This is particularly true of homes with high ceilings and those with open-concepts, but it’s really true of any home you can think of. Now, if you’ve been thinking that you can get more mileage out of your home’s design through your ceilings, then you may be wondering about what possibilities exist with tray ceilings.
If this is the case, then we’ve got you covered. In the 20 examples that follow, we’re going to take a look at 20 amazing rooms that feature tray ceilings. In each, you’ll see how this style of ceiling is deployed to different effect, but always to the betterment of a home’s living spaces. In the end, after seeing what we’ve collected, you might very well decide the tray ceilings are exactly what you’ve been missing in your kitchen, bedroom, living room, or even bathroom! Let’s take a look.
1. Crown Molding
Here, the crown molding used in the tray ceiling definitely contributes to this bedroom’s classic look.
2. LED Lights
Going a different direction, this room’s tray ceiling uses purple LED lights to create a more modern look.
3. Recessed Lights
To accentuate the effect of the tray ceiling here, recessed lights are included around the periphery of this room.
4. Different Shades
When looking to draw attention to the dimension that tray ceilings afford in home design, use different colors.
Note how the unique tray ceiling in the kitchen here helps to really separate the spaces of this open-concept home.
6. Unique Details
Above the center island in this kitchen, you may notice some unique detailing in the tray ceiling.
If you’re looking to add to a classic vibe in a living space, wainscoting can be just the thing for your tray ceiling.
8. Playing with Color
Note how the green of the tray ceiling in this bedroom interplays quite nicely with the orange accent wall behind the bed.
9. Unique Shapes
To really make an impression, you may try going with a unique shape (rather than a rectangle) for your tray ceiling.
10. Crown Mileage
Crown molding can be used with tray ceiling in some very interesting ways that yield really luxurious-looking results.
Rather than going with a solid color, this room’s tray ceiling features a unique pattern that’s totally eye-catching.
In a home that features a more contemporary vibe, you may not want to do much to accentuate any tray ceilings you might have.
13. Getting Weird
Not everyone will love the pink of the tray ceiling here, but you’ve got to admit the bold move creates a distinct visual impression.
14. To the Skylight
When you have a skylight in a living space, tray ceiling can be a fun way to draw one’s eye towards it.
Check out how the finished wood inside the tray ceiling here deftly plays against the accent wall in this bedroom.
16. Finished Basement
In order to keep a finished basement from feeling too much like a ‘finished basement’, you may wish to incorporate tray ceilings.
17. Lovely Depth
This bedroom does a great job of using contrasting color hues to add a sense of real depth and dimension to the tray ceiling.
18. Around the Edge
Doing something like this with the edge of a tray ceiling can also create that sense of depth and dimension you’re looking for.
If you’re going to use a grand chandelier like this one, then a tray ceiling can help to really call attention to it.
In short, there are a lot of possibilities with tray ceilings for most any living space; so really consider them as part of your home’s design.