How to Brighten Up a Basement on a Budget

Your basement doesn’t have to be a dark and dreary spot anymore.

Low ceilings, limited light and general dreariness can make the basement a hard spot to hang out in. Here are a few ways to brighten things up in this often dark and cramped looking space:

  1. Fresh Coat – Paint the walls a light shade and ceilings even lighter to give the illusion of height.
  2. Lighten Up – Use various lighting sources layered at different heights including wall sconces and lamps to brighten things up.
  3. Mirror Mirror – Place mirrors across from your basement windows in order to maximize the effect of natural light.
  4. Floored – Don’t break up the basement by choosing different flooring materials. Pick solid, continuous flooring so that the space will appear larger.

These are just a few ways to transform your basement from dark and dreary to bright and beautiful. All it takes are just a few simple adjustments and before you know it, your basement will become one of your most popular hangouts!