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Modern Ceiling Design Ideas to Give Your Home Some Flair

When it comes to decorating our homes, we often overlook our ceilings. But, adding a unique ceiling design has the potential to escalate a room’s entire look. For this reason, ceilings can go beyond being placeholders for light fixtures. Incorporating a modern design gives your ceiling the ability to be both beautiful and functional. 

A modern ceiling design can be an asset to any room whether it be a living space for the whole family or a bedroom for one.  Below we take a look at some ceiling suggestions that are great additions to your living room, kitchen, and bedroom. 

Modern Ceiling Design for the Living Room

The living room is usually the biggest space in the house. A place for family and friends to gather, watch movies and catch up. 

If your living room is spacious you can incorporate far more elaborate and dramatic ceiling designs. However, if your living room is on the smaller side, it's better to keep ceiling designs simple. Or, incorporate designs that create the illusion of space. 

Go Big or Go Home with an Astroid Curve Ceiling 

If you have a big living room, an astroid curve ceiling is a great addition. This is a modern transitional approach to ceiling design. This design is extravagant and therefore works best in a bigger space. 

With lots of curved lines and its carved-out design, this ceiling creates a beautiful focal point in a room. Further, it can add a sense of grace and elegance perfect for a formal living space. 

Modern Ceiling Design in Living Room with an Astroid Curve Ceiling
An Astroid Curve Ceiling adds a modern touch to this living room - by Archways & Ceilings

Coved Ceilings Offer Versatility For Your Living Room Ceiling

Coved ceilings are a simplistic yet powerful ceiling design that can be used in a variety of ways and in virtually every room in the home. With such versatility, coved ceilings are an excellent choice when trying to add a bit of modern flair to your living room ceiling.  

An easy way to think about a coved ceiling is that it is similar to crown molding, as it's typically located where your wall and ceiling join together. The concept involves using is a rounded curved framing detail (i.e. coving) where the ceiling and wall meet. Although, because of it's versatility you can use coving in so many more ways than you can crown molding. Just check out this guide to cove ceilings or the cove ceiling photo gallery for more information. 

Groin Vault and Cove Ceiling in Modern Living Room
A Coved Ceiling transitions to a Groin Vault - by Archways & Ceilings

Barrel Vaults Offer A Versatile Modern Ceiling Design

Barrel Vaults are one of the most popular ceiling designs we make, and for good reason. They have a timeless design and are one of the most versatile ceilings you can use in your home or office. Barrel vaults have the effect of giving a room length and height, which gives the space a feeling of grandeur. And as with all of our ceilings, the use of different finishes can completely transform the aesthetic. From brick to metal and everything in between, the possibilities are endless for incorporating a barrel vault into your home.

Two of the more popular locations in the house that barrel vaults work amazingly in are hallways and entrances. Both the entrance hallway and smaller hallways throughout your home will benefit from this affordable ceiling design. When looking for a modern ceiling in your foyer a barrel vault can be even more transformative, as your guests are instantly wowed when they walk in your home. Finish it off with a chandelier to tie it all together! 

A modern barrel vault ceiling in a grand foyer
A beautiful Barrel Vault modernizes this grand entrance - by Archways & Ceilings

Modern Ceiling Design For Your Bedroom 

The ceiling design in your bedroom is an important part of the room. This is because it’s the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning and the last thing you see at night. So, it’s a no-brainer to incorporate a beautiful, modern ceiling design. 

Keep it Simple But Stylish with a Modern Tray Ceiling

A bedroom should be a calm and tranquil space. Soft lines and rounded edges are softer on the eyes and create a relaxed environment. 

Therefore, a tray ceiling design is an ideal choice. This design is also known as an inverted or recessed ceiling and adds height and depth to a room. 

It is a simple design with soft lines around its borders, which suits a bedroom perfectly!

Modern Bedroom Ceiling with Tray Ceiling and Radius Curves
An ultra-modern bedroom with a Tray Ceiling and Radius curved ceiling - by Archways & Ceilings

Add Some Curves For A Unique Bedroom Ceiling

A dome ceiling is another design that adds a sense of height to a room. But, with the curved line detail, it is still easy on the eye despite its extravagance. 

Or, you could opt for a radius ceiling. These also add some depth in a more structured, purposeful way. They are the perfect place to install a modern light fixture or add a bold color to the room to create a statement. 

Modern Bedroom Ceiling Design with Radius Inside Out Curves
A Radius Ceiling with "Inside Out" style gives this bedroom some modern flair - by Archways & Ceilings

Modern Ceiling Design to Enhance Your Kitchen

Kitchens are the perfect room for a modern ceiling design. No matter the size, almost all designs fit well in a kitchen space. 

However, it's important that you use the appropriate materials. For example, the type of paint and ceiling material should be able to withstand the temperatures and moisture that occurs when cooking. 

Play Around with Shapes and Lines

Have fun when considering the modern ceiling design for your kitchen. This is the one space where the room doesn’t have to have a specific look or tone. Therefore, there are far more options and room for creativity. 

For this reason, consider incorporating different shapes or lines into your ceiling design. Chrome ceilings can also work very well in kitchens and they are excellent for creating a modern statement. 

Or, you could choose to add a specialty ceiling. This is a custom-made ceiling in which you incorporate more than one ceiling design to suit your space and style perfectly. 

Add a Funky Flair with a Radius Ceiling Design 

A modern radius ceiling design also works well in the kitchen. Placing this design directly above a work island with overhanging lights can create a focal point for the room. A radius ceiling design can also take the form of various shapes. It can be circular, oval-shaped, and even rectangular.

It's also a relatively easy install that can take your kitchen from dull to funky and modern without breaking the bank. 

Modern Radius Ceiling in Sleek Kitchen
A modern Radius Ceiling gives this kitchen a sleek look - by Archways & Ceilings

A Grome Ceiling is Sure to Make You Stand Out From the Crowd

Whether your living space is small or large, the grome ceiling design will fit right in. This design is a combination of both the groin vaults and dome ceilings.

Further, the combination of the dome ceiling in this design works well to add height to your living space.

Grome ceiling with pendant lights in a futuristic modern kitchen
This custom Grome Ceiling with pendant lights gives a futuristic look to this modern kitchen - by Archways and Ceilings

It’s All in the Finish 

No matter what ceiling design you choose, they all have the potential to add a modern element to your home. It all depends on the finish and the design of the room as a whole. 

There are several ways to add a modern finish including color, texture, and accessories like lighting and ceiling fans. 

For example, you may want to paint the ceiling a bold color or keep it light to achieve a more minimalist look. Textured wallpaper and a glossy finish can also give the room a modern feel. Lastly, you could keep the color understated and add a modern light fixture or ceiling fan. 

Final Thoughts on Modern Ceilings

It's clear that with the addition of a modern ceiling design you can add texture, drama, and visual interest to your room. But, setting the right tone and creating cohesion is important. For this reason, it’s important to choose the right finishes if your goal is to create a modern look.  

By taking note of these ideas and suggestions you can't go wrong. Consider adding one of these modern ceiling designs to spruce up your home today! 

Feel free to browse our prefabricated ceiling kits or reach out to us with any questions. We're always happy to help!

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