Add Some Pizzazz to Your Ceilings

add some pizzazz to your ceilings

In the latest cover story for NEST Magazine, Look Up, we showed a stunning example of a home that took the ceilings to new heights. If you’re looking to add some design and drama to your home, we’ve rounded up some amazing examples from our favorite designers. Which element could you add to your home?! Let’s explore…

Exposed Beams and Skylights

Exposed beams, whether dramatic or subtle add visual dimension and presence to any room. The effect is magnified when paired with skylights. The beams can be demure, as seen in rooms 2 and 4, or dramatic like rooms 1 and 3. And don’t stop at wood! The steel beams in room 1, painted a dreamy blue color are architecturally integral as well as beautiful.

exposed beams and skylights

1 – Design by Kate Pickford, House by Kate, @housebykate
2 – Design by Julia Rossi, Grey Domain, @greydomain
3 – Design by Dagan Design, @dagandesign + Alexis Garrett Design, @alexisgarrettdesign
4 – Design by House Seven Designs, @housesevendesign // Photography by Joseph Bradshaw, @josephgbradshaw

Painted Ceilings

A painted ceiling is a simple yet utterly effective way to create a mood. It’s an affordable, and fairly quick way of changing the vibe. Take it one step further by painting the walls and trim the same color, as seen in room 2.

painted ceilings

1 – Design and Photography by Julia Rossi, Grey Domain, @greydomain // Paint color on ceiling: Back of Beyond by Valspar
2 – Design and Photography by Tiffany DeLangie, Pretty Real Blog, @prettyrealblog, // Paint color on ceiling and walls: Mountain Pass by Sherwin Williams
3 – Design and Photography by Romana Biedermann, @thriftyrosehome // Paint color on ceiling: Castilian Pink by Behr Paint
4 – Design and Photography by Shawna Freeman of Glamohemian Girl, @bellybaila // Paint color on ceiling and walls: Custom color, mixed by Sherwin Williams

Wallpaper and Murals

Wallpaper isn’t just for walls! Adding wallpaper, murals, or a sumptuous texture like Venetian plaster as seen in room 3, is a perfect way to add intrigue to any room. We love the all encompassing feeling that room 1 evokes.

wallpaper and murals

1 – Design by Alice Byrom, @alice_byrom // Photography by Brent Darby Photography, @brentdarbyphotography // Wallpaper on ceiling and walls: Sanderson by Hedera Wallpaper
2 – Design by Julia Rossi, Grey Domain, @greydomain// Wallpaper on ceiling: Feathered Flock by Tempaper Designs
3 – Design by Travis London, @TravisLondon // Photography by Venjhamin Reyes // Ceiling treatment: Venetian plaster
4 – Wallpaper on ceiling: Vapour Dawn Mural by Fine & Dandy Co. // Photography by


~ This article was excerpted from the pages of NEST Magazine…To subscribe to NEST, click here. For the full Winter 2023 issue, click through here

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