Today, there are SO MANY beautiful options for cheap ceiling ideas. Here’s 20 of my favorite stylish and inexpensive ceiling covering ideas!
Cheap Ceiling Ideas, You’ll Love!
Recently, a friend asked me for some ideas for what she can do about her old basement ceiling tiles. So, I started to scour the internet for nice ceiling coverings.
I was surprised to see all of the stylish new drop ceiling panel designs. I mean, some of them look like high-end wood trim, sleek hotel panels, or expensive copper tin ceilings. They’re seriously beautiful.
And, most of those ceiling panels can be glued directly to a ceiling. So, if you don’t have a drop ceiling grid already, you don’t have to install one.
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So, in this post I’ve rounded up 20 of my favorite cheap ceiling ideas for basements, offices, game rooms, or any room you’d like to use ceiling panels in.
And, after this list, I’ve got a few other cheap ceiling ideas, in case you want to upgrade your ceiling without using ceiling panels. Let’s get to it.
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Inexpensive Ceiling Covering Ideas on Amazon
What Are Other Ceiling Covering Alternatives
Here’s are more great ceiling covering alternatives.
I recently installed shiplap on my kitchen ceiling. It was a HUGE style upgrade and it was a great way to Cover A Textured Ceiling.
I’m a big fan of a peel and stick wallpaper ceiling. The right wallpaper can turn any room from drab to gorgeous! You can see a great example of wallpaper on a ceiling in 36 Great DIY Ceiling Makeover Ideas.
3. Tongue And Groove
Tongue and groove boards are similar to shiplap, but they have a pretty v-groove detail where they join together. I use a slim version of v-groove on my back porch. But the full-sized boards look better indoors.
Another great ceiling covering alternative is beadboard. The 4×8 sheets can cover a large area quickly. And, they’re pretty cheap compared to shiplap or tongue and groove.
I like the look of large beadboard squares with 1×4’s covering the gaps between the boards. Then you can top that look off with something like this DIY Two Piece Crown Molding.
5. Coffered Ceilings
A coffered ceiling can be done so many ways. From the traditional, deep beams and crown boxes to the flat coffered ceiling design I used in my Dining Room.
I left the original ceiling exposed in my room. But, you could easily use beadboard or flat plywood in the squares, to hide a ceiling.
6. Ceiling Panels
There are so many options these days when it comes to pre-made ceiling panels. They come in tons of styles, colors, and material options. Scroll up to see 20 of my favorite.
7. Drop Ceilings
And, last but not least, you can still install a drop ceiling to cover an ugly ceiling or pipes. In fact, drop ceilings these days can be quite stylish and low cost.
If you already have a drop ceiling, you can also replace your old, yellowed drop ceiling panels with these stylish new versions.
How Do I Cover Up A Bad Ceiling?
There are a ton of great ways to cover up a bad ceiling. For example, you could install shiplap, tongue and groove, wallpaper, beadboard, a coffered ceiling, PVC ceiling panels, or a drop ceiling.
Scroll up to see some beautiful ceiling panels on Amazon.
That’s it for this list of the inexpensive ceiling covering ideas, guys. Check out the following posts for more low budget ceiling ideas.
- How To Cover A Textured Ceiling With Beautiful Shiplap (With Easy Steps & Video)
- Easy DIY Coffered Ceiling Idea: Simple, Low Profile Design (Steps And Video)
- Best Ceiling Paint Finish: Flat vs Eggshell Sheen Results
- 15 Best Ways To Make An Old Ceiling Look Better: Easy, Cheap And Pretty Ideas
- 36 Great DIY Ceiling Makeover Ideas: Designs From Easy To Just WOW!
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Feeling inspired? Now that you’ve seen my picks for low budget ceiling ideas, I hope that helped you find an idea you’ll love.
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