Barrel Vault Ceilings: How to Include This Dramatic Feature

living room with round barrel vaulted ceiling and timber panelling
(Image credit: Philip Lauterbach)

Barrel vault ceilings provide an unusual feature that maximises light and ventilation. Although seen less than traditional vaulted ceiling with a classic peak apex, their curved designs makes them an enviable element of home design.

Homeowners are more confident than ever when it comes to experimenting with dramatic features in home extensions and self builds, and that includes trying out alternative to traditional types of ceilings. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.