We like to think of the ceiling as the fifth wall. We love wallpaper and we are all for using it everywhere from inside bookshelves to up-cycled tabletops… and we absolutely recommend trying it on the ceiling! There is no reason why your ceiling has to be white, and even if it is white, why not add some texture and pattern? Check out these inspiring rooms below featuring wallpaper as an unexpectedly chic accent from above.

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via national builder supply blog

This entry way has panache! We love how the traditional details of the architecture are taken to memorable heights with this gorgeous pattern and color on the ceiling. It truly draws the eye up, making the space appear larger and certainly more glamorous.

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Tin tiles bring a vintage-chic embellished interest to the ceiling. This room utilizes a paintable wallpaper with an authentic tin ceiling texture relief to achieve the look, with a slightly metallic finish in the paint. We love how much interest and style this wallpaper adds to the room!

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Black and white is a classic and sophisticated palette for a bathroom, equally well suited to a contemporary space as a retro styled room. This posh bathroom mixes fine, time honored materials like marble, dark wood and clean white tile to achieve a classy feel, then mixes in some starlet worthy glamour with a striking black & white damask pattern! Extending the wallpaper to the ceiling adds so much drama to the look.

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Wallpaper on a bedroom ceiling is one of our favorite spots to embellish! Where else do you spend more time looking up at the ceiling? This happy retro floral pattern adds an invigorating splash of sass to the otherwise white space.

Geometric wallpaper ceiling bedroom decor idea

Mimosa L:ane blog spot via pinterest Yummy Interiors by Greg Natale

This room goes all out with mix and match wallpaper on the ceilings and walls! The designer makes a show stopping display of pink and green patterns, proving that less is definitely not always more. The crisp white linens cool the wild prints, making the bed seem like a true oasis of relaxation in a beautiful paradise! We would love to wake up in this vivid space!

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Austin Interior Designer Bravo Interior Design via two story cottage blog

We found this luxurious nursery by Bravo Interior Design on the Two Story Cottage blog and we are seriously obsessed. The room looks like it is fit for royalty and the hot pink damask wallpaper on the ceiling is the cherry on top of the stunning space. It is a deluxe space for sure, and the regal ceiling infuses a dollop of haute couture.

Are you thinking about trying this look at home? We found this tutorial from the DIY network on how to wallpaper your ceiling with everything you need to know! Until next week, Happy Decorating!

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    October 15, 2014

    Does it need a professional to use wall paper on the ceiling?

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      October 21, 2014

      Hello – thanks for the great question, we love the look of wallpaper on the ceiling. This is a project that you could definitely do yourself, but it would be best to have a friend help you with it. Depending on the height of your ceilings, you may need a ladder and you want to make sure that you are safe! A professional would make it easier on you, but we are confident that, with the right tools and a bit of patience, wallpapering your own ceiling could be an excellent DIY decor project. Best of luck – let us know how it turns out!

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    March 6, 2015

    Can I put prepasted paintable vinyl wallpaper over an old foam drop ceiling tile?

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      March 10, 2015

      Hi Natalie
      This is an interesting question and a creative idea! Typically wallpaper sticks best to smooth, flat, non-porous surfaces that have been properly prepared and primed. A light foam ceiling tile might not be able to hold the weight of the wallpaper and paint, especially with gravity working against it. It may also be too porous for the wallpaper to get a good bond with the surface underneath. However, if the ceiling tiles were very dense and sturdy and were primed first this idea may work. Sorry we could not give you a definite answer, but our product was not created or tested for this use. Best of luck on your decor project & please let us know how it turns out.

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    Billie Spencer

    April 4, 2015

    I bought rolls of your paintsble wallpaper from ltd dist and it csme with 12 disgramed pictures/instructions. But I am not clear on whst some of the disgrams mean. Do you have written instructions thst follow these diagrams?
    Thsnk you

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      April 6, 2015

      Hi Billie
      Thank you for reaching out & congratulations on selecting a paintable wallpaper! we are excited to hear how it turns out. We do not have any written instructions to send you but we do have a very helpful FAQ and How-To section on our website. Check out http://www.brewsterwallcovering.com/how-to-hang-wallpaper.aspx and http://www.brewsterwallcovering.com/faqs-wallpaper.aspx for lots of tips and videos on hanging wallpaper. If you are still having trouble, please call us at 800-366-1700 to speak to customer service about your specific questions. Thanks & best of luck on your decor project!