Small Basement, Big Style - How To Decorate Your Small Basement

Lee Dobbins

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When it comes to family entertainment there's no substitute for your basement so it's no wonder you want it to have terrific decorating style. But it can be difficult to make small areas look big on style. Here are some tips for decorating a small basement to have a big impact.

You need to make sure to decorate in keeping with the size of your space. If your basement is cluttered, this will tend to make it seem smaller so you ought to stay away from styles that have a lot of knick knacks.

Another consideration for decorating a small basement is to be mindful of where the furniture is going to be in the room. If you want a design which looks inviting plus enhances your life, think about employing the ideas of Feng Shui when decorating your basement. Making certain doorways are clear of furniture should help make it seem more spacious. Plus, if you can focus the eye on the larger pieces like a big TV or entertainment unit, it may help the room seem more spacious.

Think of furniture and accessories you may include in your room design which will help to maximize space in the basement. A sharp modern or Zen like interior design style can work good since it will be less cluttered hence making the room appear more spacious. No matter what you go with, don't forget to be positive you like it, this is a great space for family games and entertainment.

Try to keep your accessories and furniture in the small size range. One means to maximize space is to have a couch with chair, as opposed to big sectional which will give the illusion of more space but still allow plenty of seating. However you don't have to stick with all small items in your basement, selecting some larger pieces will add unique charm to the room, so in combination with the minimal seating, match it with a big screen TV- this can add interest and also make the room appear larger also.

Pick out the color palette for the basement carefully for certain colors can help make it look more open. You've possibly heard that light colors make a room look less small and dark colors make it appear smaller, but it's really a bit more involved than that. You can dispense with that boring white and make use of a monochromatic color palette, or stick to colors which have the same intensity and this will not make the room appear cramped. You can try a moss green decorating theme, or if you want more color choose purple, blue and green that all have the same intensity and tone. Painting one wall a deep color will make it appear further away, therefore, adding depth and unique appeal. A gray-blue hue is wonderful for decorative appeal and for also making the walls appear to recede, Therefore making the room appear larger. If you think gray will be too bland, you can essentially apply any cool color like green or purple to produce the same feeling.

Given you use certain well known approaches decorating a small basement can be easy. Providing a little bit of elbow grease combined with creativity can help change even the tiniest room into a designer showplace.

Lee Dobbins writes for Decorating Tips where you can make decorating easy with our great interior decorating tips .


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