The wallpaper I had been eyeing for Greta’s room went on sale a couple weeks ago and I snatched enough to wallpaper her entire room! Eeee! It arrived over the weekend and I can barely wait to get it hung. We’ll get to the choice and all the runner ups in a minute, but there are a few things on my to-do list before wallpapering, mainly paint. Paint the trim, Paint the ceilings, paint the doors! Painting is so much easier before wallpaper is up and you have to suddenly be very careful where stray paint strokes go. (Highly considering swapping out the carpet first, too) The other task–smooth out part of the slanted part of the ceiling on the sides so we can attach wallpaper to the surface.
The slanted portion of the wall/ceiling is currently textured as a part of the ceiling in here. And after a lot of thinking, we’ve decided to smooth is out and make it part of the walls. We polled our Instagram audience about whether or not the wallpaper needed to go all the way up the slanted portion of the ceiling to meet the flat, or if it should stop short of the arch and it was split but leaning towards stopping short.
I started hunting for inspiration and an answer and the truth is–BOTH WORK AND BOTH WAYS ARE ACCEPTABLE. As with most design decisions within your home, there is not an absolute right or wrong answer. In my search, I found so many fun options and examples:
1. This clean-lined room by Caitlin Wilson got so much personality from wallpaper!
2. This fun, attic guest room (found here) wallpapered all the walls and ceiling!
3. Addisons Wonderland wallpapered just the ceiling and planked the walls!
4. This charming room skipped wallpaper on the back wall in favor of built ins–dreamy!
5. Amber Interiors wallpapering the slant effortlessly.
Ultimately (after scrolling through all of the inspiration shots that have gone before us–like way, way more than I put here), we realized that wallpaper all the way up the arches would make the room look taller. Even at its highest point — the room is not eight feet and I think this wallpaper will help draw the eyes up!
Greta requested flowers or animals, and we wanted something with a neutral palette to grow with her. We landed on this whimsical floral paper (from here!) that’s going to add so much life to her room!
We also checked out (and seriously loved) all of these options:
Can you picture it?? I keep squinting at it like it is going to magically be on all the walls, but I am definitely motivated to paint everything now! Can’t wait to take you along for the ride!
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