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Amazing Decorative Ceilings For Any Room

When you think of artwork, you probably think of something that has been framed or sculpted, but those aren’t the only forms of art; not by a long shot. Architecture is actually quite artistic and complex. So, when you’re thinking about adding artwork to your home, don’t forget to put some on the ceiling. Wait.

Don’t hang that picture up there just yet. Take a look through this gallery of decorative ceiling ideas for inspiration before you attempt to do anything.

From entryways, living rooms, kitchens, master bathrooms, hallways, dining rooms or media rooms; well placed decorative ceilings can add the WOW factor that most homes seem to lack. You've heard of curb appeal, the moment your client pulls up to your home and decides within 30 seconds if they could live with the exterior elevation. But have you heard of Curve Appeal? If you haven't, welcome to your crash course.

Entry Decorative Ceilings

In our opinion, there isn't a better place to add decorative ceilings, then to an entryway. If you've passed the curb appeal test, and your potential clients have entered your home, then what better way to keep the momentum going with an amazing entryway that will leave them speechless.

The first amazing decorative ceiling we're going to discuss has to be this Barrel to Groin Vault Ceiling . Wow! I think this is the only thing that can be said about this entryway.

entry groin vault decorative ceiling An impressive wood-paneled Groin Vault in an elegant foyer - by Archways & Ceilings

Entryway Dome Ceiling

Our next decorative ceiling is this entry Dome Ceiling kit. What's so amazing about this kit, is that can be added to a project as an after thought.  As you can see, this dome ceiling was installed in the entryway under the existing drywall. Having trouble selling one of your homes, maybe adding a dome ceiling in the entry will give you the needed curve appeal to sell the home.

drywall a decorative dome ceiling
A Dome Ceiling being installed in a foyer - by Archways & Ceilings

Living Room Decorative Ceilings

In our opinion, the next best place, to add decorative ceilings is in the living room. Why you ask? Because it is normally the largest room in the house with the most foot traffic. This is where most families spend most of their time. So, why not show off?

Grome Ceiling In The Living Room

Next on the list of decorative ceilings is this Grome Ceiling . What is a grome ceiling you might ask?  This is a combination of 1 groin vault and 4 dome ceiling halves.  The name "Grome" is a mashup of the words gr oin and d ome . While the name lacks originality, you might've also heard this ceiling called clover or quatrefoil .  Either way, this ceiling definitely packs in the WOW factor.

decorative grome ceiling framing kit
This Grome Ceiling ready for drywall will definitely stand out when it's finished - by Archways & Ceilings

Modern Living Rooms With An Astroid Curve Ceiling

When it comes to modern decorative ceilings, this Omega Astroid Curve Ceiling  is a perfect example. Think of this as ceiling etching or as an advanced alternative to a coffered ceiling but with complex radii. It adds a very simple yet elegant touch. Now imagine if you had your trim carpenter trim this out... ohhh the possibilities.

living room omega astroid decorative ceiling
An Astroid Ceiling will make this modern living room one of a kind - by Archways & Ceilings

Kitchen Decorative Ceilings

Where to next?  Why not the kitchen, people love kitchens! Think of how much time you spend in the kitchen. Especially at parties and get togethers, where does everyone always end up?? The kitchen of course. That's why so much emphasis is placed on kitchen layout and design when building or remodeling a house. I'm sure you've heard the old real estate adage "kitchens and bathrooms sell houses," well, there's a reason people say that!

A Modern Astroid Curve Kitchen Ceiling

This incredible decorative ceiling is this another  Astroid Curve  ceiling, but with Cove Ceiling transitions making it a very unique design. This is sure to be a conversation starter with friends and family. I can almost hear it now, "Wow, what is... that's awesome!"

astroid curve ceiling construction
This Astroid Curve Ceiling will give this unique kitchen the WOW factor - by Archways & Ceilings

Elongated Dome Ceiling In the Kitchen

Our next amazing decorative ceiling is this Elongated Dome Ceiling in the kitchen. What do you do when you want to add a dome ceiling but your room is rectangular? You choose an elongated dome ceiling. This ceiling has a racetrack profile that can be extended to perfectly fit any rectangular space.

kitchen elongated decorative ceiling
An Elongated Dome Ceiling is perfect for long rectangular kitchens - by Archways & Ceilings

Master Bathroom Decorative Ceilings

It's been said that the average person spends 30 minutes in the bathroom daily.  This is slightly more than 182 hours per year. With that being said, we're seeing more and more home builders adding decorative ceilings to the master bathroom. It makes sense, who wouldn't want to get ready in these master bathrooms? I know I wouldn't mind.

A Groin Vault Ceiling Is The Focal Point Of This Bathroom

Next on the list of amazing decorative ceilings is this Groin Vault Ceiling with Barrel extensions. With unlimited possibilities on how to finish one of our custom ceilings, sometimes keeping it clean and simple with smooth textures and a monochromatic palette is the best way to go. Here the complexity of a groin vault is offset by minimal decorations and a neutral tones giving this bathroom a luxurious yet understated look. 

master bath groin vault
This luxurious bathroom features a decorative Groin Vault ceiling - by Archways & Ceilings

Master Bathroom Cloister Vault Meets Barrel Vault 

Our next awesome bathroom decorative ceiling is a Cloister Vault with co-joining Barrel over the Half-Circle Window . We know that's a mouthful, but the finished product is worth the tongue twister! This is going to be one sweet looking master bathroom.

cloister vault construction
An impressive Cloister Vault ceiling in a master bathroom - by Archways & Ceilings

The Boho-Chic Bathroom

This bathroom is an eclectic mix of modern and vintage styles, and it’s all tied together with a rustic decorative ceiling element. The exposed boards of this barrel arch help give the room its light and airy feel.

Boho-Chic Bathroom With Wood-Paneled Barrel Vault
A boho chic bathroom features a rustic wood-paneled Barrel Vault - by Archways & Ceilings

Gallery Hall Decorative Ceilings

Don't forget about galleries and hallways. They always a great place to add decorative ceilings. The next decorative ceiling we have to mention is this entry Groin Vault gallery.

groin vault ceiling framing
A series of Groin Vault ceilings make this hallway anything but boring - by Archways & Ceilings

Bedroom Hallway With Barrel Vault

Our next decorative ceiling is this Barrel Ceiling  in a bedroom hallway with a half groin vault to redirect the barrel down the T-shaped hallway. If that sounds confusing, let us break it down for you. When you have two barrel vaults that are going to intersect each other, you need another ceiling type to create the transition. This is where the Groin Vault comes in. It kind of acts like a 3-way "Tee" fitting when you're trying to connect 3 pieces of pipe together.

barrel ceiling framing
A unique bedroom hallway featuring three Barrel Vaults connected by a half Groin Vault - by Archways & Ceilings

Dining Room Decorative Ceilings

The dining room is another popular place to add decorative ceilings. What's better than enjoying a delicious meal with family and friends while sitting under a spectacular ceiling? We don't know either, but if you think of something please let us know!

Dining Room Decorative Oval Dome Ceiling

This next amazing decorative ceiling is this dining room Oval Dome Ceiling . Don't miss the elliptical shaped rafters and the inner light ring. The inner light ring is an option we give for all of our dome ceilings, which gives you the ability to back light the dome ceiling with LED or rope lighting.

framing an oval dome decorative ceiling
This backlit Oval Dome ceiling will provide amazing ambiance to this dining room - by Archways & Ceilings

Media Room & Office Decorative Ceilings

Whether your watching a movie with family and friends in your media room, or hard at work in your home office, your ceiling choice is a critical component to the room's aesthetic. Even though media rooms are for relaxing and entertaining, and offices are for working and being productive, it's equally important that your decorative ceiling match the room's intention.

Media Room With A Decorative Cove Ceiling

Next on the list of stunning decorative ceilings is this media room cove to reverse Cove Ceiling .  What a great way to add a bit of flair along with a secondary lighting element to a media room.

decorative cove ceiling framing
This media room with its subtle curves of the Cove Ceiling will be great space to enjoy a movie in - by Archways & Ceilings

Nature Inspired Office Decorative Ceiling

Just because you're supposed to be working in your office, that doesn't mean it has to be a sterile environment with boring white walls and a popcorn ceiling! In fact, we feel that having a work space that is inspiring and makes you excited to stare at those spreadsheets all day is a must-have. So why not pull some of the great outdoors, indoors? Well, that's just what one of our clients did with this Elongated Dome decorative ceiling.

Nature inspired elongated dome decorative ceiling in an office
The vibe from this nature-inspired decorative ceiling create a soothing work environment - by Archways & Ceilings

Final Thoughts

Well, that's it for our list of amazing decorative ceilings. Are you ready to add one of these ceilings to your projects? Or if you have an idea for a custom decorative ceiling, please give us a call or contact us anytime and we'll be happy to discuss your plans with you!

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