Usually, the ceiling in any space goes fairly unnoticed. Seen as just a way to hide insulation, roofs and attics, ceilings tend to get painted a light color and then left alone. But if you’re looking to create a space that really pops, you might want to consider adding some artistic flair to the ceiling. Wild statement ceilings come in all types, from funky geometric designs to creative colors to three-dimensional creations. Rather than letting the ceiling fade into the background, take a look at the statement ceilings below to find an idea that might just be part of your next room remodel.

Three-dimensional statement ceilings that literally pop

One of the most popular ways to create statement ceilings is to choose three-dimensional designs. Three-dimensional ceilings could be as simple as raised beams around lighting fixtures, with traditional white or cream paint to keep things subtle. However, you also have the option of going wild by incorporating bold colors your design. Either way, these ideas are wonderful ways to add visual interest to a room and customize your living space.

Varying shades of blue add to three-dimensional designs. Image: DGA

Some three-dimensional statement ceilings are a work of art in and of themselves. Image: Ornare

Look closely: This white ceiling has some interesting texture to it. Image: Bolton Chalklin Architects

Some three-dimensional designs are as subtle as an accent around a lighting fixture. Image: Ferguson

A bold use of geometric beams adds to this three-dimensional statement ceiling. Image: Studio 6 Architects

Geometric statement ceilings

Another way to get statement ceilings is to seek out geometric designs that draw the eye. Many of these also have a three-dimensional element; however, the dimensions tend to be flatter, and the focus is more on the geometry of the design.

Many geometric designs make use of beams to create an eye-catching pattern. Other designs simply use cleverly placed paneling. Still others use paint, making them a more accessible option if you’re looking to update a space without a significant overhaul in structure and design.

This use of beams creates a captivating geometric design. Image: Adam McNee Interior Design LTD.

Geometric designs can also come from a more traditional rafter design. Image: South County Post and Beam

Using paneling with different shades creates visual interest in the space. Image: Mimasis Design

Concentric circles around a light fixture add geometry to the space. Image: Perla Lichi Luxury

You can also paint around the ceiling for a geometric design. Image: Olga Adler Interiors

Fun statement ceiling colors

The easiest way to get a statement ceiling is to paint the ceiling a bright color. The color of the ceiling tends to match accent walls or elements in the room décor. In that way, you can use your statement ceiling to create cohesiveness in the room. However, you can also use a statement ceiling as a point of contrast for a space with a bright, artsy flair. Take a look at some of the photos below for bright statement ceiling ideas. (And you can see additional painted ceiling ideas here.)

Bright yellow pops as an accent on a ceiling. Image: Tara Seawright

This photo shows how well a ceiling can match the décor of the room. Image: Artistic Designs for Living

Accents of color among beams is a clever design. Image: Julians Interiors

Combing both bold color and geometric design creates attractive contrast. Image: Malcolm Duffin Design

High-gloss paint reflects the light for an added dimension to the design. Image: Town Line Wallpaper and Paint

Artistic statement ceilings

Yet another option for statement ceilings is to go for artistic vistas. These can be geometric patterns, natural flowers, foliage, a skyscape and much more. It’s a great way to bring unique art into the space. And if you get creative enough, the ceiling painting can be part of the room’s larger theme. Some designs even make use of an added light fixture or art element that goes with the painted design. And even if you don’t have an artist’s touch, you can commission someone to do these designs for you.

A floral and foliage design is a striking addition to a ceiling. Image: LauraU

Combing a painted design with a matching light fixture is a good way to add cohesion to the room. Image: EG Studio

You can also use shimmery paint to create an abstract design. Image: In Site Designs

A more abstract design combines well with rustic looks. Image: Ohara Davies-Gaetano

Painted ceilings and written decals or stencils go well together. Image: Virge Temme Architecture  

A sky vista is a classic favorite for artistic ceilings. Image: RLH Studio

No matter which style you choose, statement ceilings are a unique way to add character to any room in your home. Do you have a favorite design? We’d love to hear about it below!