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5 Ideas for Basement Decorating

JUNE 16, 2017
Photo credit: MyDomaine

Decorist – 5 Ideas for Your Basement Decorating Project

If you live in certain parts of the country, you have a basement. That makes you the envy of millions of people in parts of the country where basements simply are not part of the standard home.  A basement is almost like an entirely different floor in your home, and most people look to take advantage of that space somehow.  If you’re one of those people who’s thinking of either building out your basement or making a change, you probably face some early choices.  Basement design is something that can be fun, but you need to make sure your plan is in place before you get started so you can finish the job as quickly and efficiently as possible.  Decorist has helped quite a few clients with their basement decorating projects, and we’ve identified some possibilities for what you may want to do.  You’ll find 5 of those basement design ideas below.

Family Room

Some main floors contain only one room that’s set up to be the common room, and that’s typically where the family room goes.  That means that there is no formal sitting room.  Your basement decorating project could involve turning that space into a family room where everyone can lounge, watch television, play games or whatever else you like to do together, thereby opening the space on the main floor for your sitting room.

Guest Suite

If your main floor is already planned to the point where your everyday uses are covered, you may look to your basement design project to help accommodate guests.  A guest suite in the basement will be quite welcoming to those who visit you, as it will offer privacy and the opportunity for those guests to feel as though they are out of the way.  This can make the stay more enjoyable.


Do you have a main, family-type room but you find it difficult to relax because your kids are constantly having fun, playing together and making noise, thereby forcing you to watch television or read somewhere else?  If so, your basement decorating project could involve turning the space into a playroom so the little ones can make their noise while you enjoy some peace and quiet.


Generally, a basement is going to be the same size as the main floor, which means that there could be a lot of room with which to work.  If you have enough space, you could gear your basement design project towards building out multiple rooms in that area, including a lounge area, a sleeping area and perhaps a bathroom if there is plumbing nearby.

Kid’s Bedroom

As your children get older, they want to pursue that independent streak that almost all of us experienced as teens.  That may lend itself nicely to your basement decorating project, especially if you decide to build out a bedroom and put your older child there.  He or she will likely appreciate the space considerably.

If you’re still wondering what you should do with your basement design project, you should feel free to contact our team at Decorist for specific answers to your questions.

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