Custom ceiling inspiration—Exposed beams, cathedral style and more!

September 27, 2018 Custom Home Design

When you think about your options for customizing your home, you probably think about wall color, wallpaper possibilities, cabinetry, countertops… but what about what some call the fifth wall of your home — the ceiling! There are numerous options for customizing your ceiling, all of which bring a different look and feel to your space. Our team works closely with our customers to create the ceiling look that fits their aesthetic best; below are some of the possibilities, and be sure to check out our custom Flickr album for even more visual inspiration!

Vaulted/cathedral-style ceilings — Higher, vaulted ceilings automatically make a space, even a small one, feel larger and more open, which makes this option an incredibly popular one among the families we work with. It gives you more space, or at least the illusion of it, and also brings more light into a space, making it feel airy and open. The one downside to this style of ceiling is that it also creates more space and air to heat, making it a bit less energy efficient than a standard height ceiling.

Tray ceilings

This is a popular option in bedrooms in particular, and are much-loved by the families we work with because of how customizable they are. They can be as simple and minimalistic or as ornate as you like depending on the look you are going for. They can also be functional as well as attractive, camouflaging vent systems and bulk headers, or other mechanical elements.

Coffered ceilings

Looking to add some dimension and character to your space? Consider a coffered ceiling, a favorite for dining and great room styles. It provides a grid of bold beams that can be configured in a wide range of styles. You can create a subtle look by choosing complimentary hues, or you can create a dramatic, artistic statement with bold colors and ornate patterns. Whether you like high drama or subtle sophistication, coffered ceilings are a great option to consider.

Exposed beams

This option is increasing in popularity, thanks to its rustic, homey vibe and visual intrigue. They’re also increasingly affordable to install, especially if you choose a faux beam, which is much less expensive than an actual heavy-duty wooden beam. Beams can be left rustic and unfinished for a country modern look, or stained and polished for a more refined feel. This look is great for a living space or great room, but also works well in bedrooms too!

We love working with families to create the custom look they’ve envisioned, and that includes looking up at the ceilings to consider the possibilities. Whether you like the light-filled look of a vaulted ceiling, an ornate tray ceiling, a bold contrasting coffered look or a rustic exposed beam for a hint of country, we can bring your idea to life!

We want to make every part of your home — including the ceiling — custom to your style. Get in touch with us today to talk more about your options!

About Wayne Homes

Wayne Homes is a custom homebuilder in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia (see all Model Home Centers). We offer nearly 50 fully customizable floorplans and a team dedicated to providing the best experience in the home building industry. For more information, Ask Julie by Live Chat or call us at (866) 253-6807.

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