Wallpapering a ceiling is hardly a new idea, but the technique seems to be showing up with greater frequency recently. Wallpaper on the ceiling adds an element of surprise to a space, bringing dramatic flair to another dimension of a room.
In some rooms, the walls and ceiling use matching wallpaper, which can create a cozy, den-like feel:
Other times, the walls are painted in a neutral shade, and the ceiling is the only surface that is wallpapered. This approach leaves the walls free for decoration and makes the ceiling the focal point:
This striped ceiling has a circus tent effect:
In other instances, the walls are boldly painted, and the ceiling is dramatically wallpapered for extra effect:
Sometimes, especially in bedrooms, the ceilings are wallpapered to resemble the sky:
If you like the look of a wallpapered ceiling, I would advise you to hire a professional to install it! Painting a ceiling is challenging work, and I can only imagine how difficult it would be to wallpaper a ceiling. Also, I would limit wallpapered ceilings to one or two rooms in your house. It would lose its drama if it were used too frequently.
What do you think of wallpapered ceilings? Would you be willing to give it a try?