Look Up! — Decorating Ideas for Your 5th Wall (The Ceiling)

When thinking about decorating, many homeowners don’t even consider their ceilings, but did you know, many designers actually call this the “fifth wall.” A creative ceiling can completely change the look of a room, taking a space from so-so, to outright stunning. Plus, it’s a relatively inexpensive way to change a room with bold paint colors, striking wallpaper, or intricate textures. Read on for a few ideas to bring some additional design elements into your home.


By painting your ceiling, you can achieve a different overall feel for your room. Painting the ceiling dark will make the room feel more cozy and can help a large room feel more intimate, while going light will make the room feel larger.


Wallpaper is making a comeback after several decades, and is an easy way to incorporate a patterned design to a room.


By either exposing or adding beams you add character, warmth, and a rustic feel, and makes pretty much any room feel more inviting.

Reclaimed wood

New peel and stick reclaimed wood panels make it easy to add a modern farmhouse feel. And nothing adds coziness and warmth to a home like reclaimed wood.  


Peel and stick tiles open up your opportunities for colors and patterns, and make it relatively easy to get the look you want. Consider this look in bathrooms, hallways or dining rooms.


The possibilities are endless with stenciling! Use any pattern and color you like to add pops of design to your entire ceiling, or just in select areas.