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Best Ceiling Wallpaper for a Kids Room!

Quickly after learning we were pregnant came mild hysteria of "oh snap! things need done", then realization that the endless to-do-list has some points which definitely need end dates. Like filling the nursery with all the right stuff, buying fans, brining the mini fridge upstairs, finding and installing a microwave that doubles as a vent for the stove, oh yea - a new vacuum, black out curtains, We should probably get a new mattress now too,  there has got to be more....

So we decided to take these seven months and turn the tasks into bite sized pieces of simple-yet-effective tasks, and go up and work down. This brings us back to wallpaper. Remember my obsession with wallpaper (here, here, and here)? It's still there. I have just quietly tucked it away in a dark corner waiting for an excuse to order the samples and get all loony again, and by George, I think we have a pretty valid excuse. Baby needs wallpaper. 

Our awesome and talented fried Duane painted this mural in the non-existent-then baby's room a few years back, so wallpaper on the walls isn't so much an option. 

So what about the ceiling? Yep, what about the ceiling?! I was on a hunt to find a patterned wallpaper that would actually work on a ceiling, and here is what I have narrowed it down to, assuming we have a boy.

We used this wallpaper in the Lake House downstairs bathroom (Emily took the photo on the right), and it turned out fantastic. Perhaps my favorite room in the house. Well, that and the kitchen. I have coveted this paper for years now (see wallpaper post links above!), and to see it freshly pressed against a wall was all I needed to kick-start my love affair again. See how good it looks?

Gosh darnit Julia Rothman, you know how to make wallpaper I like. I think this wallpaper works for a ceiling because the scale is perfect, the white space is perfect, and even if the birds are all flying in the same direction, I don't think that will translate weird on a ceiling. 

$125 a Roll at Hygge and West, tons of color options available.

I kinda love this image, but it messes with my spit personality disorder. I really dig the monochromatic thing Restoration Hardware has going on in all the kids rooms. They looks so cozy and clean and perfect. Then I get caught up in something fun and warm like this. Those yellow stripes do it for me, and as I searched online - I found you get can similar wallpaper super cheap. Like $19 a roll cheap. Am I a serious and strict mom or am I a cool and trendy mom? Decisions, decisions...

I love everything about this for a kids room ceiling. The scale is perfect. The non commitment to a color story is perfect for an ever changing room. It's cool, but I don't think it's so trendy you'll get sick of it by Fall. I am scared to get a quote. If it's cheaper than a unicorn, I'll consider it.


I like this guys too simply because it's so simple and imperfect. All Modern has it at $149 a roll, which puts it slightly above most wallpapers I like. I don't think I will be running to buy this one first, but I do think it would look cool on a ceiling, somewhere.

Trove released this wallpaper a few years ago and I was in love then, and I still am now. I think it would work well on the ceiling. I have no idea how much it costs a roll, and I know the rule in life is - If you have to ask, you can't afford it. So I am scared to ask because I really love it. I am sure I will rationalize that a ceiling is just one wall, and it will be so worth it and we will keep it there forever and ever. Also, if I want to over do it like I tend to do, I can buy the matching window film and totally freak out kid out. 

So those are my top five picks for ceiling wallpaper that I think would work well in a boys room, or any kids room for that matter. I imagine it's a real pain to hang, and I am sure Joey is really excited about that task. Which do you like best? Is the last one a little to Hitchcock? Is the first one too over done?