Much like your home’s floors, the oft-forgotten ceiling is a necessary but overlooked area for design. Depending on your home’s architecture, there are a variety of ways to enhance a room’s decor by simply looking up. From high cathedral to simple drywall, exploring your home’s ceiling types can provide you with inspiration for a room-changing renovation. Check out below for a list of the most common types of ceilings you’ll find in your home:

  1. Drywall The most common type of celling in homes, drywall ceilings are typically flat, low-hung, and white. A perfect canvas for a subtle paint job unless the ceiling in question has been textured (such as the formidable vermiculite or ‘popcorn’ ceiling).
  1. Cathedral/Vaulted High and dramatic, much like the ceilings in a cathedral, these high ceilings can be beautiful and accommodate great features such as chandeliers and tall windows
  1. Tile Although often reserved for flooring, tile ceilings are similar in that they are comprised of numerous tiles placed in the ceiling to create a design. Dissimilar, however, is where their flooring counterparts are made of harder, heavier materials such as ceramic, celling tiles are much lighter and can be made of metal, wood, or even plastic.
  1. Tongue and groove or plank ceilings offer a great texture that can also be easily painted to offer a versatile and rustic appeal. These types of ceilings can be custom made to fit each space and are relatively easy to install.
  1. Coffered or beam and panel ceilings are square panels that are sunken into larger supporting beams and can be another impactful option, especially if you chose contrasting stains or colors between the beams and panels. Sunken lighting is usually the best option for this type of ceiling to avoid making it look too busy.

Keep in mind that the unconventional addition of color on your ceiling can create a huge impact. If you have any questions regarding your home’s ceilings or are looking to possible upgrade or revamp your current ones, give Stratton Exteriors a call. We’d love to help guide you towards making your home look its best.