Applying fabric to a ceiling may seem like a fanciful idea but there are good aesthetic and functional reasons for using fabric above your head. Here are some photos and ideas for your inspiration.
The upholstered ceiling here doesn't call attention to itself but softens the vaulted ceiling while providing favorable acoustic absorption.
The geometric lines of this upholstered ceiling echo the buildings exterior and helps the acoustics in this space.
These suspended squares of fabric add human scale to this atrium space and provide shading to the space below.
A more traditional look but sprinkled with lights this upholstered dome provides light, softness and defines space below.
Fabric suspended beneath light fixtures creates shadow, pattern and interest in this ceiling.