Transform your ceiling into a work of art with these 20 DIY ceiling ideas. You’ll find creative ways to add visual interest to any space.
Are you tired of staring at your outdated popcorn ceiling? Do you want to add some personality and style to your fifth wall?
You’re in the right place! In this article, we have put together a list of 20 of the BEST DIY ceiling ideas that are the perfect way to spruce up any room in your own home.
Whether you’re looking for a great way to tackle a weekend DIY project, or just want to add a focal point to your space, these ideas are sure to inspire.
Unique Ceiling Design Ideas
An easy way to make a room feel larger is to add a design to the entire ceiling. It can make a huge impact, especially if you have a low ceiling.
Here are some options for different types of ceilings to get you started.
- different color painted ceiling – the easiest way to add so much character!
- tin ceiling tiles
- faux wood beams – a perfect choice for a vaulted ceiling
- wood paneling
- diy shiplap ceiling or bead board – a budget-friendly way to add impact to a plain ceiling
- crown molding or wood molding
- tray ceilings
- wooden planks
- coffered look
The best part is most of these ceiling inspiration projects can be completed with simple tools found at Home Depot, Lowes, or your local home improvement store.
It may seem like a daunting task but with the right installation materials, the job will be so much easier!
Quick tip: a paint sprayer will help save so much time! See this helpful article on how to use a paint sprayer.
So why not take advantage of that boring white ceiling above you and give it the attention it deserves? Let’s get started!
20 Beautiful DIY Ceiling Ideas You Can Try Today
Are you looking for basement ceiling ideas, or do you have a kitchen ceiling in need of a makeover? We've got you covered with ideas and inspiration for every type of ceiling!
Faux Coffered Ceiling
This DIY ceiling makeover uses beadboard and molding pieces to create the look of a coffered ceiling. It’s a simple way to add a little extra architectural interest to an otherwise drab ceiling.
Two Tone Closet with Painted Ceiling
One of the easiest ceiling projects to try is to use bold paint colors on the 5th wall as shown here in our closet. A dark color, or any solid color, really pops against white walls. You can even go bold by painting a black ceiling. This is a creative idea for small spaces.
DIY Shiplap Ceiling Tutorial
This home office makeover from Chelsea with Making Manzanita is a great example of how updating a home’s ceilings can create a huge impact on a finished space.
Kate Spade Inspired Striped Ceiling Tutorial
A great idea for a painted ceiling is to add stripes. It's best to paint one ceiling section at a time.
Beautiful Wallpapered Ceiling Tutorial
This stunning wallpapered ceiling from Heather with Heathered Nest adds so much drama to the room. The soft colors add a more subtle look perfect for a relaxing spa retreat!
DIY A Faux Wooden Ceiling Beam
Get the details for including a faux wooden ceiling beam to your room. A faux beam looks authentic and has the added benefit of being available in a variety of square foot sizes.
Faux White Moldings with a Pink Ceiling
Go bold with a bright and beautiful pink painted ceiling complete with faux white moldings.
Wood Herringbone Ceiling DIY
A wood herringbone ceiling is a good option for a living room, dining room, family room or any large space where you want to add impact!
Beautiful Ceiling Tiles Makeover
If you are looking for basement ceiling options to replace drop ceiling tiles, consider faux tin ceilings. This drop ceiling makeover is amazing!
Ceiling Mural Wallpaper DIY
This lovely wallpaper in a variety of colors creates that wow factor!
Basement Plywood Ceiling (that looks like wood paneling!)
If you have a low basement ceiling with not much natural light, adding a plywood ceiling is a great opportunity to update the lower ceiling and make the living area appear larger.
Painted Border in a Bedroom
A super simple way to add texture and dimension is to paint a border. This soft green color with gold trim is beautiful.
Install a Slat Ceiling in any Room
Get all the details on how to install a slat wood ceiling in your home. What a statement this makes!
DIY Herringbone Pallet Wood Ceiling
Using pallets to create a DIY herringbone wood ceiling is an inexpensive makeover that is surprsingly easy.
Painted Striped Ceiling
If you have a smooth ceiling surface, consider painting stripes. Add extra details with a unique light fixture.
Tips on Painted Ceilings
Here are some great tips and tricks on how to paint a ceiling.
Lovely Painted Ceiling Makeover
The walls in this lovely room are painted with Simply White and the ceiling is Skydive (both by Benjamin Moore).
Round Ceiling Molding Installation Tips
Adding a ceiling medallion to a room makes a statement and is super easy to install. Love the look with a brightly painted ceiling as shown in this bedroom.
DIY Starburst Ceiling Rose
Adding a mid-century style architectural feature to your home is a fun idea. There are so many different design styles you can incorporate.
Boys Room Inspired by the Outdoors
Imagine how happy kids will be waking up to a ceiling painted like the outdoors? This is so inspiring!
Which one of these ceiling treatments is your favorite? There are so many that I love. I see more ceiling makeovers in my future!
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