Whenever I want inspiration, I open my "Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book," published in 1961. Boasting over 300 color illustrations, the guide mixes amazing photos of mid-century modern spaces with practical advice that still holds true almost fifty years later.
Today I'll point your attention to the idea of patterning ceilings. As Better Homes & Gardens points out, wallpaper on ceilings is smart when you want to lower a too-high ceiling or call attention to an unusual shape. I would also add that wallpapering a ceiling adds an unexpected twist to any room and asserts a confident design aesthetic. Depending on the style paper, the effect can range from edgy/cool to traditional/formal. But no matter the aesthetic, ceiling wallpaper declares that you care about your space and demonstrates that you will make sassy choices to enliven it. Remember: no risk no reward!