When it comes to home decoration, ceilings are usually overlooked. However, a unique ceiling can add an element of sophistication to any room. An innovative, modern ceiling design does wonders for the aesthetics of a home and increases resale value.

Modern ceilings are becoming increasingly popular today because they are an inexpensive way to give rooms a fresh, updated look. In addition, modern ceilings are versatile, beautiful, and provide sound insulation.

If you’re considering home renovations you’ll want to add modern ceilings to your list. Use this helpful guide on beautiful, modern ceilings and you’ll be on your way to  improving the overall ambiance of your room.

If you have questions on ceilings and how they tie into your roof, call the professionals at Universal Roofing. They are experts at home repair and can help you with the process.

Here’s a quick guide to beautifully modern ceilings. 

8 Types Of Modern Ceilings

  1. Coffered ceiling

A coffered ceiling is a group of recessed panels, usually rectangular and square. These ceilings are often used in high-end homes, hotels, churches, and libraries. Coffered ceilings give homes a classic, even luxurious aesthetic as well as adding structural strength to the ceiling. The term “coffered” means indention. Coffered ceilings use upward indentions framed by beams arranged in a grid pattern of rectangle, square, octagons, or other polygonal shapes. Expect to pay between $3 to $30 per square foot for a coffered ceiling.

 2. Tray Ceiling

If you’re going for a simple, clean look, tray ceilings are ideal. Tray ceilings actually look like an upside down tray. The cost of tray ceilings, also referred to as “recessed” or “inverted” ceilings, averages $3 to $9 per square foot. With each added step or “level” around a raised center, tray ceilings lower themselves, creating a three-dimensional effect. They can add dramatic effects to a space and even make rooms appear to have higher ceilings.

3. Cathedral Ceiling

A cathedral is a flat ceiling with a raised central point that resembles the ceiling of a cathedral. Cathedral ceilings are known for their inverted V-shape, with a peak at the tip and a slope on the sides. These ceilings are often used in dining rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms. Using wood for cathedral ceiling variety also helps reduce energy costs and regulate the temperature in your space. Cathedral ceiling panels run about $10 to $20 per panel.

4. Coved Ceiling

You don’t see many coved ceilings these days, but they are a fun way to add architectural detail to a room. The cost of coved ceilings average $3 to $30 per square foot. Coved ceilings are rounded, curved framing detail where the wall and ceiling meet. The coved ceiling is a simple yet powerful design that eliminates the hard 90 degree angle giving a room a softer feel. These ceilings look great in any room and eliminate the need for crown molding. Moreover, its installation is very easy and quick.

5. Barrel Vault Ceiling

Barrel vault ceilings are one of the most popular ceiling options in modern homes. A barrel vault ceiling is a style that resembles a large wine barrel giving a room a tunnel-like feel. It’s a simple design, but presents with great sophistication. Barrel vault ceilings have a slanted, vertical wall on one side and a curved ceiling on the other. The slant creates a visual illusion of depth. This is a beautiful ceiling that you can use to create a sense of grandeur in your living room. The cost of a barrel vault ceiling is roughly $18,000 to $25,000.

6. Astroid Curve Ceiling 

An astroid curve ceiling gives a modern transitional look to homes. The curved lines and carved-out design creates an eye-catching focal point in any room. There are multiple astroid curve ceilings including Alpha, Omega, or starburst. You can even design your own astroid curve ceiling. Astroid curve ceilings can be used on both tray and flat ceilings. It’s a classic modern ceiling that can add an elegant touch to your living room. 

7. Dropped Ceiling

A dropped ceiling is a center panel that hangs below the main structural ceiling. Also referred to as “suspended” ceilings, a dropped ceiling can be achieved with drywall or drop. The average cost of a dropped ceiling is $6.00 per square foot. Removing dropped ceilings is easy, so repairs and inspections can be performed.

8. Stretch Ceiling 

Stretch ceilings, or suspended ceilings, are made of two basic components: a perimeter track and a lightweight fabric membrane attached to the track. The great thing about stretch ceilings are they don’t require surface preparation, are non-toxic, unaffected by moisture, easy to clean, and easy to install. Expect to pay about $6 to $10 per square foot for a stretch ceiling. 

Conclusion – The Bottom Line!

There are many types of beautiful modern ceilings.  From classic and rustic to contemporary and futuristic, decorative ceilings are a great way to give your home a modern, updated look. The type of modern ceiling you choose will depend on your personal taste, budget, and room style.

If you are looking to have a decorative ceiling installed, call the friendly experts at Universal Roofing. We can expertly install your ceiling at affordable prices, giving your home a fresh style.