20 Stunning Ceiling Textures With Inspirational Ideas

Ceiling textures are one part of the room you need to consider. The range of ceiling textures is from casual to formal. There are many types of ceiling textures you can choose to apply in your room.

For you who like a complex look of a room, you may need to take a look at the knockdown ceiling texture. For a formal room, you can have a combed look with swirling pattern. If you want to apply a heavily textured ceiling, you can go with the roller ceiling texture.

There is still some other type of ceiling textures you can explore on this page. Your job is to find what fits in your room. The ceiling textures or patterns can be decided according to the use of the room.

The ceiling design for bedroom and kitchen should not gonna be the same. It’s because each room needs a different design to offers, some different atmosphere to feel, and different mood to enjoy.

Home designers said that choosing a perfect drywall finish for the ceiling of your room. I’m pretty sure that you need many recommendations and suggestions about what are the best ideas to create stunning ceiling textures.

20 Stunning Ceiling Textures

Well, here are some stunning ceiling textures ideas you might want to take a look at to get inspired.

Popcorn Ceiling Textures

Popcorn Ceiling Textures
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The term “popcorn” is actually a slang word for this ceiling texture. It’s because it has a surface that looks and feels like a bunch of pop corn. Popcorn ceiling textures are also called as cottage cheese ceiling or a stucco ceiling.

Formally, this ceiling texture is called as the acoustic ceiling. The treatment of this ceiling texture is made by spraying-on or painting-on. This texture is perfect for your bedroom and hallway. It’s because of its bright, white looking.

Fish Scale Ceiling Textures

Fish Scale Ceiling Textures
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This one has patterns painted on it. This is one of the most uncommon ceiling textures. You won’t find it in a lot of house. Only some kind of house apply this rare ceiling texture. It is called fish scale ceiling texture.

This is one older plaster ceilings you may like to apply inside an antique, or classic room. You can reach this texture from your ceiling just by using a roller nap and a texture brush or wallpaper brush.

Scalloped Ceiling Texture

Scalloped Ceiling Texture
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A scalloped painting technique can be a texture you can apply to your bedroom ceiling. As you can see from this view, the ceiling paint looks like it’s about to melt down to the wall. This is a creative illusion you can make to your ceiling to get it more attractive.

White is always a good color for the ceiling. Combining it with light blue walls will create a soothing bedroom for your to get comfortable with, every day.

Hat gray artistic headboard is trying hard to get well-blended with the wall and ceiling. Well, it can be a nice focal point of the room, though.

Textured Ceilings Texture

Textured Ceilings Texture
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There are some various types of texture you can apply to your ceiling. They are Skip Trowel, Knockdown, Swirl, Lace, and Spray Sand or Popcorn. There is still more texture that’s used by some home designers but those five textures are the most common ones.

Textures would create its own interesting charm that is spread all over the room. Instead of a flat surface, you can set the ceiling to be more attractive by applying textures. If you see it closely, you might find out that the walls are painted in dark purple.

So, the white color of the ceiling is the right choice, but the texture, not really.

Stipple Brush Ceiling Texture

Stipple Brush Ceiling Texture
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Applying ceiling texture with stipple brush might be pretty challenging. It is a textured that gives depth to the ceiling. It also covers the imperfections on your ceiling. You can achieve this kind of ceiling texture by painting the ceiling with a drywall mixture using a roller and slap brush.

You can also achieve the stipple ceiling by using a specialized texture paint gun and hopper you can find from the store. The paint mixture is thicker than the regular one, it will make the wall bumpy.

Pros :
 It adds character to your room.
 Less boring.
Cons :
 It’s quite messy.
 Looks like it’s unfinished.

Drywall Ceiling Texture Designs

Drywall Ceiling Texture Designs
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Well, if you want to have a drywall design for your ceiling texture, you can create it using some different methods. You have to keep in mind, different methods mean different results.

The spray-on is the most common design for ceiling texture. You can also play with color combination with applying drywall ceiling. Sometimes the design of the ceiling patterns looks like a piece of art. So, it would be better if you hire a professional to apply the ceiling to you.

Unique Ceiling Texture

Unique Ceiling Texture
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If you want to have the ceiling texture to be looking so different and unique, you can use this black and white mix for your ceiling. For someone who feels comfortable with a plain flat pattern to the ceiling, this one might be pretty disturbing.

This example of unique ceiling texture doesn’t represent a comfortable pattern. Well, it’s a DIY project by the Homeowners. If it’s applied by professionals or artisans, it would be a different story.

Pro :
 Uniquely classic.
Cons :
 Looks like it comes from the 60’s.
 Messy and disturbing pattern.

Drywall Ceiling Design Ideas

This room adapts a vintage design. The drywall is design by using wood framing which is great to add a three-dimensional look to the ceiling. The ceiling is painted with vinyl wallpaper. The simple ceiling design that is using recessed lighting and completed with halogen lamps.

The geometrical ornament on the ceiling is also pleasing to the eye. The recessed parts of ceiling match the design of the wall. You have to keep in mind, that this kind of ceiling will give a dimmed lighting which makes the room darker during the night.

Well, you may need to prepare more lamps to light up your room during the night. You don’t have to worry about the lighting during the day, some open windows are ready to provide the natural lights.

Linear Metal Ceiling

Linear Metal Ceiling
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For a more modern look, you can choose to apply a linear metal ceiling like this picture. The metal ceiling panel is one great option for an architectural apartment. It’s perfect for an open room or halfway.

This linear metal ceiling is not recommended for a bedroom, or any closed room that requires more intimacy. A metal panel for ceiling should be applied in an area where there are others metal element existed.

Pro :
 Great for open room.
Con :
 Not recommended for a closed room like a bedroom, or bathroom.

Drop Ceiling Designs

Drop Ceiling Designs
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Drop ceiling designs tend to be placed in the basement. If you have some room in your basement, you can choose to have a drop ceiling designs to support the atmosphere in your basement.

The orange color of the wall blends really well with the drop ceiling designs. The design looks like a door of a cabinet which offers a unique look at the ceiling. As we know, a basement needs more lighting, that light fixture is both simple and functional.

Coffered Ceiling

Coffered Ceiling
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The term coffer or coffering is a series of sunken panels. So, a coffered ceiling means a ceiling that’s designed with sunken panels. The most used shape for the panels is rectangle, square, or octagon. Besides ceiling, it can also be applied in a soffit or vault.

A coffered ceiling is known as the lacunar ceiling. With a proper lighting, you can add the ceiling character dramatically. Take a look at the lighting arrangement, there are only three panels that have a lamp in it. It’s done to create a dramatic accent to the ceiling.

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Faux tray Ceiling With Molding

Faux tray Ceiling With Molding
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You will never be bored with your flat and plain ceiling anymore by applying this ceiling design. It’s the common faux tray ceiling with molding that is flexible for any room. Mostly, it’s used in a bedroom.

A simple detail for the ceiling edge would create a smooth transition between ceiling and the walls.

Elegant Ceiling Textures

Elegant Ceiling Textures
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If you want to get closer to nature, this concept of the ceiling should be applied in your family room or living room. For me, it’s an ideal choice for your natural feel. This is the newest type of ceiling textures you can choose to apply.

You can play with the lightings to show off the dramatic looks of your ceiling textures.

Textured Ceiling Paint Ideas

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Another unique choice of texture for your ceiling design, this ceiling design looks classy. It deserves to be in a luxurious room. As you can see, it has no spot for a light fixture, well you can be creative to decide where to put the lighting.

This textured ceiling paint idea is great for your classic or vintage house. The traditional atmosphere of the room is really glowing.

Metallic Ceiling Kitchen

Metallic Ceiling Kitchen
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A metallic ceiling for the kitchen can never be this stunning. It has one big sunken panel in the middle with the color of timeworn brass. I guess it looks like a perfect combination of a clean modern ceiling with a rustic accent in the center.

Pro :
 The lightings that hang from the sunken ceiling really balance the whole kitchen.
Con :
 The contrasts between white and dark brass color is too much.
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Office Ceiling Lights

Office Ceiling Lights
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There have been so many ideas of ceiling design for a house. What about an office? Does it deserve the same design? Well, you can choose to have an office ceiling lights just like this one. This large office hall has a high ceiling, the amount of the lights or lamps need to be enough to light up the whole space.

As you can see, the formal look of the ceiling is enough to handle the cool atmosphere. The formal or casual design of ceiling will make sure the atmosphere is comfortable for everyone inside the hall.

Tin Drop Ceiling Tiles

Tin Drop Ceiling Tiles
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When dealing with a ceiling, most people would think about white. It’s the best suited for ceiling and safe. If you want to play differently and think outside the box, you can go with another color which is darker.

You can see this ceiling as an example. This ceiling looks really luxurious, the antique floral art textures really catch our attention. The gold and black color combination of this tin drop ceiling tiles are the things that bring the room to the whole new and higher level.

Victorian Ceiling Design

Victorian Ceiling Design
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One of the design ideas to apply vintage style ceiling is by using this Victorian ceiling design. This white Victorian ceiling would be very supportive of your classy vintage style of the room. There’s a spot to hang your antique light pendants to warm up the room.

Historically, A Victorian style is an architectural style that’s originated in England. The growth began since the 1850s. Now, it’s considered as a classic choice of styles to apply in a house.

Wood Ceiling Texture

Wood Ceiling Texture
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This wood ceiling texture is something that might get some of your uncomfortable. Why? Just look at the detail of the wood arrangement from this view. Home designers think this as a texture for the ceiling that can add warmth to the room.

This wood ceiling texture is called wood slats. This type of wood texture design will bring a special and interesting look into the room. You can just use add a little part of wood slats in the corner to create a focal point.

Pro :
 It adds warmth and character to the room.
Con :
 If you add too much of wood slats, it might get you dizzy just by looking at it.

Woven Bamboo Ceiling

Woven Bamboo Ceiling
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I found this bamboo ceiling panels applied in an apartment in Australia. In fact, home designers call this ceiling texture as Australian Bamboo Ceiling Panels. The element of bamboo offers its own kind of charm to get you closed to traditionally natural.

This kind of ceiling design needs to be treated right. It should be cleaned regularly to make the ceiling shines better and traditionally stunning.

Pro :
 It adds traditional character to the room.
Con :
 The bamboo looks dirty even though it’s clean.
Conclusion :
All of those 20 ideas for your ceiling textures or designs need to be considered as your inspiration. You need to explore all of them carefully to find out which texture that you need.

For ceiling textures, you can choose whether you want it to be Skip Trowel, Knockdown, Lace, Spray Sand, Swirl, or some other uncommon ones. For the designs, you can choose between sunken panels, Tin drop, woven bamboo, wood slats, and more others.

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