Although your basement may have become home sweet home to mothballs and dust over the past several years, let’s face it- it’s still an integral part of your humble abode. If you’re an interior design addict who knows how to maximize your space, chances are you may have started a decorating project in order to transform your basement. This spring, use your talent for home décor to truly transition this underappreciated storage area into a shining space. As we step into the season ahead, here’s how to bring your basement from dusty and desolate to warm and welcoming.
Develop a beach inspired space with painted wooden walls and a rustic hammock: Even if you’re an urban trendsetter, escape to the beach this season by turning your basement into an island paradise. To truly redesign the space, incorporate coastal inspired style into your space with pale blue and faded white wooden walls. Meanwhile, a luxurious hammock and white wood paneled flooring helps to complete your bohemian chic and beachy décor.
Embrace modern style with sleek wooden flooring, neutral sofas and ivory walls: For decorating enthusiasts with a love of minimalism and classic comfort, converting your little-used basement into a welcoming sitting area can bring warmth to your home. Try updating the room with dark brown hardwood flooring, a small kitchen and cozy living room sofas. Neutral shades of grey, beige and white can also help to truly transform the space.
Create a guest bedroom with exposed brick walls, shades of snow white and lush greenery: If you find yourself constantly entertaining friends and family from out of town, transition a dingy basement into an ethereal guest bedroom. The look of edgy exposed brick walls in shades of stark white, paired with all-white décor, lends a heavenly touch to the area. Add a sleek bed with soft grey and white bedding, along with green plants for a contrasting springtime effect.
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Craft a welcoming home library with funky printed armchairs: For a perfect book nook and a hidden retreat, consider modifying your basement into a convenient and intimate space. Sleek hardwood flooring, or plush carpeting in grey tones and painted white shelves filled with books can immediately refresh the room. Meanwhile, comfy upholstered armchairs adorned with printed cushions can offer you a chance to escape and unwind right at home.