How can I decorate a small basement ?

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  • Alyssa Alyssa on Aug 18, 2017
    How are you using it--as a rec room, a mother-in-law apartment, a bar, a home theater...?

  • Ptrish Ptrish on Aug 18, 2017
    hello,
    it depends on purpose I have seen rooms used for workshops, crafts, exercise, offices, or relaxation

    • Ms.5529687 Ms.5529687 on Aug 18, 2017
      I would like to make it more modern, we have a big screen tv and photos all over the wall .

  • K K on Aug 18, 2017
    Do you have natural light? I’d so make it light and bright. If not, maybe more of a dark, cozy look. But the question, as above, what are you using it for?

    • Ms.5529687 Ms.5529687 on Aug 18, 2017
      We have a big screen tv,and reclining furniture and It looks like a family room ,buti would like to make it more modern

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Aug 18, 2017
    Do you want to decorate it for a party? As a man cave? For a children's play room? Is the basement unfinished? Each answer would be would be different. Please tell us a little more of what effect you want.

  • Alyssa Alyssa on Aug 19, 2017
    Hi, Ms.cassie07! Paint is the quickest way to transform a space. If you don't know where to start, find a throw pillow or accessory that you love, something that says "fresh and modern" to you. Pull a color from that item for your walls. If your budget allows, add a new rug in the same palette. You can even paint or slipcover your existing furniture if it needs a new look.

    Is there brick or paneling in the room? Consider painting it a complementary color. For a bigger change, you can use an easy DIY product like AirStone (faux stacked stone) or Stikwood (peel and stick shiplap or reclaimed wood) to create an on-trend accent wall.

    If you want more specific advice on colors or furniture arrangement, post a picture of your current room and I'm sure Hometalkers will chime in!