5 Achievable Do It Yourself Basement Ceiling Ideas

Are you considering adding a little something to your basement ceiling? Do you want to do it yourself but don’t quite know how much you can achieve on your own?

Trust me, we’ve all been there. For that very reason, we have curated a list of simple and achievable do-it-yourself basement ceiling ideas that will help you figure out what you want to do to make your ceiling look great.

The best part? You can do it all by yourself!

Exposed Wooden Beams

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Something about this ceiling is extremely cottagecore. The exposed wooden ceiling beams add a lovely texture and shape to the basement room. The brown color also wonderfully complements the earthy blue and brown tones of the room.

This is simple as you only need to focus on the core structure of your ceiling. You can also hang a lamp or some lights.

Maintaining a Low Profile

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We love the idea of using profile sheets to make a low ceiling. These sheets are easy to find and install, adding an industrial and modern contrast to an otherwise cozy and toned room.

This ceiling interestingly goes well with the different brown, red and white patterns of the room. The hanging fan and children’s swing add a nice personal touch as well.

Smooth Plywood

This smooth and simple plywood ceiling adds a nice elegance to this room full of pastels. Easy to cut up and install, plywood can be a great way to spruce up your ceiling and make it look like well-finished paneling.

The symmetry of the ceiling also works really well with the warm organization and soft colors of the rest of the room.

Smart and Stylish

The wood and corrugated metal work surprisingly well together, adding a smart and decidedly modern look to the room. The profile sheets complement the abundant wood in the room pretty well, making the ceiling stand out naturally.

This is a really clever way to make your basement ceiling look cool. The installed lights can also add a warm glow.

Monochrome White Planks

This monochrome white room is only enhanced by the painted white wooden planks of the ceiling. This is an easily achievable task that adds elegance to the room.

The uniform white color is made to stand out even more with occasional pops of earthy brown that give the room an overall organic and natural appeal while maintaining a comfortable vibe.


We have now seen some great achievable do-it-yourself basement ceiling ideas that you can easily apply to your own basement room. If you enjoyed this list as much as we did, do feel free to leave behind a comment below to tell us your thoughts.

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