Bank on this higher-than-normal ceiling for a dramatic effect in any room
A vaulted ceiling creates more volume in a room by opening the ceiling to a higher point than normal within the framework of the roof. It may follow the pitch or slope of the roof exactly or may be curved, arched or otherwise altered for architectural interest.
This wood-paneled ceiling is vaulted toward the center of the house.
A domed ceiling, like this one with its multiple dormers, is also an example of a vaulted roof.
This vaulted ceiling matches the slopes of two-tiered roof.
This ceiling is vaulted almost like a traditional cathedral ceiling, but with a slight curve that does not match the pitch of the roof.