Even if it’s dimly lit and a little rough on the eyes, your unfinished basement still has a lot of potential. With the help of the following ideas, you can spruce up a dreary space and make it functional.
1-Add a pop of color. Give your basement a whole different look without a big renovation by adding some color to the space. Consider painting and sealing the floors, opening up the room by painting the rafters white or a light color, painting the walls, or creating one bold accent wall.
2-Divide the space. Want to make your basement a multi-use room? You can create separate areas by installing an inexpensive curtain system. This can be done with a curtain track or a simple wire, some hooks, and curtains will suffice.
3-Add foam mats. Whether you’d like to use the basement as a home gym or a place for the kids to play, adding some foam mats is a great and easy solution. Mats come in various colors and can quickly be picked up and tucked away if need be.
4-Use a large rug. As an alternative to adding mats, find a large, eye-catching rug to be used as a focal point, and furnish the area around it.
5-Add lighting. Basements often offer very little lighting and few outlets. Consider stringing café lights from the rafters to give a nice ambiance and glow without any difficult electrical work.