The ceiling: It’s often called a room’s fifth wall, and it deserves as much design attention as all of the others. The talented pros who designed the homes featured in this year’s Utah Valley Parade of Homes know this. Here, we present some of our favorite must-see ceilings, from surprising wallpapers to brawny beams.
Skylights punctuate the ceiling of a Highland home’s modern staircase, flooding the space with natural light while framing dazzling views of blue sky.
Dark wood panels deliver intricate pattern above the dining table, where the ceiling treatment performs like a piece of art in this modern Provo home. A pair of matching chandeliers adds to the treatment’s eye-catching design.
Warmed-Up Work Space
Handsome wood panels visually drop the ceiling level of this inviting Mapleton home office, adding to its cozy, modern style.
Creating a fresh flip on the typical white ceiling detailed with wood beams, this Mapleton home’s living room is crowned with a vaulted ceiling surprisingly clad with wood and accented with white beams.
Crowned with Views
A windowed cupola tops a soaring dome that crowns an Orem home’s tranquil sitting area.
Bold and Black
Painting the interior of this tray ceiling black creates a simple-yet-striking décor move for this Saratoga Springs bedroom.
The sloped ceilings of many top floors can be a decorating challenge. Where do the walls end and the ceilings begin? This Lehi home proves that painting the walls and ceilings in a single color can make the area feel large, open and cozy.
Rich planking delivers the warmth, color and natural patterns of wood to the large tray ceiling of this Lehi bedroom.
Mixed wood tones accentuate the jaw-dropping shed ceiling in this modern Lehi home. High clerestory windows illuminate the expansive surface with abundant natural light.
Divide and Conquer
Dressed in warm wood, a pair of dropped ceiling panels—cleverly detailed with center cutouts—help visually define the separate yet open kitchen and dining areas while adding modern character to the adjoined spaces of this Highland home.
On the Grid
In Highland, wallpaper introduces an element of surprise to a tray ceiling while nodding to the wood-paneled wall’s grid pattern below.
A beefy coffered ceiling adds bold architectural detail and engaging dimension to the expansive white kitchen and dining area of this Highland home.
In Mapleton, wallpaper dresses the study’s ceiling with a cloud-like pattern. Because the paper flows seamlessly down onto the walls, it visually lowers the high ceiling to make the space feel more comfortable and cozy.
Squared and Spectacular
A grid-beamed ceiling make a bold statement in an Alpine home’s spacious great room. The beam’s large scale suits the expansive space and high ceilings.
Stripe it Rich
In Mapleton, narrow planks deliver eye-catching stripes that highlight the shape and length of this hallway’s arched ceiling.
Center of Attention
Beams add pattern and dimension to a white ceiling while drawing the eye to a central diamond from which the Mapleton home’s dining chandelier hangs.
Explore more design trends from the 2021 Utah Valley Parade of Homes here.