Chances are you’re not making the most of this part of your home—yet.

By Marisa Spyker
February 27, 2018
Photo: David Tsay; Styling: Rachael Burrow

If you’re looking to jazz up a boring space, one of the best ways is with a fresh coat of bold paint—and no, we’re not talking about on the walls.

According to a report from Pinterest, 10 trends are dominating the design world in 2018. Among them? Statement ceilings.

While the home’s topmost surface has typically taken a backseat to accent walls, more people are searching for ways to make their ceilings pop (310 percent more, says Pinterest). Paint and pattern are fine ways to raise the bar, but texture, bold beams, and angled rooflines can also make a ceiling stand out. Here are some of our favorite statement ceilings:

Photo: Jonny Valiant

In a bedroom, the ceiling is the first thing you see in the morning—so why not transform it into something that makes you happy? In this Antigua bedroom, a wood-paneled ceiling is painted a bold shade of blue, yet is still in harmony with the complementary hues that show up in the striped rug and whimsical bed curtains. Tour the rest of this home here.

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Photo: David Tsay; Styling: Rachael Burrow

A white ceiling might’ve made the bright yellow painted floor in this Hawaii bedroom feel more modern. The woven ceiling, however, adds just the right amount of warmth and balance to the bright floor

Styling by Emily Rickard
Design: Lee Ann Thornton; Photo: James Ransom; Styling: Emily Rickard

The entryway sets the tone for the entire home, and in this Nantucket cottage, a glossy cantaloupe shade makes a modern and fun statement.

Photo: Peter Frank Edwards; Styling: Ginny Branch

This Lowcountry charmer has a rustic feel thanks to its show-stealing ceiling crafted from hand-hewn beams salvaged from an old mill and vintage timber with residues of old paint.

Photo: Amy Neunsinger

In the butler’s pantry of our 2017 Newport, Rhode Island, Idea House, designer Mark D. Sikes gave the cabinets a coat of bold paint, yet the papered ceiling is the real standout. “I like to highlight beautiful light fixtures, like this schoolhouse-style pendant, with a great ceiling wallpaper," Sikes says. "This one draws the eye up and gives it the stage.”