21 stunning ceiling ideas to take your room designs up a level

blue kitchen diner with focal point ceiling
(Image credit: Simon Taylor Furniture)

If you hadn't given much thought to your ceiling ideas then now is definitely time to start. There are a vast amount of types of ceiling to choose from and it is amazing just how much the style of this 'fifth wall' can have on both the look and the feel of a home. 

There are so many different ways to treat ceilings — they certainly need not be flat, white and of a standard height and here we have set out to prove that point, by bringing you a whole host of stunning ideas. While some are solutions for houses with tricky proportions, others simply deliver a huge dose of visual interest.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.