Bathroom Ceiling Ideas


The ceiling of the smallest room in the house makes the perfect canvas for creative decorating ideas. You can afford to use more expensive materials here, because you won't need as many of them. And what might be overkill in a large room can be the perfect touch in the bathroom.


  • Paint is one of the easiest, least expensive ways to transform a room. For a bathroom, select good quality ceiling or enamel paint. A bright, contrasting color works well in a bathroom's small space, drawing the eye upward. Or paint the ceiling one color, then tape off a border and paint a second contrasting color. Let your inner Michelangelo shine and paint a mural on your ceiling.

    Create a sky with pale blue paint, dappled with white clouds. Or go for a nighttime look with dark blue or black paint and twinkle-light stars.


  • Cover your ceiling with old barn wood or rough cedar for a rustic look. Or use tongue-and-groove cedar to invoke the feel of a European sauna.

    If your ceiling has imperfections you need to hide, use a staple gun to attach lattice panels or bamboo reed fencing to disguise the flaws and give your bathroom a new look.


  • Ceiling tiles are an easy way to add a custom look to any bathroom. Attach mirror tiles, either all the same or in a checkerboard of clear and frosted tiles.

    For an antique look, use embossed tin or copper tiles. Or choose teak wood tiles.

    Attach cork tiles, and you can tack a rotating gallery of art and posters to your ceiling.


  • Speaking of art, your bathroom ceiling is a great place to add interest with paintings, posters or vintage advertisements. Protect artwork from moisture by sealing it in clear plastic or framing it behind glass. And keep the valuable masterpieces in a drier, more prominent place.

    Are you a collector? Display your collection on shelves lining the bathroom wall next to the ceiling or suspended from the ceiling. Tack postcards or even license plates to the ceiling. Feel free to be whimsical.


  • Don't forget to finish your ceiling with the right lighting. Whether you choose a retro globe or modern sunken canister lights, lighting is part of your ceiling's décor. For an unexpected touch of elegance, hang a small crystal chandelier.

Related Searches


Promoted By Zergnet



You May Also Like

  • Painting Ideas for Small Bathrooms

    Painting a small bathroom should be an exercise in restraint. Too much embellishment makes the room shrink and look fussy; too much...

  • How to Use Wood in a Bathroom Ceiling

    Wood ceilings are a great look for studies, foyers and many other rooms. One place you usually don't see them is in...

  • The Best Materials for a Bathroom Ceiling

    Learn the most common moisture-resitant products for bathroom ceilings, with options for moldings, trim and substrates.

  • Types of Wood Ceilings

    Building your dream home is a monumental occasion. Owners put a lot of attention and detail into even the smallest aspects of...

  • Small Bathroom Lighting Ideas

    The typical bathroom lighting setup consists of a single overhead lighting fixture, a light or two over the vanity mirror and maybe...

  • Shower Ceiling Ideas

    When decorating a bathroom, much attention typically is spent on the floors, bathroom fixtures and walls. In contrast, very little thought is...

Related Searches

Check It Out

22 DIY Ways to Update Your Home on a Small Budget

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!