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The ceiling may not be the first place you’d think of to put wallpaper, it is called wallpaper, after all; but maybe it should be. Setting aside the obvious difficulty of getting it up there to begin with, adding wallpaper to your ceiling is the perfect way to add a little pattern to a room without completely overwhelming the space.
You’ve probably seen ceilings that are painted a color other than the standard flat white, but have you seen what a brilliant pattern on the ceiling can do for a space? If you want to change the look of your boring ceiling, and in the same time to change the look of the whole room, you should try this option. See below some creative examples that can serve you as inspiration!
COVERED ALL AROUND
Covering all five walls in the same wallpaper pattern creates the illusion of height. This can bring a sense of glamour to a room, the light and lightly patterned paper seen here is both subtle and sophisticated.
WORK IN A BIG PRINT
A pattern that might overwhelm a room can be just the ticket on the single surface of a ceiling. Multicolored design adds a burst of brilliance, while the walls are left in a restful blue that tie in with the navy hues on the ceiling.
ELEVATE THE LIVING ROOM
The ceiling is a real showstopper. Within frame of white molding, the gold leaf pattern of the wallpaper finds an echo in the sunburst mirror. The screens and the decorative object on the mantel carry the gold motif further throughout the room, helping the decor feel cohesive.
ADD TEXTURE TO THE DINING ROOM
The use of two different grasscloths adds texture to the entire space. The ceiling wallpaper in an ink blue adds geometry and a two dimensional effect, offset by the subtle glam grasscloth. It adds a bit of sparkle and glamor to the space.
A ceiling in poor condition can be made over with wallpaper. The bonus of choosing a dark paper for a high ceiling is that it can make the room feel more intimate.
Here, patterned wallpaper is paired with light walls, but it would also look striking with dark paint. Or how about using two colors from the same wallpaper range, one for the walls and one for the ceiling?
TAKE CLOSETS TO A NEW HEIGHT
A wallpaper treatment on the ceiling can be a great way to add some color overhead, it’s a look that pairs well with open shelving (such as in this walk-in closet) to give festive and energetic look.
Shades of green stand out in the rug, the fresh bouquet and the Italian scene on the wall. The swirling ceiling pattern and furry bench also add to the personality.
PATTERN PLAY NURSERY
Various shapes and color schemes can be combined in interesting ways. In this room, thick stripes painted on the ceiling in turquoise, yellow and white contrast with a smaller-scale half-moon wallpaper pattern in black and white. The daring pairing results in a playful, eclectic look.
Wallpaper is an incredible (and underrated!) design element that can instantly add color, personality, and art to your space. The wrong wallpaper in the wrong room can at best, transport you back in time and at worst, give you a headache. But there are so many ways to do wallpaper right, and one creative option you might not have considered is installing wallpaper on your ceiling.