Warm Your Space with a Wallpapered Ceiling

As the winter months turn cooler, we all go on the search for a little additional warmth. Sure, that most likely means literally — in the form of down and up comforters — but what about figuratively, in terms of our décor? Pattern equals texture, which means heat; if you’re trying to find a creative way to include it this season, consider wallpapering the ceiling. It’s that portion of this room that is so frequently looked over, but adding pattern northward can alter a space.

Note: Click on the photographs ahead to view more of each ceiling.

Erika Everett Design

If you’re having trouble figuring out what sort of wallpaper will look best in your ceiling, begin with the color scheme already established within the room. This wallpaper takes hints from the neutrals within this nursery and the colorful map dangling above the crib.

Dillard Pierce Design Associates

Within this area, a subtle pattern demonstrates the perfect complement to rose walls.

Meade Design Group

Trellis wallpaper on the ceiling of the living room adds sudden texture to an otherwise neutral area.

A wallpapered ceiling overlooks a sumptuous modern bedroom.

The Lettered Cottage

Don’t feel as though serene spaces are the only ones who can gain from a wallpapered ceiling. As long as the scale of this pattern up top complements what’s found in the area, it can work in lots of room styles.

Simply Grove

A wallpapered ceiling can also be perfect for smaller spaces, particularly if you’re still somewhat unsure of the devotion. Consider bathrooms, closets or mudrooms to heat yourself (and your area ) into the idea.

Interiors + Aimee Wertepny

Extend the wallpaper beyond the ceiling restricts to create a border. It can help to additional unity the ceiling décor with the rest of the space.


Want to take your own dining space to the next level? Background the ceiling at a dramatic color, such as black. This glamorous addition will definitely be unparalleled.

Van Wicklen Layout

If black is a little over the top for you, go with a metallic. This rustic eating area takes on an edgier appeal using a ceiling wallpapered in tin.

This dining table space is the image of elegance with gold-tinted tin wallpaper completing the look.

Martha O’Hara Interiors

Already have a pretty graphic wallpaper on your walls? Stretch a new pattern into the ceiling. Search for something at a complementary scale, and probably a neutral color, so the space feels cozy and inviting, not overbearing. Click on photo to view more of the ceiling.

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