If you find yourself in a windowless cocoon of your basement and feel that there is no other way to live like a burrowing mole then there is. There are a number of ways in which you can brighten the darkest of the basement spaces. With a few creative ideas you will be able to enjoy a bright and cheerful basement in no time.
Use bright colours in decorating your basement. Just like natural light, the brighter and saturated the colour the better it will be. Nice bright tones on walls, rugs and even large furniture will make the room cheerful and will create a fresh and bright atmosphere.
Embrace an open floor plan. Even with a room that has no windows an expanded floor plan will make the room brighter and the space look bigger. You will love the extra living space to enjoy with your family and friends.
Many basements have lower ceilings so hanging pendant lights and chandeliers can create a problem. Selecting recessed lighting and adding in floor and table lamps or wall scones will provide enough light.
Continue the rest of the style in your house for consistency. The seamless the transition from your upper floors the more cheerful your basement will appear.
Basements are also considered to be a private getaway for family. Create a bright and cheerful space for this matter. Furnish the basement in such a way that it becomes a fun place to gather. Include places for hanging out, reading, playing games and watching television. Create a venue where the inherent purpose is to enjoy each other’s company!