Decorating a basement bedroom can sometimes be a challenge.
Your bedroom is where you sleep, relax and unwind from your day, so you wake up refreshed and recharged for the new day ahead. It’s your sanctuary and a place to feel completely at ease. This can be hard to achieve in an airless basement room lacking in natural light.
Here are my top tips for creating an oasis of peace and calm in this notoriously tricky area:
💡 keep the colour scheme in your basement bedroom light & bright
Pick light neutral colours with warming yellow or pink undertones for the walls, ceiling and woodwork. Steer away from stark whites, blues and greys which can make a space with poor natural light appear chilly and uninviting.
Textured wallpaper or murals with a reflective surface or sheen work well to bounce light and add a layer of interest.
🪴 keep it natural
Ditch the dingy dark carpets and instead opt for warm natural wood floors. A rug will add a layer of texture as well as a welcome soft surface under foot on chilly mornings.
Including natural elements in general, such as rattan /cane, raw linen and chunky wool throws will add cosiness to the room.
🪞 through the looking glass
Include floor length mirrors and other reflective surfaces to bounce light. Natural light is a minimum in this room so you want to maximise what little there is. Perhaps even incorporate a glass panel in the entrance door to the room so you can let in as much light as possible.
Build a single wall of storage. Filling basements with lots of furniture is only going to break up the space and make it appear cluttered. Instead opt for a single wall of built in wardrobe storage with hidden drawer units which won’t visually disrupt the room.
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(photo – Donna Ford Photography)