While trying to decorate a basement, one may face a lot of problems. Basements are dreary and dark besides being quite difficult to decorate. But with the right colours, light and attention to detailing a basement can turn out to be as beautiful and stunning as any of the other rooms in one’s house. It can function as a recreation room, a bedroom, an office or a whole apartment, some of the following tips will help one to create a stunning basement:



1.     Create overhead beauty:

To decorate a basement, one should first be disappearing the ceiling by keeping its colour a low-key affair (it is not at all necessary to use a strong white). A pale tint of the wall colour can be used. If someone is hell-bend in using white, then off-white having a tinge of colour can be used. Busy patterns need to be avoided on the ceiling. The main aim is to keep it as simple as possible, which will enable the ceiling to appear higher.

2.     Colouring it sunny:

The basement gloom can be counteracted by choosing sunny, light colours from the warmer side of the colour wheel. If the colour seems to be too noisy, then one can select rich, light neutrals. Also, if one has covered the walls in cost-friendly dark wood panelling for convenience, then they can paint it with the right primer.

3.     Selecting the right floor:

For basement floors, ceramic tiles can be a great choice and are quite cheap (though it depends on the choice of tiles). Another popular of these being synthetic tile flooring, as little a moisture won’t be harming the material. For carpet, one should be choosing synthetic fiber for withstanding moisture. Same flooring should be used throughout the basement, as the continuity helps in increasing the space’s size.

4.     Furnishing it in their own way:

With humidity control and proper ventilation, the upholsteries should be right at home. If synthetic tile is not used on the floor, then as a precaution they should be using moisture-protection pads for their furniture.


Ample ceiling lighting should be provided with warm bulbs as these help to make the space look more appealing. It also eliminates the need for floor and table lamps that both physically and visually eats up space. One can choose pendant lamps or wall sconces for extra lighting.



5.     Choosing the wall materials:

Before finishing the basement walls, one should make sure that they are moisture-proof. Then they can add their finishing touches with inexpensive and popular wooden wallboard or panelling. Panelling can be applied quickly, whereas wallboard needs wall covering or painting which might be a bit time-consuming process. Panelling’s vertical lines help the ceiling to appear higher while wallboard is on the “versatile” side, as it can either be papered or painted.

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