5 Great Ceiling Design Ideas

When renovating,  ceiling design might be something you haven’t given much consideration. But ceilings are a great opportunity to add character overhead. In fact, architects and interior designers refer to the ceiling as “the fifth wall.” And when you’re building an addition or renovating, the possibilities open up for lots of ceiling options. Here’s a look at 5 great ceiling design ideas from our project portfolio projects. Take a look to see if they inspire any ideas for your own home.

5 Great Ceiling Ideas cedar vault

1. A Warm Cedar Ceiling for a Sun Room

The knotty cedar ceiling adds a big dose of warmth to this sophisticated sunroom addition in Roswell. Beams give the long vault comfortable proportions and also provide a good spot to hang a ceiling fan.

5 Great Ceiling Ideas cedar hip roof

2. A Dark-Stained Cedar Ceiling for a Pool Pavilion

One of the most beautiful surprises inside this Buckhead pool pavilion is the stunning dark-stained cedar ceiling. The lines of the planks highlight the geometry of the structure’s hip roof. The ceiling also helps tie the outdoor kitchen, lounge and dining areas together.

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5 Great Ceiling Ideas shiplap

2. White Shiplap Makes It Light and Bright

Conversely, this bright sunroom addition in Morningside gets its warmth from the hardwood floors. Overhead, the white shiplap paneling keeps things light and airy. It also matches up nicely with the walls. The dark beams and ceiling fan add some strong contrast, tying the ceiling in with the floors.

5 Great Ceiling Ideas shiplap

As part of the renovation, we treated the flat ceilings and the walls in the adjacent hallway with the same shiplap for a cohesive look.

5 Great Ceiling Ideas coffered tray

4. A Mix: A Coffered Ceiling and A Tray Ceiling

Within an open floor plan, the ceiling can help delineate different rooms from overhead. And it’s also helpful to break up a vast ceiling — it makes for more pleasing proportions that lend a sense of comfort. In this project, we framed a coffered ceiling over the family room lounge. Meanwhile, the adjacent dining room has a lovely tray ceiling.

Tip: Consider the kinds of light fixtures you want when making decisions about the ceiling. The relatively plain tray ceiling complements the large modern light fixture rather than competing with it. A second coffered ceiling in that spot would have looked too busy.

Blue library painted ceiling5. A Ceiling With Matching Paint

In a room painted in a bold color, the usual white paint can provide contrast. But it can be wonderful to keep that color running continuously up the walls, over the trim and onto the ceiling. For example, in this beautiful library renovation, there are lots of built-ins and millwork. And painting all of it the same bold blue hue  lends a cohesive feeling to the space.

If you’re thinking about renovating or adding onto your home, or if you’re ready for an accessory dwelling, guest house or studio for your own backyard, please schedule a free consultation to let us know more about your project. And keep up to date with our new projects on our Innovate Atlanta Instagram account.

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