Forget Statement Walls, This Year is All About Ceilings

A new year means it's time for new trends, and this year we're ready to say goodbye to statement walls and turn our eyes to the ceiling. Printed wallpaper, exposed beams, vibrant hues and more made all make for the perfect statement ceiling. Don't believe us? Just see for yourself.

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Style with Shiplap

Interiors filled with farmhouse-inspired architectural features and decorative accents are still having a big moment, but we’re ready for a new approach to this trendy design aesthetic. With shiplap walls becoming a popular choice for those with a more rustic sense of style, it only feels natural to take it one step further and work those elements all the way up to the ceilings, too. If you’re looking to bring some farmhouse chic vibes into your home, using these wooden boards for an update is one no-fail way to go. Let them be the main feature or spruce them up with swoon-worthy lighting fixtures for some added romantic flair.

Coffered Ceiling

Bold, modern statements certainly have their appeal, but that doesn't mean there's no room for traditional standouts. While it may not be as easy as rolling on a fresh coat of paint, a coffered ceiling will instantly add depth and class to any room. You can always paint the beams or the recessed areas in different shades to create contrast, but this tone on tone palette complements the edgy elements featured in the rest of the room to perfection.

Wow With Wood

Achieve a cabin-inspired feel in your own home by skipping standard ceiling options and going with a choice that has a bit more rustic charm. Natural wood planks add tons of farmhouse style to any room of the house. While the colors of natural wood vary, this lighter option will help to keep any interior feeling bright and airy. When paired with crisp white walls and low-key furniture and decor, it will ensure your space feels bigger than ever and perfectly dreamy. Craving some contrasts? Bring in small touches, like a darker window frame or a headboard, to add definition and warmth.

Bold Color

A total overhaul definitely has jaw-dropping appeal, but the price tag associated with a renovation can get a bit too hefty. If you’re lusting after an update, but don’t want to commit to a big project, a simple coat of paint can alleviate your transformation cravings. A bold wall is one thing, but a brightly painted ceiling pops in a whole new way. The best part? If you’re not totally in love with the color you’ve chosen, you can easily try out another option until you’re perfectly pleased with your choice.

Apply Wallpaper

With so many removable options, wallpaper has never been easier to apply — even in unexpected places. While the walls may be the obvious choice, opt for a more dramatic approach by sprucing up your ceilings instead. Any room — from the bathroom to the kid’s bedroom — can benefit from the playful update a graphic print adds. While maximalist design is hot right now, we love the idea of keeping the rest of the room sleek in order to avoid any clashing or overwhelming pattern conflicts.

Exposed-Beam Ceiling

Whether your ceilings are vaulted or not, exposed beams are the ideal addition to turn your space into a show-stopper. These structured accents are bound to make any room feel high-style, no matter where you decide to install them. From the kitchen to the living space and beyond, beams will give your interior a magazine-worthy upgrade that will introduce a whole new dynamic. An extra bright space that’s rocking a neutral color palette will definitely reap the benefits of this new feature the most, so keep that in mind if you’re looking for an upgrade.

Statement Stripes

If a solid colored ceiling doesn't do it for you, why not consider adding some classic stripes? All you'll need is some painter's tape, a steady hand, a bit of planning and plenty of patience in order to complete. Everything else is up to you, from the width of the stripes to the colors you choose to use. Sure, a standout ceiling is enough to make a room seem bolder than ever, but it’s this maximalist approach that has us obsessed. Don’t stop at just the ceiling. Work patterns into multiple aspects of the room. This striped stunner becomes even more eye-catching thanks to the intricately detailed wallpaper and patterned upholstery.

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Industrial Flair

From understated wood to bold colors, there’s no shortage of ways to spruce up your ceilings. But if you're really looking to wow, metal is where it's at. While this industrial material may not be for everyone, it can be a total gamechanger for any homeowners with a brave side. Let this unique choice serve as the star of the show, or incorporate additional accents that match the overall style to really commit to the industrial statement. Oversized sliding doors, modern lights and structured seating help tie this interior together flawlessly.

Not-so-Basic Black

Adding depth and contrast to your interior can do wonders for the overall look of your home. Don’t know exactly where to start? All you need is the perfect moody hue to get a sophisticated, high-style look on a budget. From a matte black to a glossy navy, these darker shades can turn a lackluster room into a complex, thoughtfully curated space with just the right amount of drama. When paired with crisp, white walls and sleek decor, these ceilings will flawlessly balance the other highlights in the room (read: those modern polished floors).

Tile Takeover

Tiles have a place outside of kitchen backsplashes and shower stalls — and this room proves just that. It may be the norm to use tiles sparingly, but there’s no reason not to go all out. If you have the budget, consider taking your tiles to new heights by covering your walls and your ceiling. Yes, you heard us. A tiled ceiling may not be expected, but it's absolutely welcomed. Whether you use simple tiles (like a classic subway style), or something with an intricate pattern, this glossy addition make even your most design-forward pals jealous.

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