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.
Check out these 10 examples of wallpapered ceilings in all kinds of rooms, and maybe you'll be inspired to take the plunge.
1. Give the Room Life
Designer Rafael de Cárdenas breathes life into a simple, mostly beige palette in this home from Architectural Digest, with the swirling stone-like wallpaper overhead stealing the show.
2. An Unexpected Dose of Pattern
Most of the elements of this office from Home Adore are fairly understated... until you get to the ceiling, which delivers an unexpected (though certainly not unwelcome) dose of pattern.
3. Open Up Small Spaces
Use a wallpapered ceiling to liven up a smaller space, like a bathroom or an entry hall as seen in this Dallas home.
4. Bold Statement
A bold geometric adds liveliness to this hallway from Lonny.
5. Punch of Pattern
The rest of the room is quite simple, but the ceiling in this room from Homepolish packs a punch of pattern.
6. Lighten Up a Room
Wallpaper on the ceiling adds a little lightness to a dark and very cozy library from House Beautiful.
7. Add Style to Small Spaces
If you think about it, the kitchen is the perfect place for this — wallpaper on the ceiling adds style but stays out of the way of grease and spills. A palm-printed wallpaper adds the perfect tropical touch to the kitchen in Audra's Virginia home.
8. Round Out a Modern Room
A delicate, traditional pattern helps to round out a very modern space from The D Pages.
10. Kids Love It
As further evidence, here's a nursery with a wallpapered ceiling from Wayfair.
Original article published by Apartment Therapy