Is there a way that I can cover up the ceiling of my basement? :)

I rent a home with an unfinished basement. It's such an eye sore. Are there any ideas you can suggest as to perk it up? Coverage of approx. up to 1200 sq. feet basement ceilings. Thank you!

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  • Karen J Karen J on Sep 23, 2017
    I had a friend who stapled up drop cloths to the ceiling rafters in his basement. Made it feel cozy.
  • Touchedpainter Touchedpainter on Sep 23, 2017
    A lot of people have stapled cloth.

  • I painted the ceiling in my basement with inexpensive flat black paint. Not only did it cover everything It is the same appearance as a night club.
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Sep 23, 2017
    white muslin staple on
  • PJ Wise PJ Wise on Sep 23, 2017
    Drop cloths are large, bright and affordable. You could be artistic and paint sky, birds, tree canopies or just allow it to be there.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Sep 23, 2017
    Check with the owner or the management company before you do anything in a rental. Even though you may only be stapling something up, you are still putting holes in the wood. Maybe he would be willing to do something in the basement if you help and put in some sweat equity. Just a suggestion. I rented a huge early 1900's house for about 15 years and the owner told me to treat it like it was my house, even putting veggie garden in back yard, but the management tried to charge me to take out the garden after I moved out.
  • Fix It Jen Fix It Jen on Sep 25, 2017
    Check with the landlord, but just spray painting it a light color helps. If not, I like the cloth idea or you can try those styrofoam ceiling tiles.