Wallpaper implies by its name that it is only meant to be applied to walls and, of course, that is where we usually see it. However, there are embossed and ‘tin look’ wallpapers available that are paint-able and that provide a nice textural interest on the ceiling.
Installation is the challenge! Years ago, when my children were young, my son wrote an essay for his English class entitled,”When your Mother starts wallpapering the ceiling, run away from home.” I have learned a few tricks since then. The most important one being, apply the paste to the ceiling directly. In fact, this is now, how I hang all wall papers. There is no messy water tray, the paper goes on smoothly, and matching patterns is easier. So don’t be daunted! Click Next to learn how to wallpaper the ceiling (the easy way).