Few places inspire images of romance, class, and beauty like the great city of Paris, France. Think aged buildings, gold, painted ceilings, a wealth of antiques, and an attitude of gracious living. Parisians have turned everyday living into an art form.
Designer Betty Burgess created this room, inspired by her clients’ years living in France.
This gorgeous hand-painted ceiling graces the ceiling of a private dining room in Paris.
Adding details that evoke thoughts of Paris takes only a bit of imagination. Look for prints, accessories, and antiques to evoke emotions and thoughts of Paris.
There’s no hard and fast rule that says wallpaper can only go on your walls. Applying wallpaper to the ceiling instead adds color and interest to an often-ignored part of the room. Most people spend a lot of time considering how they want to decorate their floors and walls but neglect the ceiling. Think of it as a potential canvas, blank and usually bare of obstacles. Why leave it white and bare when we have access to an infinite world of wall coverings that work just as well on a ceiling?
Here, a colorful striped paper on the ceiling of a nursery gives warmth to the black and white color theme.
This bedroom ceiling, with its pressed metal style wallpaper, has a stunning, classic look that works perfectly with the room’s interesting architectural elements.
This starry paper makes a lovely bedroom ceiling for a child or teen to fall asleep under.
Applying wallpaper to a ceiling isn’t only beautiful, but can be functional as well. It’s an easy solution to cracked paint or other flaws that paint alone can’t cover. If the idea of papering the ceiling of a large bedroom or living room is too intimidating, consider a smaller space like a stairway, closet, or bathroom.