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Master Bedroom Ceiling Designs

Many of us underestimate how a modern ceiling design can elevate a room, especially when it comes to your bedroom ceilings. Luckily we're here with some amazing master bedroom ceiling design ideas that will show you how your master bedroom ceiling can be both functional and beautiful.

A modern ceiling design is an asset to any space but especially the master bedroom. It’s the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning and the last thing you see at night. So, having an interesting design can make a world of difference!

7 Master Bedroom Ceiling Ideas to Make a Statement

We've been at this a long time (since 1988!), and have helped countless homeowners transform their master bedrooms into their own personal sanctuaries with one-of-a-kind ceiling designs. So, keep reading to learn more about how you can also enhance your master bedroom with one of our unique ceiling designs.

Vaulted Ceiling Bedroom Ideas To Add Some Height

A vaulted ceiling is any ceiling built with a self-supporting arch or beam. This usually draws the eyes upwards which creates a sense of volume and space.

Vaulted ceilings allow for the optimal spread of light in a room. This has several benefits for your home and wellbeing.

Groin Vault Ceilings

A Groin Vault Ceiling  is a great way to bring soft lines into your bedroom while still adding an element of grandeur. This ceiling design consists of two barrel vaults intersecting at right angles. This softens the edges of your ceiling by adding curved surfaces.  

There are several ways to install a groin vault ceiling. It can either drop down below your ceiling or pop up into the attic space. But, the type of groin vault you choose depends on the needs of the room.

For example, a dropped groin vault ceiling will be better suited to a bigger master bedroom space. This is because the beams start lower down on the walls. This added detail may make the space seem smaller.

So, if you don’t already have a high ceiling, consider a groin vault that extends upward into your attic. This way, you can create more space in your beautiful master bedroom.

Groin Vault Ceiling in Master Bedroom
A Groin Vault Ceiling in a Venetian-styled bedroom - by Archways & Ceilings

Barrel Vault Ceilings

Barrel Vault Ceilings are created from a series of continuous archways to form a smooth, round ceiling. This is a simple way to change the whole look of the bedroom! Depending on the finish, you could create a more natural, rustic atmosphere with wood, or keep things smooth and elegant with paint.

The added height and grandeur, plus their versatility, make barrel vaults one of the best ceiling designs for master bedrooms!

Barrel Vault Ceiling Being Finished with Drywall
A Barrel Vault Ceiling being drywalled, getting ready for the finishing touches - by Archways & Ceilings

Master Bedroom Tray Ceiling Ideas

Tray ceilings are also referred to as inverted or recessed ceilings. These bedroom ceiling designs bring straight lines and a sense of formality to a master bedroom.

Usually, these designs feature a center section that is a few inches higher than the perimeter of the room. So, you can be sure to add some drama and height with master bedroom tray ceiling ideas.

Cove Ceilings

If you're not into the straight lines and formality of a traditional tray ceiling, Cove Ceilings are for you. Cove ceilings still incorporate the overall design of a tray ceiling with its raised center. But, it ditches the rigid and formal lines for a softer, more curved look.

These curved lines also create a far more simplistic look. But, they still provide the height and grandeur that one would expect from a modern ceiling design.

Plus, a cove ceiling is a cost-effective way to include a unique ceiling design in your master bedroom. It’s easy to install and often replaces the need for expensive crown molding.  

Master Bedroom Ceiling Design Ideas - Cove Ceilings
This bedroom stands out with its colorful Cove Ceilings - by Archways & Ceilings

Dome Ceilings

Dome Ceilings , like the traditional tray, also have an inverted center. So, this is a great bedroom ceiling idea for a smaller master bedroom.

The curved line detail works well in a bedroom setting. It adds a level of sophistication without the rigid straight lines. As a result, you have an extravagant ceiling that is easy on the eyes. This gives the room a sense of tranquility which is the ultimate goal for a master bedroom space!

Master Bedroom Ceiling With Recessed Dome Ceiling
This Dome Ceiling is adorned by detailed molding and a beautiful chandelier - by Archways & Ceilings

Radius Ceilings

If your master bedroom is on the bigger side and you’re wanting to add some flair, a Radius Ceiling is perfect. While it doesn’t add as much height as the Dome or Cove Ceilings, it makes up for it in the detail.

Consider hanging a feature light on the beautiful circular or oval-shaped ceiling. This creates the perfect focal point for a master bedroom.

This master bedroom ceiling design is also a relatively easy install that can take your bedroom from boring to stylish and modern without breaking the bank!

Modern Master Bedroom Ceiling with Tray Ceiling and Radius Curves
A double Radius-Curved Ceiling is the focal point of this modern master bedroom - by Archways & Ceilings

One of the best features of the Radius Ceiling is its versatility. While the above picture features a more circular design, Radius Ceilings can be customized in a variety of shapes. For example, the Radius Ceiling in the following picture features a completely different style. Yet they're both Radius Ceilings! 

Modern Bedroom Ceiling Design with Radius Inside Out Curves
A Radius Ceiling with "Inside Out" style gives this master bedroom a unique ceiling design - by Archways & Ceilings

Make it Your Own With Cool Bedroom Ceiling Design Ideas

If you’re still unsure, trust your instincts and make it your own. You could either create your own cool bedroom ceiling design with the help of our team at Archways and Ceilings, or you could install an extravagant Astroid Ceiling.

Astroid Curve Ceiling

Astroid Curve Ceilings are elaborate designs that require a spacious room. These are a modern transitional approach to ceiling design and they’re full of detail. It incorporates various shapes, lines, and curves to create an eye-catching design.

This ceiling design is extremely versatile and can feature elements from some of the master bedroom ceiling ideas mentioned above. For example, Astroid Curve Ceilings are often built to fit into a tray design.

This is a beautiful design, but the focal point of any room. So, make sure you have enough space for this detailed ceiling to fit in seamlessly.

Master Bedroom Ceiling with Astroid Curve Ceiling Tray Design
The Astroid Ceiling in this master bedroom immediately captures your attention - by Archways & Ceilings

Specialty Ceilings

An interesting ceiling design is a perfect way to add a personal touch to your home. And, what better room than your master bedroom? 

If the other ceilings don’t feel right for the space, feel free to create your very own unique design with a specialty ceiling . You could incorporate more than one design or tweak a current design to fit the room's needs. This way, you can create the perfect ceiling for you and your master bedroom space! 

Final Thoughts on Master Bedroom Ceiling Designs

A detailed and eye-catching ceiling is the perfect addition to any home but, more specifically, to the master bedroom. It's a cost-effective and simple way to add texture, drama, and visual interest to your room.

We’ve presented you with some of the best ceiling design ideas for your master bedroom, but if nothing here tickles your fancy,  please let us know and we'll be happy to work with you on that perfect bedroom ceiling design. Whether your room is big or small, modern or farmhouse, there is a ceiling design for you!

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