Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ceiling Love

I'll admit that I've never given much thought to ceilings. Slap a coat of flat white paint up there and call it a day. Or if you're feeling brave, take your wall color and cut the intensity is half (or even 3/4 and use that). Nothing too exciting, that's for sure. But after hearing wallpapered ceilings mentioned on The Skirted Roundtable and seeing the picture above (from Apartment Therapy, I was intrigued and started digging through my inspiration folder.

Paint is definitely a common choice for ceilings. Using a vivid color or painting a pattern really draws attention.

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Wallpaper on the ceiling definitely makes a dramatic impact. Not all wallpapers work well on the ceiling, however. You want to look for a paper that has a non-directional pattern.

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Of course, in the right setting, a wood ceiling, either beamed or panelled, is absolutely stunning.

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