Ceiling Texture Ideas


There are a lot of different options you can use to decorate your ceiling and make your room more interesting. One easy but dramatic thing to do is to apply a particular kind of texturing to your ceiling instead of just painting. Texturing your ceiling makes it more interesting to look at and, though it can take some time to accomplish, you will have a unique ceiling for many years.

Crow's Feet

  • The crow's feet texture style creates little raised lines all over the ceiling, so it looks like birds have walked over it. This look diffuses light and looks chaotic in a natural way. You can achieve this look by using a single round texturing brush on a texturing material, like drywall mud and texturing sand.

Knock Down

  • The knock down style looks like pieces of paint or drywall have fallen off the ceiling. It makes your house look older and more aged, without actually having structural problems. The look is achieved by spraying material on the ceiling randomly and cleaning it up with hand tools.


  • The popcorn texture has little globules of material sticking out of the ceiling, as though someone glued popcorn on it and then painted over the pieces. This style can be very difficult to clean without tearing off all of the little popcorn pieces. You can apply this texture by buying a popcorn texture mix and a texture sprayer.

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