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5 Basement Decorating Ideas to Create a Multifunctional Living Space

5 Basement Decorating Ideas to Create a Multifunctional Living Space

Whether your basement is a small room or occupies the entire floor of your home, there are many options for using space effectively. Maximizing efficiency also means maximizing space, which can mean creating functional storage for decorations that are rarely used or adding family rooms that can be used. These basement decoration ideas offer a way to expand how you and your family live and use space.

First, think about what you need from the room. Do you want to place visitors outside the city in a comfortable living room, kick back with friends, or make the best children’s playroom? Whatever your desires and needs are, there are many decorating ideas to help you make it happen.

However, basements are often more difficult to renovate because they are often unfinished spaces. Regardless of how dark and predicting your space might be, we have several basement decorating ideas that will help you make the space you’ve been waiting for.


1. Decide What Layout Works Best

Once you know your budget and how you intend to use the space, determine a floor plan that will help you run it. If you want to make a living room, then you might also want to add a bathroom and need to plan it. If your space is large, you can divide it into rooms that serve different needs, whatever that is. If it’s small, you can still use it for several functions with proper planning.


2. Use Neutrals

Strong and bold colors attract attention by adding drama, but they also make the look and feel of space smaller. Using it in your basement might make the ceiling look lower and the walls feel like they are approaching. Instead it depends on neutral colors like gray, dark gray and white which make the space feel more expansive. Use similar colors for large furniture such as shelves, sofas, and tables. Add color and character to your accessories and covers, such as pillows, curtains, carpets, and vases.


3. Choose Open Concept

If your basement is on the smaller side, leave the area open by avoiding adding walls. Determine different spaces or zones by using colors and decorations so that your basement can serve various purposes well. For example, half of your basement can be an adult relaxation area if it is tethered by a comfortable cross-section area, large carpet area, and lighting with dimmer switches. The other half can be a craft area with a large and sturdy table, storage shelves, and brighter task lighting.


4. See the Light

Underground windows are often smaller than elsewhere in the house because the space is partially or completely underground. Lighting will not only make the room feel bigger, but bright light will cover the windows. Recessed lighting saves space even though you may not have ceiling (or budget) space to accommodate it. Instead, use wall sconces, table lamps and floor lamps. To reflect light, strategically hang a mirror indoors.


5. Create Storage Solutions

Although your basement might also have a higher purpose, this basement is often a public storage area. Insert shelves and cabinets and make sure the storage unit goes from floor to ceiling to ensure you get the most from your space. Buy furniture that has dual functions, such as a backrest with hidden compartments or a side table with drawers. Spend one end of your cellar to public storage by hiding the area with floor-to-ceiling walls of the same color as the surrounding walls.