Top 5 Ceiling Ideas

It’s our Thirsty Thursday’s post, every Thursday we try to post mouth watering design for you to be inspired by. Please take a look at our Top 5 Ceiling Ideas; amazing design inspiration that you can create for your spaces. It’s your “5th wall” don’t forget about it, ceilings are an often forgotten area where you can KEEP designing and creating interest.

Take a look at the 5 ceiling ideas shown in the design photos below to get some inspiration for your next project.


Just loving how designer Kelly Wearstler designed Cameron Diaz’s bedroom ceiling. Check out the full post on her apartment, but especially look at the gold metallic wallpaper inset inside built up moulding details on the ceiling.

Cameron Diaz master bedroom ceiling


Can be one of the more expensive choices and unless you have experience installing grasscloth wallpaper or an organic material like bamboo the learning curve is steep. However, the look of a textured organic material can be used in all most any style of home. I would love to have this texture in an A-frame ceiling with white painted beams between, isn’t the feeling the room has in the photo fantastic?

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bamboo inside ceiling beams
bamboo inside ceiling beams


One of the more recent and popular choices especially for industrial or modern homes to bring in texture is barn wood. The overall effect of this is quite stunning and becoming a great way to also be “green” and recyle materials.

Wood ceiling
Barnwood ceiling planks



This option is great for various reasons, it can be a DIY feature, you can paint it a complimentary color, if you paint it white you have textural interest and adds an architectural feature. Choose lighter colors so that you can still see the grooves in the boards. And use a semi-gloss or high-gloss finish to reflect light.

painted bead board ceiling
painted bead board ceiling



Weather you have a traditional home or rustic home adding a coffered ceiling can be simple or fancy. Depending on the spacing of your ceiling and the moulding style you choose this adds beautiful architecture to the room. There are lots of options to paint inside the panels, wallpaper, or leave it the same color as the ceiling. The scale and spacing is most important when planning the size of the panels and width of the mouldings. Have fun and scale it out on paper.

Black coffered ceiling
Black coffered ceiling

To view all of these photos and much more check out our Pinterest board “ceiling ideas” happy pinning I hope you find something that inspires your “5th wall”.

Bonus: Stone Ceilings

If you have the budget to allow for this it’s DREAMY. the stone archway and groin vaulted ceilings give this Bed and Breakfast in Italy  so much character. It’s a labor intensive job, which is where most of the cost goes.  Can’t you imagine like the movie Under the Tuscan Sun a group of skilled masonary men taking a long enjoyable lunch with wine.

So if you can’t create this in your own home you can VISIT this Bed and Breakfast and experience it for yourself!. It’s described on the website as “an ancient Tuscan dwelling”.  You must read the the description for Breakfast, really a poet must have written it. Here is a link to the services page as they have so much to do

  • Breakfast( which sounds like an experience to be had)
  • Farm fresh food
  • Cooking lessons
  • Holistic Treatments
  • Pool
  • Mountain Biking
  • Wine tours
  • Beach
  • Renting a vintage car

If you must there is wifi! All right I’m going back to the website, or dream board to make this vacation a reality.

Photograph source:  Relais Sant Elena

This breathtaking interior was photographed by the extremely talented Stefano Scata. view his website of photography (there’s a look to look at ). Pour a glass of wine and live vicariously through the gorgeous plethora of interiors.  He also has books that would make great coffee table additions.

Creatively Yours,


What is your favorite way to accent your ceiling?

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