Interior Design / October 16, 2018 / Nia Dozier.
Cellars or basements are no longer the dark, gloomy places filled with cobwebs that they once were. Today, more and more people are utilizing this space in a variety of creative and functional ways. Whether you're on a budget or not, here are a few easy ways of livening up your basement area.
Sports of Course
What better place for a sports room than in the basement where the gang can get rowdy and have a good time? Paint the basement in your favorite team colors, perhaps the ceiling in one color and the walls and woodwork or baseboards in another. Use coordinating accents, that as a fan you no doubt already have just sitting around collecting dust. "Pennants" can be cleverly painted onto walls and pictures from magazines can be artfully framed to add to the sporting theme. Coolers and sturdy ice chests can serve as beautiful seating areas and of course a place to keep beverages cold and on hand.
The basement can be the perfect hideaway for a crafter to create any number of spectacular things. If pottery is your forte, one area could design for the creation process with another corner for the painting and finishing areas. Alternatively, perhaps you enjoy quilting, in which case the walls could be painted in neutral colors and beautifully decorated with your finished pieces. What barriers could paint in favorite colors and decorations and accents should be the masterpieces that you've created. Cabinets and shelves can showcase your work and be functional as well by holding supplies and keeping things neat and tidy.
All in the Family
Basements are also great places for family rooms and are a place where everyone can go to relax and unwind. A stereo, a television with a DVD player and a few video games can be all it takes to offer something for just about everyone.
Consider this basement decorating idea - devote the entire space to just having fun! You could paint walls similar to all of your family's favorite board games. Monopoly pieces are simple, basic shapes and could draw onto paper. Using a light projector, you could then enlarge the image and paint it onto the wall. Paint an entire wall like one side of the board using a few colors and even, clean lines that are simple to achieve using painter's tape.
Make Your Laundry Exciting!
While that may sound ridiculous, doing laundry doesn't have to be the tedious, mundane chore it once was. A simple, but purposeful basement decorating idea is to devote the space to laundering, folding, ironing and mending clothes all in one area. Choose the colors and accents that you think will make the city the most appealing as well as functional. Set aside areas for folding clothing and consider stylish ironing boards that can be built right into the wall saving valuable floor space. Also be sure to add television and or stereo along with some personal touches to add to the overall appeal of the room.