Wallpaper your ceiling? Ceiling of room should be given more attention
By Carleton Varney
Recently, while going through the ordeal of a session in the dentist’s chair, I found myself staring at the uninteresting, bland, colorless ceiling, and wondered why more people do not color or paper ceilings.
Naturally, I made my decorative suggestions to my dentist, adding that the room could use an attractive light fixture, too.
Brightly-colored wallpapered ceilings
Go with a pattern or bright colors for your ceilings. I just painted all the ceilings in a Florida apartment soft turquoise blue to bring the ocean and sky inside. The soft blue ceilings can go with any colored walls, painted or papered, which you may choose.
Have a colored ceiling in the bedroom
Bedroom ceilings are particularly important in the decorative scene. After all, we spend a lot of time in bedrooms, and shouldn’t we have a colored or gay wallpaper ceiling to look at while relaxing in bed?
Scattered florals or plaids for a wallpapered ceiling
When planning hospital decor, I always recommend scattered floral or plaid designs for the ceilings in the patients’ rooms.
Decor for the master bedroom
I use wallpapers on the ceilings in residential decorating almost all the time. For the ceiling of the master bedroom, why not consider a flowered wallpaper — a loosely-scattered floral pattern on a background of white or a soft shade of pink, green or beige.
Have the wallpaper match the drapes and bedding
Select a wallpaper that has a coordinating fabric so the fabric can be used for window valances and draperies as well as bedspreads.
Try to go with light colors
Stay away from dark wallpapers for bedroom ceilings — dark colors tend to make ceilings appear lower.
Ceiling decor for kids, too
In children’s rooms, I often use stripes of alternating solid colors to create a tent effect on the ceiling. The tent can be created with paper, vinyl or with fabric, and there are many tent borders of wallpaper or vinyl wallcovering.
Kitchen dining area with a floral wallpapered ceiling
Wallpaper with large white flowers on a black background
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A small dining area with Asian-inspired wallpaper on walls and ceilings
Go oh-so-retro and wallpaper your ceiling like they did in the ’70s