Perk Up Your Ceiling With Metallic Polka Dots

polka dots on ceiling

Look up. What do you see? Chances are it’s a boring, white ceiling. Not to worry. Here’s an easy project by Jen Jafarzadeh L’Italien of The Haystack Needle that will add some flair to your bare fifth wall in no time. This project is great for kids’ rooms and renters, because the contact paper is easy to remove.

polka dot ceiling

Before you begin, you’ll want to clean the surface you’ll be working with. A damp cloth should do the trick, but make sure your ceiling is completely dry before you start sticking.

Check out 6 Ways to Perk Up Your Ceiling on for more fifth-wall projects.


Step 1

 Open Gallerypolka dotsCut your polka dots from the contact paper using a large circle cutter.

Step 2

 Open Gallerymeasure dotsMeasure the distance you want between dots, and create tape flags on a piece of string, marking the distance. Hold up the string and make a pencil mark at each tape flag for the center of the dot.

Step 3

 Open Gallerypolka dot ceilingPeel off the back of the contact paper and stick each polka dot on the pencil marks. Smooth air pockets with your hand.



  • Metallic contact paper
  • String
  • Tape


  • A large circle cutter
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencils
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I’m a Senior Editor for with a short attention span for craft projects. As a former food and travel writer, I enjoy creating things that provide instant gratification ...

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  1. SumnersAC says:

    Oh nice interior design.. I'm just wondering if where is the air condition located and i can see that the ambiance is very fresh.

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