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May 6, 2024

Depth & Drama: The Transformative Power of Tray Ceilings in Your Home

What is a Tray Ceiling?

As the name suggests, a tray ceiling is a unique architectural feature that resembles an upside-down tray embedded into a room's ceiling. This design element adds a captivating three-dimensional effect to your space. Beyond its visual appeal, a tray ceiling can create an illusion of spaciousness, making your room feel larger and more luxurious. 

Why Install a Tray Ceiling?

Tray ceilings are typically installed for dramatic flair and aesthetic appeal rather than for any structural purpose. They are an excellent option if you want to break up the monotony of an ordinary flat ceiling. The design element can make the room appear more spacious and brighter. It can also create a sense of height in a room without looking too cavernous. 

Aside from the visual impact, a tray ceiling also provides an excellent base for exciting lighting options in the room. You can place a pendant light or chandelier from the center panel or install recessed lighting around the border of the ceiling to create a soft, ambient glow.

If you're considering installing a tray ceiling, it's worth noting that it can increase your home's resale value. The added visual interest and sense of spaciousness that a tray ceiling provides can be a selling point for potential buyers. It's a relatively easy and cost-effective way to elevate a room.

Where to Install a Tray Ceiling? 

Tray ceilings are a great addition to an Owner’s Suite or Loft space, adding visual depth and dimension to the room. As previously mentioned, they create a perceived sense of height, opening up the space and creating a perfect location for a pendant light or a ceiling fan. Recessed lighting and a tray ceiling elevate the room, providing a soft glow for a peaceful retreat. 

Inquire with our Sales Consultants or Selection Gallery Consultants about why this might be an excellent structural addition to your new home! 

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