Is it ok to put border up when there is cove molding?

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My bedroom has cove molding at the ceiling. I want to add color to it by putting up a wallpaper border. My son says it isn't done????
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 19, 2015
    If you want to add color to your bedroom why not paint one wall as a accent instead of wallpaper.
  • Lizabethgray Lizabethgray on Oct 19, 2015
    Why not use an accent color on the molding or a wash? You could continue the color onto the ceiling if it struck your fancy.
  • Shari Shari on Oct 19, 2015
    While the use of wallpaper borders are not extremely popular right now, they are still obviously sold (and used by some). I don't understand why the cove molding would present any problem or should prevent you from using a border. When wallpaper borders were in their hay day, borders were placed below crown moldings and above chair rail moldings. When we bought our house, one bedroom did have a lighthouse wallpaper border butted up next to a narrow trim piece of cove molding. I didn't keep the border because it did not fit my vision for that bedroom but I didn't see (then or now) that the cove molding detracted from the border, or visa-versa. (Photo attached below.) If you want a wallpaper border, it's YOUR bedroom. Wallpaper borders are inexpensive, easy to hang, easy to remove if the wall is prepped properly, and not a lifetime commitment. Go for it!
  • Cathy Soukup Cathy Soukup on Oct 19, 2015
    Just so long as you hang the border below the cove, it should look fabulous. In fact, leaving a space of 3-6 inches between cove and border can enhance the effect.
  • Pat whitmus Pat whitmus on Oct 19, 2015
    The cove itself can be painted...
  • Candace P Candace P on Oct 19, 2015
    I would tape it up on the wall to see how you like it. If you do go for it. I have been looking at wallpaper borders myself.
  • Marilyn Marilyn on Oct 20, 2015
    Two pale shades of your favorite colors...