Inspiring Design Ideas For Basements

It’s a shame to have a basement and only use it for storage. The fact is the basement is an extra room which could be used for something more productive and interesting. So treat like any other room of the house and start a makeover. Here are a few inspiring ideas you can try.

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Turn the bedroom into a social area. It could be the family room or just an extra lounge area where you can spend time with guests when you don’t want too bother those relaxing upstairs. Put some artwork on the walls and brighten up the space with some light paint.{found on mosaikdesign}.

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Make the most of the basement walls. For example, have some built-in shelving for storing books or displaying collections and you can even have a cozy reading nook built into one of the walls. Ideally it would be placed under the window, no matter how small that may be.

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Because the basement is not a particularly inviting space, you have to work extra hard to make it feel warm and welcoming. Adding a fireplace can definitely help but you can also achieve the same result by using the right materials. Cover the walls with wood panels or exposed brick for example.{found on birdseyebuilding}.

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Some wall decals can definitely change the ambiance in the basement. So find a design or a pattern that’s simple yet bold and cheerful and go with it. It might also help to choose an accent wall and paint it a funky color.{found on crbs}.

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The lighting also plays an important role in defining a space. Don’t let the basement feel like a dark and gloomy space. Create interesting visual effects with sconces on the walls as well as on the ceiling and keep the décor neutral.

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Of course, sometimes a darker décor can be exactly what the basement needs. If you wish to transform it into a base, create a comfortable ambiance with dark wooden panels on the walls, exposed beams on the ceiling and subtle mood lighting.{found on crisparchitects}.