Once you’ve had your basement conversions in Chelsea and elsewhere completed, the decorating fun can begin! But it’s important to note that it might not be as simple decorating a basement as other parts of the house, simply because there may not be any windows or natural light flooding the space. Here are a few hints and tips to help you get it right.
You can help to remove any feelings of claustrophobia in a windowless room simply by prioritising ventilation. Stuffy rooms can often feel quite closed-in, but the right kind of ventilation can make it feel as though you’ve got all the windows thrown wide open… even if there aren’t any!
Bring the outside in
Decorating your basement with lots of plants is an excellent – and easy – way of making this kind of living space more open. You’ll feel like you’re outside and close to nature if you’re clever with your choice of plants and positioning of them.
Focus on lighting
Naturally, you’ll need to light your basement up and if there aren’t any windows you need to do this well or the space will feel dark and small, and you won’t want to spend any time in it. These days, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to lighting options so consider the likes of wall sconces, lamps, ceiling lights, floor lamps and spotlights before making any final decisions.
Use neutral colours
If you want to make your basement feel bigger, use neutral colours like white and grey, as this will make the room more expansive. Bring colour in with accessories like rugs, cushions, paintings and so on.