All In The Details: Wallpaper on the ceiling!

Let’s talk about wallpaper on the ceiling!


This post first ran back in 2017 – but I’ve recently gone back and updated it!

A few of you mentioned how great the cane wallpaper from this post would look on a ceiling (great idea!) which in turn reminded me of this …

And, since wallpapered ceilings are pretty timeless in my opinion, I brought this back today.




No need for a boring ceiling.

Everyone tends to focus on the walls and floor of a room, but the ceiling shouldn’t be over looked.
Paying some attention to the ceiling will elevate the look of any space – literally and figuratively
My favorite way to do this is with wallpaper.
I was going to round up a few inspiration images from Pinterest, but then realized I had enough examples from my own home to make this point clear.
As you can see, this is one of my favorite design “tricks” to employ.
From high impact designs (the Ralph Lauren constellation glow in the dark paper in my son’s room above) to a more neutral approach (like the grass cloth papers in our mudroom and guest bathroom below).
Papered ceilings can be the perfect finishing touch in almost any space – including closets.


wallpaper on the ceiling
photo by Nicole Cohen


wallpaper on the ceiling


Here’s a close up of the Brett Design quilted paper on my closet ceiling (the photo doesn’t do it justice!)
Wallpaper lovers, don’t miss this post on wallpaper trends!
Finally, if wallpaper on the ceiling isn’t quite your cup of tea, I have a great round up of the best ceiling paint colors, right here!
PS: Another great design detail and a personal favorite – wainscoting for your walls.
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