We were hanging out at our friend Isabel Rowers’s room, watching as she decorated her room with an antique Japanese garland she’d found in a second-hand store. What we love, in addition to Isabel’s wonderful mashup of color and design, are the posters and photographs afixed to her ceiling with a staple gun.
So our frequent recommendation to LOOK UP, really yields a shift of view in Isabel’s room.
The question is: what view do you want to look at when you lie in bed?
Are for the practicalities. We’ve used a basic staple gun for this purpose. It shoots fine into drywall. We haven’t tried it in a plaster ceiling. When pulled out (with a plyers), the staples leave little holes that can be easily spackled and repainted. Or left. Most people don’t look up at a ceiling if nothing big draws there eye there.