15 Bedrooms With Striking Ceilings

Design to look up to.

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In every room of every home, there’s an entire fifth wall, that is, without second thought, resigned to a life of bored design: the ceiling. From cathedral-style beams to bold vintage stripes, the ceiling can become a unique focal point in your home that everyone will look up to.

If you’re looking to jazz up your bedroom, read below for 15 great ceiling ideas to get the inspiration flowing.

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1 Dreamy Grasscloth
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Thomas Loof

In an East Hampton summer home designed by Celerie Kemble, a master bedroom's walls are sheathed in a blond grass cloth, which extends to the ceiling, assembled in a checkered pattern.

2 Colombian Villa
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Ricardo Labougle

The two-story, high-ceilinged villa of fashion designer Johanna Ortiz features carved wood and painted concrete. In the master bedroom, the rustic style is enlivened with a fantasia of blues and whites.

3 Vintage Stripes
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Pablo Sarabia

The master bedroom of Spanish designer Jorge Vázquez’s Madrid apartment was inspired by a tented room in the Charlottenhof palace in Potsdam, Germany. The striped black and white wallpaper by Cole & Son extends partially up to the ceiling, where an antique Spanish chandelier is hung.

4 Spiral Motif
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Simon Upton

A Miami penthouse designed by Jean-Louis Deniot blends a European elegance with oceanside charisma, as is evident in the whimsical master bedroom. A modest palette is elevated with a hand-painted, spiral motif mural, designed to make the ceilings appear higher.

5 Adobe-Style Ceiling
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Douglas Friedman

In the Marfa, Texas, home of arts pioneer Virginia Lebermann, handcrafted white walls, exposed wooden ceiling beams, and oiled mesquite floors envelop the space in an elevated coziness.

6 Barrel-Vaulted
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Douglas Friedman

The breathtaking master bedroom in a 19th-century landmark home in San Francisco features a barrel-vaulted ceiling, covered in custom, delicate plaster tracery.

7 Contemporary Ranch
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William Abranowicz

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's Santa Monica retreat includes a bedroom with traditional vaulted ceilings that reflect the ranch-style architecture. By extending the white of the walls to the ceiling, the room feels lighter and more spacious.

8 Gilded Paper
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William Abranowicz

In Cameron Diaz's luxe Manhattan apartment, designer Kelly Wearstler conjures a space of both elegance and warmth. The master bedroom's neutral palette is given a touch of glamour with de Gournay gilded paper ceilings.

9 Attic Bedroom
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Alec Hemer

In Christian Siriano's Connecticut home, his attic-turned-master-bedroom features white-washed floors, white painted brick and walls, along with natural wood beams, creating a cocoon-like escape.

10 Rustic Modern Beams
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Stephen Kent Johnson

In the master bedroom of Amanda Seyfried's Catskills retreat, vaulted ceilings are crossed with warm wooden beams, with a modern glass pendant light between them.

11 19th-Century Farmhouse
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James Merrell

An 1840s Southampton guest bedroom has a coastal palette and cozy architecture. The shiplap extends to the ceilings, where off-white wood beams frame the space.

12 Patterned Wallpaper
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Simon Upton

The wallpapered ceiling of this monochrome-blue guest bedroom creates a surprising focal point in the sultry space.

13 Portugese Manor
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Francisco Nogueira

In the São Miguel family home of architect Luís Bernardo Brito e Abreu, the master bedroom retains much of the manor's original structure, including stones that are seen on the double-height ceilings, and structural beams from which a modern lamp is hung.

14 Crisp White Cathedral
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Douglas Friedman

In a colorful Sonoma Valley lake house, designer Ken Fulk chose to add a hand-painted mural wall to the master bedroom, which is balanced by a pure white, cathedral-style ceiling.

15 Hamptons Barn
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William Abranowicz

A modern vacation home's master bedroom retains a barn-style with vaulted ceilings, clad in a natural wood paneling.

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