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7 Unique Ceiling Designs for Your Home Decor

Well our big renovation push had its official kick off this morning!  It’s been a long, labour of love these past few months designing our home’s new interior.  We are super excited as we are literally making changes from top to bottom.  (For help planning your renovations, check out my post on renovation planning).  Today kicked off  what will be a hectic next 4 weeks.  Our texturer arrived this morning and started the process to re-texture our ceilings.  This is not a project for the faint of heart believe me!  I cannot even begin to describe the dusty disaster that is our house this evening.  But it was to be expected.  Although we are simply upgrading from popcorn stipple to a knockdown finish at this point, it did get me thinking about popular ceiling designs. (top image via Artisan Signature Homes).

The ceiling is often forgotten and ignored in an overall design plan.  So many of us have a white textured ceiling and just leave it at that.  You may be surprised to know, however, that all ceilings aren’t white.  Crazy, right?  LOL.  In fact, innovative ceiling designs is one of the fastest growing trends this year.  For those of you looking for something a little bit more inspired and innovative for your home, here are 7 unique ceiling designs for you to consider trying.

1. Paint

Paint is one of  the easiest ways to make a big impact on your space.  Using a dark or unexpected colour on your ceiling can add an element of surprise or sophistication.

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via Apartment Therapy
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via House of Turquise

2. Wallpaper

Not only can wallpaper add texture and pattern to walls, but it can also be a unique feature in ceiling designs.  Available in an endless multitude of colours and designs, wallpaper is another relatively quick solution to add unique detail to your space.

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via House of Jade Interiors
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Kelly Deck Design via Home Adore

3. Mouldings

Many of us are familiar with the idea of crown mouldings to highlight where the walls and ceiling meet.  Designers like Thu Vu, however, are adding a modern take to mouldings by installing them in unique patterns and designs.

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Thu Vu via the Ottawa Citizen
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via Houzz

4. Coffer

Coffered ceilings are a classic architectural ceiling detail.  It is made with a grid pattern of recesses that are built into the ceiling.  For a modern twist on this ceiling classic, try painting the sunken coffer portions of the design.

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via Robert Brown
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via Decor Pad

5. Beams

Another ceiling design classic is to add or expose a beam detail to your ceiling.  These beams can be functional, like those exposed from a vaulted ceiling, or faux beams installed to add a touch of charm.

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via Sater Design
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via One Kind Design

6. Wood

Adding wood elements to any room of the house is a popular design trend.  Using exposed wood in ceiling designs, however, is something that is relatively new on the design scene.  Wood planks can be installed in all sorts of creative patterns to add a custom feature to your ceiling.

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via The DIY Mommy
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via Home Decor Site

7. shiplap

With the surge in popularity of modern farmhouse design, shiplap has become a design staple.  Give this trend a twist by installing shiplap to your ceiling.

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via Home Bunch
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via Decor Pad

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