When you walk into a room where do you look? Left, right, maybe down – but it’s not often that we find ourselves glancing up to check what’s going on above our heads. Take a moment to try and describe the last ceiling you were under and you will probably draw a blank. In a world dominated by plain white ceilings, they have become a space that is often neglected. Sometimes, however, what is suspended above you is truly breathtaking. From the ornately carved ceilings of cathedrals, to mesmerising geometric patterns wrought in glass, they hold the power to fill you with a sense of awe. Here are 22 images of incredible ceilings that might just inspire you to look up from time to time.