When I was ordering wallpaper samples for Faye’s room, I made sure to include a few options that I could consider for Polly’s ceiling. Wallpaper on the ceiling isn’t super common, and it’s not everybody’s cup-of-tea, but we had already installed the vertical paneling in her room and I really wanted to give the ceiling a splash of something special.
I wanted something simple and warm with maybe a metallic and when I saw Farrow & Ball’s Brockhampton Star (in the color BP 515), I could envision it in her room so clearly. It has a beautiful cream background with gold metallic stamped on it. I threw a little mood board together to see how it would work with the other piece and it paired perfectly with the fabric I had pulled for her curtains.
Nailing down that wallpaper, really launched another huge decision into action. Paint color. If you’ve been following along, you know that we painted Polly’s room a deep plum purple color over the holidays and this was such an easy decision to make, based on yellow and purple being complimentary colors. They simply bring out the best in each other.
The ceiling had a pretty heavy texture, and it needed to be prepped before installation. Prepping for wallpaper can take some time but it’s a necessary step to getting your wallpaper to stay properly. A quick skim coating, and primer was all it needed, and before we knew it our wallpaper guy was installing.
My favorite thing about wallpaper is that it is such an immediate transformation to a space–no matter what plane it’s on! I personally prefer a smaller, repeated pattern on a ceiling and I love how this paper warms up the whole space.
Here’s a few other wallpapered ceilings I have saved (and a round-up of my favorite ceiling wallpapers below, too!)
Isn’t it fun to see a little pattern when looking up? Here’s a few more favorite papers to get the look:
1. Nuvolette Wallpaper
2. Cole & Son Alma Buff & Gold Wallpaper
3. Schumacher Asara Flower Indigo Wallpaper
4. Schumacher Mayla Damask Straw Wallpaper
5. Harmony Wallpaper
6. Sophia Paisley Print Wallpaper
7. Norah Geo Print Wallpaper
8. Addison Block Print Wallpaper
9. Ralph Lauren Scrimshaw Floral Twine Wallpaper
10. Rylee + Cru Sparrow Wallpaper
11. Sisal Textured Wallpaper
12. Demi Floral Stripe Wallpaper
13. Petite Fleur Wallpaper
14. Groundworks Graffito Linen/Onyx Wallpaper
15. Brunschwig & Fils Brunschwig Plaid Dove/Mocha Wallpaper
16. Avery Double Stripe Wallpaper
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