8 Inexpensive Ways to Add Interest to Your Ceiling!

1. Stenciled Ceiling

Stenciled Ceiling

When we moved into our home, the master bedroom was the first room I decorated. I stenciled a damask pattern on the ceiling for added drama, and I really can't imagine the room without it! You can buy large scale wall stencils to make the process go faster. I have a tutorial on my blog, Not Just A Housewife, that shows you how.

2. In Small Doses

In Small Doses

Don't want to stencil an entire ceiling? Why not just stencil around the light fixture! It can be as fancy or as rustic as you want. I love the subtle feel of this black faded paint on the warm wood ceiling. You can see more of this home by ReFresh Homes on the blog Thistlewood Farms.

3. Seeing Red

red and pink room

Do you want to make a statement? This bold red ceiling does just that. In on afternoon you can change the whole feel of your room just by adding some paint in an unexpected place.

4. Soft and Soothing

Soft and Soothing

You don't have to choose a bold color to make a big impact. This soothing blue is perfect for a tranquil bedroom. Can you image waking up to this gorgeous ceiling by Karah from The Space Between every morning?

5. Checkerboard


Black-and-white checkerboard floors are a classic for kitchens. I decided to add that same pattern not to the floor but to my ceiling! At first I worried it would feel too busy, but it adds just the right amount of visual interest without taking over the whole room. You can see more of my kitchen space over on my blog.

6. Stripes


Stripes are another classic pattern, and they make a fun statement on a ceiling. If you used a laser level and had someone help with the taping, it would be a pretty easy DIY. You need to see this whole bedroom over on Project Nursery. It is darling!

7. Wood-Grain Wallpaper

Wood Grain

This wood grain wallpaper is fabulous! It is perfect for this rustic nursery by Autumn of Design Dump (photographed by Sarah Boulter). It also would look good in practically any room of the house.

8. Playful Birds

Playful Birds

How charming is this kid space? I love all the details but the bird wallpaper on the ceiling certainly makes this space truly special. This space was designed by the talented deign team at House of Jade.


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