I’ve been preaching for years (15 years, to be exact)…”Don’t neglect the nursery ceiling.”  Many will say that the ceiling is your “fifth wall” and should never be neglected. I tend to agree and rarely do I allow a plain white ceiling to appear in one of my designer nurseries. After all, a baby spends most of his or her time on his back looking at the ceiling so why not make it colorful and interesting.

However, we must be certain not to overwhelm the room and to give the eye a place to rest. With wall paper, chevron stripes, etc..becoming very popular on nursery walls, we also need to be sure that we don’t get too busy in the room either. If your baby’s walls have a decorative paper or stripe, then add a solid color to the ceilings. I recommend something other than white whenever possible. For example, if your walls are painted with stripes, take a color from the stripes and put on ceiling to accentuate, but not overwhelm the space.

Enjoy these samples of fun nursery ceilings.

Fiber Optic Stars in Ceilng, Apartment Therapy

Striped Ceiling, The Bump

Wall Paper on Ceiling with Solid Walls

Paisley Wall Paper on Nursery Ceiling

Moldings, Ceiling Medallion, Pennant Design, Jack and Jill Interiors

Blue Chevron Nursery Ceiling, Project Nursery

Pink Ceiling AND Moldings, Beautiful Habitat


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About Sherri

A pioneer in the field of nursery design, Sherri Blum, CID, has more than fifteen years of experience in creating memorable, one-of-a-kind nurseries and children's rooms. Showcased through her design firm, Jack and Jill Interiors, Sherri's oft-touted, distinctive and inspiring nurseries have earned her an esteemed reputation as the premiere "designer of choice" not only for celebrity clients, but also the family next door. Sherri’s own line of nursery wall art, rugs and clocks are available through various licensors and have been featured in Bellini stores across the country. Sherri currently resides in beautiful rural PA with her husband, Eric and their children, Luke, Ethan, Madison and Hannah.
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One Response to The Fifth Wall, Decorative Nursery Ceiling Ideas

  1. Stacie Dale says:

    Beautiful rooms with perfect ceilings! I love a patterned ceiling in a bedroom or bathroom.

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