Ceiling Lighting Ideas: How to Light Every Room From Above

dark blue kitchen with vaulted ceiling and spotlights
(Image credit: Simon Maxwell)

A mix of ceiling lighting ideas is essential for any good home lighting plan — from spotlights and downlights to striking pendants and dangling chandeliers. 

Lighting design is the underrated hero of any home. It can take a dull, uninviting space and turn it into a welcoming room full of interest — but there's more to a lighting plan than meets the eye, particularly when lighting vaulted or tall 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.