DIY 3D Wall Paneling on Ceilings for an Easy Small Room Upgrade

As a new home owner, I am always on the lookout for home improvement projects.

Especially ones that are inexpensive, easy and quick to do, and give the biggest room transformation for the money and effort involved.

I am beginning to learn that it is sometimes the overlooked things – like ceilings, trim, baseboards, and the like – that are the magical element that make rooms feel special, and bring positive vibes to the setting of your home. And when huge remodeling projects are not possible or financially feasible, brightening up and personalizing the little details can make a world of difference.

Our tiny master bathroom is a great example. We do not have it in the budget to remodel the shower, toilet, sink, and floors just yet (though it is one of the bazillion things we have planned for the future!), but we decided to brighten up the space with 3D wall paneling from CSI Wall Panels.

CSI Wall Panels sells 3D plant fiber wall panels that are eco-friendly and come in a variety of shapes, styles, patterns, textures and colors. They can be painted into any color of your choice and their light weight and ease of install makes them a huge favorite among homeowners.

More About CSI Wall Panels

More about CSI Wall Panels from their website (CLICK HERE to visit):

We are one of the leading designers and manufacturers of decorative wall panels and offer a range of panels in varied styles, colors, patterns, materials and sizes. A one stop shop for interior and exterior wall panels for home and commercial spaces, CSI Wall Panels is committed to creating products which will have a positive impact in your home designs and on the environment.

WHY CSI

We know you want something different.

CSI is not a product, it is about service (relationship, partnership, etc.)

CSI is not a panel, it is about character (language to express)

CSI is not a wall, it is about a sense of space

Your specific project is unique. It is your vision, it is authentic. You deserve a design strategy that is equally unique. At CSI, we approach design and manufacturing differently, we look for people who want to see their vision take shape.

Clients like you give our work meaning and passion, our driving force.

Clients like you feed our process and define specific strategies to approach.

Clients like you will prove that our work will always be authentic. 

Clients like you inspire us with your stories, and particular experiences.

Our outcomes play a role in your business, from beginning to end, we design based on budget and delivery. The CSI process looks for ways to incorporate value and economic results. We are entrepreneurs as well as architects and designers. Results are important to us.

Our Experience with the CSI Wall Panels

First off, I have to say that this was just a fun project! The difference is so slight, but so huge at the same time. In just one day, it went from a boring ceiling in a tiny non-descript room, to a room with spark and charm and personality! These wall panels really inject energy into a room!

Just one box of 10 3D MDF wood fiber panels (27 square foot coverage) was enough to cover the ceiling of our little master bathroom. The panels come in a natural wood color, but are paintable.

Our tiny bathroom ceiling before the wall panels. BORING!

We used a combination of adhesive caulk and a nail gun to anchor these light weight panels to the ceiling. We had to cut down some panels to size, and then caulk / fill the corners and edges to cover the gaps before painting. We put on two coats of moisture resistant primer and paint, and TADA!!! Project, done!

The effect is wonderful, the panels pretty much enliven the room instantly. I also like the way the light plays off of these well designed 3D panels. The effect gives uniform depth to the room, and gives a craftsman appearance, and lends a calming atmosphere to the room.

I am also very happy with the fact that these panels are eco-friendly. CSI Wall Panels have multiple 3D wall panel designs to choose from that are created from raw fiber pulp materials that cause minimal or absolutely no damage to the environment.

Overall, these 3D wall panels are a very unique and easy way to change up the appearance of your walls or ceiling. They are a perfect weekend DIY home improvement project, providing a huge décor bang for your buck!

Our tiny bathroom with the wall panels installed. NOT boring anymore!!

If you are interested in checking out the selection of wall panels from CSI, CLICK HERE to stop by their website and have a look see at their collection. They have a very large selection of options to choose from, with panels that look like tile, wood, plastic, and more.

[Disclaimer: There are no affiliate links in this review. I am an independent product reviewer. I only review products I am truly interested in. I don’t accept payment for reviews. The products I take the time to jabber on about are either items I have personally purchased, or the product has been provided for review after me incessantly nagging for a sample. All of my reviews are unbiased regardless of how the item was obtained.]

Have you ever used wall panels for interior décor? Interested in using them someday? Share below!

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Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls.

Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

35 thoughts on “DIY 3D Wall Paneling on Ceilings for an Easy Small Room Upgrade

    • 9 January, 2017 at 4:19 pm
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      Right?!?!? I am anxious to get started on the rest of the room, but the ceiling is a great start!

    • 9 January, 2017 at 4:20 pm
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      Whaaaaat?!?! It was so plain before!!! haha. Looked like a trailer park bathroom, haha

  • 9 January, 2017 at 11:35 am
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    Looks interesting! And like an easy diy project!

    • 9 January, 2017 at 4:20 pm
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      It was crazy easy, though I can see it being a pain in the butt without a nail gun….

  • 9 January, 2017 at 11:57 am
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    I love how it turned out Gingi … it looks great. I’d still have to hire someone to put them up a’s I’m afraid of heights xox

    • 9 January, 2017 at 4:21 pm
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      I always make my husband do all these jobs for me, haha

  • 9 January, 2017 at 4:06 pm
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    Wall panels sound like they would be an easy way to transform the look of a space. Your bathroom turned out great!

  • 9 January, 2017 at 4:21 pm
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    This is something I would like to try! Great inspiration and thank you for the instructions! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

    • 9 January, 2017 at 4:24 pm
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      Fo sure!! Glad you like it and thanks for stopping by! <3

  • 9 January, 2017 at 8:25 pm
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    Wow what a cool product Gingi. Not ideal if the eciling is low (in my case) but it looks great in your place.

    • 10 January, 2017 at 2:03 am
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      Thank Evelyne, I am SO happy with how this turned out!

  • 10 January, 2017 at 12:52 am
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    I’ve never seen those before. They do add an interesting touch.

    • 10 January, 2017 at 2:04 am
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      Yeah, I love the depth they provide to the room!

  • 10 January, 2017 at 12:57 am
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    I’ve never used walled panels. What a cool look!

  • 10 January, 2017 at 2:38 am
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    Haha, I learned a lot about laying tile on this project that’s for sure! After a few wasted hours of fighting with tools and getting all the panels perfect, Buckley came over and made it look so simple! The actual install took just a few minutes after getting the panels cut to size, which he just cut down with an Exacto knife (unlike me, using a miter saw/ Dremel). Over all, very happy with how this turned out!

    • 10 January, 2017 at 2:42 am
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      Yeah, Buck is kind of our home improvement guru, isnt he? From my perspective = boys did things, worked on the project and it looks epic. ;-P

    • 10 January, 2017 at 2:42 am
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      Also! You did a great job sweetie pie.. thank you for being my husband of awesome! <3

  • 10 January, 2017 at 12:49 pm
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    I am not crafty at all, but dang, ya’ll did your thing! I love this project so much that I’m passing it on to my son who just bought a home and has been doing some redecorating. Kudos and HUGE Hugs

    • 10 January, 2017 at 4:27 pm
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      Awww, thanks for the share!!!! Glad you liked the post!

  • 10 January, 2017 at 1:20 pm
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    Gingi I love this home project!! Cutest ceiling tile ever. You are so right, it’s the small details that make a room. I’m thinking about putting this in my sunroom? The dated ceiling is SO ugly!! Thanks for sharing this with us. I’m going to share this on my RYG Facebook page cause I bet lots of people don’t know about it =)

    • 10 January, 2017 at 4:28 pm
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      Yay, thank you for the share!! I am now eyeing every other room in my house so similar upgrades, haha!

    • 11 January, 2017 at 6:06 pm
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      Yeah, it makes the room have so much more depth! We are super happy with it!

    • 11 January, 2017 at 6:06 pm
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      Yeah, I think we are going to do this in our bedroom next!

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