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Wallpapering Ceilings

Not only will wallpapering ceilings add visual interest to your space, but it can also make the room feel taller and more expansive. Say goodbye to those dull and uninspiring ceilings and say hello to a whole new dimension of beauty.

Don’t restrict your wallpaper to the walls…. Create a beautiful point of difference….. We want to inspire you to look up!

With these creative wallpaper ceiling ideas, you can create a space that truly reflects your personality and leaves your guests in awe. Get ready to raise the roof and elevate your home decor to new heights!

Ceiling in entry wallpapered

Benefits of ceiling wallpaper

A plain white ceiling can often feel cold and uninspiring. By using wallpaper on your ceiling, you can instantly add character to your space. Wallpapering ceilings allows you to introduce patterns, colors, and textures that can completely transform the look and feel of a room.

One of the key benefits of using wallpapering ceilings is that it can make a room feel taller and more spacious. By adding a pattern or design to the ceiling, you draw the eye upwards, creating the illusion of height. This can be particularly effective in smaller rooms or spaces with low ceilings. 

Wallpaper on walls and ceiling mixing 2 wallpaper patterns

Types of wallpaper suitable for ceilings

If you can hang it on a wall you can hang it on a ceiling! A non woven wallpaper is the best wallpaper type though. This is because it is lighter weight and easy to hang. A vinyl wallpaper is not necessary as ceilings don’t need much cleaning and it wont get knocked about.

Wallpaper from The Block

Choosing the right design and pattern for wallpapering ceilings

When choosing a design and pattern for your ceiling, it’s important to consider the overall style and theme of your space. You want the wallpaper to complement the existing decor and create a cohesive look.

A popular idea for ceiling wallpaper is clouds. Depending on the room and design you can choose a subtle cloud for an entry or living space or a fun style for a childs bedroom.

For a classic and elegant look, consider using traditional small scale patterns or floral patterns. These timeless designs can add a touch of sophistication to any room.

If you prefer a more modern and contemporary aesthetic, geometric patterns or abstract designs can create a bold and artistic statement.

When selecting colors for wallpapering ceilings, you can either choose a shade that matches the walls and other elements in the room for a cohesive look, or you can opt for a contrasting color to create a focal point. Remember to consider the natural light in the room as well, as this can affect how the colors appear. A metallic wallpaper will reflect light, natural and artificial.

Green room. Wallpaper on the ceiling

Installation tips and techniques for wallpapering ceilings

Installing wallpaper on a ceiling can be more challenging than installing it on walls. However, with the right tools and techniques, you can achieve a professional-looking result.

Before you begin, make sure to prepare the surface by cleaning it and removing any existing wallpaper or flaking paint. Fill in any cracks or imperfections and sand the surface smooth. 

When it comes to applying the wallpaper, it’s best to start from the center of the ceiling and work your way outwards. Use a plumb line or a level to ensure that the wallpaper is straight and aligned properly. Smooth out any air bubbles or wrinkles with a wallpaper brush or a smoothing tool.

Once the wallpaper is in place, trim any excess using a sharp blade. Take your time and be careful not to damage the wallpaper or the ceiling. Finally, allow the wallpaper to dry completely for 12 hours before hanging light fixtures.

Most ceilings are white, plain, and just generally overlooked. Why is that?  We challenge you to give your ceilings some love and think outside the box. Here are some ideas for wallpaper to use on your ceiling.

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