Wallpapering a ceiling can be difficult but, with the right preparation, you can transform your ceiling and the entire room into a work of art. Just follow these steps.
Remove any ceiling light fixtures. Take off the shade and unscrew the light bulbs. Unscrew the fixture and disconnect the wires. Use masking tape to cover the hole left in the ceiling from the fixture.
Paper the Ceiling - Apply the wallpaper to the ceiling. Carefully stand on a ladder. To be safe, have someone hold the ladder in place for you. Have someone hand you the wallpaper. Starting in a corner of the room and one or two inches down on the wall, place the paper on the wall. Try to match the patterns of adjacent wallpaper. Press the paper flat against the wall and ceiling with a soft brush or squeegee. Work out any bubbles. Make sure the wallpaper is tightly pressed into the corners of the wall and ceiling. To help the process along, have your partner use a broom to place the wallpaper on the ceiling ahead of you.
Cover the entire ceiling by repeating the steps above. Press the seams of the wallpaper flat with a paint roller or a rolling pin.