Ceilings can be as much of an opportunity to showcase your creativity as the walls and floors if you know what you’re doing. High ceilings aren’t very common, but many interior designers have found ways to make them work for their clients anyway with these stunning examples of high ceiling design ideas from around the world. From intricate geometric patterns to artistic representations of nature, we’ve compiled some of the most beautiful examples of ceiling design you’ll ever see – and we even included some ideas that you can steal from these designs to make your own ceiling look amazing!
Don’t be afraid of color
When it comes to ceilings, don’t be afraid of color. A pop of color on the ceiling can add dimension and interest to a room. You can use a bold color to make a statement or a more subdued hue to create a feeling of warmth. If you’re not sure where to start, try looking at some inspiration photos online or in magazines. Consider what colors would work well with your current decorating scheme. What are your favorite colors?
Be creative: One way to come up with interesting designs is by mixing different types of paint together for an artistic look. Try combining two complimentary colors for a dramatic effect, two different shades of the same color for a soothing atmosphere, or mix one shade with black for an edgy twist on neutral hues. One popular way to achieve this eclectic design is through textured paint techniques. Take a look at Pinterest for examples of these ideas and inspirations.
Don’t forget about ceilings: Many people overlook the importance of ceilings when designing their homes but they play just as important role as any other design element.
Designs that fill the entire ceiling
- In many older homes, the ceilings are filled with intricate plaster designs.
- You can find these beautiful ceiling designs in churches, castles, and even some government buildings.
- Many of these ceiling designs were created by artisans who used stencils to create the intricate patterns.
- If you’re looking for a way to add some character to your home, consider stealing one of these design ideas from the world’s most beautiful ceilings.
- Find the style that suits your taste, then get creative!
Textures, patterns, and materials to steal
The sky’s the limit when it comes to ceiling design. And while you may not be able to recreate Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in your own home, there are plenty of other beautiful ceilings out there to inspire you.
Here are a few of our favorites:
- A simple wood plank ceiling can add warmth and character to any space. Try using different woods or stains for a unique look.
- Metal ceilings are perfect for a modern or industrial space.
Interesting overhead fixtures
A well-designed ceiling can make a big impact in any space, and there are endless possibilities for interesting overhead fixtures. Here are a few ideas to get you started 1) Illuminate an entire room with tiny LED lights set into the ceiling tiles.
They’re bright enough that they won’t hurt your eyes when you’re reading but dim enough not to be too distracting when you want to focus on your work. 2) Cut out squares of contact paper or vinyl from star constellations like the Big Dipper or Orion’s Belt and stick them directly onto the ceiling tiles. Keep them close together so they form one big constellation or cover a large portion of the room.
Tricks for removing light fixture glare
- Move the fixture closer to the center of the room. This will help distribute the light more evenly and reduce glare.
- Use a diffuser. A diffuser helps to soften the light and reduce glare.
- Choose a fixture with a lower wattage bulb. A lower wattage bulb will produce less light and therefore less glare.
- Add a dimmer switch to your light fixture. This will allow you to control the amount of light being emitted, and therefore reduce glare.
- Hang white curtains or sheers on the windows that are facing into the light source.
- Hang draperies on all windows facing into the light source so that only about two-thirds of each window is covered by curtains or sheers; let natural daylight shine through uncovered areas for a brighter ambiance in darker rooms.