Look up. See white?
If yes, you are missing a huge opportunity to make a bold statement for minimal effort. The Victorians understood that the ceiling was as important as the walls and floor. A ceiling is a blank canvas framed by the walls. Leaving it white is a waste of the room’s decorative potential. Here’s why:
1. Ceilings have a decorative function; they literally can raise the roof. Decorated ceilings can lift a room’s perceived height.
2. Like a carpet, a decorated ceiling can pull together all decorative elements (furniture, painting, window treatments, etc.).
3. It can be a high impact-low cost strategy to decorate a room.
To wallpaper a ceiling you use less than one-third of the wallpaper needed to cover the walls. Mixing and matching striped wallpaper for borders is a way to define various fields of color within the room without the cost of decorative paint. Above is a Victorian wallpapered ceiling. Take a decorating tip from the Victorians and raise the ceilings in your home.
Don’t forget to look up!