5 Quirky Ceilings

With so many options for patterned rugs, flooring and wallpapers, it’s high time our ceilings gained some attention, right? Here are five rooms that pack a serious punch from above:

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First things first — by far the easiest way to freshen up a ceiling is with a bold coat of paint. Doesn’t this bedroom ooze with personality?

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Can’t settle on a color you love? Add visual interest by hanging a statement item from above, like this worn canoe attached to a wooden cathedral ceiling.

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Salvaged beadboard takes an average ceiling up a few notches and creates a cozy, stylish space.

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With two paint colors a steady hand, you can create a patterned statement in any space. I love the look in a small entryway as pictured above.

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A gold leaf ceiling screams culture and sophistication. For a less expensive technique, try a metallic wallpaper.

Which is your favorite? Tough to choose, yes?

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Why Don’t You…?

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… decorate with hundreds and hundreds of old postcards?

In junior high, I vowed to save every piece of mail I’d ever received. Pen pals were all the rage, so after a few short years, I’d gathered quite the collection of XOXO’s and WBS’s (write back soon, for those of you who aren’t hip to pen pal lingo). And on one steamy summer day, I wallpapered my entire bedroom with letters from my childhood.

My mother wasn’t happy, but I remember the inspiration I gained from glancing up to see handwritten scrawls, doodles and photos from my favorite friends. And now that my mother doesn’t call the shots, I’m happy to say I’d gladly tackle that same wall installation in my current bedroom.

If, of course, people actually wrote letters now. I suppose printed emails don’t have quite the same charm?

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