As one of the most well-traveled living spaces in any home, it’s important to get the style and design of your living room right. There is, of course, a lot to think about in terms of creating the correct look. Naturally, you’ll spend a lot of time obsessing over finding the right furniture pieces and arranging them in a manner that creates the vibe that you want. Moving on from there, you’ll also spend plenty of time thinking about various décor items, as well as things like area rugs and throw pillows.
Given that we tend to think of what’s “on the ground” – so to speak – in living room design, we almost always forget something that’s equally important: what’s up above. The ceiling that you select or design for your living room will go a long way toward determining the overall style and feel of the space. High or low, ornate or simple, the ceiling in many ways determines the beat to which all other design elements in the living room space will dance to.
Below, we’ve collected 25 gorgeous living room ceiling ideas for you to look at. From box ceiling to stamped tin and other possibilities, you should find plenty of inspiration here for selecting a ceiling solution that will give you the living room that you’ve always dreamed of having. Let’s take a look…
1. Two Tones
By continuing the two-tone grey and white theme of the walls onto the ceiling, this living room design achieves an elegant balance.
The reflective panels on the ceiling of those gorgeous white living room add more dimension to the space and increase the drama.
3. Luxurious Craftsman
The Craftsman styling of this gorgeous living room is given a luxurious tinge thanks to the crown molding used in the squares of the ceiling.
4. Another Idea
This living room also adopts a Craftsman vibe. The tin ceiling, though, adds a more classic vibe to the space.
The deeper box ceiling of this living room has a dramatic feel that really complements the minimalism of the space quite well.
Wainscoting isn’t just for your walls! Check out how it imparts a lovely beach-like vibe to this beautiful and spacious living room.
7. Just Beaming
What more can be said about the grand beams over this living room other than that they’re absolutely gorgeous?
8. Full Mirror
If you’re looking to increase the sense of space in your living room design, then a fully mirrored ceiling can definitely accomplish that!
9. Custom Molding
There’s a lot one can do with custom molding for ceilings; check out how this simple pattern adds an air of luxury to the space.
10. Farmhouse Feel
If you’re looking to add a farmhouse feel to your living room design, then you might consider using reclaimed wood planks for your ceiling. Beams further accentuate the look.
11. More Wood
Reclaimed wood isn’t your only option, though. Check out how the lovely polished wood planks of this living room’s ceiling have a deliciously contemporary feel!
12. Reclaimed Beams
Rather than going full wood on your ceilings, you can also use large reclaimed wood beams. They have a lovely effect on any living room space.
One would never deny the purely luxurious look that having arching ceilings in your living room will provide.
Although you might think that this living room has stamped tin ceilings, those are actually brushed nickel tiles. How cool is that?
15. Unique Shapes
If you’ve got the budget and an inventive architect, you can try to build unique shapes into your living room ceiling. Check out how striking this example is.
16. Drawing the Eye
Note how the pattern of the wood ceilings in this living room draw the eye toward the center of the space.
If you want texture in your ceilings, remember that you can do very interesting things with paint. The feel of this living room’s ceiling is simply divine!
One reason you should consider using beams or arches in a room with high ceilings is that they are able to add a sense of intimacy to the space.
19. Keeping It Simple
Of course, you can always keep things simple with your ceiling! If you do, then strongly consider crown molding to add definition to the space.
There’s just something about the combination of the old wood beams and the stamped tin ceiling that makes this living room simply irresistible.
21. Crowning It
The cavernous effect that the high ceilings of this living room could have are softened by the crown molding around the edges of the space.
22. One Thing
All about doing the contemporary thing and leaving your living room ceilings unadorned? Then consider making a statement with a central light fixture.
23. Depth of Color
Notice how the darker color (as compared to the walls) of the ceiling in this living room contributes to the sense of depth in the space.
Exposed wood ceilings always make a statement, and they can allow you to be more minimal with your other design and décor choices.
25. Make It Yours
There are too many options for living room ceilings to list! Be sure to look into everything, and find the design choice that speaks to your personal sense of style.