But no more.
Just like you decorate your floors with rugs, accent wood, or tile mosaics, ceilings are now causing the eye to look up.
Here are just several ideas to take your ceiling from unnoticed to unmistakable:
Paint your ceiling an accent color, either the entire ceiling or accents/borders. Don't be afraid to go bold if you're only doing limited sections.
Lattice adds texture and a 3D effect on your ceilings as the photo above shows.
Wallpaper gives interest if you use a textured or geometric patterned paper. This may not be the place for heavy florals though. I've seen many wallpapered ceilings but nothing in a heavy design.
Sponge white clouds on a blue sky to bring the outdoors in and give your room new space.
Use a metallic or pearl paint to your ceiling.
Tongue and groove bead board gives a traditional yet cottage feel to any room. Paint it white or another color. Blue is often quite tranquil.
Murals provide a great reason to look up.
Marbelize with faux painting and veining for a palatial feel to a bathroom or dining room.
Shir fabric from the walls to gathered in the center under the chandelier or center light fixture for a soft romantic feel. (This would also be a great way to camouflage cracking plaster in an older home.)
So don't forget your ceiling when you're decorating and designing a room in your home.