Is your basement boring? Does it make you depressed to go down there? Well, there is hope!! With some thoughtful planning you can change from boring to beautiful and make this a room everyone enjoys using! It doesn't matter if it's a bonus room for your kids to hang out or an exercise room for yourself - it can be done!
I love this basement picture for two reasons - it looks great but more importantly it is a typical basement! Note the ceiling and lack of windows!! This could be a dreary room (most are!) but look how inviting it is! In decorating this area the priority is to keep things light! Notice the colors of the walls and ceiling. The ceiling is great - they painted it a light color AND they did not do an expensive tile ceiling. This helps give extra height to the room which helps make the room feel better! The walls have been sheetrocked so you get rid of that ugly concrete and the floor has been carpeted with a light color. All this brightness allows you to bring in fun "pops" of color with the sofa and chair. Another note - make sure you have great lighting - the ceiling cans are very important in keeping dreariness at bay!
I hope you are now ready to tackle your basement! Yes, you can go from dreary to fun! Let me know how you do! j