July 9th, 2020 Design

6 Ceiling Types That Will Complete Your Home’s Interior

By Toll Brothers 2 minute read

Last updated on September 21st, 2020

When designing your home’s interior, it’s easy to forget how much of an impact the ceiling can have on the ambiance of a space. While standard ceilings are perfectly acceptable, creative ceiling designs can elevate your décor and infuse your living spaces with added personality and flair. From striking patterns to stunning textures, here are 6 ceiling types guaranteed to enhance the look and feel of your home.


1. Boxed Beam Ceiling

Rustic and eye-catching, boxed beams create a sense of height and add a level of detail that make spaces feel more expansive. One benefit of this design is the number of options homeowners have for their beam material. Material choices can complement the feel of a room, from rough sawn wood for casual and cozy to painted for added elegance.


2. Coffered Ceiling

Beautifully designed and intricate, coffered ceilings provide an opportunity to customize a space with an elegant combination of beams and crown molding. Usually in the form of square or rectangular patterns, this type of ceiling is visually stunning and adds a sense of depth to your living spaces.


3. Two-Story Ceiling

Two words: grand and gorgeous. The ideal complement to open floor plan living, this impressive ceiling type is often seen with the second floor overlooking a first-floor gathering space.  


4. Tray Ceiling

Resembling a tray, this design includes a quick succession of varying heights that recede upward into your ceiling. Embellishments like multiple levels, decorative molding, and ambient lighting can be added to create a more dramatic effect.


5. Cathedral Ceiling

Categorized as a vaulted ceiling, this type greatly expands the proportions of a room using two symmetrically sloped sides and optional exposed trusses. In addition to its visual appeal, cathedral ceilings have an extremely versatile look that can work in just about any design ranging from traditional to contemporary.


6. Shed Ceiling

Another kind of vaulted ceiling, this type is best utilized in a space with a lot of windows to maximize the sensation of natural lighting. With a sloped design, shed ceilings feel uniquely intimate at the lower portion of the ceiling and grand at the higher portion.


Whether you live in a traditional, transitional, or modern home, these ceiling designs are an impactful yet often overlooked way to augment your overall interior style. For more ceiling types that can elevate your décor, be sure to check out these 4 ceiling accents that wow

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Toll Brothers, an award-winning FORTUNE 500 company founded in 1967, is the nation's leading builder of luxury homes. Embracing an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service, Toll Brothers currently builds in 24 states nationwide, and is a publicly owned company with its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TOL). For six years in a row, Toll Brothers has been ranked the #1 Home Builder Worldwide on the FORTUNE Magazine "World's Most Admired Companies®" list.* Toll Brothers also has been honored as national Builder of the Year by BUILDER magazine, and was twice named national Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine.

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