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Wallpaper on Ceilings

Wallpaper on Ceilings

Wallpaper on ceilings is beautiful, and an unexpected way to add color, texture, and pattern to your space.

Recently, we added paneled molding to our dining room and repainted it in a very neutral color. I have a lot of color in our home and craved a lighter and brighter dining room, but then realized it was too bland for my taste.

Knowing a bold paper would contrast nicely with the neutral walls, I debated adding wallpaper to the ceiling.

After a long search, I found the perfect wallpaper for the space: a bold floral pattern with the perfect color palette for the space:

Having commitment issues, I did not want to go with traditional wallpaper for my ceiling. I’ve removed a lot of wallpaper over the years, and the last thing I wanted to do was mess up my recently painted ceiling.

Removable Wallpaper

Peel-and-stick paper is a great solution for so many reasons. You can read more about removable wallpaper here. It is so simple to remove and shouldn’t damage your walls (or ceilings).

It is pricier and less forgiving when installing, but I’ve had plenty of experience with installing wallpaper so I felt confident in my abilities to go for it.

Wallpaper Installation

First, I cut the panels to size. I also consider pattern repeat and extra just to be safe.

Beginning on one end of the dining room, I worked across the room. I used the trim to help guide me. That first panel is the hardest, and your neck and arms will ache after.

Installation was far easier than I expected, but I have had years of experience hanging wallpaper.

Patience is key when installing wallpaper on the ceiling. I took my time with installation and installed the wallpaper over several days.

Luckily my seams lined up so they went right through the chandelier medallion – I was able to simply cut half circles out of each panel to go around it.

The wallpaper livens up the space which allows me to have a neutral room that isn’t boring.

Now the pattern looks like it has always been here – it is right at home.

Well, what do you think? Are you a fan of wallpaper on ceilings?

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