Ceiling Wallpaper

Wallpaper has long been a popular choice for adding texture, color, and pattern to walls, but its potential doesn’t end there. By extending wallpaper to the ceiling, you can create a sense of continuity and visual interest that draws the eye upward, making the room feel larger and more dynamic.

Expanding the Space

In rooms with low ceilings or limited natural light, wallpapering on the ceiling can create the illusion of height and openness. Opting for light-colored or reflective wallpaper can help bounce light around the room, creating a bright and airy atmosphere that feels inviting and expansive.

Making a Statement

Ceiling wallpaper also provides an opportunity to make a bold design statement. Whether you choose a dramatic pattern, a metallic finish, or a whimsical motif, the ceiling becomes a blank canvas for expressing your personal style and adding a touch of drama to the space.

Enhancing Architectural Details

In rooms with architectural features like tray ceilings or exposed beams, wallpaper can accentuate these elements and highlight their unique characteristics. By selecting a wallpaper that complements the existing design, you can enhance the room’s architectural appeal and create a cohesive look that ties the space together.

Adding ceiling wallpaper is not necessarily a new design trend, however the way that prints and patterns have been designed lately are absolutely gorgeous. We’ve got our eye on styles of wallpaper that are pure interior design brilliance.

Ceiling Wallpaper Designs

Tiny Prints

We found so many inspiring prints and rooms on the Chris Loves Julia blog.

The mood of this little girls room became clear to the designer, Julia, once she saw the Farrow and Ball “Brock Hampton Star” wallpaper. “I could envision it in her room so clearly. It has a beautiful cream background with gold metallic stamped on it.”

We love the dainty pattern with the rich purple color by Sherwin Williams, Expressive Plum.

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Keeping with the tiny star-like prints, this Schumacher print is a favorite of ours. Schumacher explains the print as a “celestial twist on a familiar pattern, featuring neat offset rows of charmingly small six-pointed stars that make a classic, delicate backdrop for any room.”

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Check out more of our tiny print inspiration:

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Brooke Crew Interiors

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Alice Lane Interior Design

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Caroline Brackett Design


Ever thought about taking a creative design risk in your closet? Wallpaper is used throughout the master bedroom seen below, but the black and white bold wallpaper really stands out here in this closet by Erin Kestenabum.

She explains the space, “since this room is such a jewel box, and a space that you literally pass right through, I wanted to utilize every possible surface to create a heightened experience, and the ceiling felt like the perfect place for a wallpaper moment. Here, I added an aptly named Closet Stripe wallpaper in black and white, and since the paper is made by dragging paint along the surface, the gradiation in the stripes is so stunning.”

Tour the rest of this room here.

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best interior decorators in sarasota

Water colors

The balance between soft water color and floral patterns often can’t be beat. These beautiful water color wallpapers offer a bold statement without being overpowering.

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Brittany Ambridge

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Southern Yankee DIY

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Coffered ceilings and a deep blue grass cloth ceiling wallpaper completely levels up this room by Leedy Interiors.

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Leedy Interiors

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Timothy Godbold Design

A classic plaid wallpaper adds plenty of interest to this entry way found in Southern Living Magazine. The wallpaper was added just below the ceiling trim.

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Southern Living

Bold and Graphic Embroidered Trim

Trim where exactly? We say, almost everywhere! From your upholstery, pillows or drapery panels. We are obsessed with this black and white trim by Schumacher.

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We can’t get enough of this cute, playful, and bold life size 9 inch crocodile rug from Schumacher. 

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Jenny Kramer Decor


What types of wallpaper are best for ceilings?

Lightweight, non-textured wallpaper is often best for ceilings. Vinyl or fabric-backed wallpaper can also work well due to their durability and ease of installation.

How do I choose a design for my ceiling wallpaper?

When choosing a design, consider the overall theme and color scheme of the room. Subtle patterns can add depth without overwhelming the space, while bold prints can make a dramatic statement.

How can interior designers like Orange Moon Interiors help with ceiling wallpaper design?

Interior designers like Orange Moon Interiors can provide expert advice on selecting the right wallpaper, ensuring proper installation, and integrating the design seamlessly into your overall decor.

If you are interested in bringing the best of interior design into your home, contact Orange Moon Interiors for a design consultation.