If you have a basement in your home, this is luxury! You can turn that extra space into almost anything: a game room, bar, kid’s playroom, home office, or even an extra bedroom. It can be for guests or if you are just looking for a quiet retreat. All you need is proper planning and smart decor and storage solutions. Don’t hesitate – darkness and moisture can be taken away!
Insulate well to make the bedroom cozy
Properly insulate the bedroom in the basement, otherwise you will not be able to sleep in the cold months. Since most basements only have bare concrete walls, you should opt for first-class insulation, even if it costs a little more. Adding some wooden panels is a good idea as wood is a wonderful insulator and will keep your room cozy and cozy even in the bleakest of winters. Good insulation also reduces the noise in the bedroom in the basement to a minimum.
Choose your bedroom style beforehand
Choose your bedroom style beforehand and start decorating accordingly. In this case, if it’s industrial you might not have to hide pipes, or if it’s rustic, opt for a cozy cabin style. In most cases, a quiet and nice basement room that looks clean and complete is the best idea.
Choose light and warm colors
Painting the bedroom in the basement is all about making the sleeper feel just as safe and relaxed as when sleeping in one of the other bedrooms in the house. Try to keep the background as neutral as possible and add an accent wall in warm hues to remove any drabness. Since most basements have little natural light, it’s also a good idea to paint the entire room a shade like golden yellow or cream for an inviting, warm look. Do not forget that light colors visually enlarge any room, and dark shades – on the contrary.
Add multiple layers of lighting
To chase away the darkness, combine multiple layers of light, but don’t be excessive as this is a bedroom where you will need some calm light most of the time. Choose bedside lights and use some fancy pendants to save valuable space.
Visually expand the space
Most of the cellars are rather small. To feel comfortable there, you need to apply something to visually expand the space. Bright colors help, vertical stripes or simple chevron patterns look trendy and chic. Mirrors are also a fun way not only to initiate an open roll call, but also to spread the light more evenly. Keep the room tidy to make it look more spacious.