marble surround tiles and white mantel.Beige primary bedroom with a dark wood cabinet and a tufted bed matching with the bench on its end. There’s a corner fireplace on the side framed with marble surround tiles and white mantel.

The classic primary bedroom offers a four-poster bed with dark wood nightstands on the sides along with a lounge chair paired with a round side table that's topped with a traditional table lamp. It includes a ceiling fan and a tasseled rug that lays on the carpet flooring.The classic primary bedroom offers a four-poster bed with dark wood nightstands on the sides along with a lounge chair paired with a round side table that’s topped with a traditional table lamp. It includes a ceiling fan and a tasseled rug that lays on the carpet flooring.

A patterned lounge chair faces the wooden bed that's fitted with a large custom headboard. It is accompanied by matching nightstands and a fireplace lighted by wall sconces. A patterned lounge chair faces the wooden bed that’s fitted with a large custom headboard. It is accompanied by matching nightstands and a fireplace lighted by wall sconces.

Elegant primary bedroom with carpet flooring and white framed windows dressed in classy striped draperies. It includes a white bed and a floral chaise lounge facing the fireplace with a gorgeous mirror on top.Elegant primary bedroom with carpet flooring and white framed windows dressed in classy striped draperies. It includes a white bed and a floral chaise lounge facing the fireplace with a gorgeous mirror on top.

This primary bedroom boasts a wooden bed and a seating area by the fireplace that's topped with framed photos and a gorgeous landscape painting. It has carpet flooring and vaulted ceiling mounted with recessed lights.This primary bedroom boasts a wooden bed and a seating area by the fireplace that’s topped with framed photos and a gorgeous landscape painting. It has carpet flooring and vaulted ceiling mounted with recessed lights.

Natural light streams in through the glazed windows in this primary bedroom with a skirted bed and a floral rug that lays on the natural hardwood flooring. It includes wall mount TV and a corner fireplace framed in white marble surround.Natural light streams in through the glazed windows in this primary bedroom with a skirted bed and a floral rug that lays on the natural hardwood flooring. It includes wall mount TV and a corner fireplace framed in white marble surround.

A star decor hangs above the fireplace facing the beige armchairs with a round glass top table in the middle. It is accompanied by wooden cabinets and a cozy bed over carpet flooring.A star decor hangs above the fireplace facing the beige armchairs with a round glass top table in the middle. It is accompanied by wooden cabinets and a cozy bed over carpet flooring.

A wooden bed dressed in green floral bedding complements the classy valances covering the glazed windows. This primary bedroom features a fireplace and a chrome fan that hung from the high vaulted ceiling.A wooden bed dressed in green floral bedding complements the classy valances covering the glazed windows. This primary bedroom features a fireplace and a chrome fan that hung from the high vaulted ceiling.

Wooden nightstands with white table lamps flank a cozy bed that sits on a striped area rug over wide plank flooring. It is surrounded by gray framed windows and various paintings mounted on the pink walls.Wooden nightstands with white table lamps flank a cozy bed that sits on a striped area rug over wide plank flooring. It is surrounded by gray framed windows and various paintings mounted on the pink walls.

The gray primary bedroom showcases a skirted chair and wooden bed facing the fireplace and wall mount TV. It is illuminated by a wrought iron chandelier that hung from the cathedral ceiling.The gray primary bedroom showcases a skirted chair and wooden bed facing the fireplace and wall mount TV. It is illuminated by a wrought iron chandelier that hung from the cathedral ceiling.

Ambient light from the vintage table lamps creates a warm and cozy feel in this primary bedroom with cathedral ceiling and glass-paneled windows covered in patterned draperies. It includes a skirted bed and a seating area over a classic area rug.Ambient light from the vintage table lamps creates a warm and cozy feel in this primary bedroom with cathedral ceiling and glass-paneled windows covered in patterned draperies. It includes a skirted bed and a seating area over a classic area rug.

Bright primary bedroom with mismatched seats and a white tufted bed lighted by a fancy candle chandelier. It has carpet flooring and a French door that opens to the balcony filled with white armchairs.Bright primary bedroom with mismatched seats and a white tufted bed lighted by a fancy candle chandelier. It has carpet flooring and a French door that opens to the balcony filled with white armchairs.

A glass pendant light that hung from the vaulted ceiling illuminates the skirted bed accompanied by a dark wood bench and leather lounge chairs. This primary bedroom has carpet flooring and wooden framed windows enclosed in wicker roller blinds.A glass pendant light that hung from the vaulted ceiling illuminates the skirted bed accompanied by a dark wood bench and leather lounge chairs. This primary bedroom has carpet flooring and wooden framed windows enclosed in wicker roller blinds.

A black dresser faces the classy bed that's filled with cozy pillows. There's a zebra chaise lounge on the side lighted by a traditional floor lamp along with natural light from the white-framed windows.A black dresser faces the classy bed that’s filled with cozy pillows. There’s a zebra chaise lounge on the side lighted by a traditional floor lamp along with natural light from the white-framed windows.

The sophisticated primary bedroom offers a four-poster bed over a floral area rug along with a white fireplace flanked by wooden dressers that are accented with elegant brass hardware. The sophisticated primary bedroom offers a four-poster bed over a floral area rug along with a white fireplace flanked by wooden dressers that are accented with elegant brass hardware.

Spacious primary bedroom with textured carpet flooring and white framed windows inviting natural light in. It includes a corner fireplace and a cozy bed complementing with the dark wood nightstands that are topped with small table lamps.Spacious primary bedroom with textured carpet flooring and white framed windows inviting natural light in. It includes a corner fireplace and a cozy bed complementing with the dark wood nightstands that are topped with small table lamps.

An abundance of natural light flows in through the French door in this primary bedroom with wingback chairs and a comfy bed facing the glass-enclosed fireplace. It is decorated with a geometric pendant light and an abstract artwork mounted above the white wainscoting.An abundance of natural light flows in through the French door in this primary bedroom with wingback chairs and a comfy bed facing the glass-enclosed fireplace. It is decorated with a geometric pendant light and an abstract artwork mounted above the white wainscoting.

A classic chandelier hangs over the four-poster bed dressed in red floral bedding. There's a fireplace on the side situated in between open archways that lead out to the seating area. A classic chandelier hangs over the four-poster bed dressed in red floral bedding. There’s a fireplace on the side situated in between open archways that lead out to the seating area.

Warm primary bedroom with a cathedral ceiling and a French door that opens to the balcony with an expansive view. It includes a comfy bed with a black ottoman on its end lighted by a table lamp that sits on a wooden nightstand. Warm primary bedroom with a cathedral ceiling and a French door that opens to the balcony with an expansive view. It includes a comfy bed with a black ottoman on its end lighted by a table lamp that sits on a wooden nightstand.

This primary bedroom showcases a wooden bed and cabinet with a large potted plant on the side along with a TV and brick fireplace fixed in the corner. It has carpet flooring and cathedral ceiling lined with wood beams.This primary bedroom showcases a wooden bed and cabinet with a large potted plant on the side along with a TV and brick fireplace fixed in the corner. It has carpet flooring and cathedral ceiling lined with wood beams.

An airy primary bedroom decorated with interesting artworks that are mounted on the white walls. It has deep blue velvet bed matching with the chair on a white faux fur rug over wide plank flooring.An airy primary bedroom decorated with interesting artworks that are mounted on the white walls. It has deep blue velvet bed matching with the chair on a white faux fur rug over wide plank flooring.

Glass sconces flank white framed windows that are covered in blue curtains. This primary bedroom has a skirted bed with a metal nightstand on the side along with a wooden double door that opens to the bathroom.Glass sconces flank white framed windows that are covered in blue curtains. This primary bedroom has a skirted bed with a metal nightstand on the side along with a wooden double door that opens to the bathroom.

An ornate wooden wall art complementing the nightstands hangs above the skirted bed that's filled with silk pillows and a tray. It is situated in between framed windows that are dressed in striped draperies.An ornate wooden wall art complementing the nightstands hangs above the skirted bed that’s filled with silk pillows and a tray. It is situated in between framed windows that are dressed in striped draperies.

The white primary bedroom offers a leather tufted bed and a stylish nightstand on the side topped with glass flower vase and animal decor. It has natural hardwood flooring and plenty of picture windows allowing an abundance of natural light in.The white primary bedroom offers a leather tufted bed and a stylish nightstand on the side topped with glass flower vase and animal decor. It has natural hardwood flooring and plenty of picture windows allowing an abundance of natural light in.

Bright primary bedroom with dark wood nightstands and a gorgeous blue bed complementing with the draperies that cover the white-framed windows. It is lighted by chrome table lamps and an iron sconce mounted on the light gray wall.Bright primary bedroom with dark wood nightstands and a gorgeous blue bed complementing with the draperies that cover the white-framed windows. It is lighted by chrome table lamps and an iron sconce mounted on the light gray wall.

Cozy primary bedroom illuminated by a candle chandelier that hung from the cathedral ceiling clad in wood planks. It has a white bed and a freestanding fireplace fixed against the brick pillar.Cozy primary bedroom illuminated by a candle chandelier that hung from the cathedral ceiling clad in wood planks. It has a white bed and a freestanding fireplace fixed against the brick pillar.

A corner fireplace faces the skirted bed flanked by chrome nightstands and table lamps. This primary bedroom is decorated with floral artwork and an interesting round wall art mounted next to the wooden framed window that's covered in wicker roman shade.A corner fireplace faces the skirted bed flanked by chrome nightstands and table lamps. This primary bedroom is decorated with floral artwork and an interesting round wall art mounted next to the wooden framed window that’s covered in wicker roman shade.

Yellow primary bedroom boasts a four-poster bed dressed in floral and diamond-patterned bedding along with wooden round back chairs by the bay window bringing plenty of natural light in. Yellow primary bedroom boasts a four-poster bed dressed in floral and diamond-patterned bedding along with wooden round back chairs by the bay window bringing plenty of natural light in.

This primary bedroom features a tiled fireplace and a comfy bed underneath the skylights fitted on the cathedral ceiling. It has hardwood flooring and glass sliders leading out to the balcony with a breathtaking beachfront view.This primary bedroom features a tiled fireplace and a comfy bed underneath the skylights fitted on the cathedral ceiling. It has hardwood flooring and glass sliders leading out to the balcony with a breathtaking beachfront view.

Blue floral bedding matches the valance and draperies in this primary bedroom with open shelving and wooden nightstands that blend in with the hardwood flooring. It is illuminated by stylish pendant lights that hung from the cathedral ceiling.Blue floral bedding matches the valance and draperies in this primary bedroom with open shelving and wooden nightstands that blend in with the hardwood flooring. It is illuminated by stylish pendant lights that hung from the cathedral ceiling.

White primary bedroom furnished with wooden dressers and a cozy bed wrapped in a textured blanket. It has beige carpet flooring and a vaulted ceiling mounted with a fan.White primary bedroom furnished with wooden dressers and a cozy bed wrapped in a textured blanket. It has beige carpet flooring and a vaulted ceiling mounted with a fan.

Traditional primary bedroom with carpet flooring and a high cathedral ceiling framed in dark wood beams. It includes a four-poster bed and a cushioned lounge chair by the bay window covered in wicker roman shades.
Source: Max Crosby Construction

Traditional primary bedroom with carpet flooring and a high cathedral ceiling framed in dark wood beams. It includes a four-poster bed and a cushioned lounge chair by the bay window covered in wicker roman shades.

Beach style primary bedroom offers gray skirted seats and a canopy bed against the herringbone wall. It is illuminated by boho chandeliers that hung from the vaulted ceiling.
Source: Lindye Galloway Interiors

Beach style primary bedroom offers gray skirted seats and a canopy bed against the herringbone wall. It is illuminated by boho chandeliers that hung from the vaulted ceiling.

A leather tufted bench sits in front of the wooden bed flanked by matching nightstands and stylish table lamps. It is lighted by a round iron chandelier and a corner fireplace fitted on the stone pillar.
Source: Nicholas Sonder Architect

A leather tufted bench sits in front of the wooden bed flanked by matching nightstands and stylish table lamps. It is lighted by a round iron chandelier and a corner fireplace fitted on the stone pillar.

A gorgeous round mirror hangs above the tufted bed facing the wall mount TV and wooden dresser with charming chrome hardware. There's a living space by the glass-paneled windows overlooking a stunning ocean view.
Source: D’Asign Source

A gorgeous round mirror hangs above the tufted bed facing the wall mount TV and wooden dresser with charming chrome hardware. There’s a living space by the glass-paneled windows overlooking a stunning ocean view.

An open fireplace under the wall mount TV brings warmth in this primary bedroom boasting tufted seats and a cozy bed highlighted by a gorgeous floral artwork.
Source: Carol Moore Interior Design, Inc.

An open fireplace under the wall mount TV brings warmth in this primary bedroom boasting tufted seats and a cozy bed highlighted by a gorgeous floral artwork.

Victorian primary bedroom with a classic chandelier and a four-poster bed surrounded by mismatched chairs over a blue floral rug. It has a vaulted ceiling and French door that opens to the balcony.
Source: MICHAEL WHALEY INTERIORS, INC

Victorian primary bedroom with a classic chandelier and a four-poster bed surrounded by mismatched chairs over a blue floral rug. It has a vaulted ceiling and French door that opens to the balcony.

Dark wood beams stand out against the white cathedral ceiling in this primary bedroom with a wooden dresser and tufted chair matching with the beige bed over a blue shabby chic rug.
Source: Knobs & More Design

Dark wood beams stand out against the white cathedral ceiling in this primary bedroom with a wooden dresser and tufted chair matching with the beige bed over a blue shabby chic rug.

Elegant primary bedroom decorated with wooden framed wall arts and a gorgeous brass chandelier that hung from the vaulted ceiling. It has cozy seats and over a red-bordered rug facing the carved fireplace lighted by wall sconces.
Source: Bella Custom Homes, Inc.

An ornate candle chandelier that hung from the cathedral ceiling illuminates the classy bed with a cushioned bench on its end. It is accompanied by a skirted lounge chair and a wooden desk by the white-framed windows covered in beige draperies.

A wooden dresser complements the carved wood nightstands topped with warm table lamps. It is accompanied by a skirted chaise lounge and a black bed illuminated by a candle chandelier.
Source: Magnolia Homes, Inc.

A wooden dresser complements the carved wood nightstands topped with warm table lamps. It is accompanied by a skirted chaise lounge and a black bed illuminated by a candle chandelier.

A wrought iron chandelier hangs over the gorgeous tufted bed flanked by rectangular wall arts and mirrored nightstands. There's a seating area on the side showcasing beige wingback chairs and a round modular coffee table.
Source: HardwoodBargains

A wrought iron chandelier hangs over the gorgeous tufted bed flanked by rectangular wall arts and mirrored nightstands. There’s a seating area on the side showcasing beige wingback chairs and a round modular coffee table.

An arched doorway opens to this primary bedroom with wooden nightstands and a stunning glass canopy bed accented with gorgeous velvet pillows. It has hardwood flooring and white framed windows covered in gray draperies.
Source: Barbara Brown Photography

An arched doorway opens to this primary bedroom with wooden nightstands and a stunning glass canopy bed accented with gorgeous velvet pillows. It has hardwood flooring and white framed windows covered in gray draperies.

Contemporary primary bedroom boasts a comfy bed with a round mirror on top along with tufted chairs next to the black granite tiled fireplace that's framed in a wooden mantel.
Source: Style Design Sahlas

Contemporary primary bedroom boasts a comfy bed with a round mirror on top along with tufted chairs next to the black granite tiled fireplace that’s framed in a wooden mantel.

Natural light flows in through the large window in this primary bedroom with comfy seats and a gray tufted bed illuminated by a wrought iron chandelier that hung from the cathedral ceiling.
Source: Scott Wilson Architect, LLC

Natural light flows in through the large window in this primary bedroom with comfy seats and a gray tufted bed illuminated by a wrought iron chandelier that hung from the cathedral ceiling.

A brick accent wall sets a rustic backdrop to the upholstered bed flanked by wooden nightstands. It is accompanied by an armchair and a cushioned bench over a gray area rug.
Source: All About Home Design

A brick accent wall sets a rustic backdrop to the upholstered bed flanked by wooden nightstands. It is accompanied by an armchair and a cushioned bench over a gray area rug.

This primary bedroom offers wooden storage and a comfy bed on a gray velvet rug over wide plank flooring. It includes rectangular mirrors and light wood nightstands with gold trims complementing with the brass table lamps.
Source: Wayne Bowden Painters

This primary bedroom offers wooden storage and a comfy bed on a gray velvet rug over wide plank flooring. It includes rectangular mirrors and light wood nightstands with gold trims complementing with the brass table lamps.

Sleek wooden nightstands complement the hardwood flooring that's topped by a gorgeous printed rug. It is illuminated by brass sconces mounted on the multi-colored accent wall.
Source: Houzz

Sleek wooden nightstands complement the hardwood flooring that’s topped by a gorgeous printed rug. It is illuminated by brass sconces mounted on the multi-colored accent wall.

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Lighting Consideration

When implementing a vaulted ceiling in any room, you must take care when choosing ceiling lights and/or a ceiling fan.  Not all lights, especially pendant lights, are designed to hang from an angled ceiling.  Same thing with a ceiling fan.

Therefore, when choosing lighting, be sure to find out if any light you consider buying will work on an angled ceiling.

Crown Molding

Because the ceiling is angled, it adds another complexity to installing crown molding on a vaulted ceiling.  Moreover, because the ceiling angles upward, you may want to seriously consider whether crown molding is something you wish to install.

It need not angle too much

Of course, any time you implement more angles into a home design, it’s more complicated.  However, you need not have too much height to enjoy the perception of a larger space.  For example, we have friends who live in a post and beam home.  The angle isn’t all that much; the ceiling doesn’t rise much at all, but that little bit of an elevation improves the overall interior aesthetic very much.

My favorite ceiling look

I love beams in the ceiling; dark wood beams juxtaposing a white ceiling.  It’s a classic look.

If you don’t have loads of beams, you can install faux beams (unless you’re a purist).  Frankly, I don’t think installing faux beams is cheating or out-of-place.  Sometimes the real thing is best, but in the case of ceilings, adding a faux beam isn’t a big deal at all.

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