Walls are usually the first place we think of when hanging new decorations. That's where picture frames, murals and decorative lettering seem to belong, and many other decorations are also designed for wall-hanging. But walls aren't the only large area of the room you can decorate. Ceiling decorations can take the form of patterns, textures and colors that complement the rest to the room, or you can jazz-up a plain white ceiling by adding colorful decorations. This works particularly well in a child's bedroom or playroom, where the bright colors and cute decorations won't seem out of place.
Hanging mobiles are perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of ceiling decorations for a child's room. They are typically hung above a baby's crib, and work very well in a nursery. They are also useful for adding interest to the corners of rooms or hanging from high ceilings. Just make sure they're out of the way so adults walking through the room don't run into them.
Bugs-n-Blooms' mobiles feature butterflies, flowers, dragonflies, ladybugs and bees, and come in a total of 22 different styles, many with several color variations. All mobiles have 5 small decorations hanging from them, and measure 11 inches wide by 24 inches long. Available colors include pink, purple, green, blue and yellow.
All of Bugs-n-Blooms' 3-D hanging decorations can be used on the ceiling. The largest ones – like the x-large 18-inch butterflies and dragonflies, and the 16-inch flowers – work best on high ceilings or in large rooms. Smaller decorations, which range in size from 1 inch to 13 inches, look lovely arranged across most ceilings.
There are several ways to use hanging decorations on the ceilings. You can have a group of butterflies and dragonflies flitting across the top of the room, or ladybugs crawling around the fixture of a ceiling light. If you want a more elaborate ceiling decoration, you can paint a vine across the ceiling and hang flower decorations so they look like they are growing from the branches. Bumblebees match well with this design, since they will look like they are visiting the flowers.
Bugs-n-Blooms' vinyl decals are designed to adhere to walls, but they can also be used on certain ceilings. In order for the decal to stick to the ceiling, the surface must be smooth and clean. Textured ceilings will not work with decals. The best surfaces are smooth with flat, egg-shell or satin-finish paints, or sanded wood without lacquer. Clean the ceiling with plain, warm water using a damp sponge, and let it dry for 2 to 4 hours before hanging the decals.
Probably the best stickers for a ceiling are the insect, flower and cloud decals. These make it look like clouds are drifting across the sky, especially if the ceiling is painted blue, or like the little butterflies, ladybugs, dragonflies and bumblebees are flying or crawling around on the ceiling. They work well when paired with 3-D decorations, to add more variety to the ceiling décor.